Why choose this tour?

  1. Horse trekkig to the Altai Tavan Bogd national park base camp
  2. Climb up to Malchin peak 4050M
  3. Explore the second largest glacier in central Asia
  4. Enjoy the panoramic view of White river valley
  5. Meet extraordinary Eagle hunter and his golden Eagle
  6. Experience nomads lifestyle
  7. Enjoy the driving off road
  8. Discover Khoton and Khurgan lake
  9. Explore historical sites: petroglyphs, Bal Bal stone
  10. Trekking the wildest part of the Altai 
  11. Ride a bactrian camel

DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive to Olgii province

Olgii is the highest Mongolian aimag (province). For the most part 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 local airport you will be met by one of our representatives: driver, English speaking tour guide. Upon your arrival Olgii you will visit local Bazaar(outdoor market) and central museum of Olgii province. Make shopping for local art and souvenir. Overnight accommodation will be in a Kazakh yurt. (L-D)

Day 2 Drive to Akh Su

Today we will drive from Olgii to Akh Su valley that Kazakh Nomads spend their summer time where the first camp is located. On the way we will stop for watching numerous of ancient rock carvings of Turkic origin, 1500-2000 years old. This day you have a chance to see Khoton and Khurgan lakes that second largest and clearest lakes of Mongolia. Average depth is 26m, maximum depth is approximately 58m. The landscape around the lakes is very beautiful and picturesque surrounded by snow-capped Altai mountains. There you will be met by your horses and camels with guides .Become acquainted with the horses and perhaps there will be time for short ride near camp. Overnight accommodation will be in a tent. (B-L-D)

Day 3 Riding to the "Bear Valley"

After having a breakfast in the frosty air, saddle the horses and pack the pack camels. Baggage and all stuffs will transfer by camel. Follow the trail down Akh Su to Bear valley. After 2-3 hour riding you will stop for lunch one of the most beautiful “Green lake”. Water in lakes is fresh and surrounding forests are rich variety of rare plants and animals. Then we’ll go on riding to Bear valley.  The Bear valley offers you unspoiled natural beauty and unique opportunity to see wild animals such as: ibex ( wild goat), Argali sheep, red deer, snow leopard, Bear, Altai snow-cock, Golden eagle and many others. Overnight accommodation will be in a tent.(B-L-D)

Day 4 Riding to the “Khara-Airkh” valley

After five hour riding you will reach Khara-airkh valley which is summer home of local Tuvan nomads.  You will be able to get acquainted with the rich Tuvan culture and their daily life. You will have a chance to taste milk products such as: local yak cheese, milk vodka which is distilled from yak milk, and others. Overnight accommodation will be in a tent. (B-L-D)

Day 5 Riding to entrance of the “Altai Tavan Bogd national park”

After having a breakfast we’ll go on adventurous riding to Altai Tavan Bogd national park entrance. En route today we will have plenty of opportunity to see local life. There will be time for in evening hike to the beautiful two lakes. We will set up our camp just next to the gate of the national park. Overnight accommodation will be in a tent. (B-L-D)

Day 6 Riding to Altai Tavan Bogd massif. Base camp

Today’s ride takes you deeper into national park. The views of snow-capped mountains, White rivers and wild flowers, are amazing here. En route you will see Potanin and Alexander glaciers, which is the longest in the Mongolia. Hiking to glaciers and terrain is uneven, you have to go carefully. We will set up our camp next to the glacier. 3000 meter above the sea level. Overnight accommodation will be in a tent. (B-L-D)

Day 7 To climb  “Malchin” peak.

We'll awake to the fresh mountain air and stunning morning glow of the Altai Tavan Bogd NP. This day we will climb up to the Malchin peak 4050 meter high which is located on the Mongolia and Russian border. So come hydrated and with plenty of sunscreen. It’s not a technical climbing. You can easily be on the top. You’ll have the best view of the whole Altai Tavan Bogd national park and the longest Potanin glacier from the top of the Malchin peak.

Return to the base camp and overnight accommodation in a tent. (B-L-D)

Day 8 White river  valley riding

After having a breakfast we will ride to White river valley. You’ll enjoy the spectacular scenery of wild nature on horseback. Once we reach the road our vehicles are waiting for us to take Sagsai village. Overnight accommodation will be in a tent. (B-L-D)

Day 9 Drive to “Sagsai” village, Visit eagle hunters family.

After 150 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. It is a most important activity of the every tour that we organize. Each day you will have a lots of chance to talk with eagle hunter and photographing with golden eagle, get acquaint nomads life style , their rich culture etc.  Also you can ask any questions from eagle hunter. He gladly answers your questions and demonstrated his eagle and give interesting information about trained wild eagle. Furthermore you will enjoy tasting milk products and hospitality of local Kazakh nomads. Drive back to Olgii city. Overnight accommodation will be in a yurt. (B-L-D)

Day 10 Farewell to Bayan-Olgii province.

After breakfast you will driven to the local airport with your guide for your return flight to Ulaanbaatar.(B)

HORSE TREKKING ADVENTURE IN ALTAI

Horse trekking Altai

“Horse trekking  tour” for 10 days in the most beautiful place of the western part of Mongolian Altai Tavan Bogd national park. Altai Tavan Bogd national park has some of the most stunning scenery in all of Mongolia towering with white mountains,  glaciers, deep lush valleys, and large lakes. let's explore this amazing place on horseback.


Name of the tour: Horse riding adventure

Duration of the tour: 10 days 9 nights

Destination: Altai Tavan Bogd national park.


