Welcome to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park


Despite its remote location, the park and its beautiful scenery make it the premier attraction in western Mongolia. Divided from China and Russia by a high wall of snow-capped peaks, the area is a trekker’s paradise.

The main entry to the park is by the bridge over the Khovd Gol, south of Tsengel, although travellers heading directly to the Tavan Bogd region go via Tsagaan Gol or Sogoog Gol. You can pay on entry or at the Mongol Altai Nuruu Protected Areas (MANSPAA) administration office in Ölgii. Border permits are required.


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$1460 Cultural & Theme Tours

Altai Mountains and Kazakh Eagle Hunter mixed tour

Day 1 – Pick you up and Drive to White River CampArrive in Olgii, Bayan-Olgii province. Meet our guide and driver. Same day drive to the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd national park which is named “Tsagaan gol” means “White river” also it is approximately 8 hours’ drive from Ulgey to there. On the way stop, you will see ancient stones from Turkic period and do camping along white river valley.Day 2 – Potanin Glacier /long about 20km/After kind of nomadic breakfast, we start horse riding towards Tavan Bogd massif which is more than 4000m higher from Tsagaan gol camp, it takes approximately 7 hours from White River camp to there. And near by the mountains we see approximately 20km Potanin Glacier. And remember camels are carrying our luggage and we riding horses in the wild green nature, sounds like real nomadic right? We will camp nearby the Tavan Bogd Mountains, at the night you will see clearly, beautiful and shining thousands of stars.Day 3 - Altai Mountains /Malchin peak 4,050m/Big day, imagine that you are hiking to the Mongolia`s 3th highest peak which is approximately 4050M and on the Russia, China and Kazakhstan border. After that big day, take your rest since you made it.Day 4 – Tuvan Nomadic FamilyTime to back to the White River camp while horse riding, do relaxing around visit the yurt of local Tuvan family and try Nomadic drinks. Tuvan language is different, but pretty close with both Kazakh and Mongolian languages. Their traditional clothes and yurts looks like Mongolian. By the way, our guide will teach you Mongolian Card game, you will enjoy and play this game.Day 5 – Petroglyph and Khoton, Khurgan LakesAfter wild beautiful mountains, we will drive to Khoton and Khurgan lakes and waterfalls areas. On the way, you will see petroglyph, ancient rock images from Bronze and Turkic age it is unbelievable, amazing. And of course get some rest while looking at the beautiful lakes with views.Day 6 – Waterfall and Kazakh Nomadic FamilyThis day you will see beautiful waterfalls. We start to drive another side of the lake where is beautiful valley with pure running river and beautiful waterfalls. You will do hiking through nomads to the waterfalls. While short hiking, you will enjoy the views and you can visit local Kazakh nomads. And do camping near by the waterfall.Day 7 – Kazakh Eagle and Back to OlgiiTime to drive back to Olgii, on the way back, we will visit Kazakh eagle hunter’s family to experience their lifestyle and see golden eagle. Arriving in Olgii, after a hot shower, we will see Kazakh folk concert at the camp and a goodbye party.Day 8 - Farewell

$1200 Kid Friendly

Explore Altai Mountains

ItineraryDay 1: Bayan-Ulgii - Tavan Bogd border boundryStop At: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii Province You will arrive in Ulgii City, in the Bayan-Ulgii province of Western Mongolia.Early in the morning pick you up from the airport. We will have breakfast then drive to Tsengel village via Ulaankhus. You will meet a throat singer in Tsengel and have lunch in our wooden house then drive to the White river.On the way we will visit nomadic families see their culture and take pictures when needed.Car go to the White river and we will stay overnight near the border boundary.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Tents or GerDay 2: Tavan Bogd boundary - Base camp, Potanin GlacierStop At: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceTrek for the 17km towards the base camp of the snow-capped Tavan Bogd massif. We will pitch camp next to the 20km long Potanina glacier – the biggest of the twenty glaciers in Mongolian Altai – and remain there for two nights. TavanBogd means “the Holy Five” referring to the five highest peaks, of which Huiten Uul( Cold peak ) is the highest in Mongolia, 4374 meters above sea level.. The other peaks are: Nairamdal( Friendship ), Ulgii, Burged(Eagle) and Malchin(Nomad). Enjoy the gorgeous view of all of them during the sun set and sun rise.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: TentsDay 3: Hike and Climb Malchin PeakStop At: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceTo the top of the Malchin peak Today we will make a day hike to the Malchin peak(4050m). Malchin peak is the one of five peaks of the Tavan Bogd mountain on the Mongolia-Russian border. Non-technical climbing mountain. Breathtaking view from the top of the mountain.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: TentsDay 4: Trek down to Tsagaan Gol valleyStop At: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceTrek back to to the head of Tsagaan Gol( White River ) valley where Tuvan people spend their summer. Tuvans are shamans, and there are some tribe people who really practice shaman. In the evening visit Tuvan family and get introduced to their culture, taste dairy products as well as milk vodka, which is distilled from the yogurt , made from yak milk. They also do wonderful felt crafts. Camp nearby the family.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Tents or GerDay 5: Khurgan, Khoton lakesStop At: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceToday we are going to drive to the southern part of Altai Tavan Bogd National park which is one of the most beautiful place in Western Mongolia. This is the region where the Khoton and Khurgan lakes are. On the way to the destination we would stop in Mogoit/ Snake valley to see the ancient stone man, balbals. We would pass through some high passes where you have chance to landscaping and we would visit eagle hunter’s family where you would have chance to get in to the nomadic culture and would have deep knowledge of hunting with eagles. While staying with family enjoy the authentic nomadic life style, you will get to know the family and hear the stories of hunting. Learn how they train, feed and take care of their Golden Eagles. Dinner and stay overnight with the family. Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: GerDay 6: Baga Turgen waterfall, back to UlgiiStop At: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceHiking to Baga Turgen area and see waterfall and drive back to UlgiiDuration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Guest house

