Twin Peaks Horse ride, 12 days LET'S PLAN YOUR TRIP
Highlights of Kharkhiraa and Turgen mountains of Mongolian Altai are snow capped mountains, glaciers, ancient archaeological sites, unique nomadic customs of local nomads as Dorvod, Hoton, Kazakh, Tuvan ethnic groups. This mountain range with eternal snow, glaciers, traces and signs of ancient ice covers, has well preserved due to constantly cold climate and cold winds. The area is inhabited with some endangered animals (such as Argali sheep, Ibex, Snow leopard and Altai snow cock) and plants (such as Dwarf Siberian Pine and White Gentians).
Twing Peaks – Kharkhiraa and Turgen are located in Uvs aimag- northwestern province, bordered to the north by Russia, the east by Zavkhan province, the south by Hovd province and the west by Bayan-Ulgii province. Uvs, which means grass in Mongolain, is land of desert mountains and big lakes (including Uvs lake – the biggest lake in Mongolia).
Arrive UB and Explore Chinggis Khan Complex
Fly to Olgii (1725m)
Arrive Olgii airport, meet by our team and transfer to Blue Wolf restaurant. After lunch, tour briefing and visit the local museum of Olgii town with comprehensive information of flora and fauna of Bayan- Olgii aimag as well as it colorful traditional costumes. Dinner with Kazakh Concert. Overnight in gercamp/local hotel. (BLD)
Drive to Tenuugiin Am (2800m)
After early breakfast, we start our driving towards Twin Peak (Kharkhiraa-Turgen). On the way, stop for picnic lunch and some photo shooting near lake Achit.Achit Nuur is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Mongolia. There are stunning sunsets and sunrises and good fishing for grayling, lenok, Altai osman and others. You can enjoy seeing spectacular and beautiful landscapes. In the evening, we reach the valley-Tenuugiin gol. Meet our horse-rangers (Gantomor’s family).Visit local nomadic family and feel their grade hospitality. Overnight in tent. (BLD)
Horse Ride by Zuun Salaa belchir, Uliastai and Gyalalzah passes
Horse ride towards snow-capped peaks and five lakes (20 km, 2400-3200m)
To Olon Nuuryn belcher (7-8hrs, 28kms, 2900m)
Long horse riding day. Cross Kharkhiraa river and ride towards Olon Nuuryn Belchir, where are numerous small lakes, feeding from raining and underground sources.Some year,depending on rains, numbers of the lakes reach up-to 80. An half of the route will go through sloping landscape since flat area is muddy and wet dominated. Overnight in tent. (BLD)
Drive back to Ulgii
Fly to UB
After early breakfast, Leave only foot prints & take only lifetime of memories home from your Mongolian adventure