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.

  • 1

    To Olgii

    After 3hrs flight, you come to Olgii. Have a lunch in Blue Wolf Restaurant. Visit the most interesting local museum of Olgii with comprehensive information of flora and fauna of Bayan-Olgii as well as it colorful traditional costumes. Overnight in gercamp. (LD)
  • 2

    To TsambaGarav Nat.Park

    Drive 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)
  • 3

    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)
  • 4

    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)
  • 5

    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)
  • 6

    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)
  • 7

    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)
  • 8

    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)
  • 9-11

    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)
  • 12

    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)
  • 13

    Fly out

    Transfer to the airport and fly 3 hrs to Ulaanbaatar. (B)
Some recommendations Summer months in Mongolian Altai are from early May to mid August. Although the summers are hot and dry with occasional rain, the temperature can fluctuate as much 10 degrees centigrade between day and night. So be prepared for all weather conditions. Altitude will be changed between 1700 m and 3000 m
What to bring Binoculars, sunscreen, a hat, gloves, long underwear for travel in the high mountains, comfortable footwear, lip balm, sanitary hand wipes, sunglasses, prescription medications (if needed), rain gear, flashlight.
Transport Land cruisers or Russian 4x4 micro bus with air condition.
Staff A local guide who speaks English, Mongolian and Kazakh accompany the group at all times. Driver also.
Meals All kinds of food. Mostly western, Mongolian and kazakh meals.
Price 1420 USD per person (min 2 members)
Group size 2-18 (Discounts available for groups.)
Includes English speaking guide and all meals. All overnights in ger and tent , camping equipment and land transport, border and Nat. park permits.
Excludes Alcohol drinks, local flights and laundry. Single occupancy is 240$
Dates from the beginning of April untill October,