Trekking in Mongolia would be like:

Described as a hidden treasure among the world’s most stunning countries, Mongolia captivates with its expansive and diverse landscapes. From the majestic Altai mountains to vast steppe plains, this country is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts and an unparalleled destination for an extraordinary hiking adventure.

Mongolia’s allure for tramping and trekking has steadily grown, and it’s not hard to see why. The untouched wilderness, rugged terrains, and breathtaking beauty make it the ideal place for those seeking an immersive and exhilarating experience in nature. With its wide-open spaces, Mongolia presents limitless opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Embarking on a hiking adventure in Mongolia not only allows you to immerse yourself in its unique culture and traditions but also provides the chance to interact with local nomadic communities. Witness their way of life, gain insights into their ancient customs, and create deep connections. This cultural exchange adds an enriching dimension to your hiking experience.

As you venture through Mongolia’s captivating landscapes, you’ll encounter a variety of ecosystems, from snow-capped peaks to verdant valleys and pristine lakes. The Altai mountains, in particular, boast awe-inspiring summits, enchanting valleys, and untouched alpine meadows suitable for hikers of all levels. Whether you seek challenging ascents or leisurely walks, the beauty surrounding you will leave you in awe.

Mongolia trekking tour package program in Altai Tavan Bogd national park area:

Day 1 – Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, our dedicated team will welcome you at the airport and provide a convenient transfer to your hotel. After settling in, you’ll have the opportunity to join a guided city tour led by your knowledgeable guide.
During the city tour, you’ll embark on a visit to Zaisan Hill, offering unparalleled panoramic views of Ulaanbaatar. From this vantage point, you’ll marvel at the sprawling beauty of the cityscape. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to explore the renowned Gandan Monastery, immersing yourself in its spiritual ambiance and learning about its cultural significance. And to further enrich your experience, a visit to a local museum will unveil the fascinating history and heritage of the region.
Let us ensure you have a seamless and unforgettable exploration of the vibrant city of Ulaanbaatar.

Day 2 – Take a flight to Ulgii town

In the morning, you will be transferred to the local airport in Ulaanbaatar, where you will board a plane destined for Ulgii. Upon arrival at Ulgii’s airport, you will be greeted by your dedicated team. From there, you will embark on a scenic drive to the town of Ulgii.

During your time in Ulgii, you will have the opportunity to visit the local open market Bazar. This bustling market provides a glimpse into the vibrant local culture and offers a chance to explore the various goods and products on offer. After a day filled with exploration, you will retire to a comfortable local hotel in Ulgii for a well-deserved rest.

Day 3 – Drive to the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd

Embarking on an adventure to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, you will enjoy a scenic drive to the park’s gate. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to make a stop and explore the fascinating “Dear Stones” from the ancient Turkic period, adding a cultural dimension to your journey.

Upon reaching the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the surroundings. Continuing your exploration, you will set up a camping site along the white river valley, also known as Akh Gol Basi. This picturesque spot will serve as your base camp, allowing you to fully appreciate the tranquility of the area and spend a memorable night in the heart of nature.

Day 4 – Trekking to the Potanin glacier

Leaving your vehicle behind at the gate, you will embark on an exciting horse riding adventure towards the majestic Tavan Bogd massif. This massif is home to the five sacred peaks of Mongolia, each towering over 4000 meters in height. As you approach the massif, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the 20km long Potanina Glacier. The awe-inspiring sight of this glacier will leave you in awe, and you can even have the opportunity to walk on its icy surface.

To make your journey more convenient, two humped camels will be available to transport your luggage to the side of the glacier. This will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings without the burden of heavy bags. You will then set up camp next to the glacier, creating an unforgettable experience surrounded by the stunning natural landscape.

Day 5 – Hiking up to Malchin peak

Following a hearty breakfast, your knowledgeable guide will lead you on an exhilarating journey to the fourth highest peak in Mongolia, known as “Malchin peak.” With an elevation of over 4000 meters above sea level, reaching the summit of Malchin peak is a challenging yet rewarding experience. With the guidance of your expert guide, you will be able to conquer this peak with ease.

