Altai Mountains Trail

5.0 (7)
days 12 days nights 11 nights
Mongolia
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

This amazing horseback journey will take you deep into the stunning Western Mongolia, which is home to a diverse range of cultures including the Kazakhs, Tubans and famous Eagle hunters. The region is known for its cultural diversity, and the Altai Mountains serve as a border with Chinese, Russian and Kazakh territories. 

You will have the opportunity to see the highest mountains in the country, as well as glaciers, glacier lakes, rivers and a variety of landscapes that will make your trip unforgettable. 

You will also have the chance to interact with locals from different ethnic groups. The Eagle hunters will introduce you to their hunting partners, while the Tubans will share their shamanic beliefs. This journey will provide a unique opportunity to learn and exchange with various cultures.

US$ 3 700
per tourist for 12 days
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 14 years old
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Photo Anujin M.
Anujin M. is the organizer of this trip
The organizer speaks: English
My journey began with a dream to explore the world, starting with my beloved Mongolia. Having almost completed this adventure, I transitioned into the role of a social media marketer at our company in 2019. It's been a thrilling experience to witness the joy and excitement in the eyes of my guests as they discover the pristine landscapes and immerse themselves in our captivating history. At our company, trust and reliability are our cornerstones. We strive to provide an experience that's not just about visiting places, but about forging connections with the heart of Mongolia. It's an honor to introduce travelers to the raw beauty and rich heritage of my native land. Welcome to Mongolia, a land where ancient history meets untouched wilderness. As the proud owner of a family travel tourism company, my love for exploration and showcasing the beauty of my homeland runs deep. Having traversed the vast landscapes and absorbed the rich history myself, I understand the yearning for authentic, secure travel experiences.

Tour highlights

Borders with Three Countries
You'll see the territories of China, Russia and Kazakhstan from mountain cliffs
Meet Nomads
You'll have amazing time with families of Mongolian and Kazakh nomads. You'll also meet the local shamans!
Ride in the Wilderness
Deep into the beautiful Western Mongolia

Route details

Day 1
White River Valley in Altai Tavanbogd National Park

You will travel to Ulaanbaatar airport and take an early domestic flight to Ulgii, the most remote western town in Mongolia. Upon arrival, you will meet your driver at Bayan Ulgii and embark on a 5-hour drive to reach the camp in Altai Tavanbogd National Park, where your trek will begin. The 180km drive will take you through Ulanhuis, offering stunning mountainous scenery that will give you a glimpse of the upcoming trek. Upon reaching the camp, you will be introduced to a local nomadic family who will provide the horses for the trek. You will spend the night in tents next to the family's camp.

Day 2
Tavanbogd Massif and Potanina Glacier
Day 3
Malchin Uul Summit
Day 4
Tsagaan Gol Valley
Day 5
Hoton
Day 6
Hoton and Hurgan Lakes Horse Trekking
Day 7
More Wilderness Adventures
Day 8
Ikh Turgen Uul
Day 9
Khurgan Lake
Day 10
Baga Turgen Valley
Day 11
Ulgii Through Snake Valley and Khovd River Valley
Day 12
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour organizer's comments

We'll ride 9 days.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Tent
10 nights
Hotel
1 night
10 nights
Tents
1 night
Ulgii Hotel

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Tov Province, Chinggis Khaan International Airport

Tour conditions

Included

  • transportation;
  • domestic flights (Ulaanbaatar-Ulgii, Ulgii-Ulaanbaatar);
  • all entrance fee;
  • horse fees and horse keeper;
  • meals as per itinerary;
  • helmets;
  • saddles;
  • camping equipment;
  • guiding and interpreting service;
  • ger camp;
  • museums and cultural performance.

Extras

  • optional activity cost;
  • excess baggage charges;
  • travel Insurance;
  • health Insurance;
  • international airfare;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • the extra cost for photography in museums.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

12 days
11 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Please bring your own riding clothes. Helmets will be provided.

Kindly contact us to clarify if sleeping bags will be provided. 

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 7 reviews
  • TL
    tom linnington
    29 Oct, 2023
    about organizer
    Well what a surprise, I had a wonderful time too, despite the short duration of my stay! It provided me with a good glimpse into the life of Mongol/nomads. The team was well organized; the family team was hospitable, and I was impressed by the thoroughness and attention to detail of the business.It was the perfect introduction to Mongolia and horseback riding! All the best.
    29 Oct, 2023
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    Luke
    7 Sep, 2023
    about organizer
    Thank you so much for your excellent organisation and assistance with us novice riders. I also want to express my gratitude to Mendee for maintaining the camp and Baynaa for her fantastic cooking and lovely smiles. This experience has been a major highlight of my journey and a significant moment in my life. I look forward to the possibility of seeing all of you again in the near future.
    7 Sep, 2023
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    Emurph4
    22 Jun, 2023
    about organizer
    My wife and I had an incredible experience, one of the best we've ever had. It was a bit challenging for me, riding 30-40 km daily, and my wife is more experienced than me. Despite that, I enjoy challenges and this was just what I needed after two years of city life in Korea. Under the guidance of Rinston, our three-person team took care of all the arrangements and constantly checked in with us to ensure we were comfortable with the tasks. We are already thinking about returning to ride with this team again in the future.
    22 Jun, 2023

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