Our eco tours are always concentrated on wild nature and on traditional culture of local people, but they may also include such active components as hiking, trekking, horseback riding, even tailor-made tours.
Name of the tour: Eco tour:
Duration of the tour:9 days 8 nights
Main Destination: Altai Tavan Bogd national park
Transportation: Russian minivan 4WD
Tour price includes:
Flight tickets to and from Olgii
Local English-speaking guide full time service
Experienced driver and cook
Breakfast, lunch, dinner with snacks in between,
National park entrance fee.
Tour price doesn’t include:
Excess baggage charge
Passport and visa fees
Optional additional activity cost
Special order in cafes and restaurant
Day 1 -Flight to Olgii
Olgii is the highest Mongolian aimag (province). For the most part it is located in the Mongolian Altai mountain region. The aimag is famous for the traditional hunting method using trained golden eagles. An estimated 80% of the world`s eagle hunters live here.
At the local airport you will be met by one of our representatives: driver, English speaking tour guide, and cook. We will drive from the airport to the entrance of the “Altai Tavan Bogd National Park”. (180km drive from Olgii). Overnight accommodation: tent.
Day 2 –Horse riding toward Tavan Bogd massif
After breakfast you will start horse riding from the entrance of the national park to the base camp. On this day we will be joined with our team of camels and horses with guides. Baggage and all equipment will be transferred by camel. After 16km riding you will reach one of the longest Potanine glacier which is surrounded with snow-capped peaks of Altai Tavan Bogd mountains. Overnight accommodation at base camp: tent
Day 3 –White river valley hiking
After breakfast you will be riding to the Tsagaan gol ( white river) valley. Have a rest, relax. There will be time for an evening hike to the beautiful two lakes. You will have a chance to ride two humped Mongolian camels. Overnight accommodation: tent
Day 4- Drive to Khoton and Khurgan lake.(at Sirgaly area)
Sirgalia is a beautiful spot where the twin pristine lakes of Khoton and Khurgan meet. The Khoton and Khurgan lakes offer the traveler an adventure in a spectacular landscape of stunning natural beauty with almost endless opportunities for fishing.Endless snow-capped mountains with larch forests and crystal clear lakes makes the area one of the most beautiful parts of the trip. It is also a good place for fishing and bird-watching.
Day 5- Baga Turgen Waterfall and Visit Kazakh Nomads.
Hike to the beautiful Baga Turgen Valley where there are three waterfalls. Visit Kazakh nomadic families and learn about their lives. This will give you an opportunity to note the differences between Mongolian and Kazakh gers, which tend to be much larger and decorated with colorful tapestries and carpets.
Day 6 Drive to “Sagsai” village, Visit eagle hunters family.
After 100 kilometer drive you’ll arrive in small Sagsai village which is situated in a picturesque place on the bank of the Khovd river. Visit nomadic eagle hunter’s family where you will see demonstrations with the eagle, have the chance to talk with the eagle hunter and take photographs with the golden eagle. Furthermore you will enjoy tasting milk products and hospitality of local Kazakh nomads. Overnight accommodation: tent
Day 7- Explore Tolbo lake
Tolbo lake is one of the biggest freshwater lakes in western Mongolia and about 50 kilometers south of Olgii , on the main road between Olgii and Khovd city. The lake is 2000 meters above the sea level. Tolbo lake is one of the best tourist attraction places. Furthermore the lake is a favorite place for fishing and picnics. On this day you will relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the lakeshore and its surroundings. Overnight accommodation: tent
Day 8 Drive back to Olgii
This day we’ll drive back to Olgii city. Upon your arrival in Olgii you will visit the central museum of Olgii province and the local Bazaar(outdoor market) for shopping for local art and souvenirs. At the end of the trip, “Altai nomads tour” team organize for you a short concert including Kazakh folk song and Kazakh traditional dance. Also you can listen to the amazing “dombra” sound made from the Kazakh main traditional musical instrument . You will enjoy having a Kazakh traditional meal Beshbarmak. Overnight accommodation: Kazakh yurt.
Day 9 Farewell to Bayan-Olgii province.
After breakfast you will be driven to the local airport with your guide for your return flight to Ulaanbaatar.