Altai Tavan Bogd Western Mongolia Adventure July 22 - July 31 , 2020
8 nights / 9 days
$2730 USD (Incl. flight from and to Bayan Ulgii to Ulaanbaatar, horses, tack, guides, translators, all food and accommodation tent / ger on a shared accommodation basis, from the morning of August 10th until the arrival back in Ulaanbaatar on August 20th along with all necessary permissions, permits and entry fees to national parks and other sites.)
1. Day: Flight from Ulaanbaatar to Bayan Olgii Flight duration with a direct flight about 3 ½ h Arrival in Bayan Olgii, check-in at the Hotel, possibly shopping and city sight-seeing. Depending on the flight we may be able to go to the White river where we camp 2. Day: Drive to the Eagle Hunters From the White River to Malchin Mountain which is in the National Park where we find Altai tavan bogd bas camp The duration of the drive is around 1 to 1 ½ hours (30 km earth road). Lunch at the eagle hunter family. In the afternoon, horse riding into the mountains for 2 to 3 hours with the eagle hunter and his eagle. Dinner and overnight stay in one of the typical Kazakh Gers of the eagle hunter family. 3. Day: First Base Camp of the National Park Tavon Bogduul Ride Horses Malchin Mountain with a pack camel to the base camp ( 3 hours or 4 hours on horse) Drive of 5 to 6 hours by car on a dirt road through beautiful mountain and river landscapes (Tsaagangool river/white river) until we reach the first base camp at 2500 meters. Overnight stay in a Ger Camp. 4. Day: Horse riding to the second Base Camp at 3000 m Horse riding with pack-camels to the second base camp, which lies at the foot of the Maltsehin Uul Mountain (around 5 hours). Overnight stay in tents, with breathtaking views, possible walk to the glacier. 5. Day: Ascend of the Maltsehin Uul Mountain to the second Base Camp Around 5am, begin of the ascend of the Maltsehin Uul Mountain with a Mongolian mountain guide. Duration of the hike around 7 to 8 hours. We have to add one additional day due to varying weather conditions. Overnight stay in a tent at the second base camp. 6. or 7. Day: Horse riding back to the first Base Camp Late morning, horse ride to the green lake and back to the first base camp. Overnight stay at the first base camp in tent or Ger camp. 7. or 8. Day: Car drive back to Bayan Olgii Drive to Bayan Olgii, around 5 to 6 hours, possible site-seeing of the city and buying of souvenirs. Overnight stay in a Hotel. 9. Day: Fight back to Ulaanbaatar The flight may be postponed due to weather conditions, therefore the flight out of Mongolia cannot immediately follow the day after the trek.
This astonishing once in a lifetime experience will include flights to and from far western Mongolia along with car transportation from the airport to the beginning of the trek. Travel is expected to take 2 days each way and riders will have to arrive approx 2 days early (by August 10th)* in Ulaanbaatar as flight schedule are often subject to change.
Upon arrival at our base, we will have 9 days of riding through some of the most stunning and pristine wilderness and along glittering, crystal clear lakes. Along the way we will be visiting with the original Eagle Hunters families where we will have an Eagle Flying demonstration. Please note that this is subject to change based on the health and strength of the Eagles.
As part of this epic adventure, in addition to one of the most stunning rides on the planet, we will have 1 day of hiking to the very top of "The Heart of Mongolia", the tallest peak in Mongolia, Altai Tavan Bogd where the borders of Russia, China and Mongolia meet. This is a challenging hike and those wishing not to take part are welcome to remain at the base camp for a rest day.
*Please note that we can recommend accommodation in Ulaanbaatar prior to the trek but as there is a wide variety of accommodation levels an standards, the tariff for the Western Mongolia Adventure does not include food or accommodation prior to August 10th.
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Please note that, as with all our treks, we will be proceeding into areas where medical coverage is sparse or non-existent and, in the event of an emergency your treatment may be delayed as a result. Mongolian horses are very forward moving and responsive and if your experience or ability is not up to managing them, for your own safety you will be put on a lead for some or all of the trek.
Due to the unpredictable nature of Mongolia, all parts of this adventure are subject to change without notice.
Horse Trek Mongolia is proud to donate 20% of the tariff from this trek to support Mongolian childrens' charities like The Children of the Peak Sanctuary Project which includes 2 kindergartens feeding, educating and caring for in excess of 300 Mongolian children who would otherwise be scavenging in the trash to survive and Misheel Kids Foundation which provides free dental care for hundreds of impoverished children across Mongolia.
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