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Between twin peaks in western Mongolia

15 days trekking between twin peaks in western Mongolia

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A wonderful trekking through alpine scenery of the snow leopard home in the far western Mongolia. In a remote corner of Mongolia, the two magnificent peaks of snow-capped mountains Turgen  and Kharkhiraa are rising with its soaring ice cliffs. The plateau in the west in the mountains of Kharkhiraa and Turgen are preferred locations for fanatical trekkers and hikers. Our trekking paths  lead you through picturesque countryside. This adventurous trek takes us into the  rarely visited region between the two peaks, where we see glaciers and wonderful rushing rivers. In these regions, you will explore the diversity of a stunning landscape. We walk through narrow gorges, river valleys, mountains, hills, grasslands, forests and rolling meadows and discover beautiful mountains, lakes, and unforgettable sunset. On our journey through this wild landscape, we meet nomadic families with their large herds, allow us some insight to throw in a family where people are just as curious about us than we of them. Our journey does not forget the culture and history of Mongolia. You will see man stone's as a witness to a proud nation. Even the everyday life of nomads and the suddenly way crossing wild animals make your trip more interesting. The West Altai is anyway the habitat of rare species like snow leopard, argali sheep and ibex.

Highlights

Gandan Monastery, Zaisan Panorama hill, Mongolian Natural History Museum, Folklore, Man stone's, Nomadenfamily, Glacier, Lake

Short Itenerary
  • Day 1 :Arrivel. Hoteltransfer. Citytour
  • Day 2 :Fly to Ulaangom
  • Day 3 :Start of trekking
  • Day 4 :Trekking
  • Day 5 :Trekking
  • Day 6 :Trekking
  • Day 7 :Trekking
  • Day 8 :Trekking
  • Day 9 :Trekking
  • Day 10 :Trekking
  • Day 11 :End of trekking
  • Day 12 :Drive to Ulaangom
  • Day 13 :Fly to Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 14 :Leisure and shopping.
  • Day 15 :Departure
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Between twin peaks in western Mongolia

Day 1

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar. ***Hotel transfer. City tour including visit of natural history museum. (L/D)

Day 2

Flight to Uvs and drive to start place. (B/L/D)

Day 3

Start of trekking.  (B/L/D)

Day 4

Trekkingday. (B/L/D)

Day 5

Trekkingday. (B/L/D)

Day 6

Trekkingday. (B/L/D)

Day 7

Trekkingday. (B/L/D)

Day 8

Trekkingday. (B/L/D)

Day 9

Trekkingday. (B/L/D)

Day 10

Trekkingday. (B/L/D)

Day 11

Last trekkingday.  Move to Uureg lake. (B/L/D)

Day 12

Drive to Ulaangom. Overnightstay at landhotel. (B/L/D)

Day 13

Flight to Ulaanbaatar.  Transfer to hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 14

Leisure and shopping. (B/L/D)

Day 15

Transfer for your departure. (B/L/D)

Tour Duration

14 nights / 15 days

Tour Price

Double Room: USD

Single Room: +USD

All Rates per person (+ GST)

Group Size

8-12 participants per tour

Recommended time

From Juni till September

Included

* 15 day round trip from/to Ulaanbaatar

* Guiding in German or English language

* 3 nights accommodation Ulaanbaatar at ***Hotel

* 1 night accommodation at Landhotel in Ulaangom

* 10 nights accommodation in tent

* All overland transportation (Car/ 4WD Van / Bus)

* Welcome-Dinner

* City tour in Ulaanbaatar

* Domestic flights to and back Ulaanbaatar

* Trekking tour

* Visit of UNESCO Worldheritage

* Visit of museum and folklore in Ulaanbaatar

* Airport Transfers in Ulaanbaatar

* Meals

Not included

gratuity, optional tours and personal extras, International journey, visa fee, personal spending, single room charge in the hotel, travel insurance, tip, additional beverages and meals

 Anthony Wells

Anthony Wells said on July 28, 2008

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Slightly concerned beforehand about the degree of difficulty being recently retired and not having trekked previously. Happily we had no problems thanks to the sensible pace of our guide Naransukh. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? The scenery was quite spectacular, very wild and unspoilt and unlike any we have seen before. Our herders and cooks were amazingly cheerful, hardworking and considerate. Their wonderful singing around the campfire on their final night was something we will never forget. What did you think of your group leader? Naransukh, ably assisted by Uranchimeg was a very competent leader who was clearly conscious of our safety at all times. They were also excellent company, joining in our banter at meal-times. Do you have any advice for potential travelers? 1. Learn a few English folk songs. 2.Take an air mat for sleeping not just a foam roll. 3. Packets of dried fruit and nuts would be good gifts to give to the local herders when visiting their Gers. Is there anything else you would like to add? We cannot stop viewing our photos, but are also enjoying looking at those taken by the rest of our party, which help us to relive the pleasures of our trip.

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David Derbyshire

David Derbyshire said on July 28, 2008

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Mongolia is a vast country with little natural resources. It is not just flat land, there is a large mountainous region. As the population is so small with so little industry. The sky's are absolutely crystal clear at night I cannot put into words the beauty of the shooting stars and the night sky. That is really one of the things you have to see to appreciate. The cities and towns, please expect very little and you will not be dissapointed. Once into the country itself. I am sure you will be absolutely charmed by the people, the sheer vastness of the countryside, its beauty and the whole experience. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? 1. Climbing up to the base of the Glacier on one of the mountains. The herders and the people just love to speak to you, challenge you and respond incredibly if you make the effort to return in kind. One of the herders raced us up. Getting there together was a moment I will not forget. Especially when we then both turned around and looked back, to see three horses being ridden at full tilt up the rock face by the men of the last family we had visited. They where coming up just for the fun of it, to have a laugh and joke with us. 2. To stand out in the middle of the night and just look at the night sky. I can't even attempt to describe this. you are just going to have to go and see it for yourself. 3. Being challenged by the herdsman to a spot of mongolian wrestling. Tremendous fun. ( But please don't even think you stand a chance with these guys.) 4. Riding one of their horses one the last day of trekking. Again tremendous. They look after their animals so well and they are in such good condition. The animals though like the people have incredible spirit. Don't do it if you are'nt totaly happy. What did you think of your group leader? Good. There where two with us one struggled a little with his English, but nothing we couldn't cope with. Do you have any advice for potential travelers? Things to take with you! If you want to wash any clothes at all. A length of washing or tent line to hang them on. Every one takes things for the local kids. Books crayons sweets etc. The men folk in these parts like a drink. You will be the most popular person in town if you take along a few miniature bottles of whisky to give in return. Every possible combination of weather clothing in the space of an hour you can be sun burnt, blown over, drenched, snowed or hailed on. In general though we where incredibly lucky with the weather and the sun block was the most used. Is there anything else you would like to add? This I really think is a one off trip of a life time to see a vast and beautiful country. There are no roads, no planes in the sky. The people move with their animals, there are no buildings of any note at all and no facilities.

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