Potanin Glacier /about 20km long/is ice river starts from Altai Tavan Bogd Snow peaks.Walking along this river,you will have a great opportunity to feel youself fresh and untouched mountain country.Near this river,we see the Shiveet Khairkhan Mountian.This is sacred mountain for local Tuvan people.This single high mountain has over 400 ibex as there is no hunting. On the southeast part of mountain you will see the biggest rock printing.
Day 1: To Olgiy
Arrive Olgiy and meet local guide.After lunch , visit the most interesting local museum of Olgiy, with comprehensive information of flora and fauna of Bayan-Ölgiy as well as it colourful traditional costumes.Drive to north-west about 45 km and camp near small beautifull lake Sogoog. Good birdwatching.Overnight in tent.
Day 2-3: Altai Tavan Bogd
With the support of camels, we will trek for 16km to the base camp area at the edge of the 20km long Potanina glacier, that runs down from the highest mountains in Mongolia.
Day 4: Day Hike
Today is acclimatization for everybody and surrounding. Tavanbogd means "The Holy Five" referring to the peaks of Huiten (4374m and the highest), Nairamdal, Ulgii, Burget and Malchin.. It is a stunning setting with the awe inspiring massif of high snow capped peaks.Who feels himself stronger,he can make easy hike to Malchin /4025m/.It will take about 4hrs up and 5hrs down.
Day 5: Altai Tavan Bogd
Trek back on the other side of the Tsaagan River (White River) to Shiveet Hairhan Mountain, where the Tuva people live. Here we will now be able to view the biggest petrolgyphs from the period of the Huns (approx 200 B.C.). The Huns were the reason for the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huangdi to build the Great Wall of China.
Day 6: Shiveet Khairkhan –Sacred Mountian
Today we will explore Shiveet Khairkhan Mountian for rocking printing and mountain goats.This single big mountain,which is separated from others, has over 400 mountian goats on it,as so local people respect and do not any hunting.Hiking up by narrow tropic ways,you can come on top of mountain and see these animals.
Day 7: Drive to Blue Wolf Camp
After driving 6hrs towards south-east, we reach BlueWolf gercamp.Dinner with traditional Kazakh food.During dinner, you have a chance to enjoy Kazakh Short Concert.
Day 8: To UB
Transfer to Olgiy airport.Fly to UB. Around 3hrs.
Some recommendations: Summer months in Mongolia are from early June to mid September.Although the Mongolian summers are hot and dry with occasional rain, the temperature can fluctuate as much 20 degrees centigrade between day and night.So be prepared for all weather conditions.
What to bring: Binoculars,sunscreen,a hat,gloves,long underware for travel in the high mountains,comfortable footware,lip balm,sanitary hand wipes,sunglasses,prescription medications,(if needed),rain gear,flashlight.
Transport: Western Mongolian families frequently move from one pasture to the other using camels.The services of some herdsmen will be hired by the expedition, and they will provide us with their animals.
Staff: A local guide who speaks English and Mongolian will accompany the group at all times.A cook will follow, with an assistant.In addition, the services of the local herdsmen will be hired along with their animals.The horsemen follow a traditional lifestyle in the areas where we will be riding.
Meals: Our cook will prepare the meals.We pride ourselves in having cooks adapt to both western and Mongolian cooking on our trips.There are always vegetables available, and we have no problem accommodating vegetarians on our trips.For breakfast we can usually buy fresh yogurt from the herdsmen in the local area.
USD 1070 per person (min 2 members)
Group size: 2-18
Discounts available for groups.
Includes: English speaking guide, food(3 times per day), cook,packing horse or camels all overnights in gers and tents, camping equipment and all local transport / UB-Ulgii-UB flights /, all Border and National park permits.
Excludes: Drinks, Single room/tent/ger supplement is USD 20 per night.
DATES : 2013