Mountains & Eagle Hunters Tour

Mountains & Eagle Hunters Tour

$3870 / Per Person

  • Duration

    7 Days
  • Tour category

    Discovery tours
  • Tour code

    SN-S0016
TOUR OVERVIEW

  • Get away from the common tourist routes with this adventurous trip to Western Altai Mountains
  • Discover the unique landscape of the Altai Mountains & varied cultures
  • Meet Kazak people & learn about traditions of hunting with Golden Eagle
  • Stay at a most comfortable hotel & Lodges, offering spectacular views and a taste of rural nomadic life

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TOUR SUMMARY:

Days Main activities Accommodation Meals
Day 1 Ulgii & Altai Tavanbod NP Tented camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Horse trek to Potanin glacier and base camp Tented camping Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Trekking day among Mt. Khar salaa, Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain Tented camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Ulgii town Local ger camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Altantsugts soum/ Golden eagle Hunter family Tented camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Altantsugts soum/ Eagle hunter’s competitions Local hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Ulaanbaatar/ or next tour

TOUR PRICE:

$3870 Per Person

Single supplement: $0

Please inquiry special price for group at [email protected]

PACKAGE INCLUDED
Visit nomad family, Museum tickets, Activities boating, horse riding, camel riding, Meals as mentioned in the itinerary, Accommodation in Hotels, 4WD off road van, Private English speaking guide, Tourist Ger camp, Entrance fees, Transportation,
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
Local flight, Ulaanbaatar city tour, Single room supplement, Travel & medical insurance, Personal equipment, Alcoholic drinks and beverages,

Guided privately! However, you are a single person, a couple, or a group; you will have your own guide and driver for all airport pickups, drop-offs, and daily excursions.
 
Choose Your Own dates! This is not a fixed-departure-date tour. Just let us know the dates that you want to travel to Mongolia we will manage everything.  

Customizable! Do you want to travel longer or shorter or want to explore more? Please let us know, and we will design the itinerary and cost again for you.

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Ulgii & Altai Tavanbod NP

Early in the morning take a flight to Ulgii town, a major city in western Mongolia

Fly: ULN/ULG MR181 06.20-08.30

 Ulgii, capital of Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia’s most western province. Ninety percent of the population of Bayan-Ulgii is Kazakh and you will have many opportunities to meet local families and experience the unique Kazakh culture. Continue our tour to Altai Tavan Bodg National park. Lake evening reaches our camping site nearby Mt. Shiveet Khairkhan. Settle down camp and relax in a tented camp.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Tented camping

Day 2. Horse trek to Potanin glacier and base camp

Today we will start horse riding to the Glacier in the Altai Mountains among the White River. We will hire horses and guide from local families who live in the White river basin. Among the routes visit man stone monuments and rock paintings in the Holy Mt. Shiveet Khairhan. Evening returns at base camp and relax. The trail is a gradual ascent, takes about 5-6 hours of the moderate ride up to 22kms. We will reach a base camp on the edge of the Potaniin’s Glacier. On the way of our ride, you can enjoy an extraordinary view of the mountains with icy peaks of Khuiten (4374m), Nairamdal (4082m), Snowchurch (4071m), Malchin (4051m), and Ulgii (4113m) and glaciers of Potanin and Alexander. (Altitude 2900m above sea level) Evening returns to camp and relax.

  • Breakfast, Dinner,
  • Tented camping

Day 3. Trekking day among Mt. Khar salaa, Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain

Trek through Khar Salaa Valley of Shiveet Khairhan Mountain for 18 km for about 5-6 hours. Today we will explore hundreds of petroglyphs that can express deeply the history and culture of nomads dating back to 3000 years. In addition, we will enjoy beautiful small lakes as home to many species of water birds and dear stones as remaining of ancient nomad civilization. The Shiveet Mountain is sacred to the Tuvan people and boasts much wildlife including mountain goat-ibex / altitude 3600 m above sea level /. Each year the Tuvans climb to the mountain summit to make offering ceremonies for the local hosts. You have an opportunity to visit a “Ger”, the traditional dwelling of the Mongol-Tuvan nomad family for seeing and learning more about their nature-loved unique lifestyle. Stay overnight in a tent nearby the nomad family. BLD (app. altitude 2800m above sea level) Evening return to camp and relax.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Tented camping

Day 4. Ulgii town

Drive back to Ulgii town. On the way, stop at Tsengel soum to visit the market and center of the town. Late evening returns in Ulgii and relaxes in a local hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Local ger camp

Day 5. Altantsugts soum/ Golden eagle Hunter family

Today we will start another exciting part of the trip. We will move to the female eagle hunter Aishopan’s family. We will spend 2 days with her family to explore their lifestyle and cultures. Today we will have an opportunity to talk with family and photo sessions with a famous eagle huntress and her father. Tented camping nearby.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Tented camping

Day 6. Altantsugts soum/ Eagle hunter’s competitions

Another exciting day with Aisholpan’s. Today neighboring eagle hunters will gather there to compete with eagle hunting skills. (Mini eagle festival 4-5 eagle hunter will take apart) of Late afternoon drive back to Ulgii. Relax in the local hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Local hotel

Day 7. Ulaanbaatar/ or next tour

Today we will take a flight to Ulaanbaatar.

Fly: ULG/ULN MR181 15.40-19.20

Transfer to hotel and leisure after a long adventure.

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