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Mongolian Altai has many archaeological sights.The best petro-glyphs in the area can be found near Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain (sacred mountain for local people.On the route between Ulaanhus and Tavan Bogd the drawings, more than 10,000 of them,are scattered over 15km area. The Bayan-Olgii area has over 150 human stones, over 1500 statues, 56 deer stones, 6300 ancient graves, 10.000 tombs, 3000 sacrifice spirits, 1500 seals/stamps and over million petro-glyphs. Having a part on this trip, you also have a chance meet nomadic families and learn their unique cultures.

Day 1

Arrive in UB

Arrive UB airport and meet by our Blue Wolf team. Takes approx 45min to transfer to hotel. After a short rest to freshen-up we will do a sight -seeing tour of Ulaanbaatar, focusing on such significant cultural sites as Gandan Buddhist Monastery, the Zanzabar Fine Arts Museum, which holds the finest collection of thangka paintings, carvings and sculptures in Mongolia. The Chojin Lama temple will be visited, the location of which clearly illustrates the great contrast between the old and the new in Mongolia. Lunch will be enjoyed in a nearby Mongolian restaurant with traditional cuisine. In the afternoon, the Winter Palace of the last Bogd Khan will be visited which houses some very interesting cultural and religious artifacts. To get a panoramic overview of the city, we may visit the Great Buddha statue and memorial at Zaisan. In the evening at dinner we will enjoy a typical folkloric Mongol performance (songs and dances). Overnight at a 3*/4*/5* hotel.

Day 2

Fly To Ulgii

By your arrival in UB meet by our guide and transfer to hotel. After lunch, we will do city site seeing tour. Explore, Gandan Monastery, Buddhist center in Ulaanbaatar. See Zanabazar Museum Chojin Lama temple. Lunch time in a typical Mongolian Restaurant The winter Palace Buda Big Statue on the Hill Central market (black) (one or two hours if we have time), at the restaurant, during Dinner time (optional). Overnight in 4* hotel.

Day 3

To TsambaGarav Nat.Park

To TsambaGarav Nat.ParkDrive to BW-Tsamba Camp by Russian 4wd jeep or 4wd minivan. This camp is located just on the north-west side of Tsamba-Garav Uul (one of the highest snow capped mountains in Mongolia 4208 m). On the way,we will see some rock printings and also ancient deer stone in Olon Nuur valley. (BLD)

Day 4

To Togrog lake

After driving by remote high mounians with snow caps, we will come Togrog Lake. This valley had the best view of Eclipse-2008 (August,1st), also summer spending place of Kazakh Nomadic people. Good fly fishing in rivers and lake. In the evening,we visit the local Kazakh herder families and feel the grade hospitality. Overnight in gers. (BLD) 

Day 5

Day hike to Gants Mod valley or horse ride

Gants Mod valley is rich with rock printings and deer stones.We will have a picnic lunch, and hike back to Togrog Lake. Overnight in gers. (BLD) 

Day 6

To Dayan lake

Driving by remote wild country,you meet many petro-glyphs and ancient Turkish stones with face. Today we spend night in gers, located between Dayan and Black lakes. These lakes have crystal clear water and many water birds. Good fishing and bird watching. Overnight in ger/tent. (BLD) 

Day 7

To Hoton lake

Today we drive to north about 4-5 hrs and reach eastern shore of lake Hoton. On the way,we stop for picnic lunch in Baga Turgen Valley. This valley has beautiful waterfall and surrounded by larch forest.Near waterfall,you can see some rock printings. Overnight in ger/tent. (BLD) 

Day 8

To Snake valley

After breakfast,walk towards hill,which is just on the east from camp side, and look for many graves and rock printings. Then driving towards the Tavan Bogd National Park,on the way you have chance to see remote mountain country,when our jeeps will cross big pass.We will pitch camp just near ancient Turkic stones with face and graves. Overnight in tent. (BLD) 

Day 9

Sites of Shiveet Khairkhan

Today after driving about 90 km, we reach our road end. This is home place of Tuvan people, who don't have any religion. On the way we will stop near Mountain Shiveet Hairhan (Holy Mountain). Tuvan people respect this mountain like their god, so no hunting. There are about 400 ibexs. On the southeast side of this mountain, you will see the biggest rock printing (petro-glyphs) 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. Overnight in tent. (BLD)

Day 10-12

Hiking along Potanin Glacier and back

First day, trek for 11 km toward the base camp of the snow-capped Tavanbogd massif. Pitch camp next to the 20 km long Potanin glacier – the biggest of the twenty glaciers in Mongolian Altai. Remain there for two nights. Tavanbogd means "The Holy Five", referring to the five highest peaks, of which Huiten Uul is the highest in Mongolia, 4374 meters above sea level. Quite a considerable height at this altitude. It is a stunning setting with the awe-inspiring massif of high snow-capped peaks. Second day, for a full day we will make day hikes to the Malchin Uul. These are non-technical climbs. Third day, trek back to Tsaagan River (White River). The pick-up vehicle (s) will arrive this camp-side tonight. Overnights in tent. (BLD) 

Day 13

To Khar Yamaat sites

Driving about 100 km,we reach the Khar Yamaat Valley. There are you will see the Turkic Archaeological sites, which are belonged to 6-8 centuries of B.C. After picnic lunch drive to Olgii. Overnight in Blue Wolf gercamp. (BLD)

Day 14

 Fly to UB

After early breakfast, transfer to Olgii airport.  You will have a full day to explore the sprawling city of retro architecture, thrilling nightlife, wild traffic and exciting commerce. There’s plenty to see, do and eat – your guide will recommend some of the best places to dine at 

Day 15

Depart  UB

After early breakfast, transfer to UB airport. Leave only foot prints & take only lifetime of memories home from your Mongolian adventure.

Why choose this tour


Cultural nomadic , Nature exploring, Family Suitable

Duration/Level of difficulty

15 days

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