DAY:1 ARRIVAL IN ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA
Upon your arrival you will be welcomed at Chinggis Khaan international airport and transferred to your hotel.Take a refreshment, tour briefing is followed by dinner in Mongolian restaurant.
DAY:2 FLY TO ULGII TOWN & TRAVEL TO WHITE RIVER
Early in the morning, take a flight to Ulgii town for 3hours and meet local crew at the airport and travel to White River. Although, this is a not far distance it would take 7-8hours to get there. We all be checked at border patrol then to pitch tents.
DAY:3-4 TREKKING BASE CAMP & ICE RIVER & MALCHIN PEAK
This morning after breakfast, we will pack our stuff onto camels and start trekking to Base camp at Ice River. Trekking for 11 kms toward the base camp of the snow-capped Tavanbogd massif. Pitch camp next to the 20km long Potanina glacier – the biggest of the twenty glaciers in Mongolian Altai. Tavanbogd means “The Holy Five”, referring to the five highest peaks, of which Huiten Uul is the highest in Mongolia, 4374 meters above sea level. Quite a considerable height at this altitude. It is a stunning setting with the awe-inspiring massif of high snow-capped peaks. Second day, for a full day we will make day hike to the Malchin Uul. These are non-technical climbs.
DAY:5 RETURN WHITE RIVER
Today we will back to the White River. In the afternoon, we will visit to Tuvan nomad family. The Tuvan people are one of the ethnic groups of Mongolia.
DAY:6 TREKKING KHAR SALAA
Today`s trekking is 20kms toward to Khar Salaa. Same as previous day, we will load our entire luggage onto camels to reach to our destination.
DAY:7 TREKKING BEAR VALLEY
Today`s trekking is about 12kms and here you will enjoy snowcapped high mountains, mountain lakes with blue-ice water, ice and snow, which are neighboring green grazes and colorful wildflowers.
DAY:8 TREKKING TSAGAAN US
Today`s trekking is 15kms through mountains and along Khurgan lake.
DAY:9 TREKKING BILUUT HILL
Today we will trek some 15kms to Biluut Hill. We are able to see petroglyphs.
DAY:10-11 TREKKING KHOTON & KHURGAN LAKE
Full day trek through the dramatic steppe valley along the river that drains from the Altai Tavanbogd massif, creating a series of beautiful lakes. Our impressive camel caravan comes out to the steppe valleys of the lake area. We pitch camp on the shores of Khoton Lake. The area is below the snow-capped Ikh Turgen Uul. We are now only 15kms from the China border. These are the summer pastures of numerous Kazakh herdsmen. Their yurts are a bonanza of handicraft. They are a very friendly and hospitable people. A fishing rod comes in handy here. The largest subspecies of Mongolian Grayling (Thymallus arcticus) is easily fished here. The numerous Great Cormorants in the vicinity are a good indicator that there are plentiful fish in the lakes.
On following day, we will have short drive to Baga Turgen Mountains where trekking to waterfall for a half day. Back to campsite for lunch and then visit to Kazakh family.
DAY:12 TRAVEL TO ULGII TOWN
Travel back to Ulgii town and Ger camp in near Khovd river. To prepare flight next morning to Ulaanbaatar.
Accommodation:Ger camp in near Khovd river.
DAY:13 FLY TO ULAANBAATAR
Take a flight back to Ulaanbaatar and check in hotel. Free in the afternoon. Traditional folk concert followed by farewell dinner in Mongolian restaurant.
DAY:14 FREE DAY
At liesure and free for shopping.
DAY: 15 DEPARTURE
You will be taken to airport or train station for departure.