How trekking in Mongolia will look like?

Mongolia, known for its vast and diverse landscapes, is truly a gem among the most beautiful countries on Earth. From the stunning Altai mountains to the expansive steppe, this country offers a breathtaking playground for outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re seeking an extraordinary hiking adventure, Mongolia should be at the top of your list.

The allure of tramping and trekking in Mongolia has been steadily growing, and for good reason. The untouched wilderness, rugged terrains, and staggering beauty make it an ideal destination for those seeking a thrilling and immersive experience in nature. With its wide-open spaces, Mongolia offers endless opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Hiking in Mongolia allows you to immerse yourself in its unique culture and traditions. You’ll have the chance to interact with local nomadic communities, witness their way of life, and gain insights into their ancient traditions and customs. This cultural exchange adds a profound depth to your hiking adventure, providing a truly enriching experience.

As you traverse the captivating landscapes of Mongolia, you’ll encounter diverse ecosystems, from snow-capped peaks to lush valleys and crystal-clear lakes. The Altai mountains, in particular, boast towering summits, deep valleys, and pristine alpine meadows, providing a playground for hikers of all levels. You’ll have the opportunity to challenge yourself with strenuous ascents or opt for leisurely walks, soaking in the awe-inspiring beauty surrounding you.

Mongolia trekking tour itinerary

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and our team will meet you up at the airport and drive directly to your hotel. After few hours you will meet your guide again and do city tour in Ulaanbaatar. Visit Zaisan hill where you will have the best view of Ulaanbaatar city. Visit Gandan monastery and local museum.

At the morning you will transferred to local airport where you will catch the plane from Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii. At the Ulgii’s airport you will meet your team. Drive to Ulgii town. Visit local open market Bazar. Stay at local hotel in Ulgii.

Drive to the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd national park and on your way stop to see “Dear Stones” from ancient Turkic period and reach the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Do camping along white river valley (Akh Gol basi).

Live your vehicle around the gate there and start horse riding towards Tavan Bogd massif (five holly peaks of Mongolia which is more than 4000m higher) next to that mountains you will see 20km long Potanina Glacier. You can even walk on the glacier. Camping next to the Glacier. You will have two humped camels for your luggage transportations to Glacier side.

After breakfast your guide will guide you to 4th highest peak of Mongolia “Malchin peak” which is more than 4000 meters higher from sea level. You can get easily on the top of that peak. From the top of Malchin you will have full view to Russian territory and long and breathtaking views to Kazakhstan’s and Chinese snowcapped Altai mountains. Same day you will come back to your same camping spot.

Start horse riding back to the same gate of the park. Visit Tuvan nomadic families and you can try Tuvan handmade nomadic vodka.

In the morning you will take a different direction for trekking. Khar Salaa valley is another beautiful camp with nomadic life around and Altai mountain background.

Today you will pass “Tahiltiin Davaa”. This is the peak of adventure with a high mountain pass and many waterfalls around. This is a long and most beautiful part of the whole itinerary. You will camp next to a huge river.

You will come out of the valley on your way by passing some beautiful lakes. At the end of the day you will reach Kazakh nomads that spending summer there. You can visit some of those families and compare Kazakh nomadic lifestyle differences to Tuvan nomadic lifestyle.

Today morning after you will have a breakfast you will drive back to Ulgii town. On your way you will stop to visit Eagle hunter’s family. Meet eagle hunter. See his already trained Golden Eagle, hold on your arm, you can be busy with photographing. Later that day you will arrive in Ulgii, stay at local Ger camp or Hotel enjoy your dinner with Kazakh tradition folk concert.

Your driver and guide will meet you up at the airport and drive to your hotel in Ulaanbaatar

Meet your team at your Hotel. Heading towards Terelj national park. Visit the turtle rock (Turtle Rock, ”Melkhii Khad”, is a surprising granitic formation, 24 metres (79 feet) high, whose form reminds of a turtle. Its old name was Mungut Khad.) Do short stop there for photographing and drive further to visit Aryabal meditation center. Aryabal meditation center is a Buddhist temple located among Terelj national park hills where you can get the best view to the national park. Later you will have lunch and stay in traditional styled Ger (Yurt) camps. Optional activities for this evening are horse riding or camel riding.

After your delicious breakfast at your Ger we will head to Tsonjin Boldog where we will visit massif Chinggis Khan’s statue. This is not just a statue it is complex that towering on its 40meters. You can visit inside where small museum about 13th century in Mongolia. You can try Mongolian traditional clothing, see huge boot and following steps be on the top of horse head. Same day drive back to Ulaanbaatar and on your way visit open market Naran Tuul, etc. Later you will be transferred to your hotel.

Drive to Chinggiss khan international airport where you can depart from Mongolia.

Mongolia is the best place for trekking activities

Whether you choose a guided trek or opt for independent hiking, Mongolia offers an unforgettable adventure like no other. With its unparalleled beauty, rich cultural heritage, and vast wilderness to explore, hiking in Mongolia will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. So pack your gear, lace up your boots, and get ready to embark on an extraordinary hiking journey in Mongolia, where every step promises awe-inspiring vistas and an unparalleled connection with nature.

The best time

This tour is available from beginning of July until beginning of September.