Western Mongolia, especially, Bayan Olgii is famous with its virgin nature, snow capped mountains, alpine lakes, fresh and wild rivers, immense glaciers, ethnic minorities and cultures and more. Tavan Bogd mountain with it's perpetual snow, glaciers, traces, and signs of ancient ice covers from bronze age have been well preserved due to a constantly cold climate and strong winds.
Day 1. Arrive in Olgii after the lunch, drive out to West heading towards the Ranger station of Tavan Bogd mountain. Arrive at the Ranger station where Tuvan Shamans live. Visit Tuvan shaman families and overnight in gers.
Day 2. Riding on horseback and head towards to base camp of Tavan Bogd mountain. After 5 hours of ride reach base camp. See potanian glacier and hike around the glacier for the rest of the day. Overnight in tents.
Day 3. Hike to Malchin peak of Tavan Bogd mountain, see other snow capped mountain from the top of Malchin peak and enjoy the top of 4 countries’ border. Back to the base camp and ride back to ranger station. Overnight in gers.
Day 4. Drive to Khoton Khurgan lakes area, stop by Shiveet Khairkhan mountain to see Rock arts from Bronze age. Continue driving to Lakes area. Arrive at the Snake river valley on the way and see ancient burial mounds. Camp by the snake river.
Day 5. On this day, we will drive only 2 hours and reach beautiful Khoton & Khurgan lakes, which is also south western part of Tavan Bogd National Park, we will be hosted by a Kazakh nomadic family. We will slaughter a sheep on this day, inviting all other nomadic neighbors we will organize a small nomadic ceremony today. Overnight in yurt.
Day 6. We will hike to Baga Turgen waterfall valley to see the waterfall. On the way back, we will visit Kazakh eagle hunter’s family to experience their lifestyle and see golden eagle. Hike back to the nomadic family. Overnight in yurts.
Day 7. On this day, we will drive back to Olgii thru Tsengel village, we will listen to a Tuvan throat singer on the way back to Olgii. Arriving in Olgii, after a hot shower, we will see a small family concert at the camp and get our gifts and a goodbye party.
Day 8. After the breakfast, Bek Travel’s team picks you all up from the ger camp and see you off at the Olgii airport.
Price per PAX: 1580 USD.
Tour Price Includes;
* Return flight tickets between UB and Olgii
* English speaking guide
* Horses for riding
* NP permits as well as Border patrol office permits
* Jeep 4×4 or Van 4×4 with fuel and driver
* All accommodations
* Full Camping and cooking gear
* Tour crew
* Airport transfers in Olgii
Groups Size: 2-12
Booking: Booking need to be done at least 20 days before tour starts.
Domestic flight tickets and relevant information.
There is only one aviation company called “Aeromongolia” flying between UB (Ulaanbaatar) and Olgii on every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays during summer season.
Tickets can be purchased online on the following Aeromongolia and Hunnu air websites. Or upon request, Back To Bek Travel can book the tickets for you.
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.
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.