Tour grade: Hard
As the 19th largest country in the world, Mongolia’s considerable size includes a fabulous array of pristine landscapes and a nomadic people whose lives are in many ways unaffected from the days of Genghis Khan and his mighty Mongol Empire. This tour offers an outstanding introduction to this diverse, ancient and extraordinarily beautiful country, visiting areas and sites that many other tours do not visit.
Conquer the Five Holy Peaks by taking part in this exciting and challenging trip! The trip takes you all the way to the stunning Altai mountain range in the remote western Mongolia. The Mongol Altai range has some of the most exceptional mountain scenery that one could ever see without any doubts. Trekking through the snowy mountains amongst the majestic peaks, you will be walking on Mongolia's longest glacier. Also during this challenging trip you will be standing in 3 countries- Mongolia, Russia and China while you are on Mt. Nairamdal (Mt. Friendship), where the 3 countries share a common border. One of the best mountaineers of Mongolia, who conquered 5 peaks (above 7000m) in the Himalayas and all Mongolian challenging peaks, will guide you you for this Mongolia climbing trip!
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, tour of the City
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. The city tour of Ulaanbaatar takes you through some of the principal sights of this unique city. You visit the Gandan Monastery, Genghis Khan monument on the Sukhbaatar square and the Museum of National History. Centrally located excellent hotel 3* L
Day hike to Mt. Tsetsee Gun (~ 2250) Of Bogd Khaan Mountain
Today, we’ll hike to Mt. Tsetsee Gun, which is the highest peak of the Bogd Khaan Mountain range in Bogd Khaan National Park. It’ll take 2.3 half hours to hike to the peak Tsetsee Gun in one way normally. View the some panoramic views of Ulaanbaatar city. Rest of the day is spent at the ger camp in the evening, optional horse riding etc. Ger camp B+L+D
Ulaanbaatar – Bayan – Olgii Province (Olgii Town)
In the morning, check out hotel after breakfast and catch flight to Bayan Olgii, local arrangements, drive out of the town toward the Tavan Bogd National Park, enjoy western Mongolia and arrive near to the place that we begin climbing and overnight at tent.Tent Camping B+L+D
Arrive in Tavan Bogd National Park’s Base Camp. Climb to Mt. Malchin
Arriving in the base camp with camel support, 5 hours of walking, easy to moderate and trek to Mt. Malchin from base camp.Tent Camping B+L+D
Climbing to Mt. Khuiten
Climb Khuiten and if time allows as well the Nairamdal peaks. Peak Khuiten the highest point of Mongolia. /4374 meters a.s.l/. Trekking to our Mount Khuiten Base Camp on Potanin Glacier (3800m). We will take a rest/ acclimatization day before attempting the peak. Summit day will begin with an alpine start and take approx. 8 to 10 hours round-trip. Mount Khuiten is 4374m, highest point of Mongolia. Conquering Nairamdal Peak (4202m), 6-7 hour. The climb is easier than Khuiten climb. Tent Camping B+L+D
Base Camp – Oigor and Tsagaan Gol River Valley
We’ll return to Olgii this day and trekking to Oigor and Tsagaan Us River Valley in order to meet our driver. Tent Camping B+L+D
Visiting Kazakh Family
Drive to Bayan-Ulgii, on the way visit to rock drawings and Kazak family to see hunting with Golden Eagles, arrive in Bayan-Ulgii, visit local museum. Ger camp B+L+D
Olgii - Ulaanbaatar
Today is the last day that we stay in Olgii town, leisure morning and fly back to Ulaanbaatar, land at Chinggis Khaan Airport and will be transferred to your hotel, check in and rest at the hotel. Centrally located excellent hotel 3* B+L
Free Day in Ulaanbaatar
Today is the leisure day and you can do shopping for cashmere, souvenirs etc. See a traditional folklore concert by the best Mongolian ensemble at 06:00 pm. Centrally located excellent hotel 3* B+D
Departure From Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
You are transferred to the airport/train station after breakfast. End of service. B
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DESTINATION & ATTRACTIONS BRIEF INFO
The majestic Altai Mountain range dominates the western part of Mongolia. The name Tavan Bogd (Five Saints - Five Holy Peaks) was given to a cluster of 5 dramatic peaks that tower the extensive Mongol Altai mountain range. This is the best place for Mongolia climbing and mountain climbing Mongolia.
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Sending you some of our nicer pictures. Some are chosen for their beautiful scenery while the rest are just us happily playing and goofing around. There are a couple of shots of us doing some Mongolian wrestling, as suggested by Oyuna since we missed out on the mini-Naadam festival. She said since we missed it, we might as well organise our own festival by playing some Mongolian games. Haha... We had so much fun playing those games!!! :)OK, I hope you like the pictures we send you. Best regards to everyone at Selena Travel and thank you once again for all your assistance.
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