Tsambaragav Mountain Trekking
(10 days)

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Detailed description


Khovd and Sangiin Kherem

We will fly to Khovd province today. Khovd province is known for its multi-cultural community, which includes more than 17 nationalities and ethnicities. There is a significant minority of Kazakh-Mongols who speak both Kazakh and Mongolian. We will arrive at Hovd Airport after a 3-hour flight. From there, we’ll drive to Namarjin Valley after a quick tour of the town center and Sangiin Kherem. The remains of the Manchu fort in the northern part of Mongolia’s Khovd city are known as Sangiin Kherem in Mongolian. Fun fact: The fort was constructed in the 18th century and later served as the seat and office of the Manchu amban (governor).

(Tented Camp L, D)

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Namarjin valley

Later today, we’ll pack our belongings and begin our trek through the Namarjin Valley. Many Kazak families will be encountered in the Namarjin Valley.  We’ll meet Kazakh families in their traditional Gers. Fun fact: Kazakh gers are larger than Mongolian Gers and brightly decorated with hand-knotted rugs. While chatting and deepening our knowledge of rich Kazakh culture and tradition, we will enjoy a cup of tea and share delicious Kazakh dishes with our hosts, such as Kuz “salted and grilled horse meat” Bisbarmak.

(Tented Camp B, L, D)

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Tsambagarav Mountain

We will hike for an entire day in the direction of the snow-capped Tsambagarav Mountain.  Tsambagarav Mountain, Mongolia’s third highest peak, is part of a 110-thousand-hectare national park. Tsambagarav Uul, which is still snow-capped, straddles the boundary between Khovd and Bayan-Olgii aimags. Despite its height, this towering mountain of 4208 meters has relatively easy access to the summit.

(Tented Camp B, L, D)

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Belchiriin Uul and Tsast Uul Mountain

We’re going to climb the Belchiriin Uul and Tsast Uul Mountains today. Beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, and archaeological sites can all be found in this region. There are many glaciers and glacial lakes below the peaks, as well as waterfalls flowing deep into gorges.

(Tented Camp B, L, D)

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Tsambagarav waterfall

A 7-meter-high waterfall flows down a narrow canyon between the mountains, and a glacier and small glacial lake can be found a few kilometers to the east of the waterfall. Hikers who are adamant about climbing will hike up the glacier to the summit. We’ll spend the entire day exploring the lush valleys and of small lakes.

(Tented Camp B, L, D)

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Bayangol valley

From the top, we will trek downwards into the Bayangol Valley. From the top of this valley, we will have great views of 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)

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Marra valley

On our way through the Marra Valley, we’ll encounter some Kazak families. We’ll be engaging with family members (Kazakhs have big families) and experiencing everyday life with them. Kazakhs are known for their friendly hospitality, so expect to be welcomed warmly into their homes

(Tented Camp B, L, D)

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Erdenburen village

Today is the last day of our trek. In the evening, we will arrive in Erdeneburen village, where our vehicles will be waiting for us.

(Tented Camp B, L, D)

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We will return to Khovd town today. Take advantage of your free afternoon to learn more about this small town.

(Hotel B, L, D)

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Flight back to Ulaanbaatar

The time has come to leave and fly back to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital. You can use your free afternoon to see as you fit. You could always go see the lovely cultural show and admire the contortionists while watching colorful and rhythmic Mongolian dances.

(B, L)