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WESTERN BEAUTY - UNIQUE NOMADIC CULTURES TOUR

        Choosing this trip you will travel to the most western parts of Mongolia with the feature of experiencing the nomadic lifestyle first hand. You will learn that there are different Nomadic tribes with their different Traditions and cultural specialties. But nonetheless all of these Nomadic Tribes will be as kind as you can imagine, Living under the hard conditions of the steppe the nomadic Hospitality is self explaining.  

      Our partner NGO the "National Nature Wildlife Conservation Society" works since 2013 on a Joint Project to establish the "Mongolian Nature and Wildlife Photography and Filming Archive". Therefore we make donations from travel Revenue showing Social Responsibility.

     We are glad to announce that by choosing our Agency you will contribute to the Protection and Conservation of the Mongolian Nature and Wildlife for future Generations, raise awareness and improve Education.

Day 1. Arrival in UB, city tour

Day 2. Flight to Uliastai town, Zavkhan province

Day 3. Drive to Khar (Black) lake

Day 4. Drive to Songino village

Days 5-6. Khyargas lake

Day 7. Kharkhiraa valley, visit to nomad family (Eagle hunter)

Days 8-9. Bayan Ulgii province, Ethnic difference - Muslim region, Khazakh tribe

Day 10. Arrive at Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain

Days 11-12. Trekking in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park & Potanin Glacier

Day 13. Drive to Ulgii town

Day 14. Flight back to UB, shopping & cultural performance

Day 15. Airport & Departure

Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

Check in at the hotel. Unpacking and getting rested. After lunch, visit the Natural History Museum and Gandantegchinlen Monastery. Back to the Hotel.

Day 2. Flight to Uliastai town, Zavkhan province

Flight to Uliastai town. Uliastai is one of the oldest settlements in Mongolia, and has long been an important center of caravan trade even into the 20th century. It was connected by camel caravan routes with Urga (now Ulaanbaatar) in the east, Khovd in the west, Barkol and other points in Xinjiang in the southwest, and Hohhot in the southeast.

The city was founded as a military garrison by the Manchus in 1733 during the Qing rule of Mongolia. Uliastai was the de facto capital of Outer Mongolia, as the Qing Amban, the Governor General, located its office in Uliastai to keep eye on the Khalkh Mongols to the east and the Oirad Mongols west of the Khangai mountains. At its peak, the fortress held up to 3500 soldiers and was surrounded by a Chinese trading quarter, or Maimaicheng.

In March 1755, a Qing dynasty army departed from Uliastai as the vanguard in the Qianlong Emperor's final push against the Dzungar Khanate to the south west. Ger camp or Hostel.

Day 3. Drive to Khar (Black) lake

Drive to Khar Lake. Khar Lake is located in the Zavkhan aimag (province) in western Mongolia. Khar Lake occupies a dale in the Khangai Mountains to the East from the Great Lakes Depression. Ger camp.

Day 4. Drive to Songino village

Drive to Songino Villlage. Visit nomad family and stay there. We can see how to live nomad family during day at night. Horse riding.

Days 5-6. Khyargas lake

Drive to Khyargas Lake. Khyargas Lake  is a salt lake in the Uvs Province, Western Mongolia. Some sources are using different Khyargas Lake statistics values are Surface area is 1,481.1 km², Average depth is 50.7 m. The Khyargas Lake National Park is based on the lake. This protected area was established in 2000 and covers about 3,328 km². It also includes a freshwater Airag Lake. Ger camp and Fishing and rent a boat.

Day 7. Kharkhiraa valley, visit to nomad family (Eagle hunter)

Drive to Kharkhiraa valley. Kharkhiraa is a mountain of the Altai Mountains and is located in the Uvs Province in Mongolia. It has an elevation of 4,040 metres (13,255 ft). Visit nomad family and horse riding.

Days 8-9. Bayan Ulgii province, Ethnic difference - Muslim region, Khazakh tribe

Drive to Bayan Ulgii. The Ulgii is located in the extreme west of the country, and shares borders with both Russia and China. The border between the two neighbouring countries is very short here, though, and ends after about 40 km at the eastern end of Kazakhstan. Hotel and visit Muslim Loacal family.

Day 10. Arrive at Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain

Drive towards to Altai Tavanbogd National Park and reach the entrance of National Park Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain where snow peaked mountains will surround. Visit local family and overnight at tent.

Days 11-12. Trekking in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park & Potanin Glacier

Today after breakfast we will start our trekking towards the Tavanbogd mountains. The distance to the base camp is 15 km. Overnight at tent near the skirt of Malchin peak 4050m.

The Potanin Glacier is the longest glacier in Mongolia, its about 14 km long and located in the Altai Tavan Bogd mountain in Altai Mountains.The glacier is named after the explorer Grigory Potanin.

Day 13. Drive to Ulgii town

Drive to Ulgii town. Hotel.

Day 14. Flight back to UB, shopping & cultural performance

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Hotel, shopping and dinner.

Day 15. Airport & Departure

Drive to airport and help during check in at Airline

 

Tour starting:

Start in Ulaanbaatar from the 1st Jun to the 25th Sep and everyday during 2016

Tour price:  

  Person number

2-3

4-6

7-up

  Per person

3550$

3420$

3300$

 

 

 

  Services included in the cost:

 

 

  Services not included in the cost:

    Accommodation: Hotel, ger camp, tented camp

    International airfare

    Guiding and interpreting service

    Personal equipments

    Full board meals

    Optional activity cost, excess baggage charges

    Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan

    Sleeping bag

    Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks

    Single room supplement

    Museums and cultural performance

    Alcoholic drinks

    Horses and Camping equipments

    Travel Insurance

 

   An advantage of this trip is that you can travel through different zones while enjoying the vast open spaces with multiple natural contrasts within several days. It will approximately take 4-7 hours driving from one destination to the next. If requested we will stop on the way and you will be granted enough time for photographs or just a small pause. 4WD vehicles, mostly Russian minivans or Japanese jeeps will be used to take us through the infinite steps. Normally, 2-3 people will be in one jeep with their luggage. 7 people fit in the minivan with their luggage. Self-evidently all of our vehicles are insured and well prepared for the long trip. In the case of any damages on the vehicle, our drivers will prove their excellent mechanical knowledge, based on many years of experience, and do the repairs.

   Overnight we will be staying in tourist camps. It is nice to stay in said camps after hours on the gravel “highways” of the countryside. Most of the tourist camps are equipped with the Mongolian traditional dwelling “Ger” for the guest’s accommodation. The ger is a very convenient dwelling since it is simple to build and easy to dismantle as well. The dome-shaped housing is constructed with a wooden skeleton a felt cover and fabric on the outside. The Gers are heated by a stove and furnished with traditional wooden beds (with full sized mattresses 137x190cm) or hotel standard size beds with clean sheets, comforters, pillows and blankets. Normally, two to three beds are in one Ger. If the client prefers to stay alone in a Ger, there will be additional charges. The camp provides a restaurant/bar, toilets like you know from home and washing facilities such as a shower. The numbers of low-impact eco Ger camps are increasing. Since 2014 many Camp owners started to turn their camps into environmentally friendly concepts. We prefer cooperating with Ger camps that follow these core responsibilities and are able to provide the best services for our clients.

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