Welcome to Ölgii

The town is predominantly Kazakh, and you’ll soon start feeling it has more in common with Muslim–influenced Central Asia than Buddhist Mongolia: there are signs in Arabic and Kazakh Cyrillic, several mosques, and the market – called a 'bazaar' rather than the Mongolian zakh – is stocked with goods from Kazakhstan.

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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

$630 Cultural & Theme Tours

Altai mountain, Western Mongolian tours

Here is most suggested, all combined tour itinerary "Taste of Altai and Western Mongolia in 8 Days"Day 1: Arrive to Olgii, the administration center of Bayan-Olgii province. The majority of the population of the region are ethnic Kazakhs. At the airport you will welcomed by your local team, driver, guide and expedition cook. We will head to south entrance of Altai Tavan Bogd NP. Total drive 6 hours. Stay overnight at tent. B/L/DDay 2: Today we will hike to base camp. All baggage will be transported by camels. This is one of the main highlight in Mongolia. Enjoy a panoramic view to Altai mountains and Potanin glacier. Total hike 5-6 hours. Stay overnight at tent. B/L/DDay 3: Climb to Malchin peak, which located right on borderline between Mongolia and Russia. You have opportunity to enjoy breathtaking view to both country on top. Back to base camp. Total hike 6 hours. Stay overnight at tent. B/L/DDay 4: Go back to entrance of NP, this time we will take a different trail along the White-river. The colorful dust from glacier makes water a milky white. After arrival if you prefer we offer you to hike another 2 hours to see a Green lake. Total hike 6 hours. Stay overnight at tent. B/L/DDay 5: Today we will drive to lake side. On way we will stop for explore ancient cemeteries and Stone-man from Turk empire. Enjoy a wonderful wild nature of Khoton lake. Swimming and fishing day. Total drive 5 hours. Stay overnight at tent. B/L/DDay 6: Hike to Biluu hill, enjoy a surrounded land. Explore Petroglyphs from Bronze age. Afternoon we will drive further about one hour and will hike up to Waterfall, which takes around 3 hours in total. Visit an nomadic eagle hunter. Explore the unique culture of hunting with special trained Golden Eagles, Enjoy hospitality of locals. Total hike 5 hours. Stay overnight at ger. B/L/DDay 7: Drive back to Olgii. Visit a local Bazaar and Museum. Farewell dinner at restaurant. Total drive 6 hours. Stay overnight at hotel. B/L/DTour price included:-All accommodations (ger, tent, hotel) -All transportations-Local team: driver, guide and cook.-National park permit and fees-Camel support-Food and drinks (three time meal per day, snacks and water)-All camping and cooking equipment.Tour price excluded:-Domestic flight tickets-Alcohol drinks-Personal needsNotice: The best time to travel starts from July to September. This is a short itinerary and more activities included in. The tour itinerary is fixable and you always welcome to make change in Duration or Activities. B/L/D Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

$265 Cultural & Theme Tours

Discover Nomadic Eagle Hunter

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii ProvinceOnce-a-lifetime experience!Duration: 5 days

$500 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Altai Tavan Bogd National Park in 6 days

Day 1: Arrive to Olgii, At the airport you will meet your tour guide, driver and cook. The all camping equipment are already packed and loaded to cars, we are ready head to Altai mountains! You always welcome to ask for stop and photographing the land. Today we will stay in White-river valley, this is camping side of NP and south entrance.  Day 2: Base camp. Today we will head to base camp of Altai mountain. You have opportunity to go up by horseback or take a walk. All baggage will transported by camels. Enjoy breathtaking view to Altai mountains. Explore Potanin glacier which is one of the biggest in central Asia. Stay overnight at tent. Day 3: Today we will back to White river valley, and will take different trail than we came. The color of river is milky white and it is not drinkable. After arrival to camp side if you still have more energy, we suggest you take a another two hours walk to Green lake side. Day 4: Drive to Khoton lake. Explore ancient cemeteries and Stone-mans which belongs to Turk empire. The Koton lake is one of the most beautiful place  western Mongolia.  Day 5: After breakfast we will hiking surround and explore petroglyphs from Bronze Age. Also you can swim to lake. Afternoon we will visit an eagle hunter's family. Discover unique culture of eagle hunting. Drive back to Olgii. Farewell dinner at restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel. Day 6 Departure. Tour price included: -All transportation  - All accommodation -Camels and horses -Expedition team: guide, cook and driver -Food and drinks -National park permit and fees Tour price excluded: -Flight tickets -Alcohol drinks -Personal needs What to bring? Waterproof clothes, hiking shoes, sun screen and cream from mosquito, head light.  Notice: The tour itinerary is fixable and you can make change to duration or activities.

$670 Outdoor Activities

Altai trek, western Mongolia 10 days

Day 1. Arrive to Olgii, the land of Altai mountains and nomadic eagle hunters. Our team will welcome you from airport or bus station. Drive to Altai Tavan Bogd. White river valley- the south gate of National Park. Day 2. Base camp. Today we will head to base camp of Altai mountain. All baggage will be transported by camels. Enjoy breathtaking view of snow capped mountains. Day 3. Climb to Malchin peak which is famous with stunning view on top to Russian and Mongolian landscape. Back to camp side. Day 4. White river valley. The color of water is milky white and it is not drinkable. Day 5. Black valley. Belong to nomadic Tuvan ethnic people who are famous with their Shamanistic believe and throat sinning. Day 6. The Takhilt pass. One of the highest pass in our trip. The other side of valley start an untouched nature the Bear valley. Here you can see a wild animals. Day 7. Ah-Su region. Today camels will drop as to bridge and the vehicle will come over. Day 8. Khoton lake. Enjoy a stunning nature of pure water and gorgeous mountains. Today you have opportunity swim and fishing. Day 9. Visit an eagle hunter's family. Explore unique culture of hunting with special trained Golden Eagles. Waterfall hiking. Drive back to Olgii. Day 10. Departure. Tour price included: -all transportations -support team -all accomodations -national park permits and fees

$100 Cultural & Theme Tours

Vehicle and Equipment in Olgii

We offer you two kind of transportation: 1. UAZ- Russian minivan. for 7 passenger.  2. Land Cruiser. for 4 passenger. Our drivers will provide you to Altai mountains, explain ancient traditions of our nomads and make an ideal comfortable and safe tour. Also you always welcome to ask more activities as ride a horse, visit eagle hunter's family, climb to mountain etc. We offer our service only in Bayan-Olgii province, mostly to Altai Tavan Bogd and Khoton lake side for short and long term. Come and explore unforgettable trip with us!