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Climbing in Altai Tavan Bogd

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Climbing in Altai Tavan Bogd

14 days/ 13 nights
Jun to mid of Sep
Adventure tours
Western Mongolia

This two-week trip takes off to the country’s extreme West to visit two out of five peaks at the famous and highest mountain massif in Mongolia, Altai Tavan Bogd. The Mountain and its significance rely on the beautiful yet one of the most challenging gateways to the peaks to see the whole mountain chain from its summit after spending more than one-third of a day to reach. You will spend a week in and around the Tavan Bogd Mountain and explore the National Park.


Itinerary

Day 1.   Ulaanbaatar

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


Day 2.  Bayan Ulgii Province 

Transfer to the airport and get on a flight to Ulgii for approximately 4 hours. We will drive to the camping place and accommodated to a Mongolian traditional house called ger.


Day 3.  Kazakh herder’s family

Drive to Biluu on the way to visit a Kazakh herder’s family to see their life and culture, listen to their songs, and to see them hunting eagles. Stay overnight in a tent.


Day 4.  Altai Tavan Bogd Mountain 

Drive to the Altai Tavan Bogd Mountains. Sleep in a tent.


Day 5.  Glacier Potanin

Visit and hike the glacier Potanin and prepare for climbing. Overnight in tents.


Day 6.  Climbing

Day 6-8

The next two days will be spent in the mountain area and you will climb to the Peak of Altai Tavan Bogd – Khuiten, at 4356 m above sea level. From the camp basis to the way up to the point, it’s about 7-15 km and takes about 5-6 hours. Continue climbing to the highest peak Khuiten, it will take about 9-10 hours.  


Day 7.  Malchin Peak

Day 9-10

Possibly climb to one of the five peaks of Tavan Bogd mountain - Malchin Peak at the elevation of 4050 m, it will take about 9-10 hours to go from camp basis all the way up. You will stay overnight in tents during this climbing period.


Day 8.  Relax

Spend the day relaxing in beautiful nature.


Day 9.  Climbing

Drive back to the camping place and stay overnight in a ger. 


Day 10.  Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulgii and fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Check into the hotel and enjoy the last night in the city.


Day 11.  Departure 

Transfer to the airport for departure


Day 12.  Note

Previous climbing experience is preferred for this trip and each participant needs to bring their own climbing equipment.


Included


Shared double accommodation in a decent middle-class hotel in Ulaanbaatar, night stays in Mongolian Gers and tents, full board, all transfers, domestic flights, horses or camels for luggage transport, entrance fees, cook and guide services

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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