From the top of Malchin peak, you will be treated to a panoramic view that extends beyond the Mongolian border. As you gaze into the distance, you will have a clear vantage point to marvel at the vast Russian territory. Additionally, the snow-capped Altai mountains of both Kazakhstan and China will captivate you with their awe-inspiring beauty.

At the end of an exhilarating day, you will return to your comfortable camping spot, reflecting on the incredible views and memories made during your ascent of Malchin peak.

Day 6 – Visit Tuvan nomadic families

Beginning your return journey, you will embark on a horse riding adventure back to the park’s gate. During this scenic ride, you will have the opportunity to visit Tuvan nomadic families after reaching camping destination. These hospitable families will warmly welcome you into their traditional homes and offer you a taste of their Tuvan handmade nomadic vodka.

Immerse yourself in their rich culture and tradition, learning about their way of life and experiencing the warm hospitality of the Tuvan people. Enjoy the opportunity to try this unique and locally crafted vodka, which carries the flavors and essence of the nomadic lifestyle. This cultural exchange will provide you with a deeper understanding of the Tuvan community and the richness of their nomadic heritage.

Day 7 – Trekking to Khar salaa valley

The following morning, you will embark on a new trekking adventure, this time taking a different direction towards the enchanting Khar Salaa valley. This picturesque valley is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, with the Altai mountains providing a stunning backdrop to your journey.

As you trek through Khar Salaa valley, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the nomadic way of life. Surrounding the camp, you will find nomadic families living harmoniously with nature. This cultural immersion allows you to witness their traditional way of life up close and gain insights into their customs and traditions.

The combination of the beautiful scenery and the presence of the nomadic community will create a truly unique and memorable experience during your trek. Take the time to appreciate the serenity of the valley and embrace the authentic nomadic lifestyle that surrounds you.

Day 8 – Trekking to Bear Valley

Today’s journey will take you through the exhilarating region of “Tahiltiin Davaa.” This leg of your adventure promises an unforgettable peak of adventure, featuring a high mountain pass and numerous cascading waterfalls that dot the landscape. It is undoubtedly one of the most stunning sections of your entire itinerary.

As you make your way through Tahiltiin Davaa, you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds you. The high mountain pass offers panoramic views that will leave you in awe, while the enchanting waterfalls add a touch of serenity to the landscape.

For your overnight stay, you will have the incredible opportunity to camp next to a vast and magnificent river. The soothing sound of flowing water and the pristine surroundings will create a tranquil ambiance, providing the perfect backdrop for a peaceful and enjoyable evening.

Embrace the beauty of Tahiltiin Davaa and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature that await you. It truly is a highlight of your entire itinerary and an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Day 9 – Trekking to Aq su valley

As you continue your journey, you will venture out of the valley, passing by stunning lakes that dot the landscape. These beautiful lakes will offer picturesque views and a tranquil atmosphere, providing a peaceful backdrop for your trek.

Towards the end of the day, you will arrive at the summer dwelling place of Kazakh nomads. This is a unique opportunity to witness and compare the Kazakh nomadic lifestyle with the Tuvan nomadic lifestyle you experienced earlier. You will have the chance to visit some Kazakh families, engage in cultural exchanges, and gain a deeper understanding of their traditions and customs.

Observing the differences and similarities between these two nomadic communities will provide valuable insights into the rich diversity of nomadic lifestyles in Mongolia. Embrace this unique cultural experience as you further deepen your understanding of the nomadic heritage in the region.

Day 10 – Drive back to Ulgii town

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will embark on a scenic drive back to Ulgii town. Along the way, you will have the unique opportunity to stop and visit an Eagle hunter’s family. This is a remarkable chance to meet the eagle hunter himself and witness his magnificent Golden Eagle, which has been trained to perfection. You may even have the exhilarating experience of holding the eagle on your arm, allowing you to capture stunning photographs and create lasting memories.