Tour price includes:

  1. Flight tickets to and from Olgii
  2. English-speaking guide,
  3. Experienced driver and Cook,
  4. Airport pick up and transfers,
  5. land transportation,
  6. Accommodations,
  7. Horse hire with saddle and other gears
  8. Camel for carrying our luggage
  9. Camping equipment, The North face 4 season tent, mattress
  10. Dining tent
  11. Visit eagle hunters fee
  12. Breakfast, lunch, dinner with snacks in between,
  13. Border  permit
  14. National park entrance fee.

Tour price doesn’t include:

  1. International airfare
  2. Travel insurance
  3. Passport and visa fees
  4. personal expenses
  5. special order in cafes and restaurant

Altitude

Mostly we are camping and trekking around 1500-2000m high from the sea level. Some trekking routes may go as high as around 3000m but this is not a daily occurrence. When you climb up to the Malchin peak, it is about 4050m high from the sea level.

Weather

Some weather recommendations: Summer months in Mongolia are from early-June to mid-September. Although the Mongolian summers are hot and dry with occasional rain, the temperature can fluctuate as much 20 degrees centigrade between day and night. The weather at Altai Tavan Bogd NP is very changeable, so be prepared for all weather conditions. Mountain weather is always unpredictable, we recommend you to bring warm sleeping bags that rated -15 celcius.

 

The equipment and your personal belongings will be carried on camelback

PITCH CAMP

Horseback riding with Altai-Nomads Travel was one of my best holidays ever.

I did the 10 day horseback riding tour and loved everything about it. Serik had organized everything very well and each lunch and campsite that we choose was just like from paradise. The nature is just stunning and each day varied in terms of landscape. The people supporting the tour were all very kind, professional and knowledgeable about what they were doing. The horses were very well trained and despite the fact that I'm a beginner it was very easy to ride them. We also visited an eagle hunter family and stayed in a Kazakh yurt and it was a great and interesting experience to stay with locals. Another point I liked was that Serik and his team were very responsible and collected all our trash from each campsite and brought it all back to Ulgii. The only thing that I regretted was that I didn't bring a warmer sleeping bag as it gets really cold during the night but again, Serik was very kind a lent me his. I had an unforgettable adventure and I can highly recommended Altai-Nomads Travel.

Caroline C

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Caroline C

I did the 10 day horseback riding tour and loved everything about it. Serik had organized everything very well and each lunch and campsite that we choose was just like from paradise. The nature is just stunning and each day varied in terms of landscape. The people supporting the tour were all very kind, professional and knowledgeable about what they were doing. The horses were very well trained and despite the fact that I'm a beginner it was very easy to ride them. We also visited an eagle hunter family and stayed in a Kazakh yurt and it was a great and interesting experience to stay with locals. Another point I liked was that Serik and his team were very responsible and collected all our trash from each campsite and brought it all back to Ulgii. The only thing that I regretted was that I didn't bring a warmer sleeping bag as it gets really cold during the night but again, Serik was very kind a lent me his. I had an unforgettable adventure and I can highly recommended Altai-Nomads Travel.

Incredible horseback riding trip

We had an incredible horseback riding trip with Altai Nomads Travel. The horses were phenomenal - small but so strong and speedy, traversing the sometimes tricky ground like troopers. The wranglers are amazing to ride with and learn from. The whole team makes my trip so comfortable with hot dinners to go back to after the ride and always plenty of fun and chat around the campfire.We stayed in untouched nature, saw the most amazing stars at night, and had great food. I strongly recommend Altai nomads travel's horseback riding tours in Mongolia!

Mark B

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2020-02-12T14:38:50+00:00

Mark B

We had an incredible horseback riding trip with Altai Nomads Travel. The horses were phenomenal - small but so strong and speedy, traversing the sometimes tricky ground like troopers. The wranglers are amazing to ride with and learn from. The whole team makes my trip so comfortable with hot dinners to go back to after the ride and always plenty of fun and chat around the campfire.We stayed in untouched nature, saw the most amazing stars at night, and had great food. I strongly recommend Altai nomads travel's horseback riding tours in Mongolia!

The best horseback riding tour in Mongolia.

I had a great time exploring the Altai mountains on horseback. The scenery was breathtaking. I've never seen a country that has such untouched beauty like Mongolia has. The views of these great mountains, green meadow, clear streams of water, animals grazing. It was all so unreal and magical. We stayed in kazakh yurt with nomadic eagle hunter's family. It was really a unique experience. All our hosts were so kind, welcoming and generous. And we can't thank to Serik, Eska and Fiko enough. We really appreciate their help throughout the tour. They made our 10 days trip that much special. As for anyone hesitating to take the horse ride tour, don't be. I've never been on a horse before and it was really easy to handle. The guys and the horseman are helpful too. Absolutely recommend this company to other travelers - I want to go back and do a birding excursion at a different time of year in the future, plus to see the reindeer herders would be so neat! There's much I'd love to do, and I'll definitely be using this company.

Kelly B

Altai Nomads Travel
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2020-02-12T15:43:48+00:00

Kelly B

I had a great time exploring the Altai mountains on horseback. The scenery was breathtaking. I've never seen a country that has such untouched beauty like Mongolia has. The views of these great mountains, green meadow, clear streams of water, animals grazing. It was all so unreal and magical. We stayed in kazakh yurt with nomadic eagle hunter's family. It was really a unique experience. All our hosts were so kind, welcoming and generous. And we can't thank to Serik, Eska and Fiko enough. We really appreciate their help throughout the tour. They made our 10 days trip that much special. As for anyone hesitating to take the horse ride tour, don't be. I've never been on a horse before and it was really easy to handle. The guys and the horseman are helpful too. Absolutely recommend this company to other travelers - I want to go back and do a birding excursion at a different time of year in the future, plus to see the reindeer herders would be so neat! There's much I'd love to do, and I'll definitely be using this company.
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