$820 Cultural & Theme Tours

Taste of western Mongolia, Package tour 9 days

Tour itinerary: D1 Arrive to Olgii. Welcome to land of gorgeous Altai Mountains. At the airport you will be welcomed by our team. Meet  ethnic Kazakh people who are famous with their ancient eagle hunting culture and hospitality. Drive around 6 hours to White River valley, this is south entrance of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. /tent/ B,L,DD2 Today we will head to base camp by horseback. If you didn't ride a horse before, that is fine the horses are well trained and mostly serve for tourists. Once we are at base camp, you can enjoy panoramic view of Altai mountains which included highest peak in Mongolia and Potanin glacier. /tent/ B,L,DD3 Climb to Malchin peak. The peak is located right on borderline between Mongolia and Russia. Also it is possible to climb up without any special climbing equipment. Total hiking takes over 7 hours up and down. It is important  good weather for climbing, so there are other activities to do instead of climbing which are absolutely same highlight. You can choose between visit  Mongolia- Russian border monument or explore Potanin glacier. /tent/ B,L,DD4  White River valley.Today we will back down along the White river and you will enjoy stunning nature with milky white river and snow capped mountain on background. On our arrival if you prefer more hiking, we recommend you visit Green Lake which is about 2 hours walk in total. /tent/ B,L,DD5 Trekking to Black River valley. In both of these valley lives nomadic Tuvan people. Who have a own language, culture and Shamanism believe. Visit a Tuvan family and learn more about their way of living. Total trekking takes around 6 hours. /tent/ B,L,DD6 Trekking to Bear Valley. This is one of the most beautiful valley in Mongolia. And it is only possible in summer time. The narrow valley with stunning wild nature. Nobody lives in this valley and you probably will see a wild animal like a deer or fox. /tent/ B,L,DD7 Today we will hike over 3 hours than switch to car and drive around 2 hours. Set our camp by the Khoton lake. Climb to Biluu hill which takes only couple hours and you will have panoramic view of surrounding. Also enjoy a pertoglyphs from Bronze Age. /tent/ B,L,DD8 Visit nomadic Eagle hunter's family. After breakfast we will drive over one hour and visit a nomadic eagle hunter's family. The ethnic Kazakh people have an ancient hunting culture with specially trained golden eagle. Explore more about eagle hunting and have memoriable picture with eagle landed on your arms. /yurt/ B,L,DD9 Drive back to Olgii. Visit main highlights of city. Farewell dinner at local restaurant. Stay overnight in hotel /hotel/ B,L,DD10 Fly back to Ulaanbaatar.

