Dates : 7 - 18 July 2017 | Size : min 4 people | Type : 8 - Day Trek
Location : Western Mongolia | Total Duration : 12 Days | Price : $3695/pp
Uvs province in the far north west of Mongolia is a spectacular region encompassing permanently snow-capped mountains, glaciers, torrential rivers, salt-water and freshwater lakes, sand dunes and a fantastic variety of animals and plants. The local people use camels as well as horses as working animals, and we will be accompanied by local guides on horseback with their camels which carry all the luggage and equipment. Our 8-day trek to Mount Kharkhiraa and Mount Turgen covers a distance of approximately 120km and includes two high passes at altitudes of 2930 metres and 2944 metres.
THIS ITINERARY IS SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS.
Arrive in 'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Hike up to the pass for a great view of the Kharkhiraa range. Trek down to the 'Khukh Nuur' (Blue Lake) and around its shoreline. Overnight camping.
Hike over four low passes to reach the river where there are some ancient (7th and 8th century) 'Graves'. Continue along the valley and cross the river where the Turgen and Kharkhiraa rivers meet. Overnight camping.
Trek along the valley of the Kharkhiraa river, past a high wall of red cliffs and up to the foot of 'Kharkhiraa Pass' and set up camp in a dramatic valley surrounded by snow covered mountains. Overnight camping.
Hike up to 'Yamaatiin Davaa' pass, the highest point of the trek and down into Yamaatiin valley. Overnight camping.
Trek down this wonderful 'Yamaatiin Valley' whose flora and remarkable geological formations are in complete contrast to the landscape seen previously. Overnight camping.
Trek to Khotgor, a small 'Kazakh' coal mining village. Meet our driver and travel by jeep back to Ulaangom. Overnight hotel.
Morning at leisure to enjoy the shops and market, which seem much more sophisticated than they did when we arrived 8 days ago. Afternoon 'flight' to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight hotel.
Free day in Ulaanbaatar to enjoy the 'museums', art galleries, temples and restaurants. Overnight in hotel.
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