- duration 18 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- age requirement 18-99 yrs
- max group size 16
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-22456
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Operated in English
- Trek through the alpine peaks, river canyons and broad valleys of the Altai Mountains
- Discover the culturally rich region of Western Mongolia
- Trek to the glacier at the foot of the Turgen Mountains
- Camp in the unique landscapes of the Mongolian steppe
- Meet local nomadic families and learn about their traditional way of life
- Explore the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar
- Show more
This incredible journey explores far western Mongolia, where mountain glaciers, large lake basins and expansive steppe grasslands characterise the landscape. Explore the mountain glaciers, desert landscapes, large lake basins and steppe grasslands in far western Mongolia on this exhilarating journey. Starting in Ulaanbaatar, we fly to western Mongolia and head into the remote mountains, trekking to the impressive glacier in the Turgen Mountains. In the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park we undertake the second part of our trek, incorporating visits with local nomadic herders to learn about their traditional way of life from the hunting prowess of the Kazakhs to the hauntingly beautiful throat-singing of the Tuvan people. For those who wish to experience traditional Mongolian travel, you can opt to hire a horse for either or both of the trekking sections with assistance from a local herdsman. During the July departure, a further highlight will be the Naadam festival with its amazing displays of horse racing, archery and wrestling.
Day 1 : Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
Day 2 : Fly to Khovd, Western Mongolia, drive to Zuragt Davaa
Day 3-4 : Turgen Mountain Trek
Day 5 : Turgen Mountain Trek
Day 6 : Drive from Turgen Mountain to Uureg Lake
Day 7 : Rest / contingency day at Uureg Lake
Day 8 : Drive Uureg Lake to Ulgii
Day 9-10 : Drive Ulgii to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Day 11 : Trek over Tahilt Pass
Day 12 : Trek the Tsagaan Us Valley
Day 13 : Complete trek, visit Kazakh Nomad family
Day 14 : Khoton Lake
Day 15 : Drive to Sarsai Soum, visit Kazakh Nomad family, via Mogoin River Gorge
Day 16 : Continue drive to Ulgii
Day 17 : Fly to Ulaanbaatar
Day 18 : Trip concludes in Ulaanbaatar
- Comfortable well located hotels and hostels
- 17 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 17 dinners
- Flights Ulaanbaatar/Khovd and Ulgii to Ulaanbaatar valued at US$750
- Airport transfers on day 1 & day 18
- Private vehicles
- Expert bilingual guide
- Camel/porter support during trek
- Fully supported camping during trek
- Sightseeing as listed in itinerary
- Site entry fees
- On the Naadam festival itinerary, we'll trek for 5 days to fully experience the festival.
- Sleeping bag – available for hire when booked in advance
- Guests can choose to hire a horse to ride during the trekking sections. Please ask your Adventure Travel Consultant for details
- International airfares and departure taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
- Protected Travel within your own bubble.
- Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
- Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
- Earn US$ 161+ in travel credits.
- Best price guaranteed.
- No credit card or booking fees.
- 100% financial protection.
- Carbon neutral tours.
- 25,000+ trip reviews, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5.
- Read more reasons to book with Bookmundiless
No additional cancellation fees apply for this Mongolian Panorama tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 12 December 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 December 2023, a deposit of 305 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Mongolian Panorama tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Mongolian Panorama tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
- Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
How to plan an Asia tour?
Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country.
After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.
Which countries should I visit in Asia?
Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience.
Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.
What country in Asia is fluent in English?
English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language.
However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.
How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?
There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation.
Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.
How many days is enough for Asia?
A seven-day Asia trip can give you a taste of the general highlights of two countries at most. Go for destinations in the same region, like Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, if you are planning a week-long vacation to save time. A two-week trip gives you the opportunity to carry out an in-depth exploration of three countries. If you want to cast your net further and cover more ground, then a month-long sojourn would be ideal. This duration is enough to cover everything from the futuristic Tokyo to the backwaters of Kerala and the vast, arid landscapes of Kazakhstan.
Ideally, we suggest that you spend around three weeks in the continent if you wish to get under the skin of its cultures and people.