Continuing your journey, you will arrive in Ulgii later in the day. For your accommodation, you can choose between a cozy local Ger camp or a comfortable hotel. In the evening, you will be treated to a special dinner accompanied by a traditional Kazakh folk concert. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Kazakh people as you enjoy the music, dance, and vibrant atmosphere that is sure to create an unforgettable evening in Ulgii.

Day 11 – Take a flight to Ulaanbaatar city

Upon your arrival at the airport, our dedicated driver and guide will be there to warmly welcome you. They will assist with your luggage and provide a comfortable transfer to your hotel in Ulaanbaatar. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey as they navigate through the city, ensuring a seamless and pleasant experience for you. Once you arrive at your hotel, our team will ensure that you are settled in and ready to start your adventure in Ulaanbaatar.

Day 12 – Drive to Terelj National Park

After meeting our team at your hotel, we will set off on an exciting adventure towards Terelj National Park. Our first stop will be at the iconic Turtle Rock, also known as “Melkhii Khad.” This unique granitic formation stands at an impressive height of 24 meters and resembles the shape of a turtle. We’ll make a short stop here to take photographs and marvel at this natural wonder before continuing our journey.

Next, we will visit the Aryabal meditation center, a serene Buddhist temple nestled amidst the hills of Terelj National Park. From this vantage point, you will be treated to the best view of the national park, offering breathtaking panoramic vistas.

After enjoying these cultural and natural attractions, it will be time for a delicious lunch. We will then settle into traditional-styled Ger camps, providing an authentic and comfortable accommodation experience in the heart of the park. For those looking for additional activities, you’ll have the option to go horse riding or camel riding, adding an extra touch of adventure to your evening.

Embrace the beauty of Terelj National Park and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings, creating unforgettable memories in the midst of nature.

Day 13 – Drive to Genghis Khan’s statue complex

After enjoying a delightful breakfast at your Ger camp, we will begin our journey towards Tsonjin Boldog. Our destination is the impressive monument of Chinggis Khan, which is more than just a statue. This complex stands tall at 40 meters and offers a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of the 13th century in Mongolia.

Inside the monument, you will have the opportunity to visit a small museum that provides insights into Mongolia’s rich past. Additionally, you can try on traditional Mongolian clothing and marvel at the giant boot displayed. Before we conclude our visit, we will ascend to the top of the monument, which is shaped like a horse head, giving you a unique perspective and a chance to experience the spirit of the great Mongolian ruler.

In the same day, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar, and along the way, we will make a stop at Naran Tuul, an open market where you can discover unique local products, traditional crafts, and vibrant displays of Mongolian culture.

Upon reaching Ulaanbaatar, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you can relax and reflect on the diverse experiences of the day. Take some time to unwind and prepare for the next chapter of your Mongolian adventure.

Day 14 – Drive to international airport

After a memorable exploration of Mongolia, it is time to conclude your journey. Our team will drive you to Chinggis Khan International Airport, where you will be able to depart from Mongolia. As you head to the airport, take a moment to reflect on the incredible experiences and cultural richness you have encountered during your time in this magnificent country.

We hope that your visit to Mongolia has been filled with unforgettable memories, immersive cultural encounters, and breathtaking landscapes. Should you ever decide to return or require any assistance in the future, our team will be more than happy to assist you. Have a pleasant journey home, and we hope to see you again soon!

