Western Mongolia horse riding tour
Western Mongolia tour, Altai Tavan Bogd national park tour, Eagle hunting tour, Kazakh family stay, Horseriding / Trekking in Western Mongolia
- Western Mongolia horse riding tour
Western Mongolia horse riding tour takes you through the spectacular diverse landscape, amazing hospitable culture and magnificent natural and historical wonders of the country. The stunning beauty of Altai Tavan Bogd, pristine lakes of Khurgan and Khoton and Kazakh eagle hunting people will be the highlight of the tour.
Day 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar & city tour
After arrival, you will start Ulaanbaatar city tour. Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia and it is the largest city in the country with a population of around 1.3 million. First, visit Sukhbaatar square where you will be informed about mongolian rich history and latest updates. Then you will be taken to the national museum of Mongolian history. The museum was established in 1924 and it displays over 50000 archeological, historical and ethnological artifacts from prehistoric times to the present.
Day 2. Flight to Ulgii, western Mongolia
Ulgii is the capital of Bayan-ulgii province and home place of Kazakhs who have their own unique culture and language. Kazakhs are well known with their eagle training and hunting. Start the great adventure to Khoton and Khurgan lakes. The lakes are located in the middle of impressive mountains and fed by crystal clear rivers originating from the Altai mountains. On the way we will stop for historical and archeological figures such as deer stone.
Day 3. Baga Turgen waterfall & Eagle hunting family.
We will visit eagle hunting Kazakh family where you will be warmly welcomed to true nomadic culture. Enjoy learning more about eagle training and hunting while helping the family produce dairy products such as cheese. Then start hiking to a valley of Baga Turgen waterfall which falls from 23 m height. The view from the waterfall and surrounding snow-capped peaks are a great source of inspiration.
Day 4-5. Trekking / Horse riding
We will be trekking or riding horse through magnificent nature, completely off the beaten track and during the trip we will be staying in tent and cooking on ourselves. We will also have chance to see and hear wild animals every other while.
Day 6. Altai Tavan Bogd
Altai Tavan Bogd national park is well known with snow-capped gorgeous mountains, particularly five highest mountain peaks in Mongolia. Spectacular Altai Atvan Bogd peaks will keep you amazed and impressed. We will be traveling at the altitude of 2500-3000 m.
Day 7. Altai Tavan Bogd peak & Potanin glacier
Start hiking or horseback riding to reach the potanine glacier, 3500 metres above sea level right in the heart of the national park. Admire the amazing natural beauty during the hike before we arrive at the foot of the high peaks and set our camp.
Day 8. Climb to Malchin peak
In the morning start climbing to Malchin peak, one of the highest five peaks, which towers at the elevation of 4050m. During the climb of 4-5 hours, you will admire the amazing snow-capped mountain peaks and the biggest & longest glacier Potanin.
Days 9. White river
Head to White River, also known as Milky River among locals – final destination of the day and camp for a night.
Days 10. Drive to Ulgii city
Drive to Ulgii city. You may explore the city or take a moment to relax after a long great adventure.
Day 11. Flight to UlaanbaatarAfter landing in Ulaanbaatar, visit beautiful Gandan buddhist monastery. The monastery is gigantic and it displays great arts and sculptures in buddhism. You will also see eye-catching architecture and huge 27 meters high gold plated buddha statue.
Day 12. Departure.
Take you to airport.
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