Mongolia Altai Expedition Mountaineering in MongoliaBOOK TOUR NOW
DAY 1Arrival Ulan Bator
DAY 2Flight Ulgii
DAY 3Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
DAY 4Basecamp trek
DAY 5-10Tavanbogd massif Ascents
DAY 11Watch eagle hunters
DAY 12Day off in Uglii
DAY 13Flight to UB
DAY 14Day off in UB
DAY 15Flight home
The Altai Tavan Bogd (5 Kings) mountains are the highest peaks in the Mongol Altai Range, which stretches some 2,000km from the Gobi desert to the Greater Himalaya in Pakistan.
In far Western Mongolia, in the remotest corner of the Altai Mountains, lies the Tavan Bogd range. Home to Lynx, Golden Eagle and the elusive Snow Leopard, the range feeds Mongolia’s longest glacier, the stunning, 19km long Potanin.
Altai Tavan Bogd consists of 5 peaks: Khuiten (Mongolia's highest mountain at 4,374m), Nairamdal (4,082m), Malchin (4,037m), Olgii (4,050m) and Burged (4,068m). We will aim to climb Khuiten, Malchin and Nairamdal, which marks the intersection between the Russian, Chinese and Mongolian borders (you won't get all the stamps in your passport, but you can claim to have been there). Malchin’s ridgeline forms the border of Mongolia and Russia, providing a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the Potanin glacier, numerous glaciated peaks and Russia (including the 4,500m massif of Russia's Mt.Belukha).
The steep ascent of the challenging Khuiten will involve glacier travel and ice/snow climbing to a maximum angle of 50 degrees.
Hotel in Ulan Batoorl. Tents provided during expedition.
All food is included during the expedition - a mix of local and European dishes.
One local and one Banana Cloud guide.