Our carefully prepared tour will allow you to truly experience this unique part of the world

altai hiking group tour

Join as an individual and make new friends, or come as part of a small group
The beauty of the Altai Mountains, its variety of terrain and vegetation and wildlife, is best enjoyed on foot. We have carefully prepared a tour which will allow you to truly become a part of this unique and unknown part of our world. The tour is "sporty", but experience has shown that anyone, including young teenagers and spirited seniors, with good walking shoes, can enjoy it leisurely. Join as an individual and make new friends, or come as small group, for instance as a family, and have a special experience together.

Itinerary Day by Day: 15 day tour

Day 1 Upon you arrival in Ulaan Baatar, you will be met by our representatives, and, after checking in at your hotel, we will take you on a city sightseeing tour and a welcome dinner. (Hotel/D)

Day 2 You will fly to Ulgii City, in the Bayan-Ulgii province of Western Mongolia. The majority of the population of this region is Kazakh, with their own culture and own language. At the local airport, you’ll meet your English-speaking guide, driver and expedition cook. Today we’ll drive to Khoton Lake, stopping for lunch on the way, and spending the night at the camping site on Biluut Hill. Here you will find ancient rock carvings of Turkic origin, 1500-2000 years old. Total driving time about 6 hours. (Tent /L/D)

Day 3 Hike past Aral Tolgoy to the Tsagaan Us River Valley to the Khoton and Khurgan Lakes. These lakes are second largest and clearest of all lakes in the Mongolia, the average depth is 26 m, and the maximum depth approximately 58 m. The Khoton and Khurgan Lakes are connected by a wide natural channel. The landscape around the lakes is very beautiful and picturesque, with snow-capped mountains. A car will follow. Total hiking time: 6 hours.(Tent /B/L/D)

Day 4 Hike up the Tsagaan Us River Valley. Here we will visit Kazakh families and learn about the traditions of the Kazakhs. Camel support. Total hiking time: 5 hours. Cars go back to Olgii.(Tent /B/L/D)

Day 5 Cross the highest pass. Camel support. Total hiking time: 7 hours. (Tent /B/LD)

Day 6 Hike to Shiveet Uul Mountain, with it’s stunningly beautiful blue lakes, 4000 m high snow-capped mountains, a glacier and rich for archaeological sites. Camel support. Total hiking time: 6 hours.(Tent /B/L/D)

Day 7 Hike to White River Valley. We will have a chance to visit Tuvan people, who are a separate ethnic and cultural group within Mongolia, live a nomadic life, and practice Shamanism. Total hiking time: 6 hours ( Tent /B/L/D)

Day 8 Today we will hike 18km to the base camp of the Tavan Bogd. Our luggage will be transported by camels and their Tuvan handlers who are very friendly and helpful. En route, from 5-6 km away we will see Potanin and Alexander Glaciers, as well as ice peaks. Base camp is 3,000 m. Camel support. (Tent /B/L/D)

Day 9 Glacier exploration. (Tent /B/,L/D)

Day 10 Climb to Malchin Peak, 4050 m. This peak, the lowest of the Holy Five Peaks, is on the Mongolia and Russian border. The climb takes 6 to 7 hours, all the way to the top of Malchin. Back in camp after the climb, we’ll relax! (Tent /B,L,D)

Day 11 Leisure/Free day. (Tent /B/LD)

Day 12 Hike north to Oigor River. Passenger cars arrive from Olgii. Camel support. (Tent /B/L/D)

Day 13 We drive back to Olgii. On the way we’ll visit Eagle Hunters and a nomad family. Afternoon do some arts and crafts shopping. Overnight you can stay either in our own Ger Camp or our guest house, Eagle's Nest, and take a good hot shower. (Ger or Guesthouse/B/L/D)

Day 14 Return flight to Ulaan Baatar, farewell dinner. (B/L/D)

Day 15 Leisure day in Ulaan Baatar. (Hotel/L/D)

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Altai Expeditions Hiking Tour

Group Size Per Person US$
3 - 4 $2620
5 - 8 $2310
9 - 12 $2120

Included in Tour Price
• All meals during the trip
• All accommodations during the program
• Transport with car including gasoline
• Local guide
• Cook
• Camels and horses
• Permits and fees for the national park
• Visa support
• Local flights Ulgii-Ulaan Bataar

• International flights
• Visa
• Travel insurance
• Charges for excess baggage
• Airport taxes
• Individual equipment
• Drinks and extra charges in hotels and inns
• All alcoholic drinks
• All costs not specified in “Included”

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