Altai pony trekking

Discover on horseback one of the most remote area in the world, Mongol Altai. At the borders of Central Asia, Kazakh people live in harmony with their old customs. Peaks covered with snow, glaciers, clear lakes and lush valleys are on the program of this extraordinary adventure.
A real caravan with pack camels will go with you in this ride throughout the Altai Tavan Bogd.

Day 1Arrival at Ulan Bator and visit of the city

  • Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver. Transfer to your hotel, settling in, and rest.

  • Appointment at 12 o'clock at your hotel with your guide. He will take you in the restaurant of your choice.

  • Let's immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the wonderful National History Museum. Three floors of a rich, glorious, violent and noble past, from prehistory to Soviet period, including the creation of the great Mongolian Empire by Genghis Khan.

  • Walk in the centre of Ulan-Bator. Discovery of Gengis Khan Square and the House of Parliament.

  • At 18 o' clock, Mongolian traditional show at Tumen Ekh: folkloric dances, contortion, and of course khoomi, the overtone singing.

2h - 1700km

Day 2Flight to Olgii and Western Mongolia

Ulan Bator - Olgii

  • We embark on our flight to the Mongolian farwest. We fly over the central lakes and the Western mountains, and reach Olgii.

  • We arrive in the capital of province that is the most Westerly in the place of the world that is the farthest from the oceans. Olgii is located at 1636 km (1,02 mile) from Ulan-Bator, at 1710 metres (1,06 mile) above the sea level. Principally Kazakhs live there and its atmosphere is very influenced by Central Asia : many signs written in Arabic, mosques and their cupolas pricked up to the sky.

  • Visit of Olgii Museum that shows an exhibition about the fauna and flora of the area. We discover the Kazakh culture, notably with traditional costumes and with a Kazakh yurt built in the museum.

  • Night in a Kazakh yurts camp. Kazakh yurts are very different from the Mongolian ones : larger, more decorated, with hangings embroideres with bright colours placed all around the yurt, and also canopies and small curtains above the beds.

Lunch: Local restaurant
Accommodation: Baavgain khondii camp
6h 30m - 220km

Day 3Transfer to Altai Tavan Bogd Park

Olgii - Syrgaal area

  • We drive until the Sirgaal area. This very remote area, separated from China by high snowy summits, has the two beautiful lakes Khoton and Khurgan where the Khovd River has its source.

  • Meeting with a horses breeders family and horse assignment.

Lunch: Picnic from the camp
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping

Day 4Ride in the Sirgaal area

Syrgaal area - Khurgan lake

  • We'll start our pony trek throughout the Sirgaal area and will reah the first of the two lakes of Altai Tavan Bogd : Lake Khurgan. Possibilities to meet one of the Kazakh breeders families living there.

Also
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping

Day 5 - 6Discovery of the Lakes Khurgan and Khoton

Day 5

  • Ride along Lake Khurgan to reach the second big mountain lake of this area : lake Khoton. At Southwest, the high summits of Altai surround us.

  • We ride on along Lake Khoton.

Also
  • 5, 6

    8-days self-sufficient Pony trek in the @Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. The equipment and your personal belongings will be carried on camelback.

Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping

Day 7 - 8Ride along Tahilbay Valley

Khoton lake - Tahilbai valley

  • During one day and a half, we will ride on the lush Tahilbai Valley to reach the green lake, small mountain lake with clear water, where the bravest of you can swim. You will see beautiful landscapes with lakes and forests of larches. This wild, remote area has may natural springs.

Also
  • 7, 8

    8-days self-sufficient Pony trek in the @Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. The equipment and your personal belongings will be carried on camelback.

Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping

Day 9 - 10Passing through the Altai Mounts

Tahilbai valley - Altai mountain pass

  • We ride across the mountains of Altai (we'll ride 36 kilomètres (22,37 miles) in total) . 3600 metres (2,24 miles) above the sea level, you will enjoy a stunning view on the wild landscapes of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. We settle our camp in the snowy sites nearby the pass.

Also
  • 9, 10

    8-days self-sufficient Pony trek in the @Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. The equipment and your personal belongings will be carried on camelback.

Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping

Day 11Petroglyphs of the white valley

Altai mountain pass - Shiveet Khairkhan

  • We ride over 16 kilometres (9,94 miles) along the Tsagaan Valley and ride down towards a small mountain lake at southeast of Shiveet Khairkhan Mount where we settle our camp. Shiveet Khairkhan is a sacred mountain for the Tuva living in the area.

  • Visit of the site of Tsagaan salaa. On 15 kilometres (9,32 miles), we can observe about 10000 rock paintings on the rocks that cover the southern bank of white river, "_Tsagaan Gol_".

Also
  • 11

    8-days self-sufficient Pony trek in the @Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. The equipment and your personal belongings will be carried on camelback.

Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
6h 30m - 220km

Day 12Track to Olgii

Shiveet Khairkhan - Olgii

  • With regret, we leave the breeders who escorted us during these eight wonderful riding days in postcard landscapes. We find the track again (harsh in this place) and drive back to the capital of province : Olgii.

  • We settle ourselves in a Kazakh yurts camp, where we'll enjoy a certain comfort.

Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Local restaurant
Accommodation: Baavgain khondii camp
2h - 1700km

Day 13Return flight to Ulan Bator

Olgii - Ulan Bator

  • Arrival in town and transfer to your hotel where you can rest a few moments.

  • Rest of the day free. With our guide, you can go shopping in the centre of the city.

Lunch: Picnic from the camp
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Hotel
Flight back

Day 14Have a nice journey and see you soon !

  • Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulan Bator. The transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.

from 1790€ (per person)

duration 14 days. International flight not included.
Difficulty:4.5/5
Comfort:1/5
Directly ask from local agency.