Besteigung des Tavan Bogd

Explore the far west of Mongolia on horseback – observe Kazakh culture – hike through the Tavan Bogd Mountain Range, climbing its peaks and crossing the Potanin Glacier – return to Ulaanbaatar for a well-deserved foot massage!

Mongolia is a mountainous country. The Mongolian Altai Mountain Range stretches across nearly two-thirds of the country. Tavan Bogd is the highest range of the Altai Mountains. This mountain range lies at the meeting point of three borders, Mongolia, China, and Russia. The 4370m Khuiten peak is the highest in Mongolia. Though modest in terms of the world scale, it offers a challenge to any experienced climber, due to the technical nature of the climb. The 19km long Potanin Glacier lies at the foot of the mountain. The climate in this high mountain area can be extreme and since it is above the tree line there is very little vegetation, giving the surrounding landscape a barren appearance. Very few species have adapted to these harsh conditions and the area is characterized by tundra, lichen-covered rocks, alpine meadows and high mountain swamps.

To reach this remote peak located in the very western province of Bayan Ulgii, we will go by plane, jeep and on foot. This province not only holds some of the most spectacular peaks of the Altai Mountain Range, but is also a home to a diverse ethnic population with interesting culture and traditions. The Kazakh minority along with Tuvan people makes up the highest number of Ulgii’s inhabitants.

Day 1 Flight to Ulgii

Today you will be transferred to the airport for the morning flight to Ulgii. This is the center of Bayan Ulgii Province, the only Muslim province in Mongolia. About 90% of its inhabitants are of Kazakh descent, having arrived from the western part of China in the 1800s after the Mongolian Government gave them some land. The flight takes 4 hours including a stopover for fuel. Your guide will accompany you on the flight. On arrival at the local airport our staff will meet you and drive you out of town for lunch. After lunch we will head west out of Ulgii, towards the Altai Mountains and set up camp on the way near Ulaan Khus Soum in the late afternoon.

Day 2 Oigoryn River – Tavan Bogd Mountain

This morning we will continue driving until we reach the Oigoryn River. This river lies near the foothills of Tavan Bogd Mountain. The entire area is within the boundaries of a National Park and is patrolled by park rangers. It is also a border area as Mongolia, China, and Russia all lie close to the peak of the mountain. We will make our base camp near the river. Our vehicles will remain at this base camp for the next 5 days while we continue on foot towards the peak.

Day 3-7 5 days hiking - Tavan Bogd Mountain – Potanin glacier

We will begin hiking towards Tavan Bogd Mountain. Meaning the 5 Kings it comprises of five neighboring peaks. Our camp will be at an altitude of 2900m at the foot of Malchin Peak. Our hike to this camp will take one day and our entire luggage; food and supplies, will be carried either on horse or camel back. Over the following four days we will climb at least two of the peaks. To reach the peaks we have to pass over a large glacier, which lies between our base camp and the mountain. This glacier is known as Pontanin’s Glacier. An intermediate camp will be made on the other side of the glacier and from this camp we will make our forays up the mountain peaks.

Day 8 Return to Oigoryn River

Today we will trek back to our original base camp on the banks of the Oigoryn River. Our drivers will be waiting for us at the camp with a hearty Mongolian meal. This is our last day of our trekking.

Day 9 River Khovd

Today we will get back into the vehicles and drive towards Ulgii. We will set up camp in the early evening outside the town of Ulgii, on the banks of the River Khovd.

Day 10 Ulgii – return flight to Ulaanbaatar

Today we will drive into Ulgii and take the local flight back to Ulaanbaatar. On arrival we will be met and you will be transferred to your hotel.

Reisecode und Reisetermin:
NTM-001, 18-27 Mai, 2012
NTM-007, 10-19 Aug, 2012

Preis pro Person in einer Gruppe von 9 Personen:

Einzelzimmerzuschlag: USD70
Die Preise beinhalten folgendes:

2 Inlandsflüge, Transport innerhalb der Mongolei, Unterbringung in Zelten während der Reise, 3 Mahlzeiten pro Tag, einen deutsch- oder englischsprachigen Reiseführer, Transfers, Kamel- sowie Pferdereiten, Firmenpersonal inklusive der Fahrer, Pferde- und Kamelmänner, sowie das Personal in den Camps.

Im Preis nicht enthalten:

internationaler Transport, Reiseversicherung, Visas, Ausreisegebühr, alkoholische Getränke, persönliche Artikel.

Der Klient ist während seines Aufenthaltes in der Mongolei selbst dafür verantwortlich, eine abgeschlossene Reise- und Krankenversicherung zu besitzen.

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