KHUITEN PEAK CLIMBING

Professional Mountain Climbing Tour

Overview

On this a supported climbing tour Mountaineering Tour to the highest peak of Mongolia at 4374m Khuiten Altai Tavan Bogd. Quality outdoor equipment is provided tour will be led by Professional Climber Manlai Olziiorshih who made solo Climbing in Himalayan  8000m Peak in 2013.

Our tour will take 14 days to Mongolia's western frontiers with Russia and China are guarded by the snow-capped peaks of the Altai Tavan Bogd mountain range, highest in the country. Its highest and most interesting peaks are Khuiten, Nairamdal, Malchin, Snow church, and Ulgii.

The longest glacier of Mongolia, the Potanin glacier stretches for 19km from the eastern face of Mt. Khuiten. On the summit day, when on the top of Khuiten, you will be able to glance into Russia and China. The local Tuvan herders acting as your camel caravan handlers and as porters will make an unforgettable company and share their culture and traditions with you.

From

4pax 3pax 2pax
$ 2190 $ 2650 $ 3100
Per adult in a twin share room Want your own room? from an extra USD 240
NO BOOKING OR CREDIT CARD FEES
BEST PRICE QUARENTEE Flexible to choose your travel dates
TOUR CODE EPM-10
DURATION 14 Days
DESTINATION 6 destinations in Mongolia
START/END IN Ulaanbaatar/ Ulaanbaatar
TOTAL DRIVING 500 km
AGE RANGE min 18 years old
ACCOMADATION Hotel (4 nights), Tent( 9 nights)
MEALS Breakfasts 12, Lunches 13, Dinners 12
GROUP SIZE min 2 max 12
TRANSPORT Jeep & 4WD, plane
AVIALABILITY 2019-06-01 to 2019-09-10

Highlights

  • Altai Tavan Bogd
  • Ulaanbaatar - Cultural Performance 
  • Trekking in Majestic Altai mountain range
  • See authentic culture of Kazakh people with golden eagle and Tuva nomadic people
  • Camel supported trek between NP gates and Altai Tavan Bogd mountain’s base camp
  • Cross the largest glacier Potanin and erect ABC 
  • Ascent highest peak of Mongolia Mt. Khuiten 4374m ASL.

Itinerary

Sainbainuu! Welcome to Mongolia, whenever your international flight lands at “Chinggis Khan” international airport our team will meet you at the airport and you will be transferred to the hotel in the city. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. 

You may need some time to relax and recover from the long-distance flight or possibly from jet-lag. If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, feel free to ask from your hotel reception for recommendations.

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

  • Dinner at / Hotel Restaurant/ if your flight lands late at Ulaanbaatar we will prepare a dinner box at your hotel room

 

 

Early this morning take a 3 hour flight to Ulgy town in Western Mongolia. The Kazakhs living in the area are the largest national minority and practice Sunni Islam. A number of other ethnic groups also reside in the province in the region.

Upon arrival meet with a support team of driver(s), cook(s) and a guide and head westward to Tavan Bogd national park. At the end of a 3 hours travel across mountainous desert we camp in the valley of Sogoot river. In general rivers in Mongolia are small and shallow occasionally drying up but during the rainy season they rapidly rise and at times burst their banks.

Upon arrival we erect our tented camp. It is guaranteed that curious locals on horse or foot will appear out of nowhere to greet you. Dinner and overnight in tented camp. 

Accommodation

  • Tent (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Ulgii City
  • Hiking

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at / Hotel Restaurant/
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner

 

Travel further west and by early afternoon reach the Oigor river valley, the gateway to the Tavan Bogd peaks.

En route we try to visit a Kazakh family, male members of which practice falconry. They employ Golden Eagles for hunting foxes, hares and other small animals. 

Accommodation

  • Tent (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Visit a Kazakh family
  • Oigor river valley

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner       

Today we trek to base camp of the Tavan Bogd. This gradual ascent takes us through a high mountain terrain of rock outcroppings and of wetlands. With a bit of luck, you will see some of the wildlife that inhabits the area including marmots, hares and a number of birds such as Golden Eagles, Black Vultures, and Falcons.

Our entire luggage will be transported by camels handled by Tuvan herders. Upon completing two thirds' of the way there open majestic perspectives of Potanin and Alexander glaciers with the icy peaks of Khuiten (4374m), Nairamdal (4082m), Snow church (4071m), Malchin (4050m), and Ulgii (4113m) on their far side. This evening we camp at 2900m. (tent/B,L,D)

 Accommodation

  • Tent (1 night)

 Included Activities

  • Hiking
  • Altai Mountains

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  
  • Lunch      
  • Dinner

The 4051m Malchin is the lowest of the peaks. We hike along the Potanin glacier moraine for an hour and start climbing to the Malchin Peak. Its ridgeline overlaps with the borderline of Mongolia and Russia and provides a spectacular bird's eye view of the Potanin glacier, glaciated peaks, and Russia.