$820 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Mongolia Golden Eagle Festival 2019

ItineraryDay 1: Meet in UlaanbaatarStop At: Ulaanbaatar Central Post Office, UlaanbaatarOur team will pick you up from your location and drive to airport. Take a flight to Bayan-Olgii province. At the airport you will be welcomed by local team who will support you during you trip. English speaking tour guide and expedition cook. The Bayan-Olgii province is famous for Altai Mountains and nomadic eagle hunters. Enjoy hospitality of nomadic Kazakh people. Drive to eagle hunter's family. Explore ancient cultures of herders and feel free to filming and shooting. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Dinner: Today you have opportunity to taste traditional Kazakh mealAccommodation included: Stay at eagle hunter's familyDay 2: Be a part of real huntingStop At: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceToday we will go to real hunting by horseback. If it is your first time on horseback, no worry! It is good place and time to do it. Our eagle hunter will show us how he train his eagle and how they hunt in real life. And hope today, we can see how eagle catching a fox or rabbit. Also enjoy surrounding Altai nature. Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • Breakfast: Three times meal a day from our experienced cook!Also bottled water and snacks!Accommodation included: Stay at eagle hunter's homeDay 3: Explore Eagle hunter's lifestyleStop At: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceToday we will visit couple families. You have opportunity to know more about nomads, how they take care their animals and how to make milky products. The main population in this province are Kazakh people who are famous for with their eagle hunting culture. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Dinner: Three times meal a day from our experienced cook!Also bottled water and snacks!Accommodation included: Stay at eagle hunter's homeDay 4: Golden Eagle Festival Day-1Stop At: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceWelcome to Annual Golden Eagle Festival -2019. This is one of the biggest festival in western Mongolia. And main celebration for eagle hunters in this area. Hundreds of people from around the world comes to join this cultural festival. Day-1 you can enjoy opening ceremony and eagle hunter's competitions. Our team will set up comfortable traditional ger where you can have lunch and warm up. All hotels and guest houses are full in this days. So we recommend you be guest at local family. which is very comfortable and enjoyable. Duration: 24 minutesMeals included: • Dinner: Three times meal a day from our experienced cook!Also bottled water and snacks!Accommodation included: Stay overnight in homeDay 5: Golden Eagle Festival Day-2Stop At: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceSecond day of eagle festival you can enjoy a lot of nomadic horse games. We are keep close relationship with eagle hunters. So, you have opportunity to have memorable pictures with eagle landed on your arms. If you will have any other wishes just let our guide to know. Duration: 24 minutesMeals included: • Lunch: Three times meal a day from our experienced cook!Also bottled water and snacks!Accommodation included: Stay at same family's homeDay 6: Today is leisure day.Stop At: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceWhy we need this day? Every year over eight hundred tourists come to Festival and most of flight tickets not available. So in that case we will take a flight from neighbor province which is 5 hours drive. But if we will book direct to Olgii, we promise to keep you busy and do some other highlights.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: HotelDay 7: Fly back to UlaanbaatarStop At: Ulaanbaatar Central Post Office, UlaanbaatarToday you will fly back to Ulaanbaatar. At the airport our UB guide will pick you up and drop of to your location. End of our service. Thank you for coming!Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$630 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Climb to Malchin peak, Altai Tavan Bogd National Park

ItineraryDay 1: Arrive to Olgii and drive to Altai Tavan BogdPass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceOur UB guide will meet you in your location. Drive to airport and take a flight to western Mongolia. Welcome to heart of Altai! At the airport you will be welcomed by our team. We all local people who know place better than anyone and always happy to organize perfect trip for our guests. After your arrival we can drive to White-River valley this is south entrance of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Set up our tent and have a delicious dinner from our expedition cook. No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Stay overnight in tentDay 2: Trekking to base camp.Pass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceToday we will trek to base camp of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. This is one of the most popular camping side in Mongolia. Here you have opportunity to enjoy panoramic view of Altai mountain, which includes the highest peak in Mongolia and Potanin glacier. All baggage will be transported by camels, and local herders will support us. No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Stay overnight in tentDay 3: Climb to Malchin peakPass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceAfter breakfast we will head to Malchin peak. This is 4050 meter (13287.4 foot) high from s.l. The peak is famous for that it is located right on borderline between Russia and Mongolia. It gives you to enjoy surround nature of both country. Also it is possible to climb up without using any special climbing equipment. Normally it takes around 7 hours to up and down total. Back to camping place.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Stay overnight in tentDay 4: Back to OlgiyPass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceToday after breakfast we will back to south entrance. All baggage will be transported by camels. Than we will switch to car and drive back to Olgii. It is going to be long day, so we should start early. Dinner at local restaurant. No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Stay overnight in hotelDay 5: Fly back to Ulaanbaatar cityPass By: Ulaanbaatar Railway Station, UlaanbaatarAfter breakfast you will fly back to Ulaanbaatar. And our city guide will pick you up from airport and drop you to your location. End of our trip. Thank you for coming!!!No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$2500 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Mongolia trek & climb to Mount Khuiten

