Transportation by jeep, camel, on horseback

altai jeep tour

Itinerary Day by Day: 11 day tour

Day 1 Arrival in Ulaan Bataar
You will be met at the Ulaan Bataar airport by our representatives. After checking in at your hotel, we will take you on a sightseeing tour of the city, and for a welcome dinner. (Hotel/D)

Day 2 Flight to Ulgii (2 to 3 hours) and drive to Altai Tavan Bogd
In the morning you will fly from Ulaan Bataar to to Ulgii City in Western Mongolia. The flight takes approximately two to three hours. At the local airport you will be met by an English-speaking guide, a driver and an expedition cook. The same day we’ll drive to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, about a seven hour drive in one of our own comfortable SUVs. The park lies in the Oigor Gol Valley where we will meet up with the local Kazakhs who will join our group with their camels and horses. (Tent /L,D)

Day 3 Trek to Base Camp
We will hike to the Tavan Bogd Base Camp. The landscape around the base camp is breathtaking - surrounded by snow-capped mountains. It takes 5 to 6 hours. Luggage and supplies will be carried by camels. We will spend the night in our own tent camp. (Tent/B,L,D)

Day 4 Glacier exploration and hiking around base camp.
Mongolia’s longest glacier, Potanin, is 19km long. (Tent /B,L,D)

Day 5 Climb to Malchin Peak, 4050 m.
This peak is near the Mongolian/Russian border. Malchin Peak is one of the highest and also "Holy Five Peaks" of the Altai Mountains. It takes 6-7 hours to hike to the summit and back. The terrain is rocky. Back to the camp after the climb where we’ll relax. (Tent/B,L,D)

Day 6 Hiking back to the North of the Oigor River Valley
Camel support. Tents. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Drive by SUV to Khoton and Khurgan Lakes
These lakes are the second largest and clearest of all lakes in the Mongolia, the average depth is 26 m., the maximum depth is approximately 58 m. about an 8 hour trip. The landscape around the lakes is stunning - with forests and snow-capped mountains. Around Khoton Lake there are a number of historical sites including ancient monuments such as deer stones, petroglyphs and burial grounds.

Day 8 We’ll drive to Dayan Lake
Stopping for a leisurely picnic lunch on the way and we see the famous "Stone Men", and ancient balbal stone monument dating from the 6th to 8th century, which is a Turkish burial marker, about a 5 hour trip. The landscape around the lakes is extremely beautiful. (Tent/B,L,D)

Day 9
Golden Eagle Training
We will visit a Kazakh family to see their customs and way of life. Kazakh people are very friendly and hospitable. They will introduce you to their famous milk products and you can taste the locally made yak cheese and yogurt. There, you will see how the Kazakh women make their beautiful embroidery and you will also meet with an Eagle Hunter. The hunter will explain to you, and you can enjoy discussing, (through an interpreter) how he trains and hunts with his eagles. You can have photos taken with the Golden Eagle. Stay overnight in tent nearby Kazakh family. (Tent/B,L,D)

Day 10 Drive back to Ulgii
Visit the local Muslim Mosque, the open air bazaar, the museum, and do some arts and crafts shopping, about 6 hours. You can spend the night either in our own traditional Ger Camp (equipped with good hot shower), or in our guest house, Eagle's Nest, with full western comforts. We will have a Kazakh traditional meal. (Ger/Guest house/B,L,D)

Day 11 Flight back to Ulaan Bataar.

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Group Size Per Person US$
3 - 4 $1845
5 - 8 $1405
9 - 12 $1225

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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