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Trekking Info

Trekking characteristics:

  • Trip Type: Difficult
  • Pack horse or pack camels
  • No vehicle support possible
  • With/without local flight
  • Tsast Uul peak climbing
  • Glaciers trek
  • Lush alpine pastures
  • Kazak minorities
  • No fishing

Trekking dates:

  • Departure any time
  • From June until September

Duration:

  • 13 days tour
  • Can be customized
  • 5 to 7 days trekking
  • 8 optional days
  • Can be combined with other treks

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

 

 

 

Tsambagarav Mountain Trekking

Short Trek Description

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

DAY 2: HOVD AND SANGIIN KHEREM

DAY 3: NAMARJIN VALLEY

DAY 4: TSAMBAGARAV MOUNTAIN

DAY 5: BELCHIRIIN UUL AND TSAST UUL MOUNTAIN

DAY 6: TSAMBAGARAV WATERFALL

DAY 7: BAYANGOL VALLEY

DAY 8: MARRA VALLEY

DAY 9: ERDENEBUREN VILLAGE

DAY 10: DRIVE BACK TO HOVD

DAY 11: FLIGHT BACK TO ULAANBAATAR

DAY 12: FREE DAY IN ULAANBAATAR

DAY 13: DEPARTURE

OTHER OPTION: ONE OR TWO WAYS DRIVING BETWEEN TSAMBAGARAV MOUNTAIN AND ULAANBAATAR

OTHER OPTION: TREK TO THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE TSAMBAGARAV MOUNTAIN

2 OPTIONAL DAYS: KHUITEN PEAK CLIMB EXTENSION

OTHER OPTION: DRIVE ONE WAY BETWEEN ULAANBAATAR AND BAYAN OLGII

Map

Tsambagarav trekking

Detailed Trek Description

Khovd is distinguished by its multi-cultural population. It is home to more than 17 nationalities and ethnicities. Each of these groups has its own distinct traditional dwelling and settlement pattern, dress and other cultural distinctions, literary, artistic, and musical traditions. There is a rather large minority Kazakh-Mongol population that speaks both Kazakh and Mongolian.

Tsambagarav Mountain, Mongolia's 3rd highest peak is located in a national park of more than 110 thousand hectares. The permanently snow-capped Tsambagarav Uul straddles the border between Khovd and Bayan-Olgii aimags. Tsambagarav Mountain is accessible from either side. Tavan Belchiriin Uul peak or Tsast Uul peak are relatively accessible and easier to climb than the Tavan Bogd Mountain.

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: HOVD AND SANGIIN KHEREM

Today we will take the plane for Hovd aimag. After 3 hours of flying we will reach the airport of Hovd where our guides and vehicles will be waiting for us. After a short visit of the town centre and Sangiin Kherem we will drive to Namarjin Valley.

Sangiin Kherem is the Mongolian name for the remains of the Manchu fort in the Northern part of Khovd city, Mongolia. The fort was built in the 18th century, and later became the seat of the Manchu amban and his office.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 3: NAMARJIN VALLEY

We will meet our nomad family from whom we will get the pack animals fror our trek. Later today we will load our gears and start our trek in the Namarjin Valley. In the Namarjin Valley we will cross many Kazak families.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 4: TSAMBAGARAV MOUNTAIN

For a whole day we will trek into the direction of the Tsambagarav Mountain.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 5: BELCHIRIIN UUL AND TSAST UUL MOUNTAIN

Today we will climb up the Belchiriin Uul and Tsast Uul Mountains.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 6: TSAMBAGARAV WATERFALL

We'll get up early for our final ascending of the mountain peaks. We will trek up the mountain to reach the area between the Belchiriin Uul and Tsast Uul Mountains. Between the mountains is a 7m-high waterfall that flows down a narrow gorge. A couple of kilometers to the east of the waterfall is a glacier and small glacial lake. Serious mountaineers can hike up the glacier to the peak.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 7: BAYANGOL VALLEY

From the top we will trek downwards into the Bayangol Valley. Form the top of this valley we will have great views on the Khar Us Nuur Lake. and you might be able to rent a horse for the hour-long ride to the Kazakh-populated Marra valley.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 8: MARRA VALLEY

We will trek through the Marra Valley and meet some Kazak families on the way.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 9: ERDENEBUREN VILLAGE

Today will be our last trekking day. We will reach Erdeneburen village in the evening where our vehicles will be waiting for us.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 10: DRIVE BACK TO HOVD

Today we will drive back to Hovd town.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

DAY 11: FLIGHT BACK TO ULAANBAATAR

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar

(Hotel, B, D)

DAY 12: 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 13: DEPARTURE

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure

OTHER OPTION: ONE OR TWO WAYS DRIVING BETWEEN TSAMBAGARAV MOUNTAIN AND ULAANBAATAR

You could take the 8 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.

OTHER OPTION: TREK TO THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE TSAMBAGARAV MOUNTAIN

An alternative road is to trek further north from the waterfall. From the waterfall, the road dips through some spectacular rocky gorges before finally tumbling down to Bayan Nuur Lake, a small, slightly salty lake. We will trek two more days to reach Bayan Nuur Lake.



 

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