Adventures in the Altai Mountains

Route:

Ulgii city, Khoton and Khurgan Lake, Tsagaan Gol Valley,  Potanin Glacier, Malchin Peak  

Duration:

11 nights / 12 days

Price From:

US$ 2554

Region:

Western Mongolia

Tour highlights:

Ulgii city, Khoton and Khurgan Lake, Tsagaan Gol Valley,  Potanin Glacier, Malchin Peak  

  • Day 1.  Arrival / Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 2. Fly to Ulgii town/ Khovd River (B/L/D)
  • Day 3.  Khoton and Khurgan Lakes (B/L/D)
  • Day 4. Khoton and Khurgan trekking day (B/L/D)
  • Day 5. Tsagaan Gol Valley (B/L/D)
  • Day 6. Tsagaan Gol Valley (B/L/D)
  • Day 7. Potanin Glacier (B/L/D)
  • Day 8. Climbing to Malchin Peak (B/L/D)
  • Day 9. Tsagaan Gol Valley (B/L/D)
  • Day 10. Ulgii town (B/L/D)
  • Day 11. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar (B)
  • Day 12. Departure (B)

Day 1. Arrival / Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar by air or train you will be greeted by your guide and driver, and transferred to your hotel. Optional half or full day city tours are available.

Day 2. Fly to Ulgii town/ Khovd River

On this day we will take a domestic flight to Ulgii town and upon arrival will drive to the Khovd River for camping on the bank. Overnight stay in a tent. (B/L/D)

Day 3.  Khoton and Khurgan Lakes

Drive to Khoton and Khurgan Lakes. On the way there will be a visit to Kazakh families to experience their nomadic lifestyle and then set up a camp early. Meet our local guides and prepare for the trekking. Overnight stay in a tent. (B/L/D)

Day 4. Khoton and Khurgan trekking day

The trek will begin on this day. Trekking will be over a terrain of gentle hills and small flat valleys that lie along the Khoton Lake. The area is dotted with white gers of Kazakhs who live in the area. Also you will spot a few ancient circular tombs where the perimeter circle is marked with stones with rock pile in the center. Overnight stay in a tent (B/L/D)

Day 5. Tsagaan Gol Valley

On this day drive to Tsagaan Gol Valley with lunch on the way. Arrive at Tsagaan Gol Valley in the evening. Camp next to a Tuvan family. Visit the family to meet them and experience their lifestyle. Overnight stay in a tent. (B/L/D)

Day 6. Tsagaan Gol Valley

The hike on this day is around 18 km through Shiveet Khairkhan mountain which is one of the most famous mountains for its rock paintings. Camping on the banks of Tsagaan Gol. Overnight stay in a tent. (B/L/D)

Day 7. Potanin Glacier

On this day the hike will be 18 km. The group will reach Potanin Glacier and camp there. The glacier stretches for 17km. View of 5 highest peaks of Altai Tavan Bogd Mountains can be enjoyed from here. Overnight stay in a tent. (B/L/D)[single_line_divider]

Day 8. Climbing to Malchin Peak

On this day the group will climb Malchin Peak which is one of the 5 highest peaks of Altai Tavan Bogd. The peak is 4,049 meters above sea level. Overnight stay in a tent. (B/L/D)

Day 9. Tsagaan Gol Valley

This is the last day of trekking and we will make our way back to Tsagaan Gol Valley to meet our local drivers. We will have a farewell dinner with our local camel and horse guides during the trekking trip and say goodbye to them. Overnight stay in a tent. (B/L/D)

Day 10. Ulgii town

The group will drive back to Ulgii town. Check into a local hotel upon arrival in town. If the group arrives early then we will visit local bazaar and walk around the town. Dinner in a Muslim restaurant. Overnight stay in a local hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 11.  Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast the group will drive to airport for a domestic flight to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival, check into a hotel and enjoy the free time relaxing. Overnight stay in a 4 star hotel. (B)

Day 12. Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the railway station or airport for international departure. (B)

Package price does not include accommodations in Ulaanbaatar

From 2558 USD per person

 Tour dates:

GROUP 1: 19th July - 30th July / 2017

Group size

Minimum 3pax

Maximum 15pax

 Single Supplement in Ger camp

Single occupancy in ger camps: 100 USD per person

Include:

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all times.
  • In the countryside all lodging will be in ger camps.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeur driven 4WD jeep, bus in the city area.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

 Exclude:

  • Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar
  • Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services
  • Travel insurance, medical insurance
  • Visa application fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to local guides and drivers
  • Airfare or train ticket
  • Airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo)
  • Changes of arrival/departure flights
  • Additional services
  • Any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc...)
  • Optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc…

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

  • backpack or soft bag
  • waterproof bag cover
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • waterproof hiking boots
  • waterproof jacket with hood
  • waterproof over pants
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • insect repellent
  • resealing (Ziploc) plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number