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).



Day 1








Arrive UB and Explore Chinggis Khan Complex







Arrive in UB airport and meet by our crew. Drive 2-3hrs (85km) to west through Ulaanbaatar and reach “Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex”. The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a 131-foot (40 m) tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog (54 km (33.55 mi) east of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar), where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. It is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor centre, itself 10 metres (33 ft) tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. 




Day 2









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)







Day 3








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)





Day 4-6








Horse Ride by Zuun Salaa belchir, Uliastai and Gyalalzah passes








Pack our luggage on packing camels and start our trekking. Walking by this valley, we need to cross several small mountain rivers. Second day, we will continue our horse riding up to Uliastai mountain pass,where you can have a nice view fo beautifull snow capped peaks, green valleys and lake, surrounded by colorfull red mountians. Walk down and picnic lunch on the shore of Khukh lake (Blue lake).This afternoon, we will trek along the lake and green valley. In the evening stop near Hujirt-small community centre. Third day, horse riding by green open valley and over Gyalsakh pass. On the way, we will cross river –Delgermurun. In the evening, come near Turgen river. Overnights in tent. (BLD).



Day 7-8





Horse ride towards snow-capped peaks and five lakes (20 km, 2400-3200m)






Firs day, excursion to one of the highest snow capped peaks of Turgen range,where you can see ever frozen snow and ice. Ride back to same camp-side. Visit nomadic families and taste nomadic milk products. On second day, day hike towards 5 lakes, located at the altitude 3200 m. Here you will enjoy snow capped high mountains, mountain lakes with blue-ice water, ice and snow, which are neighboring green grazes and colorful wildflowers. Overnights in tent. (BLD)





Day 9





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)





Day 10





Drive back to Ulgii





Full day drive(5-6hrs) to Ulgii town. Overnight in Blue Wolf gercamp. (BLD




Day 11






Fly to UB









After breakfast, transfer to Olgii airport to catch a flight for Ulaanbaatar. Meet by our guide and transfer to 4* hotel. (B)






Day 12






Depart UB








After early breakfast, Leave only foot prints & take only lifetime of memories home from your Mongolian adventure




Why choose this tour

Theme

Join in , Cultural nomadic , Nature exploring,Moderate

Duration/Level of difficulty

11 days

Group size

2-12

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