Khuiten Peak is the highest peak in Mongolia located in the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. At 4,374 meters it is truly a site to behold. From the peak, you can see Russia, China, and even the mountains of Kazakhstan. The experienced hiking guide will join the tour for safety and to lead the way to the top. We will also visit the eagle huntress family at the Khotun Lake with its breathtaking waterfall. Afterwards we’ll go to the Olgii Kazakh museum. While recognizing the potential dangers of the climb, our trip is designed to be both comfortable and safe, bringing with us any necessities you feel are needed.
DAY1. Arrive to Bayan-Ílgii Province. The westernmost and highest part of Mongolia. The people of Bayan-Ílgii are famous for their hospitalityand nomadic eagle hunting lifestyle. At the airport, you will meet your support team includingyour English-speaking tour guide, cook, mountain guide and driver with his 4x4 car. Drive to Oigor Valley (east gate of the national park)
DAY2. Hiking to Basecamp of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. All baggage and camping and cooking equipment will be transported by camel. Lunch will be served halfway with nice view. Stay the night in a tent.
DAY3. Climbing to one of the famous peaks: Malchin (4050m). It is located close to the Russian border, and the climb to the top does not require climbing equipment. From here you can see mountains in both Russia and China. The whole trip takes about 7 hours. Explore thePotanin Glacier.
DAY4-DAY6. Climb to Khuiten Peak. 4-5 people use one rope supported by the local mountain guide.
DAY7. Hikingdown along White River valley (south gate of the national park). Meet the local Tuvan people who have their own language and a unique religion: Shamanism.
DAY8. Drive back to Ílgii. On the way visit a Kazakh eagle hunter’s family and explore training way of the Sky lord (eagle). Enjoy the hospitality of the nomadic lifestyle. Drive to Ílgii and stay in a hotel. Farewell dinner at local Restaurant.
DAY9. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar