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Mongolian Wilderness Trek - 17 Days

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The Altai Mountain range is remote region with demanding terrain and passes however these are at the lower altitude of approximate  3,000 metres.
The rugged Altai Mountain Range forms the border between Mongolia and China, much of it within the 6,362 square kilometres of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. This spectacular wilderness of snow-capped peaks, dense forests, and alpine grasslands is the haunt of giant elk and argali mountain sheep, where wolves, bears and snow leopards still roam.

The uninhabited heart of the mountains is accessible only on foot and by horse. This is true wilderness, with the only tracks being those used by the horse mounted border patrol, and game. On this trek we will use packhorses to carry our equipment, camping at the end of each day. You will be trekking where few outsiders have been before. In 2015 we will taking a new route through terrain!

Horses have always been a part of the culture since before the days of Genghis Khan, so at the end of each day once we have made camp the horses will be available to ride, for those who are keen. 

We will be invited in to the local gers (or yurts, the iconic round felt tent of Central Asia), to drink tea and eat unidentifiable but delicious foods. These are the families of the people accompanying us on the trek and it is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in a culture unaffected by tourism and the outside world, in a way that is rare today.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar
Day 2: Fly Ulaanbaatar – Uligii and drive to Altai village
Day 3: Altai Village and drive to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park and trek to base of  ‘Pass of Death’
Day 4: Trek over ‘Pass of Death’ to Base Camp
Day 5: Day trek from Base Camp or rest day
Day 6:  Trek Base Camp to Bekhit
Day 7 – 10:Trek along the Chinese border
Day 11: Trek to Chigertei Nuur Lake
Day 12: Trek Chigertei Nuur – Altai Village
Day 13: Altai Village to Uligii 
Day 14: 
Fly Ulgii to Ulaanbaatar
Day 15 – 16: Ulaanbaatar – Khustai National Park – Ulaanbaatar
Day 17: Ulaanbaatar
Group size: max 12


Trip Dates

Start: Ulaanbaatar     End: Ulaanbaatar


Other dates available on request


Trip Pricing

Deposit: USD$500 (payable at the time of booking)
A further full payment is due 60 days before departure Priced from USD3,290.00 to USD3890.00 (depending on numbers in the group)
Single supplement: USD$250.00


Price Includes:

      • Experienced English speaking local & International guide
      • Ascend to ‘Pass of Death’
      • 3 x nights Hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar and tents or Gers on twin share bases
      • 12 x nights camping in good quality tents on a twin share basis. 
      • 1 x night camping in Ulgii with a local family in a ger. 
      • Price includes return flights Ulaanbaatar to Uligii inlcuding transfers and Departure taxes ( value USD685.00)
      • Support cook and kitchen crew
      • pack horses to carry luggage
      • Support vehicles where necessary 
      • Trekking Adventures T-Shirt
      • Meet and greet dinner 
      • Special Local trekking permits into Altai Tavan Bogd National Park 
      • Full board as per the itinerary
      • Some optional horse riding

Vote with your feet and come walk with me.

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Trekking Adventures | Nepal Trekking | Worldwide Treks - Mongolian crew
Trekking Adventures | Nepal Trekking | Worldwide Treks - trekking in alpine meadows
Trekking Adventures | Nepal Trekking | Worldwide Treks - Day 15  Altai village