MONGOLIAN ALTAI HORSE TREKKING
MONGOLIAN ALTAI HORSE TREKKING
This fantastic horse trekking adventure takes place in very remote areas of Western Mongolia, in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park among the snow-capped peaks of the High Altai Mountains, one of the longest mountain chains in Central Asia. In this remote corner where Mongolia, China, and Russia meet, we discover a beautiful swath of untouched wilderness, topped by the 14,000-foot peaks of Tayan Bogd National Park.
With Bactrian camels and horses to carry our gear, we camp at alpine lakes, hike to a glacier-, explore ancient burial mounds and petroglyphs that are haunting testaments to Mongolia's shornanic traditions, and experience a pristine mountain world where Mongolian Kazakh nomads still hunt with golden eagles.
We experience the nomad culture, participate their nomad games as well visit their gers!
Join us for a true expedition across trackless terrain - a singular experience for adventurous trekkers.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Tour length: 15 days, 14 nights
Dates: 19th July -2nd August, 2024
Arrive/Depart: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Trip level: Easy adventure
Accommodation: 3 nights hotel, 2nights Ger camp, 9n camping
Cost: $4690 USD tour cost per person + $520 USD RT domestic airfare
Total of $5210 USD per person
Group size: 1-14 people.
Single accommodation: $ 470USD
Day 1: ARRIVE IN MONGOLIA
Day 2: FLY TO ULGII CITY
Day 3: ADVENTURE IN ALTAI TAVAN BOGD NATIONAL PARK
Day 4: CULTURAL DAY - MINI NAADAM FESTIVAL
Day 5: TREKKING TO ELIKTI
Day 6: TREKKING TO SHIBIN HILL
Day 7: TREK THROUGH UNTOUCHED NATURE
Day 8: TREKKING AND CAMPING AT YAK MILK VALLEY
Day 9: HIKING AND CAMPING AT DIN DIN VALLEY
Day 10: TREKKING TO MILKY RIVER AND VISITING LOCAL NOMADS
Day 11: MT. ALTAI TAVAN BOGD BASE CAMP
Day 12: ALTAI TAVAN BOGD TO ULGII CITY
Day 13: JOURNEY BACK TO ULAANBAATAR
Day 14: ULAANBAATAR CITY TOUR
Day 15: DEPART FROM ULAANBAATAR
Tour cost includes: local guide, AO Accommodation, Alt meals indicated on full itinerary. National Park fees, temporary comps, all transport costs. airport transfers, Camp Crew taxes, fees to any other activities.
Tour cost does not include: International airfare, airport departure taxes, optional tipping or gratuities to crew and leader, any additional hotel nights that may be necessary due to any delay, schedule changes or other factors, pre-trip expenses of medical immunizations. Visa fees, travel insurance, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages. laundry, etc)
This adventure is hosted by Thomas L. Kelly, a native of Santa Fe, a renowned professional photographer since 1985 and a documentary film maker. He has led cross-cultural trips throughout South Asia and Mongolia.
In association with Mr. Dosjan Khaval, who is the foremost expert guide of the Altai Tavan Bogd Mountains and rest of Mongolia with 22 years of experience on leading tours. He is also the CEO of Tourism Association of Bayan Ulgii Province. Actually, he is a software engineer who studied in Turkey for university and he holds MBA (Master degree of Business Administration).
Besides all this he likes traveling and working with tourists. English, Turkish, Russian languages are some of the languages he speaks.
He is also a certified Wilderness First Responder and certified CPR trained in United States.
Galen was raised in the foothills of the Himalayas and the Mongol steppe. He learned how to ride as a toddler in Mongolia and even raced as a jockey in the local naadams. In addition to being an expert horse rider and teacher, he’s an angler who is more than happy to pass on his fly-fishing prowess. He’s guided adventures in Kenya, Alaska, Idaho, and Mongolia. Alongside fishing, and riding Galen is a great exercise partner and a joyful person to explore with. He looks forward to sharing his local knowledge with you.