THE BEST OF ALTAI MOUNTAINS, 5 ds/ 4 nts, from USD 440 LET'S PLAN YOUR TRIP
Day 1. Arrive UBFly to Olgii, the capital of the Bayan-Olgii province. The flight takes 3 and a half hours, and on arrival at the airstrip in the Olgii. A half day, drive to Dayan Lake, near the frontier with China. First drive to Sagsay soum, and have a hot lunch at Hargant River, Continue via Karagul (Black Lake). Reach Dayan lake and overnight near Kazakh Eagle hunter’s family. Overnight in tent. (LD)
Days 2-3. Drive to lakes Hoton and Hurgan and Altai Tavan Bogd PeaksAfter early breakfast, drive nearby western-side of HurganNuur and Hoton Nuur, where many Nomadic Kazakh families spend summer. After crossing the wooden bridge on the water channel between Hoton and Hurgan lakes, we drive to north along the Hoton lake about 12 km and reach 3 small rocky mountain – Biluut 1, 2 and 3. Here you can see the many rock-printings (petro-glyphs). Second day, we will have an half day drive towards Altai Tavanbogd Peaks. One famous spot is “ShiveetHairhan” Sacred Mountain, where we will see the largest rock painting site from the period of the Huns (approx 200 B.C.). Overnights in tent. (BLD)
Day 4 Tavan Bogd MassivSoft hiking along Potanin Glacier – the biggest of the twenty glaciers in Mongolia. 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. It is a stunning setting with the awe-inspiring massif of high snow-capped peaks. After lunch, drive to Olgii. Overnight at Blue Wolf gercamp. (BLD)
Day 5. Fly to UBAfter breakfast, you will be driven back to internal airport, return flight to Ulaanbaatar. (B)
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 5-10 degrees centigrade between day and night. /+20°+30° during a days and -+10°-5° of Celsius during a nights/
|What to bring||
Warm hat and gloves,
Long underwear for travel in the high mountains, comfortable footwear,
Prescription medications, (if needed),
Money belt and small padlocks
|Trekkin difficulty level||
Easy: For most people, young and old in good health. No more than about 500 m (1640 ft) of elevation gain and no more than about 10 -12 km (6 - 8 mi) hiking each day. The trails are mostly in good condition. The backpack should be a light day pack with snacks, lunch and rain gear. Up to 5 hours on the trail each day
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.
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.
|Alternative connections to Olgyi||If interested in entering or exiting across the land border with Russia, we can pick you up or leave you at Gorno-Altaisk or Barnaul, in southern Siberia (Russia).|
|Price||440$ (land cost)+ 285$ (ULN-ULG-ULN flights) per person (min 2 members)
Group size: 2-24
Discounts available for groups.
Eng. guide, 3meals per day, overnights in tent and gercamp in Olgii, sleeping matts and bag, 4x4 car, Kazakh eagle hunter, Nat. Park and border permits. ULN-ULG-ULN flights.
Personal needs, laundry and alcohol drinks. Single occupancy is 80$.
Any time of year