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This trip covers the Western Part of Mongolia and is especially suitable to those, who want to face new challenges and different experiences! There are about 10 different ethnic nomadic groups live in the area including Kazakhs. You will travel in the landscape of eternally snow-capped peaks of the Altai Mountain as much as rivers, streams, lakes and the forest zone of Khovd, Uvs, and Bayan-Olgii provinces. A wonderful tour which will fulfill all your hopes and desires.
Altai Tavanbogd National Park
Buurug del sand dune
Tsenkher cave, Khar Us Lake
visit to Kazakh Eagle hunter nomad family
horse and camel ride
Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation early morning and transfer to the airport for your flight to Khovd town, the capital of Khovd province. Wild & Vast Tour's team will be waiting for you at the local airport. Drive to Khoid tsenkher cave. The rock paintings of the cave dating back 20,000-15,000 years ago are rightfully considered as world class evidence of the Upper Paleolithic period. Overnight tented stay
Drive back to Khovd province via Khar Us Lake. There are we have good opportunity to see varieties of birds and beaver. You can rest, hearing sound of various waterfowls gathered in the lake. Visit local museum in Khovd town and stay overnight in the local hotel.
Drive to Bayan-Ulgii province via Lake Tolbo. Admire the attractive view of majestic mountains on the way. Break the trip near the sheer Tolbo Lake and free hiking there. Visit the Zahchin or Urianhai ethnic nomad family. Stay overnight in tourist camp in Ulgii town.
Today we will have full day drive to Altai Tavanbogd National Park via Tsagaan Gol (White river) valley and through Altai Mountains that are Mongolia's largest and highest mountain range more than 3000-4000 meters high. One famous spot is "Shiveet Hairhan" Sacred Mountain, where we will see the largest rock painting site from the period of the Huns (approx 200 B.C.) Overnight tented stay.
Today we will ride horse (11km - you can hike also) to Altai Tavanbogd referring to the peaks of Huiten - 4374m and the highest. It is a stunning setting with the awe inspiring massif of high snowcapped peaks. We will reach the 20km long Potanin glacier, which is ice river starts from Altai Tavan Bogd Snow Peaks. Back to base camp and overnight in tent.
Drive back to Ulgii. On the way visit Kazakh Nomadic family and feel their great hospitalities. Meet Kazakh Eagle hunter and see his magnificent bird. See how Kazakh women are making felt and other handy crafts. Stay overnight in tourist camp.
Today's destination is Uureg Lake, We will spend rest of day leisure at the lake, walking, bird watching, and swimming. Stay overnight in tourist camp from 15 km from the lake.
Drive to Sand dune "Buurug del" via Ulaangom capital town of Uvs province. On the way we will see Uvs Lake, a gigantic inland sea in the middle of the desert. Then drive to Buurug del sand dunes which are direct continues of Gobi desert and surrounding mountains are designated wilderness; this is a great place to enjoy unspoiled natural beauty in a variety of ways. Here you can climb up to the dunes. Overnight tented stay.
Today is a relaxing day. We will visit a local nomad family. There we have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions and ride 2 humped Bactrian camel. Back to base camp and overnight in tent.
After breakfast drive back to Ulaangom for your departure flight to Ulaanbaatar. Take a small city tour including local museum and market. Stay overnight in local hotel.
After breakfast you will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, and you will be transferred to your accommodation. End of the tour.
2 Nights in the local hotel
3 Nights in the Tourist Ger camps
5 Nights tented camps
4 WD Vehicle in the countryside
Airport transfers for arrival / departure
Meals as listed (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Sightseeing and Entrance fees according to the itinerary
English speaking guide
Daily water supply
Camel and Horse riding with
Support of local guide
Visa support invitation letter where applicable
Accommodations in Ulaanbaatar
International airfare / train tickets+ tax
Travel insurance / Visa fees
Items for personal use
Gratuities & Tips for staffs
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