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.

Groups Size: 2-12

Booking: Booking need to be done at least 20 days before tour starts.

Domestic flight tickets and relevant information.

There are 2 aviation companies called “Hunnu Airways” and “Aeromongolia” flying between UB (Ulaanbaatar) and Olgii on daily basis during summer season.

Tickets can be purchased online on the following Aeromongolia and Hunnu air websites. Or upon request, Bek Travel can book the tickets for you.


P.S Aeromongolia has not been reliable nowadays with frequent delays and flight cancellations. Would suggest not to book with them at this moment.


Some recommendations: Weather in Mongolia in summer is not very stable, sometimes it can be as cold as –degrees at nights on the mountains sometimes very hot. So it is always better to pack for the worst.

Packing List: 

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs.

  • backpack or soft bag / dowel bag for luggage
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • towel
  • waterproof hiking boots/ horse riding boots
  • waterproof jacket with hood
  • waterproof overpants
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • warm hat
  • long underwear
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • gloves
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • resealing (ziploc) plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera ( unless otherwise)
  • Wet and dry tissues ( can be bought in Olgii)

Meals: Our cook will prepare the meals mix of Western and Mongolian. We can also cater for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free upon request. There will be enough vegetables, fruits during our trips.

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