ALTAI WILD LIFE AND FLOWERS (self-guided/fixed), from USD 330, MONGOLIA LET'S PLAN YOUR TRIP
Highlights of Mongolian Altai is high snow-capped mountains, glaciers, ancient archaeological sites and unique nomadic customs of locals, as Kazakh and Tuvan people. Only here you can meet Kazakh Eagle hunters with their magnificent bird, which is trapped mostly from wild. The mountain belt of the Mongol Altai with their perpetual snow, glaciers, traces and signs of ancient ice covers, has been well preserved due to a constantly cold climate and strong winds. The area is inhabited by some endangered animals (such as the Argali sheep, Ibex, Snow Leopard, Rock Ptarmigan and Altai Snow cock) and plants (such as the Dwarf Siberian Pine and White Gentian). The biggest glacier of the country Potanin is in the Altai Mountains and has a total area of 107.9 square km.
Snow Leopards are one of the most elusive of all the big cats in the world. Called Irbis by the Mongols. Most people will know it exists in the Himalaya, Pamir, Hindukush in Inner Asia. Actually, Mongolia (Mongolian Altai) has a reasonably large number of Snow Leopard (second only to China) and with its limited areas of suitable habitat, harbors the densest Snow Leopard populations in the world. Where live Argali Sheep and Siberian Ibex, there you have a chance to see Snow Leopard, who naturally prey on these wild animals rather than domestic livestock. You will learn about on this trip.
These few days, you will stay in same wooden nomadic house. Every day hiking by the wild big remote mountains of Blue Goat Nat. Park, we can watch some Argali, Ibex and deer. This place has many wild endangers animals and birds like Snow leopard, Altai Argali and Ibex, lynx, wolverine and bearded vulture, black vulture, different kinds of falcons, golden eagle, and others.
As, this mountain has many snow-leopards, you have a big chance to see them from distance and take a good photos. You have a chance to visit Kazakh Eagle hunter and learn hunting skills.
|LOCATION||High Altai rocky mountains (2200 m-3500 m) with glaciers, blue glacier lakes, high speed mountain rivers with white water.|
|HORSE and CAMEL RIDES||Hourly, half day or full day horse and camel rides can be organized at the additional cost. Picnic lunch can be provided.|
|TRANSFERS||Operates ever week 2 times and are subsidized as shared stuff. It takes 4-5 hrs one way. On the way, you have a chance to enjoy remote spectacular mountain country.
You can order private drive at any time.
|LOW IMPACT GERCAMP||BLUE WOLF is entered into a concession agreement with local administration to bring additional jobs into the area based on traditional livelihoods.
So local herdsmen can rent their horses and camels, also our camp buys milk products from them. Vehicles are parked a short walk away from the camp. The camp does not have WC blocks. The toilets are long drop allowing for natural decomposition. Showers are organized in small ger with with hot water by portable showers. The camp can be relocated leaving no more impact on the area, than herdsman family would.
|PRICE (min. 2 people)||
5ds/4nts-330$ per person, min. 2 people
Additional night in camp-35$,
|Include||3 meals per day, 4 overnights in ger,/tent transfers to/from camp on scheduled dates.|
|Excludes||Laundry, imported drinks, overnights in Ulgii.|
|DATES||From BW office in Ulgii: every Monday and Friday, 10:00 a.m
From BG camp: every Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 a.m
This tour can run all over year.