Khulan Tour

Altai / 14 Days



Day 1/ 2. Flight and arrival at the international airport „Chinggis Khan“ in Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel. Breakfast and break until lunch. We will then visit Gandan monastery, with its 26 m high and gilded Buddha statue nowadays being the biggest and most important monastery in Mongolia. Then, we will go to ‘Zaisan’ hill, which offers a beautiful view over Ulaanbaatar. Dinner, overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3. Flight to Khovd city: After a flight of about two and a half hours we will arrive at Khovd in western Mongolia. Transfer to the yurt camp and lunch. In afternoon, you have the opportunity to have a look at unique cave paintings of the Old Stone Age. Overnight stay at yurt camp.

Day 4. Breakfast. Drive (about 120 km) to the Tsambagarav mountain, with its 4195 m above sea level being the fourth highest mountain in Mongolia. Lunch. In the afternoon we will visit a family of nomads. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.

Day 5. Hiking day: Today we will slow-paced mount Tsambagarav mountain. Even though it’s a hike of about 6 hours, its quite doable for even untrained and inexperienced hikers! During the hike, there will be a picnic. Dinner, overnight stay in tent.

Day 6. Drive (about 110 km) to the provincial capital Ulgii, a city where mainly Kazakhs live, during the ride lunch on the banks of salt-lake Tolbo. Dinner, overnight stay at yurt camp.

Day 7. Tour of Ulgii and visit to the local museum. Lunch at a restaurant, visit to a vivid oriental street market. Dinner and overnight stay at yurt camp.

Day 8. Drive (about 185 km) to the natural reserve Altai Tavan Bogd (which means ‘five summits of Altai’) . During the drive picnic and a short hike. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.

Day 9 – 11. Hike and horseback ride to national park Altai Tavan Bogd.

Day 12. Today, we will drive back to Ulgii. Overnight stay at yurt camp.

Day 13. Flight to Ulaanbaatar, transfer to hotel. Lunch, shopping tour, dinner and Mongolian traditional dance and music. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14. Breakfast, Transfer to the airport and flight.