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MAJESTIC WESTERN MONGOLIA TOUR


DURATION: 16N/17D
AVAILABLE: 30/MAY-15/SEPT
TOUR GRADE: EASY AND MODERATE

Highlights of the tour

  • Explore real western Mongolia
  • Learn nomadic life
  • Chances to take photography
  • Horse and Camel riding
  • Mongolian traditional BBQ
  • Mongolian traditional concert

Tour introduction

We invite you to explore the highlights of the western Mongolia.  The nature in the west is more beautiful and pristine. Our tour will start from beautiful nature with combination of high mountains, steppes, forests and Gobi desert of Govi-altai province. We will have a chance to hike to Tsambagarav Mountain. Also, we will see impressive Altai Tavan Bogd mountain range is the “Challenge of the West” that towers over the western part of Mongolia. Let's take this tour and explore the majestic western Mongolia!



Day by day itineraries

Day1. Arrive in Mongolia and city tour in Ulaanbaatar (Abbreviation: UB) (D)

We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After some rest at the hotel we will visit the National History museum and see Mongolian traditional show at 6 o’clock. After dinner, we will transfer you to the hotel. Stay in hotel***

Day2. Fly to Govi-Altai Province (B/L/D)

We will fly to Gobi-Altai province. There we will meet drivers and cook and have lunch, then we will drive to Khunkher. We can see human stone that is representative of Turkish period. Taking pictures and exploring. Overnight in Khunkher camp 

Day3. Drive to Ereen lake (B/L/D)

Today we will drive to Ereen lake. The lake is surrounded by sand dunes. We will hike to the sand dunes and take photos of surrounding areas. If you want, you can ride on horses of local herders. Overnight in tent.

Day4. Drive to Durgun lake (B/L/D)

We will drive to the Durgun Lake.  In the afternoon we reach to Durgun Lake, the lake accommodates many species of water birds and waders. We will see unique combination of mountain, lake and small sand dunes around the lake. Overnight in the tent.

Day5. Drive to Gurvan Tsenkher cave (B/L/D)

Today we will drive to Gurvan Tsenkher cave. The site is located in Mankhan county of Khovd province. Related to the upper Paleolithic period, the rock art found in Khoit Tsenkher Cave includes symbols and animal forms painted from the walls up to the ceiling. In one of corners of the cave measuring 2.5 m high and 1.5-2.0 m deep, numerous symbols and animals were painted overlapping each other on the ceiling and wall.  Overnight in ger

Day6. Drive to Tsambagarav Mountain (B/L/D)

Today we will drive to Tsambagarav Mountain. The mountain has many snow capped mountains and glaciers. Overnight in tent. 

Day7. Climbing day to Tsambagarav Mountain (B/L/D)

Today we will climb to Tsambagarav. Overnight in tent

Day8. Drive to Ulgii via Tolbo lake (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will driev to Ulgii, center of Bayan-Olgii aimag. We will have lunch near to Tolbo lake. Tolbo Nuur (Frog Lake) is about 50km south of Olgii. The saltwater lake is high (2080m), expansive and eerie. We will visit a local Kazakh family, where we will enjoy Kazakh folklore and see how they make their fantastic colorful embroideries. The Kazakh who are also famous eagle hunters offer us chances to see their brave hunting eagles. We will stay in hotel in Ulgii

Day9. Drive to Tsagaan gol (river) and Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain (B/L/D)

After breakfast we will drive to Tsagaan gol. From the summit or lower north slopes of Shiveet Khairkhan mountain, there is an extraordinary view of the Tavanbogd area. Overnight in tent.

Day10. Base Camp of Altai Tavan Bogd (B/L/D)

In the morning we leave the vehciles and  upload the luggage on the camels and trek for approximately 15 kilometres to the base camp. We will arrive at our base camp which is on the edge of the Potanin Glacier offers panoramic views of the mountains and is a convenient base for our climbs and exploring the surrounding region. Overnight in tent

Day11. Malchin Peak Ascent (B/L/D)

From our base camp at 2900 meters, we will climb to Malchin Peak (4037m.), which rises directly behind base camp. This peak provides a long climb, mostly on scree and requiring no technical equipment. trek back to the basecamp and stay in temts ( 9 to 10 hours round trip).

Day12. Back to Tsagaan gol (B/L/D)

Today we trek back to our camp in the Tsagaan Gol. This time it is a gentle downhill and easy stroll. stay in tents

Day13. Drive to Achit lake via Ulgii (B/L/D)

After breakfast we will drive to Achit lake via Ulgii. Achit lake is one of the largest lakes of Mongolia, covering 311 square kilometers. Length of lake is 30km width is 16km. It is between Kharkhiraa Uul and Turgen Uul, at 1,464 meters above sea level. Achit lake is irrigated from 10500sq.km square and fed by Altangadas and Bukh murun rivers therefore feed the Khovd river. The island of Devel in the Usan Khooloi River has been protected the state protection. Overnight in tent.

Day14. Drive to Uureg lake (B/L/D)

Today is the day to explore Uureg lake and its breathtaking surroundings. The salty water lake is located among a superb panorama, surrounded by the high summits of the Altai. Fishing and hiking opportunities are overwhelming here and rock paintings that represent animals can be seen in the gorge of the Tsagaan river. The local herders of this area are called Durvud ethnic group. We will have an opportunity to visit Durvud herdsmen families. Overnight in the tent.

Day15. Drive to Ulaangom (B/L/D)

We will drive to Ulaangom; the capital of Uvs province. We will arrive in Ulaangom and see the authentic local town. We can see local black market. Overnight in hotel

Day16. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar (B/L)

We will fly to UB Check in hotel. Do shopping. Farewell dinner. Overnight in hotel*** 

Day17. Departure (B) 

Transfer to the airport for your departure.

THANKS FOR JOINING US


Inclusion 

All transportation listened in the itinerary
Twin share accommodation: hotel*** and in ger camps 
Three meals per day
Services of English speaking guide
All taxes and entrance fees to the protected areas
Sightseeing cost
All transfers between airport and hotel
Horse and camel riding cost

Exclusion

International transportation
Travel and medical insurance
Alcoholic drinks
Tip
Meals in UB