Altai Tavan bogd mountain climbing tour


Join us as we climb one of Mongolia’s highest peaks, Mount Khuiten.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Extreme
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Altai Tavan bogd mountain climbing tour.


Join us as we climb one of Mongolia’s highest peaks, Mount Khuiten

Mount Khuiten is one of the highest peaks of the Altai Mountains and the highest point of Mongolia at 4374 m. The Kuithen Peak simultaneously borders Russia, China and Kazakhstan and is close to other beautiful peaks: Malchin, Niaramdal, Naran, Snowchurch and Olgii, and Mongolia’s longest glacier, Potanin, 19 km long.


20 June- 15 September OPEN


Group Size Per Person US$
Pax 2 $3400
Pax 3 -4 $2950
Pax 5 -6 $2743
Pax 7 -8 $2625
Pax 9-10 $2510
Pax 10 more $2400
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All meals during the trip
  • Drinking water
  • All accommodations during the program
    1. 1 overnight in local hotel or ger camp in Ulgii
    2. 10 tented overnights
  • Transport with Russian vans (4*4) including gasoline
  • All airport transfers
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Local mountain climbing tour guide
  • Expedition cook
  • Pack Camels and camel drivers
  • Permits and fees for the national park
  • All sightseeing fees
  • Visa support
  • Local flights (Ulaan Bataar-Ulgii-Ulaan Bataar)
  • Satellite phone for emergencies
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Sleeping bag
  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Charges for excess baggage
  • Airport taxes
  • Individual equipment
  • Drinks and extra charges in hotels and inns
  • All alcoholic drinks
  • All costs not specified in “Included”
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Ulaan Baatar

    Upon you arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be met by our representatives, and after checking in at your hotel, we will take you on a mountain climbing tour. (Bayangol Hotel)


  2. Day 2 Fly to Ulgii

    You will fly to Ulgii City, in the Bayan-Ulgii province in Western Mongolia, about a 3 hour flight. The population of this province is mostly Kazakh, with their own culture and language. At the airport you will be met your English-speaking guide, as well as your driver and expedition cook. After lunch we will drive to Tavan Bogd (Five Peaks) National Park, about 90 km, with an overnight stay in a tent camp (Tent/L/D).


  3. Day 3 Drive to the Tsagaan Gol Valley

    Today we take a 4 to 5 hour drive through the foothills of the mountains and reach the Tsagaan Gol Valley in the early afternoon. This a common place for the nomadic peoples to make camp in the summertime and where the Tuvan people live, practicing their Shaman religion. Here we will meet our camel guide to prepare for the next day’s hike. (Tent/B/L/D)

  4. Day 4 Hiking to the Tavn Bogd Base Camp

    Today we will hike 18 km to the base camp of Tavn Bogd. Our luggage will be transported by camels, handled by the local Tuvan people, they are friendly and helpful. On the way you can see the ice peaks of the Potanin and Alexander Glaciers. The base camp is at an elevation of 3000 m. Total hiking time about 6 to 8 hours (Tent/B/L/D)

  5. Day 5 Acclimatization Day

    After breakfast we will start slowly walking for about an hour and then start climbing to Malchin Peak (4050 m), which is on the Mongolian side of the Russian border. Malchin Peak is the lowest of the Holy Five Peaks. It takes 6 to 7 hours to climb to the top of Malchin. Most of the climb will be on rocks, then back to camp to relax. (Tent/B/L/D)

  6. Day 6-9 Khuiten Ascent

    We will cross the Potanin Glacier which lies between the base camp and Khuiten Peak. We will cross many big crevasses before reaching the peak. From the base camp, the hike is one day. We will set up camp at 3,500 m. The next morning, weather permitting, we will set about climbing the peak. (Tent/B/L/D)

  7. Day 10 Return to the Oigor River Valley

    Today we will hike back to the Oigor River valley, and meet the drivers. (Tent/B/L/D)

  8. Day 11 Return to Ulgii

    We will say goodbye to our Tuvan friends and take the 7 hour drive back to Ulgii. On the way we will visit with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters. Tonight is our chance to sleep in a Kazakh yurt (ger), and we will celebrate the ascent with cold beers and a traditional Kazakh meal. Alternatively you can spend the night in our own hotel, Eagle’s Nest, with all modern comforts. (GerorHotel/B/L/D)

  9. Day 12 Return Flight to Ulaan Bataar

    This morning we catch the return flight to Ulaanbataar. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon for shopping. (Hotel/B/L/D)

  10. Day 13 Departure

    Transfer to airport for departure (B).


A detailed packing list is suggested for each of our trips in the trip information section. Please check the recommended packing list for the specific trip you are taking. Our suggested packing lists do not aim to be comprehensive or exhaustive; we know that every traveler has different needs. If you feel there is something else you should bring with you, please do so, and when in doubt contact us for a recommendation. You should pack everything in a soft bag or backpack rather than in a suitcase or trunk, which will make it easier to load into vehicles and on pack animals. The following general packing list gives recommendations on the type of equipment or clothing we have found most practical, based on our experience in Mongolia.


·         Outer socks, thick wool or polypropylene – 2 pairs

·         Inner socks, thin silk or polypropylene – 2 pairs

·         Hiking boots – 1 pair

·         Mountaineering boots – 1 pair

·         Gaiters – 1 pair



·         Lightweight polypropylene – 2

·         Expedition weight polypropylene or capilene shirt – 1

·         Fleece jacket – 1

·         Breathable windproof outer jacket, such as Gore-Tex, with hood – 1



·         Polypropylene or nylon briefs or underpants – 1 pair

·         Lightweight polypropylene or capilene long underwear bottoms – 1 pair

·         Fleece pants (full length, side zippers recommended) – 1 pair

·         Breathable windproof pants such as Gore-Tex – 1 pair



·         Mittens, thick fleece – 1 pair

·         Gloves, polypropylene or capilene – 1 pair

·         Gore-Tex wind shells for mittens – 1 pair



·         Balaclava, wool, polypropylene or capilene – 2

·         Helmet- 1



·         Down or polar guard sleeping bag comfortable to minus 10 Celsius – 1



·         Pack large (50+ litres) – 1

·         Daypack for day hikes – 1

·         Large strong kit bag with strong zipper and a lock, large enough for pack to fit in, and for storage of gear – 1



·         Harness

·         Ice axe

·         Crampons

·         Rope /company provide you/

·         Walking stick

·         Carabiner -2-4 for each person

·         Climbing ice screws -2-4 for each person

·         Helmet -1



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