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Trekking Info

Trekking characteristics:

  • Trip Type: Moderate
  • Pack horse or pack camels
  • Vehicle support possible
  • With/without local flight
  • Khangai Mountain trek
  • Alpine lake & hot springs trek
  • No fishing

Trekking dates:

  • Departure any time
  • From May until October

Duration:

  • 17 days tour
  • Can be customized
  • 8 to 11 days trekking
  • 6 optional days
  • Can be combined with another trek

Group size:

  • Minimum 2 people
  • Maximum 12 people

Accommodation:

  • Tented camps
  • Ger Camp
  • Family Stay

Meals:

  • With cook and food
  • Western and Mongolian food
  • Self cooking possible

Price Includes:

  • Transport within Mongolia
  • Full pension in the countryside
  • Accommodation as described in the tour description
  • All support staff including driver, translator, camp assistants
  • All excursions and entrance fees
  • National park fee entrances
  • Road taxes
  • Pack horses and/or camels
  • Transfer between the airport and the hotel

Price Excludes:

  • International transport
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Medical and trip insurance
  • Evacuation costs
  • Excess baggage charges, local flights are limited to 10 kg.
  • Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
  • City touring
  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Items of personal nature
  • Fishing equipment
  • Other items not specifically mentioned as included

 

Otgontenger Trekking

Short Trek Description

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

DAY 2: TOSONTSENGEL SOUM

DAY 3: BOGD RIVER

DAY 4 AND 5: OTGONTENGER MOUNTAIN

DAY 6 AND 7: OTGON HOT SPA

DAY 8: CHULUUT RIVER

DAY 9: BATAR KHUNDAGA LAKE

DAY 10, 11, 12 AND 13: KHURH NUUR LAKE

DAY 14: TOSONTSENGEL SUM

DAY 15: FLIGHT BACK TO ULAANBAATAR

DAY 16: FREE DAY IN ULAANBAATAR

DAY 17: DEPARTURE

OTHER OPTION: ONE OR TWO WAYS DRIVING BETWEEN OTGONTENGER AND ULAANBAATAR

Map

Otgontenger trekking

Detailed Trek Description

Otgontenger Uul is the highest peak of the Khanaai Nuruu range and Mongolia's 5th highest mountain. Its peak is at 4020 meters above the sea level. Otgontenger is the only mountain of the Khangaii range that is capped with a glacier.

Otgontenger is one of the worshipped mountains of Mongolia. Worshipping began during Khunnu times by the first governing state of Mongolia, and this tradition continues to the present day. Historically, this mountain was initially protected in 1818. The peak and its environs have been protected since 1992 to converse the high mountain ecosystem. The south face of Otgon Tenger Uul is the biggest granite wall in Mongolia.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at the airport we will be welcomed by our guide. He will bring us to our comfortable, centrally located hotel.

In the afternoon we will stroll around Ulaanbaatar. We will visit the Natural and the Historical Museums.

We will stop at the Gandantegchinlen Monastery. It is the largest and most important monastery of Mongolia. We will scroll through the different monasteries and see the magnificent statue of Migjid Janraisig, an 82-food high statue gilded in gold and covered with silk cloths.

(Hotel)

DAY 2: TOSONTSENGEL SOUM

Today we will take the plane for Tosontsengel soum, located in Zavhan province. After 1.5 hours of flying we will reach the airport of Tosontsengel soum where our guides and vehicles will be waiting for us. After a short visit of this little countryside town we will drive to Uliastai, capital city of Zavhan province.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 3: BOGD RIVER

From close to Uliastai, our jeeps will drive us along the Bogd River through the Donoi Khundii open valley to reach our trekking starting point close to the granite formation. This place is called Mod Tolgoi.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 4 AND 5: OTGONTENGER MOUNTAIN

For 2 days we will trek into the direction of the Otgontenger Mountain.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 6 AND 7: OTGON HOT SPA

We will trek 2 more days to reach the Otgon Hot Spa.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 8: CHULUUT RIVER

Today we will trek along the Chuluut River.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 9: BATAR KHUNDAGA LAKE

After more trekking, we will reach Otgontengerā€™s glaciers. Close to here is the Batar Khundaga Lake, located on the lower slopes of Otgontenger Mountain.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 10, 11, 12 AND 13: KHURH NUUR LAKE

We will hike for the next 3 days, passing Khurh Nuur Lake and ending our trekking at Nart Lake.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 14: TOSONTSENGEL SUM

We will drive back to Tosontsengel sum, passing through Uliastai.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 15: FLIGHT BACK TO ULAANBAATAR

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar

(Hotel, B, D)

DAY 16: FREE DAY IN ULAANBAATAR

We will have a full free day to stroll around in Ulaanbaatar and buy some souvenirs before heading back home.

(Hotel, B, D)

DAY 17: DEPARTURE

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure

OTHER OPTION: ONE OR TWO WAYS DRIVING BETWEEN OTGONTENGER AND ULAANBAATAR

You could take the 6 days trip to drive one way between Ulaanbaatar and west Mongolia. You will discover a variety of landscapes on the way. It's a great option for people who have more time in Mongolia.

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