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Western Mongolia Photo Safari Tour - 14 days

Western Mongolia Photo Safari Tour

Our 14 days tour visits all of the best photography location in Western Mongolia and the wonderful trip gives you amazing amount of time at each stop including days of photography on western Mongolia.

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Our 14 days tour visits all of the best photographing locations in Western Mongolia and the wonderful trip gives you good amount of time at each stop including days of photography in Western Mongolia. Along this trip you have an opportunity to discover all beauties in a very peaceful way. You will constantly meet local people of different Mongolian ethnic groups, which are as different as you go further to the west. This is a very rewarding trip in a part of Mongolia rarely visited by foreigners yet. Our safaris are enjoyed by people with a strong interest in both wildlife and photography. All levels, from beginner to advanced amateur are welcome !!!

 

 

        Brief Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival in UB, City tour
Day 2. Flight to Ulaangom town, Uvs province
Day 3. Drive to Turgen mountain
Day 4. Achit lake tour
Day 5. Drive to Ulgii town, Bayan-Ulgii province
Day 6. Shiveet khairkhan mountain - the Gate of Altai Tavan Bogd mountain National Park
Day 7. Trekking in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Day 8. Drive to Khurgan lake - the lowest point of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Day 9. Khurgan lake and Khoton lake tour
Day 10. Drive to Buyant and Tsengel sums
Day 11. Tolbo Lake, Tsambagarav Mountain National Park
Day 12. Khovd city, city tour 
Day 13. Flight to UB. shopping & Evening Cultural performance
Day 14. Departure

 

Services included in the cost:

Accommodation: Hotel***,* ger camp, tented camp
Guiding and interpreting service 
Full board meals 
Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Camping equipments

Services not included in the cost:

International airfare 
Personal equipments 
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Sleeping bag 
Travel Insurance

 


Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Meet your local guide and driver and transfer to central located hotel. City tour with National History Museum and Gandan Monastery, center of Mongolian Buddhism. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2. Flight to Ulaangom, Brief tour in the city. Uvs province-a chain of lakes, wetlands, sand dunes and high mountains.

Day 3. Drive to Gashuun valley which is wonderful panoramic landscape of ice-capped Turgen mountains. Visit to Stone memorials of ancient periods. Photography day of wonderful nature and historical sites. Tented camp at the bank of the Turgen river. 

Day 4. Drive to Achit lake, - the largest lake in Uvs province, located on the border of three western aimags. It offers stunning sunsets and sunrises and plenty of fish. The lake is home to flocks of geese, eagles and other bird life. In the afternoon drive to Kharkhiraa valley - delightful valley, surrounded by dense pine forests, has crystal clear river and carpeted with flowers. It is a perfect place to stay and photograph, while and relax, or to go hiking and taking beautiful photos. On the way we will stop at “Island of Devel”, is home of kinds of rare birds. 

Day 5. Drive to Ulgii city, Bayan-Ulgii province. Unlike to other provinces its population is dominated by Turkic Kazakhs, which have their own language, customs and Muslim religion. Overnight in local hotel. Visit to local museum, black market and theater. Photography day of another culture and tradition than main Mongols. 

Day 6. We are entering Altai high mountain area and arrive at Shiveet Khairkhan mountain- the closest place to the Altai peaks reachable by the car. We are travelling at the altitude of 2500-3000 m. In this huge mountain, there is the highest point of Mongolia, 4374m above sea level. Stay at tented camp at Tsagaan Gol. Prepare horse and camel for next day. 

Day 7. Leave our vehicle and load our luggage to the horses and trek toward the Altai tavan Bogd mountain. Riding horse or camel to tavan Bogd Mountain (12km). This is the main focus of the trip. Photography day of the biggest ice-caped mountain range. 

Day 8. Riding back to the van and after lunch drive to Khurgan lake, the lowest point of Altai Tavan Bogd National park. 

Day 9. Full photography day at Khurgan and Khoton lakes and surrounding area. The system of these lakes, connected by a wide channel, is the source of the Hovd River which drains the whole Mongolian Altai. Khoton Lake is located in an intermountain tectonic depression in the northern portion of the Mongolian Altai. 

Day 10. Drive to Buyant sum. On the way stop at Tsengel sum and Valley of Jivertei. Here we can make photos of ancient man stones that belonged to Turkic empire, existed 5th to 7th centuries. 

Day 11. Come close to magnificent Tsambagarav mountain (4193m) via Tolbo lake. Enjoy with the natural beauty and meeting with local people. Stay in local eagle hunting family. Photography day of hunting eagle show and nomad life. Owners train eagles such as they chase fox skins dragged by their owners on horseback, collect marmots, small foxes and wolves and return to the ger, where the Kazakhs use them for food. 

Day 12. Drive to Khovd city, the capital of the aimag, as well as the major industrial center western Mongolia. Brief city tour. Local Museum - geology exhibit, collections of stuffed wildlife, including an ibex with its distinctive corrugated antlers, ethnic costumes and artifacts, and a snow leopard pelt tacked up on the wall. One of the most interesting exhibits are the re-creation of the cave paintings at Tsenkheriin agui /Tsenkheryn cave/.

Day 13. Flight to Ulaanbaatar. City tour and evening cultural performance. Overnight in hotel.

Day 14. Transfer to the airport and departure.


Our 14 days tour visits all of the best photographing locations in Western Mongolia and the wonderful trip gives you good amount of time at each stop including days of photography in Western Mongolia. Along this trip you have an opportunity to discover all beauties in a very peaceful way. You will constantly meet local people of different Mongolian ethnic groups, which are as different as you go further to the west. This is a very rewarding trip in a part of Mongolia rarely visited by foreigners yet. Our safaris are enjoyed by people with a strong interest in both wildlife and photography. All levels, from beginner to advanced amateur are welcome !!!

 

 

        Brief Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival in UB, City tour
Day 2. Flight to Ulaangom town, Uvs province
Day 3. Drive to Turgen mountain
Day 4. Achit lake tour
Day 5. Drive to Ulgii town, Bayan-Ulgii province
Day 6. Shiveet khairkhan mountain - the Gate of Altai Tavan Bogd mountain National Park
Day 7. Trekking in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Day 8. Drive to Khurgan lake - the lowest point of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Day 9. Khurgan lake and Khoton lake tour
Day 10. Drive to Buyant and Tsengel sums
Day 11. Tolbo Lake, Tsambagarav Mountain National Park
Day 12. Khovd city, city tour 
Day 13. Flight to UB. shopping & Evening Cultural performance
Day 14. Departure

 

Services included in the cost:

Accommodation: Hotel***,* ger camp, tented camp
Guiding and interpreting service 
Full board meals 
Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Camping equipments

Services not included in the cost:

International airfare 
Personal equipments 
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Sleeping bag 
Travel Insurance

 

Group size Price/Per person
2 pax 3650$
3-4 pax 3350$
5-8 pax 3150$
9-15 pax 2650$

 


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