Climbing Tavan Bogd

Day 1. Arrive in Olgii and have lunch. Leave Olgii for Khokh Khotol, 100km from Olgii. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2. Drive along the river and pass the hill 2,600m above sea level. Enjoy view of all 5 peaks of Tavan Bogd. Drive another 80km to base camp.
Day 3. Use camels and horses to climb up to West Camp. People will climb on foot. Overnight there.
Day 4. Climb to Malchin Peak (4,050m). If weather allows, continue to climb Khuiten Peak (4,374m). If weather is poor, overnight there in tents in high camp.
- Note: Khuiten Peak requires proper climbing equipment (please bring your own).
Day 5. Climb to Khuiten Peak (with proper climbing equipment). This takes approximately 5 hours. Spend 30 minutes at the peak. Return to West Camp and overnight.
Day 6. Return to base camp and overnight.
Day 7. Begin return trip to Olgii. Depending on wishes of your group, stop somewhere along the way to overnight.
Day 8. Return to Olgii.
Day 9. Fly to UB.

DATES : 1 June-15 September

Some 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, so be prepared for all weather conditions.

What to bring: Binoculars, sunscreen, a hat, gloves, long underwear for travel in the high mountains, comfortable footwear, lip balm, sanitary hand wipes, sunglasses, prescription medications (if needed), rain gear, and a flashlight/torch.

Transport: Western Mongolian families frequently move from one pasture to the other using camels. The services of some herdsmen will be hired by the expedition, and they will provide us with their animals.

Staff: A local guide who speaks English and Mongolian will accompany the group at all times. A cook will follow, with an assistant. In addition, the services of the local herdsmen will be hired along with their animals. The horsemen follow a traditional lifestyle in the areas where we will be riding.

Meals: Our cook will prepare the meals. We pride ourselves in having cooks adapt to both western and Mongolian cooking on our trips. There are always vegetables available, and we have no problem accommodating vegetarians on our trips. For breakfast we can usually buy fresh yogurt from the herdsmen in the local area.

Price: ... USD per person (min 2 members)

Group size: 2-12 [Discounts available for large groups]

Price Includes: English speaking guide, food(3 times per day), cook, packing horse or camels, all overnights in gers and tents, camping equipment and all local transport (UB-Ulgii-UB flights), all Border and National park permits.

Price Excludes: Drinks. Guesthouse costs 10-USD per night, per person.