Climbing to Altai Mountains: Khuiten and Malchin Peak

Altai Tavan Bogd NP is an amazing natural reserve place in Mongolia and is famous for its highest five peaks and largest Potanin glacier/biggest one of 20 glaciers in Mongolia/, lying on more than 4,000m above the sea level. During this 12 days tour you will climb to the highest mountains of Mongolia and explore traditional nomadic way of life and Kazakh Eagle Hunters and more.

Trip Details:

Travel time: July-September (dates are flexible)

Availability: Min 2, Max 15. Discounts available for the groups!

Duration:12Days(12 NIGHTS/12 DAYS)


Trip Moments:

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar capital city of Mongolia

Arrive to Ulaanbaatar, transfer to hotel. Our guides will meet the group at the International Airport of UB. After transferring to hotel the guide will do tour briefing. Lunch or dinner at the traditional Mongolian restaurant(depending from your arrival).

Day 2. Flight to Bayan-Ulgii province/2 and half hours flight and 6 hours drive/

Catch a flight to Ulgii city, Bayan-Ulgii province of Western Mongolia. Get introduced about the needed trip plans and we drive to Taban Bogd National park at the same day. Along the way, we will find numerous petroglyphs and Turkic stones and picnic lunch. Bayan-Ulgii is rich in archaeological remains, as a reminder of the Bronze Age and the time of the Huns and Turkic invasions. Reach to Ger camp. Overnight in Kazakh or Mongolian ger.

Days 3,4,5,6,7,. Climbing to Khuiten and Malchin/Nomad/ Peaks

Summit the highest peak of Mongolia at the elevation of 4374m from the sea level.

To the top of Khuiten :

Our challenge for the following 4 days (including one leeway day) is the Khuiten peak. To reach its base we need to cross the Potanin glacier, which lies in between. An advanced base camp will be set up below the eastern face of Khuiten. A number of crevasses is to be traversed before reaching the Khuiten's foothill. The actual ascent, although technically moderate takes 4 hours. From the summit there opens a tremendous bird eye view over China, Russia and the neighboring snowcapped ridges and snow fields. (tent/B,L,D)

To the top of Makchin or Nomad peak:

Today/7th day/  we will make a day hike to the Malchin peak(4050m). Malchin peak  is the one of five peaks of the Tavan Bogd mountain on the Mongolia-Russian border. Non-technical climbing mountain and normally takes 4 hours to reach to the top and 3 hours to hike back to base camp. Lunch at the top of the summit. Breathtaking view from the top of the mountain. (tent/B,L,D)

Day 8: Return hike to White River/Ranger station/

Today we ride back/horseback riding supported with camel caravan/ to our camp in the White River valley. This time it is a gradual descent along the White river which takes its source from the Potanin glacier. It is a chance to glance into every single valley of the icy massif and witness how the initial stream of glacial dust transforms into the mighty White river. Back to our vehicles we celebrate our ascent with a delicacy of Kazakh cuisine - "besbarmak". Literally meaning "five fingers" this is a delicious assortment of stewed meat, vegetables and flour eaten with hands. Overnight in yurt or tents (B,L,D).

Day 9. Twin lake Area of Altai Tavan Bodg NP/6 hours drive/

Today we drive to Hoton lake. We will pitch our camp near to Nomadic family. We are now only 10km from the China border. Overnight in Kazakh ger or camp. B+L+D

Day 10. Exploring the Twin Lake area.

These days you relax and swim, fish and explore amazing mountainous area.  These days you can see and learn regular day life of nomads and their tradition. Like horse riding, fishing and hiking around. Also, we see the snowcapped mountains with forest, which make the wall between China and Mongolia and some beautiful waterfalls. Overnight at yurts(nomads tent) or camping. B+L+D

Day 11. Drive back to Ulgii city and visit Eagle Hunter’s Family

Drive back towards Ulgii, on the way we visit to Kazakh eagle-hunters family. See the magnificent eagles and learn about eagle-hunting. Eagle-hunters typically use female birds because they are bigger, stronger, and more aggressive than their male counterparts. Hunters typically keep their birds for 10 years before releasing them back into the wild. Overnight in “South River” camp. B+L+D

Day 12. Catch an early flight back to Ulaanbaatar city transfer to Hotel. End of the trip!

Include services: Domestic flights, transportation within Mongolia, hotel in Ulaanbaatar and Ulgii city, all the overnight Gers and tents, three meals a day, bottled drinking water, English or Chinese speaking guide, cook, renting of riding horses or camels, support staff including drivers, all Border and National park permits. Possible to help with some visa problems.

Do not include: International transportation, Visa to Mongolia, Departure tax, Alcoholic drinks, Items of a personal nature, Gratuities, Any expenses paid due to any change in itinerary, Travel, medical & evacuation insurance or any expenses associated with medical and evacuation expenses if any.