Day 0114th Aug 2020
- Arrival at Ulaanbaatar (D)
Upon your arrival, a Rahhalah representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit the Sukhbaatar Square and the Museum of National History, where you will admire a series of fascinating examples of traditional Mongolian clothing and weaponry, as well as exhibits that chart the course of Chinggis Khan's empire-building. You will finish with a visit to the Zaisan memorial hill from where you will enjoy panoramic views of the city. Welcome Dinner. Accommodation: Holiday Inn**** or similar.
Day 0215th Aug 2020
- Ulaanbaatar – Olgii (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will head to the airport to board your flight to Bayan Olgii. There, you will be welcomed by your local guide and your driver, and you will be transferred to the ger camp for check-in. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit the museum and the mosque, before exploring to the Town Bazaar and Nairamdal Hill, from where you will enjoy panoramic views of Olgii. Accommodation:Altai Peaks camp or similar. Flight duration: 3 hrs.
Day 0316th Aug 2020
- Arrival at the TsagaanGol River Valley (2465 m)(B, L, D)
In the morning, you will drive to the Tavan Bogd National park (180 km, an8-9-hour drive), lunching on the way on food prepared by the group’s cook. The TsagaanGol(White River) Valley is a place where nomadic families (mostly of the Tuvan ethnic group) spend the summer months. Upon your arrival in the afternoon, you will meet your camel guides and prepare for the next days’ trekking adventure. Accommodation: in tents in a camp. Driving time: 8-9 hrs.
Day 0417th Aug 2020
- Trekking to Tavan Bogd National Park’s Base Camp (3095 m)(B,L, D)
Today’s destination is the Tavan Bogd Base Camp: an 18-km hiking distance (5-6 hours of trekking). On the way, you will have the opportunity to admire from a short distance the stunning Potanin& Alexander glacier: the longest glacier of Mongolia. The base camp is perched at 3000 m above the sea level. Once there, the tents (carried to the camp by the camels) will be pitched, and then you will relax with a tasty dinner. Accommodation: in tents in a camp. Hiking time: 5-6 hrs. (18 km).
Day 0518th Aug 2020
- Climbingto Mt. Malchin (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will head to Mt. Malchin (4,050 m), on the borders between Mongolia and Russia. The Malchin summit is the lowest of the Tavan Bogd (otherwise known as the “Five Holy”) Peaks, and it takes 6-7 hrs to reach it. Most of the path is rocky and, occasionally difficult, but the altitude difference (from 3095 to 4050 m is not very challenging). Accommodation: in tents in a camp. Hiking time: 6-7 hrs, altitude difference: 3095-4050 m.
Days 6-919th, 20th,21st, and 22nd Aug 2020
- Climbing to Mt. Khuiten(4374m) (B,L, D)
During these days, you will climb to the top of Mt Khuiten (the highest mountain in Mongolia, 4,474 m), and, if time allows, the Nairamdal peak (4,202 m) as well. You will begin your ascent to Mt Khuiten from the base camp, crossing the Potanin Glacier which has many crevasses. There will be an acclimatization day before the summit day, during which you can rest and hike on nearby paths. The trail on the summit day starts with an alpine part, and the round trip takes approximately 8-10 hours. Depending on the available time, you may also hike to the Nairamdal Peak (4,202m) which takes around 6-7 hours. Accommodation: in tents in a camp (high camp of Khuiten is at 3780 m).
Day 1023rd Aug 2020
- Gun Galuut- Ulaanbaatar(B, L, D)
Today, you will trek back to the TsagaanGol valley (around 15 km), and you will settle in the summer camp of a Tuvan family, with whom you will have the opportunity to spend some time, getting acquainted with their overall way of living. Accommodation: in tents in a camp. Hiking distance: 15 km.
Day 1124th Aug 2020
- TsagaanGol- Olgii/ Eagle Hunter family(B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will drive back to Olgii, this time, stopping at a Kazakh eagle hunter family to visit their spacious ger, and observe a demonstration on how they train their eagles for hunting. You will arrive in Olgii in the evening, to check-in in your hotel and rest. Accommodation:Eagle Nest hotel or similar. Driving time: 8-9 hrs. (including the stop at the family).
Day 1225th Aug 2020
- Olgii- Ulaanbaatar (B, L, D)
In the morning, you will head to the airport to catch your flight back to Ulaanbaatar (time TBA). There, you will have the opportunity to explore the capital city of Mongolia at your own pace, go shopping, or relax, before enjoying in the evening a traditional folklore concert at the Tumen Ekh ensemble. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation:Holiday Inn**** or similar. Flight duration: 3 hrs.
Day 1326th Aug 2020
- Departure (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.