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10 days
Availability : 1 January - 31 December
Ulaanbaatar
Min Age : 2+
Overview

Altai is the longest and highest mountain range in Mongolia. Average height is 2600-2800 meters above the sea level. The highest peak is called Khuiten which is 4374 meters above the sea level. There are 5 high peaks Nairamdal, Burged, Khuiten,Malchin and Naran. All peaks are more than 4000 meters high. In the Altai Mountain there are three glaciers. Russians discovered all those. This tour offers you to enjoy beautiful Altai Mountain, Khurgan, Khoton Achit lakes and Eagle hunter’s life.

Departure & Return Location

Bayan-Ulgii Province

Ulaanbaatar

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Private English speaking guide and driver
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Accommodation at the ger camps
  • All entrance fees of all national parks
  • Bottled drinking water (unlimited)
  • Road and toll fees
  • Petrol and fuel
  • Visa support invitation letter
  • All meals (B+L+D)
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar (if requested with additional charge)

Price Excludes

  • Daily personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees etc.
  • Tips for your driver and guide (discretionary)
  • Travel insurance
Itinerary

Day 1Fly to Ulgii, visit the eagle hunter

You will land in Ulgii city in the morning around 9 o’clock. Afterwards, we will drive to Tsambagarav Mountain National Park is situated along the border of Khovd Province. This Park has many snow-capped peaks and glaciers. It is houses of a number of wild animals on the southern slope there are small patches of larch which are coniferous trees. This Park is filled with beautiful valleys and gorges making it a very spectacular destination. After the trekking we will head to Eagle hunter family.

Day 2Tolbo lake

Today we will head to Tolbo Lake. Tolbo Lake is a freshwater lake in Mongolia. The lake is located about 50 kilometres south of Bayan-Ulgii. The elevation is 2080 meters high above the sea level. The shoreline is treeless with few mosquitoes and a lot of people and families camp here every summer. Most of the people go there in mid July because the water at that time is the warmest. Also the Tolbo lake has become the place that most people go to camp or just to swim. The lake covers 185 square kilometers of land. From Tolbo Lake we will drive to Tsengel village and stay there.

Day 3-4Khurgan Khoton Lake

Today we explore Khurgan, Khoton Lakes which are part of Altai Tavan Bogd National park and are located in an intermountain tectonic depression in the northern portion of the Mongolian Altai. Its Surface area is 50.1 km2; the average depth is 26.6 m the maximum depth is approximately 58 m. Khoton nuur has one Iceland which is covered by trees. The system of Khoton and Khurgan lakes, connected by a wide channel, is the source of the Hovd River which drains the whole Mongolian Altai. Khoton lake was formed by glacial blockages. Khurgan lake is the lowest point of Altai Tavan Bogd National park. There are some fishes in the lake.

Day 5-7 Altai Tavan Bogd Mountain trekking

Altai Tavan Bogd is near the triple border with China and Russia. Its highest peak, the Khuiten Peak is the highest point of Mongolia at 4374 meters above the sea level. The Tavan Bogd massif is located mostly within the Bayan-Ulgii Province of Mongolia; its northern slopes are in Russia’s Altai Republic, and western, in China’s Burqin County. There are 3 big glaciers on it. The Altai Tavan Bogd national park covers 6,362 km2. It includes the lakes Khoton, Khurgan, and Dayan.

Day 8Petroglyph in the Altai Mountain and stay with Kazakh family

After breakfast in the Altai Mountain we will explore the petroglyphs which are more than 8000 years old. After that we visit eagle hunter family and experience their way of life. In the evening we will stay with Kazakh family in Ulaankhus where we will stay with Kazakh family and experience their culture and tradition. Their life is completely different than Mongolians. Bayan- Ulgii is a home of the Kazakh ethnic group. The Kazakhs have a rich culture, close extended families, and many traditions that are still practiced today that are centuries old. The Kazakhs are the second largest ethnic group in Mongolia after the Khalkhs, with 101,000 people comprising 5% of the population. Today, Bayan-Ulgii has a distinctly Kazakh culture. Kazakh is the language of everyday communication, with Mongolian used for inter-ethnic interactions and official communication. Islam is the primary religion of the Kazakhs.

Day 9Achit Lake and Ulgii city

Achit Lake is a freshwater lake in the Uvs province, Mongolia, in the west of the country. At an elevation of 1,435 m above sea level it covers an area of 290 km2. It is 28 km long, 16 km wide, and 10 m deep. The coast is covered with steppes, mostly hilly but swampy on the northwest and northeast. Several rivers flow into the lake. After visiting, we will head to Ulgii city and stay there.

Day 10Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

In the afternoon we will take off to Ulaanbaatar. From the airport we will drive to your hotel and you can have some rest.

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