The starting point of this trip is at Shery Travel’s Ger camp:
Address: 1514 Bayan- 15 Bayan Ulgii, Ulgii, Mongolia
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DAY 1: ARRIVE TO BAYAN ULGII THEN, DEPART FOR ALTAI TAVAN BOGD NATIONAL PARK
Upon arrival to the Ulgii airport you’ll be greeted by one of the english speaking guides from there we will head to lunch at the local Turkish restaurant or pizza place. From there we can go grocery shopping for any any additional items before beginning the trip. In the afternoon, we will depart for Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Along the way we will stop to see the petroglyphs carved into the mountains. When we arrive at the Ranger station the guides will set up camp. For dinner a chef will prepare your meal and eat surrounded by the beautiful nature in the valley.
DAY 2: EXPLORE PATONIN GLACIER AND DEPART FOR 5 SAINTS MOUNTAIN BASE CAMP
After, you wake up and get ready for the day the cook can prepare breakfast for you while the guides prepare the horses and pack came. Then begins the 4 hour journey on horseback to the Base Camp. On the way you to Base Camp you will be able to stop and take photos of the Patonin glacier and hike around the green river valley.
DAY 3: HIKE/CLIMB TO MALCHIN PEAK
From base camp it is about a 15 minute hike, then you are begin to summit to the top of Malchin Peak which is a 4,050 m (13,287 ft) mountain. The peak reveals the breathtaking view and shear size of the country and overlooks the Russian border and Chinese border. After returning to the bottom you will have a barbecue awaiting for you at Base Camp.
DAY 4: VISIT SHAMAN FAMILY AND IKH TURGEN WATERFALL
Leaving the ranger station we will visit Mongolian Shaman family. We will try Airag, which fermented horse milk. Then, the guides will take you to Ikh Turgen Waterfall where you can watch the sunset throughout the Land of Eternal Blue Sky. During this time the guides will set up camp by the waterfall where you will have dinner and sleep overnight.
DAY 5: EXPERIENCE NOMADIC LIFESTYLE AND MEET EAGLE HUNTER FAMILY
In the morning we will leave to visit an Eagle Hunter’s family where you can try traditional Kazakh foods like Beshbarmack (Five finger food), Kurt (Dried cheese), and Sary mai (Yak butter). You will stay the night with the family and be able experience the nomadic lifestyle, hold their eagle, and take photos.
DAY 6: RETURN TO GER CAMP AND TOUR ULGII
Return to the Shery Travel ger camp, take a shower, visit the sauna, eat lunch, and then go on a tour of Ulgii. On the tour you will be able to visit the outdoor Black Market/Bazaar to shop for souvenirs, locally made handcrafts. After this you will eat dinner and return to the ger camp where there will be a bonfire under the stars and listen to some traditional Kazakh music.
DAY 7: DEPART FOR ULAANBAATAR
Marking the final day of the trip, your guide will accompany you to the airport where you will be depart to Ulaanbaatar.
Pricing start at: --Without domestic flight $900 per person (2-20 people) -- With domestic flight $1,199 per person (2-20 people)
7 Day All-Inclusive Trekking through Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Bayan Ulgii (average elevation of 1301-4374 m) is surrounded by the snowcapped Altai mountains with a total area 45, 704.89 km². Ulgii is bordered by Russia’s Altai Republic and China. It is known for being home to the largest Kazakh population in Mongolia and its location within the Altai mountains, vast open rivers, lakes, natural springs, diverse wildlife, and unique plant-life. Bayan Ulgii is famed for having about 2,300,000 animals while it only has 32,000 people including the last remaining nomadic Eagle Hunters.
7 Day Tour of Western Mongolia’s Altai Mountains
Pricing start at:
-Without domestic flight $900 per person (2-20 people) -With domestic flight $1,199 per person (2-20 people)
This package includes everything below:
All meals in Western Mongolia
Drivers and 4 wheel-drive vehicle
English speaking guide
Camels and Horses
All Accommodations in Western Mongolia
National Park permits
All camping and cooking equipment
Drinks and toilet papers (alcoholic beverages not included)
Eagle hunter’s entertainment fees (wearing traditional clothes, and holding eagles & taking photos, eating their food, etc.)
Oljas and Uka have years over 15 years of combined experience overseas and living abroad so we know how to properly cater to vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free diets at no additional cost.
visa, extra hotel charges,
everything in Ulaanbaatar,
alcoholic beverages over 100,000 tugriks,
excess baggage costs.
Traveling to Mongolia is such a unique experience that requires planning unlike traveling to any other country. The harsh environment and requires careful planning.
Here is a list of some suggested packing items
Passports – When traveling abroad it is always a good idea to keep passport copies with you. If you are booking a trip to the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park we will need a copy to purchase your permits to get into the national park.
Sleeping bag – Although, yurts can be very warm, their temperatures drop a little during the night and it is best to have an all-season sleeping bag that is rated at -5ºCelcius/ 15º F or below even in the summertime.
Waterproof hiking boots – Hiking, trekking, climbing, and walking through the terrain in Mongolia can be tough for anyone so you have to take care of your feet.
Waterproof clothing – A weatherproof jacket is a necessity with the unpredictable weather here in Western Mongolia. The Kazakh’s and Mongolian’s have a saying that there are 4 typically seasons in one day.
Towel, soap, and basic personal toiletries – A towel, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, and wet wipes for the rest of the trek is also recommended. All of which can be purchased in Ulgii.
Water bottle – Your safety is our number 1 concern. Please bring a water bottle. Along the trail there are lots of rivers and streams from the glaciers and mountains that can be used to refill your bottle and boiled later to drink.
Warm clothes – Fleece, long pants, woolen hat, gloves,
Walking clothes – Bring thin clothes that can be layered and be easily removed or added during the trip.
Personal medication and basic first aid kit – Benadryl, Nyquil, rehydration salts, water purifying tablets, and other medications that cannot be purchased in Ulgii.
Snacks – Foods that are high in calories such as: energy bars, . Snacks are provided during the trek but you may like to bring one or two extras just in case.
Solar powered light – It will be dark while away from Ulgii so it is a good idea to keep an external light with you and be able to charge your devices while away from camp.
Money belt- This is good to have in Ulaanbaatar as UB is a large city and it is better to be safe than sorry when far from home.
Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat- It isn’t called the “Land of Eternal Blue Sky” for no reason. With few trees you could spend several hours exposed to the sun in a single day.
Bug spray/Insect repellent- Don’t let bug bites ruin the trip of a lifetime!
Ziplock bags- Can be extremely useful to keep things dry with unpredictable weather.
Helmet- If you would feel safer on horseback or camel, you are encouraged to bring a helmet.
Camera- These are once in a lifetime trips and taking photos is a must!
Domestic Flight information:
Domestic flights have limit of 15kgs maximum including luggage and hand luggage. Any extra luggage can be of course taken but you will be charged approximately 2 USD for each extra kg.We can book your domestic flights for you or you are able to do this on your own as well. These are the two companies that fly to and from Ulaanbaatar.