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Journey to the Extreme West

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Journey to the Extreme West

9 days/ 8 nights
Jun to mid of Sep
Adventure tours
Western Mongolia

One of the oldest and most revered spectacular celebrations for Kazakh people, passed down from generation to generation, is Hunting with specially trained eagles. It exhibits the real pride of the Kazakhs. The Kazakhs live in the western area of Mongolia in the majestic Altai Mountains, surrounded by river glaciers and the beautiful landscape of Bayan-Ulgii province.


Itinerary

Day 1.   Ulaanbaatar

The tour starts with arrival at Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, and transfer to the hotel. Begin the city sightseeing tour, including the most famous spots of the Sukhbaatar square, Gandan monastery and the Chingis Khaan Museum. Stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 2.  Bayan Ulgii Province 

Get on a flight to Ulgii. The capital of Bayan-Ulgii province. Drive to the camping site in the Altai Soum and spend the overnight in tents.


Day 3.  Altai Mountain Range.

Day 3-5

Following two days, we’ll take the horses and ride through the beautiful landscapes of the Altai Mountain Range. Visit a Kazakh herder’s family to see their life and culture, listen to their songs and observe them hunting with eagles. Overnight in gers and in tents.


Day 4.  Ogii Lake

Day 4-5

By Ogii Lake, spend the day bird watching around the lake and sleep overnight in a tent.


Day 5.  Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulgii and get on a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Stay overnight in the checked hotel.


Day 6.  Terelj National Park

Visit the Winter Palace Museum of Bogd Khan and take a trip to Terelj National Park - exploring the scenic mountain areas abundant with edelweiss fields. Trekking in the mountain areas and sleep overnight in a ger camp.


Day 7.  Sangiin Dalai Lake

Drive to the Sangiin Dalai Lake, which is a saltwater lake located in northern Mongolia. Spend the afternoon bird watching and sleep another night in tents.


Day 8.  Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Enjoy the rest of the day free and stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 9.  Departure 

Transfer to the airport for departure.


Day 10.  Note

Previous horse-riding experience is preferred for this trip


Included


Shared double accommodation in a decent middle-class hotel in Ulaanbaatar, night stays in tents, full board, all transfers, local flights, entrance fees, hire of horses and riding gear, and the services of a guide and cook.

Not included


International airfare and train tickets - Excess luggage fee for the domestic flight - Insurance - Additional activities -Personal expenses - Visa fee - Gratuities - Photo & video in the museums - Any charges of major force & hardship clause beyond our control



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