Tour costs:

  • 2 people $2,280US PAX
  • 4 people $1,550US PAX
  • 6 people $1,450US PAX
  • 8 people $1,340US PAX
  • 10 people $1,290US PAX

Price includes:

  • Domestic plane tickets between Ulaanbaatar and Ulgii
  • Driver and van + gasoline
  • Cheff & cooking (We need own cook as those places have no restaurants)
  • All meals and food in Mongolia
  • Translator guide
  • Horses for riding
  • Camels during the trekking days (All our camping equipment and baggage will be packed on camels)
  • Visiting nomadic families.
  • Hotel nights + All lodging
  • Airport pick up and take to after the tour as well.
  • All national park permits and fees.
  • All camping equipment

Price excludes:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks in the car
  • Personal shopping

The best time for this tour

This tour is available from beginning of July until beginning of September.

We are here to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have about Mongolia or planning tours in Mongolia. Please feel free to ask, as we are delighted to provide our support and guidance.

What should I pack for this trekking?

Tent, A good warm & light but the thin Sleeping bag, Mattress, warm clothes, Camping cooking stuff, Knife or multi-tool, Tent Lights, Candles, Waterproof document keeper wallet, light hiking boots (2 boots), Jumper, Raincoat, sunscreen, Water & wind resistance trousers, Wet tissues, Camera, and it will be great if you got one Mongolian clothes such as Deel.

Secondly, Travelers have to take a Map, GPS, sunscreen, mosquito spray, hat, good water resistance hiking boots, and raincoat. Also, people should take medicine such as toothache pills, and if some travelers have an illness they should take their provided medicine as well. Of course, don’t forget your camera and spare batteries as there is no place for charging your camera. And as you are going to outdoor tours you need to pack your light-weight but the warmest clothing as well as rainproof ones too.

Where we will do trekking in Mongolia?

Altai Tavan Bogd National Park is a fantastic destination for trekking in Mongolia. Here is some information about trekking in this national park:

  1. Location: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park is located in the Bayan-Ölgii province of western Mongolia, bordering China and Russia. It encompasses the stunning Altai Mountains, which are known for their rugged and diverse landscapes.
  2. Trails and Routes: The national park offers various trekking trails suitable for different skill levels and interests. The most popular trek in Altai Tavan Bogd is the trek to the summit of Khuiten Peak (4,374 meters), the highest peak in Mongolia. This trek is challenging but rewards trekkers with breathtaking views of glaciers and panoramic mountain vistas. Other trails within the park lead to beautiful lakes, valleys, and ancient rock art sites.
  3. Scenic Beauty: Trekking in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park allows you to experience the untouched natural beauty of Mongolia. The park is home to stunning glaciers, alpine lakes, vast grasslands, and unique wildlife. Trekkers are treated to magnificent views of soaring mountains, including peaks covered in perpetual snow.
  4. Cultural Immersion: In addition to the awe-inspiring landscapes, trekking in Altai Tavan Bogd provides an opportunity to interact with the local Kazakh nomads and learn about their traditional way of life. You can

How do I get to this place?

That sounds like an exciting destination! To get to Ulgii town in western Mongolia, you have a few transportation options depending on your preferences and budget. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Fly: The quickest and most convenient way to reach Ulgii is by flying. You can book a flight from the capital city, Ulaanbaatar, to Ulgii. The journey takes approximately 2-3 hours, and there are several airlines that operate this route.
  2. Bus: If you prefer a more budget-friendly option, you can take a long-distance bus from Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii. The journey can take around 24-28 hours, depending on the road conditions and stops along the way. It’s important to note that this option is more time-consuming but offers a chance to experience the scenic landscapes of Mongolia.
  3. Private Car: Another option is to hire a private car or a driver to take you from Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii. This gives you the flexibility to stop at various attractions along the way and enjoy the journey at your own pace. However, it’s important to consider the cost and availability of private transportation.

Once you reach Ulgii, there are various accommodations available, ranging from guesthouses to hotels. It’s a good idea to book your accommodation in advance to ensure availability, especially during peak travel seasons.

As for activities in Ulgii, some popular attractions include visiting the local Kazakh communities, exploring the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, horseback riding, hiking, and enjoying traditional Mongolian cuisine. The region is known for its stunning natural beauty and unique cultural experiences.

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