For the intrepid adventurer!
Explore the unique and grand landscape of Western Mongolia, staying with families who still practice the ancient art of Eagle Hunting. Trek to the base camp of the formidable Khuiten peak and taste what it is like to be a mountaineer on the easy going Malchin trek, suitable for beginners.
DURATION: Minimum 9 days, 8 nights
HIGHLIGHTS: Climb to Malchin Peak in the Altai Mountain Range, hike over Potanin Glacier, visit a Kazakh Eagle Hunting family
From June – Sept 2019
Mongolia’s western provinces are some of the richest in cultural diversity. You can find Mongolian and Kazakh, Tuvan and Oirats living side by side. Here, where Mongolia frontiers with Russia and China, guarded by the snow capped peaks of the Altai mountain range, highest in the country, the Eagle Hunters have made their home. Explore this unique and grand landscape, staying with families who still practice the ancient art of Eagle Hunting. Trek to the base camp of the formidable Khuiten peak climb and taste what it is like to be a mountaineer on the easy going Malchin trek, suitable for beginners. You can hike over the longest glacier of Mongolia, the Potanin glacier, stretching for 19km from the eastern face of Mt. Khuiten. Local Tuvan herders will travel with you as your camel caravan handlers and will make an unforgettable company and share their culture and traditions with you.
Day 1: Fly Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii. Start the drive to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.
Day 2: Arrive in White River Valley.
Day 3: Trek Day 1. Arrive at Base Camp for ascent.
Day 4: Trek Day 2. Hike to Malchin Peak.
Day 5: Trek Day 3: Leeway day. Hike and easy ridgeline overlooking Russia.
Day 6: Trek Day 4: Hike down to White River Valley. Visit Eagle Hunting Family.
Day 7: Visit Khoton and Khurgan Lakes.
Day 8: Visit Baga Turgen Waterfall. Drive to Ulgii.
Day 9: Fly Ulgii to Ulaanbaatar.