> Visit Altai Tavan Bogd National Park > Enjoy a 3-day horse riding adventure > Discover beautiful lakes of Altai region > Get to know an Eagle hunting family > Enjoy the views of Snow-capped mountains
This trek is the perfect combination of trekking in the High Altai Mountain and a Horse Riding Adventure. We dedicate this two-week trek to the devoted trekkers and mountaineers. The trip takes you to the most western point of Mongolia, the majestic Mongol Altai mountains, the country’s largest and highest mountain range, with glacier topped peaks over 3000 meters, crystal clear mountain rivers, and glistening streams inhabited by the world’s largest wild sheep. You might also catch a glimpse of Argali, ibex, snow leopard, wolves, eagles, and many other bird species.
The name Altai Tavan Bogd (Five Holy Peaks of Altai) was given to a cluster of 5 dramatic peaks that tower this extensive Mongol Altai mountain range. The climate is extreme, with very little vegetation, giving the surrounding landscape a barren appearance. A trekking session leads us to the holy 5 peaks, the highest of which is Khuiten peak at 4374m. We will trek through the snowy mountains and cross the longest glaciers of the country.
After a fascinating trek, we will make a 3-day horse trekking journey through the colorful valleys, towards the most beautiful lakes of the area. On the way, we will visit local families of Kazakh, Tuva, and Khoton minority groups. We will take short breaks while exploring their lifestyle and customs as well as engaging in friendly talks with them.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
City sightseeing with visits to the National History Museum and Gandan monastery. Short briefing on the upcoming tour and welcome dinner. Accommodation: in the hotel.
Flight to Ulgii
Today we will fly to Ulgii, the center of Bayan-Ulgii province, where 90% of the population is Kazakhs, and have their own language and unique culture. The Kazakhs people are famous for their Eagle hunting game tradition. In Ulgii you will meet our vehicle and the local team. We will then drive you to Sagsai river. Accommodation: in the tent.
Visit Kazakh family
Today we will enter the Altai high mountain area and reach Shiveet Khairkhan mountain, the closest place to the Altai peaks reachable by car. We will be traveling at an altitude of 2500-3000 m. We will visit local a kazakh family to explore their lifestyle and rent the horses for our trip. We will prepare our luggage for the next 3 day-trekking trip to Altai peaks. Accommodation: with the family.