Camping in Altai Mountain Range

Wilderness camping in Gobi-Altai region, South western Mongolia

Trekking in Altai Mountains

There are no other means of transport can do this journey in Altai Mountains

Nomadic Mongolians’ seasonal migration

There are no other means of transport can do this journey in Altai Mountains

Singing sand dunes near the Lake Ereen, Govi-Altai province

One of the largest sand dunes in Mongolia which emits humming sound when its surface disturbed

Full moon in Biger Valley, Gobi-Altai province

Full moon in Biger Valley, Gobi-Altai province

Mongolians light a butter lamp to generate good karma on a day with the full moon

Goat milking

Goat milking

Jurgen and Yvonne helped Aayaa's family to milk their cashmere goats in Gangan Shand, Western Mongolia.

Jurgen and Yvonne's another visit to a local nomadic family

Jurgen and Yvonne’s another visit to a local nomadic family

After being offered fermented mare's milk, Yvonne gets a little bit merry. So did Jurgen.

Gobi Altai province

Hasagt Hairhan Mountains|3,578 m

Sacred mountain for Mongolians where you can spot arid foothills, Alpine meadows, larch forest, snow on top and endangered species such as Ibex and Maral Deer.

Autumn trek in Hasagt Hairhan Mountains

Autumn trek in Hasagt Hairhan Mountains

The area is under Strictly Protected status due to its outstandingly beautiful landscapes and endangered wild species.

Truly amazing epic landscape is begging for your exploration. You will have opportunities to trek in majestic, snow-capped Altai Mountains, up to 3,800 m and scenic Gobi Desert, while meeting nomadic people, experiencing their cultures of horse and camel riding. Observing variety of wild species is one of the main emphases of the trip. You are likely to see Wild Ibex, Saiga Antelope and Black Tailed Gazelle.  The Depression of Great Lakes is the remarkable wet land  area in Mongolia and is famous for its marshal and desert  birdlife (240 species) including Relic Gull, Cormorant, Pelican, Heron, Mandarin Duck, Whooper Swan, Arctic Tern, Lap Wing, Sand Grouse, Sand Owl, Falcon,  Steppe and Golden Eagle and many more. Also you will explore one of the tallest ‘singing’ sand dunes in the Mongolia. Some part of this trip is challenging that demands good physical strength.

Zendmen Travel Advantages

  • Best time of a year to visit Altai mountains and parts of the Gobi Desert
  • Comfortable camping with private kitchen
  • Carefully designed itinerary
  • Responsible tour operation to the places you visit

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Map Altai Trekking

Tour Length: 16 Days
Tour Dates for 2018/2019: 1-16 August
Tour Price: from $ 2,349
Group size: 4-12 pax
Private tour option: Available
Tour Grade: Strenuous
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