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in UlaanbaatarPass By: Ulaanbaatar Central Post Office, UlaanbaatarWelcome to Mongolia! At the airport you will be welcomed by our city guide and transfer to hotel. Afternoon our expedition begin with introduce our capital. Visit main Buddhist center Gandan Monastery, Museum of National History and Zaisan Hill where you can enjoy panoramic view of city. Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: HotelDay 2: OlgiiPass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceEarly morning take a flight to Altai region of Mongolia. The Bayan-Olgii province is located in westernmost part of country. Major population are nomadic Kazakh people, who famous for ancient traditional hunting with golden eagle. At the airport meet your local team: English speaking tour guide, expedition driver and cook. Drive to Sagsai village. Visit nomadic eagle hunter. Explore more about nomadic people and their way of living. Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay overnight in traditional Kazakh yurt. Day 3: White-River valley, South entrance of NPPass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceAfter breakfast say "Good bye" to eagle hunter's family and drive to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. The western Mongolia is also famous as a "Heart of Altai". The land of gorgeous Altai Mountain range. Arrive to White-River valley. This is south entrance of NP. Set up our camp by the river. Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay overnight in tentDay 4: Trek to base camp of NPPass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceToday we will trek to main camping side of Altai Tavan Bogd. All camping and cooking equipment will be transported by camels. Also local Tuvan herders will support us. The name of "Tavan Bogd" literally mean "Holly five". From the base camp you have opportunity to enjoy panoramic view of majestic Altai mountains, which includes the highest peak in Mongolia and second biggest glacier in central Asia. Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay overnight in tentDay 5: Acclimatization dayPass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceOptionally today we can explore Potanin glacier. This is biggest glacier in Mongolia with number of crevasses which are over 200 meter deep. Our mountain guide is very experienced who will be our group leader. Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay overnight in tentDay 6: Climb to Malchin Peak 4050 meter (13287.4 f)Pass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceThe Mount Malchin is lowest in "Holly Five Peaks". The peak is famous for it is located right on borderline between Mongolia and Russia. Also it is possible to climb on top without any climbing equipment. It takes around 6 hours in total. Back to camp. Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay overnight in tentDay 7: High campPass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceToday we will head to "High Camp" through Potanin glacier. The mountain guide will lead the group. Also local porter guys will help us with our extra baggage. Over 10% of world snow leopard live in Mongolia and Altai Mountain range is home for them. It is possible see snow leopard in this area. Stay overnight in tentMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay overnight in tentDay 8: Climb to Mount Khuiten 4374 meter (14350.39 f )Pass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceWake up early morning at 5:00 AM. It is important to make sure that weather is going to be alright. Climb to Khuiten peak. It takes around 4 hours in total. Enjoy breathtaking view of surrounding. On the top you have opportunity see three country at same time. China on the South and Russia on the North. Back to base campMeals included: • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 9: Go back to White-River valley.Pass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceTrekking along the White-River. The color of the river is milky white, because it takes start from the glacier also mineral dust make the color white. It is not drinkable. Enjoy gorgeous Altai Mountains. All baggage will transported by camels. Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay overnight in tentDay 10: Drive to Khoton and Khurgan lakesPass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceThis is South part of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. The absolutely similar two lakes with connected short canal. The local people call this place "Sirgaly" which means gorgeous nature. On the way we will make stop for some archaeological places. Explore ancient Stone Man monument from Blue Turk who lived in this are in VIII-X century. Also petroglyphs from Bronze Age. We will stay by the river. Enjoy wild nature of Altai region.Meals included: • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 11: Waterfall ValleyPass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceDrive around a hour and stay by the nomadic Kazakh family. Learn more about nomadic lifestyle and their ancient traditions based on Islamic religion. Afternoon we will hike to Waterfall Valley where we can enjoy two waterfalls and scenery wild nature. In Kazakh culture they cut a sheep for special guest and have traditional meal Besbarmakh, which is literally means "five finger". Try traditional meal with your arms. After dinner warm discus with nomadic Kazakh people. Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay overnight in tentDay 12: Return to Olgii.Pass By: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceAfter breakfast we will head to Olgii. On your arrival transfer to hotel. Take a hot shower after long travel. Farewell dinner at local restaurant. Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel.Day 13: Return flight to Ulaanbaatar. Pass By: Ulaanbaatar Central Post Office, UlaanbaatarFly back to Ulaanbaatar. Our UB guide will meet you at the airport and drop off to hotel. Dinner with our UB guide. And if you want to buy some souvenirs or do some shopping we are happy make a company. Visit traditional concert and enjoy famous Mongolian throat sinning. Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: HotelDay 14: DeparturePass By: Ulaanbaatar Central Post Office, UlaanbaatarWe will drop you to airport. It is time to say "good bye"! Thank you for coming! No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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