Over to the west, weather permitting, you will see the massif of Mt.Belukha (4500m) lying in Russia. That is the absolute top of Altai mountain range. Back in camp, we reward ourselves with a tasty meal. Those staying behind can relax in the camp and take the so-called Russian border walk, an easy climb on to a neighboring ridge that allows a glance into the territory of Russia. 

Accommodation

  • Tent(1 night)

Included Activities

  • Malchin Peak

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  
  • Lunch       
  • Dinner   

 

   

Our challenge for the following 4 days (including one leeway day) is the Khuiten peak. To reach its base we need to cross the Potanin glacier, which lies in between. An advanced base camp will be set up below the eastern face of Khuiten.

A number of crevasses are to be traversed before reaching the Khuiten's foothill. The actual ascent, although technically moderate takes 4 hours. From the summit, there opens a tremendous bird eye view over China, Russia, and the neighboring snowcapped ridges and snowfields.

Weather permitting we should be back to the base camp in the evening of the eighth day. In such case, you can use the following day either for rest or for optional cultural activities upon return to the White River valley. 

 

Accommodation

  • Tent (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Khuiten Peak

Meals Included

  • Breakfast 
  • Lunch        
  • Dinner       

 

 

 

 

 

Today we hike back to our camp in the White River valley. This time it is a gradual descent along the White River which takes its source from the Potanin glacier.

It is a chance to glance into every single valley of the icy massif and witness how the initial stream of glacial dust transforms into the mighty White river. Back to our vehicles to we celebrate our ascent. 

Accommodation

  • Tent(1 night)

Included Activities

  • White River Valley

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  
  • Lunch        
  • Dinner        

We say "goodbye" to our Tuvan friends and take a 7-hour drive back to Ulgy. Tonight is your chance to sleep in a local hotel. Hot shower and cold beers will highlight the day. 

Accommodation

  • Local Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  
  • Lunch       
  • Dinner        

This morning we catch a return flight to Ulaanbaatar. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon for shopping and else. Farewell dinner. 

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  
  • Lunch        
  • Dinner       

Today we will visit Zaisan Memorial Hill is located on the south side of Ulaanbaatar City, right beside the Bogd Khan Mountain having the best view of the city and surrounding hills. Next visit Bogd Khan Palace museum - the complex was a residence of 8th Bogd Javzandamba in the 19th century, the head of Mongolian religion. The palace consists of seven Summer Prayer temples and the winter palace. 

After lunch, visit “Gandan” Monastery, Mongolia’s largest functioning Buddhist monastery including the Mongolian Buddhist University. The highlight of visiting Gandan is the 26-meter-high majestic gilded indoor statue of Megjid Janraisig. 

Afterward, free of your choice. You can be transferred to the hotel for rest and refreshment or go shopping for souvenirs and local products, your guide will be ready to serve you for that. Suggested shopping places are State department store, the famous “Gobi” cashmere factory store. In the evening, we will visit “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show by famous Tumen-Ekh ensemble - is one of the most successful folk art groups to share traditional Mongolian music with the world, having traveled to over 40 countries. Will have dinner at 8:00 o’clock and transferred to the hotel. 

Accommodation

  • Hotel 4-5 star (1 night)

 Included Activities

  • Zaisan Memorial Hill
  • Bogd Khan Palace museum
  • “Gandan” Monastery
  • Shopping at Department store, Gobi cashmere factory store
  • “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at/Hotel restaurant/
  • Lunch         at/ restaurant/ in Ulaanbaatar/
  • Dinner        at/ restaurant/ in Ulaanbaatar/

You will be free at leisure in your hotel or wander around on your own until being escorted to the Chinggis Khaan International Airport for your departure flight home.

Your driver will assist you with flight check-in and luggage, and see you off at the point of security check.  Note: You must be at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport  2 hours before your flight time.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at /hotel restaurant/

Inclusions and Exclusions

TOUR FARE INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick up / Drop off service with privet Vehicle for Arrival/Departure

  • All Hotels 4-5 star and Good tourist ger camp, Tnt Camping equipment during the trip.
  • If you would like to spend one or two nights as a homestay in a local nomadic family or in a ger camp please just mention it when you book our tour.
  • All meals during the trip  ( 12 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12  dinners )
  • Privet Vehicle in the countryside trip and city tour during your  trip & petrol + experienced driver
  • Private English speaking guides at all times
  • Domestic flight tickets ( Ulaanbaatar - Bayan Olgii -Ulaanbaatar city) luggage fees15 gk
  • Profecional Mountain guide & cook
  • Horse & camel hire from NP gateway to base camp

  • Porters carrying 15kg stuff from base camp to Attack Camp

  •  “Wonders of Mongolian Art” performance with Tumen-Ekh ensemble
  • All entrance fees of museums, attractions, national parks and protected areas according to the itinerary
  • Bottled water – 1 liter per day
  • Visa invitation letter, if required 
  • all taxes

TOUR FARE EXCLUDED

  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • International Airfare
  • Daily personal expenses
  • Laundry, camera & video fees at any states
  • Visa application & fees
  • Changes of arrival/ departure flight
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Sleeping bags and pads,
  • Meals/beverages not stated in itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Snacks

 

 

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