Moderate Hiking in Altai Mountains

                                                                                      DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1. Arrival/ Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia, center of emerging economy and melting pot of nomadic civilization and metropolitan style. Welcomed by Mongolian Outdoor Travel guide and transferred to you hotel in down town (30 minutes), welcome dinner in Mongolian style restaurant. (Hotel; D,)

Day 2. Ulaanbaatar city/National History Museum/Fine Arts Museum

Start this morning visiting to National History Museum guided by curator and researchers of National History Museum of Mongolia. After hearty lunch we transfer back to your hotel, in the evening you will discover Fine Arts Museum of Mongolia with private guide tour associated with dinner at private hall of museum. (B, L, D Hotel )

Day 3. Ulgii town /Yamaat Valley

Early morning transfer to airport, fly to Bayan Ulgii province (3 hours), upon arrive we welcomed by our crew then transfer to outskirt, after 1.5 hours of ride we camp in valley of Yamaat (3 hours). In the evening explore a surrounding areas by foot, overnight in tents. (Tented Camp; B, L,D)

Day 4. Tsagaan Salaa petroglyph site

Morning we start driving towards Tsagaan Salaa petroglyph site for further exploration, After 2, 5 hours we arrive in Tsagaan Salaa site, settle up into our temporary camp we explore this enormous site with local scientist, return to your base for dinner and overnight. Overnight in tents. (Tented camp; B, L, D)

Day 5. Tsagaan Salaa Petroglyph site

Spend all day hiking through this ancient gallery on your own, pack lunch will be provided, afternoon we gather in base camp for lecture by scientist of Mongolian Academy of Science and discuss about this site. Fresco dinner amidst ancient drawig site and Altai Mountains. Overnight in gers. (Hiking time 3-4 hours) (Tented camp; B, L, D)

Day 6. Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain

This morning we hike towards to south and after 3 hours of walk we picked by our fleet then to drive Shveet Khairkhan Mountain, afternoon we arrive nearby Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain, we camp next to White River only one water outflow from largest glacier of country, overnight in tents. (Hiking time 3-4 hours) (Tented camp; B, L, D)

Day 7. Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain

Spend this day exploring large quantity of petroglyphs of Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain,

After 4-5 hours of comfortable pace of walking in foothills of 3000 meters mountains we return to base camp for dinner, lecture and overnight. Overnight in tents. (Hiking time 4-5 hours) (Tented Camp; B, L, D)

Day 8. Tsagaan Airag River Valley

In the morning meeting local Tuvans and find out their animistic belief then we start to hike along White River Valley, we spend good 4 hours of hike in flat trails some, river crossings, after pack lunch we starting to walk in some steep trails and arrive in valley of Tsagaan Airag River Valley, overnight in tents. (Hiking time 5-6 hours, some river crossing, mostly flat, a few minor steep hikes ) (Tented Camp; B, L, D)

Day 8. Baga Khag Lake / South Khuiten Pass/Khar Araig River

Star walking towards valley of South Khuiten Pass via Baga Khag Lake’s murrain boulders, pack lunch on the way, then we will cross over 3000m South Khuiten Pass, afternoon arrive in your camp that locates in nearby Khar Airag river. Overnight in tents. (Hiking time is 6-7 hours, mostly flat, gradual hike up in the afternoon) (Tented Camp; B, L, D)

Day 9. Mogoit River Valley

Morning we will leave Mogoit River Valley, while we hiking we explore ancient burial mounds, Bal-Bal stone man, we walk through in gradual up hills walks with flat ground, this day you will see a first time some larch tree forests, after 5-6 hours of camp we camp in Mogoit River Valley, overnight in tents. (Hiking time is 5-6 hours, mostly flat, gradual hike up in the afternoon) (Tented Camp; B, L, D)

Day 10. Hoton & Hurgan Lake

This is a our last day of trekking, morning after 2 hours of hike we leave valley of Mogoit then we enter into valley of Hoton & Hurgan Lake, stunning Alpine lake surrounded with snow capped mountains, afternoon we arrive at base camp nearby lake, overnight in tents. (Hiking time is 5-6 hours, mostly flat, gradual hike up in the afternoon) (Tented Camp; B, L, D)

Day 11. Biluut Mountain Petroglyph

Spend all day walking and exploring amazing art works of Biluut Mountain, afternoon return to base for dinner and overnight. In the evening enjoy lecture by Mongolian Scientist, overnight in tents. (Hiking time is 5-6 hours, mostly flat, gradual hike up in the afternoon) (Tented Camp; B, L, D)

Day 12. Ulgii town

We spend all day driving back to Ulgii via Tsengel sum and Hovd River, later in the evening arrive in hotel in Ulgii, overnight in local hotel. (Hiking time is 5-6 hours, mostly flat, gradual hike up in the afternoon) (Tented Camp; B, L, D)

Day 13. Ulaanbaatar city

Morning transfer to Ulgii town for your return flight to Ulaanbaatar, fly to Ulaanbaatar (3 hours), upon arrive transfer to hotel. Once arrive at the hotel, you'll have time to relax and enjoy some wine before farewell dinner. (Hotel; B, L, D)

Day 14. Departure

Depart in the morning for airport t and connect to international flights home. (B; )

Pricing: $3954 (2-4 members) per person based on double occupancy, 

                $2551 (5-8 members) per person based on double occupancy,

Single supplement cost : $380 per person  

Round trip domestic airfare from Western Mongolia to Ulaanbaatar : $245 per passenger (subject to change)

                                                                                     Har Nuur or Black Lake of Western Mongolia, Zavkhan province  photo by Uilsee Togol 

                                                                                     Har Nuur or Black Lake of Western Mongolia, Zavkhan province  photo by Uilsee Togol