Schedule 2016 & 2017
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Altai Mountains is the highest of three major mountain ranges in Mongolia, straddling the Russian and Chinese frontiers in the Far West. Mountains of eternal snowcapped mountains and glaciers. In these remote regions live many nomads of ethnic minorities. The Kazakhs are Muslims, and speak an ancient Kazakh language, as well as Tuvans, who are Buddhist and shamanistic. This dramatic journey will bring us to Mongolia's highest mountain region.
Terelj National Park is the most popular destination and the third biggest protected area in Mongolia . Visitors can take leisurely strolls on meadows carpeted with edelweiss and a dazzling variety of other wild flowers, view fascinating rock formations against a backdrop of pine covered mountains and wander along the wooded banks of a mountain stream.
The 90,000 hectare Hustain Huruu National Park, set 60 miles southwest of Ulaanbaatar, is home to the world's only naturally surviving wild horse. The Przewalski horse (or takhi in Mongolian) has been successfully reintroduced into the wild and has a light yellow coat and a short, stiff black mane. Each horse is approximately 250cm long, 146cm tall and weighs on average 300kg.
Lake Huvsgul is Mongolia's largest and deepest lake. Located in the northernmost province, it is the largest tributary stream of Lake Baikal in Russia. 96 rivers and streams flow out of Huvsgul, among them the Egiin River, which then joins the Selenge along its eventual path to Lake Baikal Lake Huvsgul is 136 km long, water beneath 100 meters & 36 km wide, 262 meters deep and is located at an altitude of 1645 m above sea level.
Why choose this tour
- Explore Unpolluted Waters
- Sit Back and Relax
- Catch the Mighty Taiman
- Explore Different Fish Species
Ready to Fish
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and City tour
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to hotel. After lunch take a city tour including a visit to the dinosaur exhibitions hall at the Natural History Museum and Bogd Khan Palace, a series of beautiful traditional buildings where the last religious King of Mongolia resided. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)
Fly to Bayan Ulgii, Western Mongolia
Meet in the Ulaanbaatar. Flight to Ulgii, the capital of the Bayan-Ulgii province. The flight takes 3 and a half hours, and on arrival at the airstrip in the Ulgii a local driver will take you to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Visit the most interesting local museum of Ulgii, with comprehensive information of flora and fauna of Bayan-Ulgii as well as it colourful traditional costumes. Visit a handicraft shop. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Kazakh Nomadic Life style
in Ulgii province
Drive to Altai Tavan Bogd
Departure by 4wd minivans (Furgon) 165 km along the north-westerly route. Towards to Tsagaan Gol valley. When we reach the road end, with the support of camels, we will trek for 11km to the base camp area at the edge of the 20km long Potanina glacier, which runs down from the highest mountains in Mongolia. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)
Altai Tavan Bogd Mountain Trek
After breakfast full day trek through Altai Mountains. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Today is acclimatization for everybody and surrounding. Tavanbogd means "The Holy Five" referring to the peaks of Huiten (4374m and the highest), Nairamdal, Ulgii, Burget and Malchin. It is a stunning setting with the awe inspiring massif of high snow capped peaks. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)
Altai Tavan Bogd Mountain Trek
Trek back on the other side of the Tsaagan River (White River) to Shiveet Hairhan Mountain, where the Tuva people live. Here we will now be able to view the biggest petrolgyphs 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. (B+L+D)
Drive back to Ulgii and visit Altai Kazakh Nomadic Life
Kazakh Nomadic Family
in Altai mountain
Fly back to Ulaanbaatar, then drive to Hustai National Park
Internal flight to Ulanbaatar. Drive to Hustayn nuuru National Park and see the takhi, the Asian wild horse. Enjoy small hikes and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit the museum dedicated to the takhis. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
in Khustai National Park
Terelj National park and visit a local horsemen family
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Terelj National park. You'll explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones; some of them look quite similar to turtles. The Terelj National Park incorporates parts of Khentii Mountain Range. Overnight in tourist camp.(B+L+D)
Terelj National Park
Internal flight to Huvsgul (Murun)
After breakfast drive to airport. Internal flight to the capital of the Huvsgul aimag, Murun. We will drive to Huvsgul Lake, the deepest and purest lake in Mongolia. You have opportunity to trek to the lakeside & mountain for exploring, taking pictures, enjoying wildlife, flora & fauna of Huvsgul lake area. Overnight in near the Lake Huvsgul tourist camp.(B+L+D)
Huvsgul National Park
After breakfast, whole day hiking and 2-3 hours boating (kayaking) in the Western shore of Hövsgöl nuur. Visit near Huvsgul Lake are found the Tsaatan ethnic people. These enigmatic people herd reindeer not only for their antlers, a lucrative medicinal material, but as well for their milk and meat. If you want to ride a reindeer here's your chance! Overnight in near the Lake Huvsgul tourist camp.(B+L+D)
Flight to Ulaanbaatar and city tour options
Today you will be driven back to capital of the Huvsgul province, Murun with your guide for your return flight to Ulaanbaatar. If you desire you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops. Relax in the hotel. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)
Fly to South Gobi and visit Eagle Valley
Meet in UB and fly to the capital of the South Gobi aimag, Dalanzadgad. The flight takes one and a half hours and on arrival at the airstrip in the Gobi a local driver will take you to Yol Am, or 'Eagle Valley'. Yol Am is a wonderfully picturesque place with ice even in summer and it surrounded by sheer rocky walls which form incredible canyons. Visit Gobi museum. The areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the "Three Beauties" peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Mongolian largest sand dunes
After breakfast at the camp you will be driven to Khongor Sand Dune. These are Mongolia's largest sand dunes, reaching a height of 300 meters in some areas. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-colored at (dawn/ sundown). Overnight in tourist camp.(B+L+D)
Explore dinosaur's land
Tour to Tugrigiin Shiree site, famous for the Fighting Dinosaurs, a fossil of a Protoceratops and a Velociraptor locked in combat. Also, visit the legendary "Flaming Cliffs" where, in 1922, the first nest of dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen was discovered. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
photo's by ADIYA
Flight to Ulaanbaatar and city tour options
Today you will be driven back to capital of the Dalanzadgad province, Umnugobi with your guide for your return flight to Ulaanbaatar. If you desire you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before attending a performance of national folklore. Farewell dinner in Mongolian Barbeque restaurant. Overnight in the hotel (B+L+D)
Airport in Dalanzadgad province
Flights to Ulaanbaatar
Services included in the price
Shared accommodation in the hotel
Shared accommodation in tourist ger camp
Guiding and interpreting service
All meals as listed in the itinerary
Daily supply of bottled water
Transfers by vehicle 4x4
All entrance fees
Horse, camel ride trial, boat rental
Riders must be 10 and over - under 65 years of age (unless prior approval), weight limit is 220 pounds, and no pregnant rider; we screen for any health conditions that might be affected by the 10,000 ft.elevation (heart, lungs, elevation sickness, sun etc.
Services not included in the price
Optional activity cost
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement
All prices are USD per person based on double occupancy. Single supplements are only available at hotels.
Single gers cannot be guaranteed. If a suitable roommate is not available,
a single supplement fee ($70) will be invoiced.
The best time to make this trip
May to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time. The best time to visit the Gobi is June or September.
We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 or 4 people per ger) in the countryside. All accommodation offered by Discover Mongolia is personally checked by our staff to ensure high standards.
Discover Mongolia use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approx 200-250km.
In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.
An English speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.
Personal things to bring with you:
Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, sandals and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don't forgot insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.
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