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Hike to Potanian Glacier (7 days)

Classic Hiking in West Mongolia

$1240

per person

Hiking in Mongolia especially to Altai Tavan Bogd national Park is magnificent experience.

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Duration: 9 days / 8 nights / return domestic flight
Dates: June to September
Group size: min 2
Accommodation:  1 night in eagle hunter’s yurt, 3 nights in tented camping and 2 nights in local hotel
Activities: Easy trekking & horse trekking / Eagle hunter homestay / Wilderness experience

Tour Highlights

– Explore the best of Western Mongolia
– Ride horse / hike to the Potanian Glacier in Altai tavan Bogd National Park
– Homestay with eagle hunter family and learn from the ancient tradition
– Photograph holding an eagle and eagle hunters
– Watch traditional Kazakh concert & feast on Kazakh traditional food and drinks

Tour Map

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  • Pricing
    Per Person
  • 2 person
    USD 1390
  • 3 to 4 person
    USD 1240
  • More than 4 person
    More attractive price upon request
  • Include
    4WD vehicle transportation
    Bottled water
    Airport pick-up & drop-off
    Meals as indicated
    Fees for activities
    Admission fees
    English speaking guide
    Accommodation as indicated
  • Not Included
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance
    Tipping(optional)
    Visa application & fees
    International airfares
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Day 1: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia & Free Day

city sightseeing Ger district
  • Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Capital of Mongolia
  • Our driver will transfer you from Chinggis Khaan International Airport (check available services at the airport to your hotel (30-45 minutes)
  • Free day in Ulaanbaatar (you can explore the city on your own – check suggested attractions to visit in Ulaanbaatar or book our city day tour)
  • Meals: No Meal
  • Accommodation: Check our suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar (we can book it without service charge)
  • Distance: 30-40 minutes ride to the city center depending on city traffic
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Day 2: Fly to Ulgii & Ulgii city tour

landing in mongolia local theater in Ulgii town
  • Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport
  • Fly to Ulgii town, Western Mongolia
  • Meet our local driver and guide and explore Ulgii city
  • Visit the provincial museum, the main square, and the open- market bazaar
  • Enjoy a traditional Kazakh concert in the evening
  • Meals: Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Local hotel
  • Distance: Internal flight with Hunnu air – 3 hours
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Day 3: Discover Lake Hoton Hurgan & Eagle Hunter Family

Western Mongolia Highlights holding eagle on arm near the lake western mongolia
  • Drive to Lake Hoton Hurgan that is glacial and twin lake connected by a channel in Altai tavan Bogd national park
  • Explore archaeological and historical sites along the way
  • Meet Eagle hunter family who will introduce their lifestyle and strong tradition of hunting with a prey of bird
  • Take photograph of the eagle and holding it
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Local hotel
  • Distance: 6 hours’ drive on dirt road
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Day 4: Drive to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park

nomad herder in altai mountains
  • Drive to Altai tavan bogd national park and white river valley ; a national park situated at triple border with China and Russia
  • Hike to glacial lake on the hill nearby our camp site
  • Get ready for hike tomorrow
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camping
  • Distance: 6 hours’ drive on dirt road
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Day 5 : Ride horse / Hike To Potanian Glacier (18km)

  • Hike uphill as the trail starts to rise and becomes muddy and uneven
  • Trek or horse trek for 18kms from ranger station toward Potanian Glacier and mountaineers base camp
  • Enjoy breath taking view of 5 snowed peak mountains of Mongolia and glacier lake
  • Khuiten is the peak mountain with 4374 meter above sea level
  • Soak up the beautiful nature of the national park
  • You may experience four season weather during the trek
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camping
  • Distance: 22 kms with horse or you can hike 6 kms from the other side accessible by drive
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Day 6 : Ride horse / Hike To Ranger Station (18km)

jeep tour
  • Another day of hike / horse ride in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
  • Trek back to ranger station
  • Soak up the beautiful nature of the national park
  • Upon arrival, drive to Tsengel town for our overnight stay
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camping
  • Distance: 18 kms with horse or hike
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Day 7 : Drive to Ulgii

opening market during festival eagle hunter family picture
  • Drive to Ulgii via Ulaanhus town with unique landscape and snow-capped mountain Sogoog
  • Explore Ulgii town visiting open market selling handmade Kazakh crafts, rugs, hat and jacket
  • Enjoy Turkish meal in one of the best restaurants in Ulgii
  • Stay overnight in a local hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard local hotel (double occupancy)
  • Distance: 5 hours’ drive on dirt road
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Day 8 : Fly to Ulaanbaatar

landing in mongolia
  • Take a local flight to Ulaanbaatar city
  • Upon arrival it time permits we can arrange a city or shopping tour with your point of interests to make a full day excursion.
  • Farewell dinner – Mongolian Traditional Food
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Check our suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar (we can book it without service charge)
  • Distance: 30-40 minutes ride to the city center depending on city traffic
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Day 9 : Departure

End of tour. Departure from Chinggis Khaan International Airport. Our tour driver will drop you off at the airport approx. 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We are happy to extend your trip to the other destinations of Mongolia (the Gobi desert, Central Mongolia, Northern Mongolia and Eastern Mongolia). Book your trip extension with us and enjoy 5-20% discount for loyalty!

FAQ

We provide excellent accommodation, transportation and quality of service as listed below.

AVAILABILITY ACCOMMODATION
    Tented camping: Adventure
    Camping under millions of star is a brilliant way to connect to the nature and spirit of Mongolia. There is no designated spot for camping but you can pitch your tent anywhere. We provide 2-4 people tent equipped with mattress, sleeping bag and sheets. We leave no trace for camping.
    Local hotel & Guesthouse
    Local hotels & guesthouse have different standards but mostly basic. We use the best and clean local hotel & guesthouses in the region.
MEALS
    We will cater authentic Mongolian and fusion meals as well as European meals during your travel. Special dietary requests such vegetarian, gluten-free and religious meals are available upon request in advance.
TRANSPORTATION & ROAD CONDITION
    Depending on the number of people, we provide 4WD car with A/C including Land cruiser, Lexus jeep and Mitsubishi Delica for comfort and efficiency. More less half of the Mongolian road is dirt and off-beaten. Depending on day-to-day program, we drive on asphalt and dirt road for as little as a couple of hours up to six hours with pleasant stops for toilet, photographs and stretching.
BOOKING & PAYMENT
    To book this tour please complete our online booking form here. To confirm your booking, we require 30% deposit payment via online payment (VISA, MASTER) or bank transfer and balance is expected to be made in 30 days prior to your tour departure. There is no extra card payment or hidden fee. Check our terms and conditions.
WHAT TO PACK
    Travel documents, warm coat/jacket and layers, hiking shoes, raincoat, rubber slippers, sunglasses, sunblock, bandana, lip balm, hat, insect repellent, travel medicine and standard toiletries
    Camera, camera accessories, USB charger, e-book readers, walking stick if necessary, led head torch