Trekking in Mongolia

Mongolia, especially the Altai mountains area, is truly one of the most beautiful countries on earth, and if you would like to check it out yourself well, here are a few good reasons to consider jetting off to Mongolia on your next hiking adventure.

Tramping and trekking in Mongolia are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason.

Only the best of western Mongolia

  • Firstly, Mongolia has the Altai mountain range which is a chain of mountains starting from the Gobi Desert and continues all over western Mongolia and ending up in Russia.
  • Secondly, Mongolia has huge glaciers and yes, you can hike around them!
  • Third, Western Mongolia also features its unusual tradition such as Golden Eagle hunting and Golden Eagle training.
  • This provides some of Mongolia’s best hikes throughout Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

A tour itinerary for “Trekking in Mongolia”

Day – 1

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
  • Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and our team will meet you up at the airport and drive directly to your hotel. After few hours you will meet your guide again and do city tour in Ulaanbaatar. Visit Zaisan hill where you will have the best view of Ulaanbaatar city. Visit Gandan monastery and local museum.

Day – 2

Take a flight to Ulgii & Sightseeing in Ulgii town
  • At the morning you will transferred to local airport where you will catch the plane from Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii. At the Ulgii’s airport you will meet your team. Drive to Ulgii town. Visit local open market Bazar. Stay at local hotel in Ulgii.

Day – 3

Drive to the gate of AltaTavan Bogd national park
  • Drive to the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd national park and on your way stop to see “Dear Stones” from ancient Turkic period and reach the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Do camping along white river valley (Akh Gol basi).

Day – 4

Trekking to the Potaninii glacier & Hike on the glacier
  • Live your vehicle around the gate there and start horse riding towards Tavan Bogd massif (five holly peaks of Mongolia which is more than 4000m higher) next to that mountains you will see 20km long Potanina Glacier. You can even walk on the glacier. Camping next to the Glacier. You will have two humped camels for your luggage transportations to Glacier side.

Day – 5

Hiking up to the Malchin peak
  • After breakfast your guide will guide you to 4th highest peak of Mongolia “Malchin peak” which is more than 4000 meters higher from sea level. You can get easily on the top of that peak. From the top of Malchin you will have full view to Russian territory and long and breathtaking views to Kazakhstan’s and Chinese snowcapped Altai mountains. Same day you will come back to your same camping spot.

Day – 6

Trekking back to the gate of National park & Visit Tuvan family
  • Start horse riding back to the same gate of the park. Visit Tuvan nomadic families and you can try Tuvan handmade nomadic vodka.

Day – 7

Trekking to Khar salaa valley
  • In the morning you will take a different direction for trekking. Khar Salaa valley is another beautiful camp with nomadic life around and Altai mountain background.

Day – 8

Trekking to Bear valley
  • Today you will pass “Tahiltiin Davaa”. This is the peak of adventure with a high mountain pass and many waterfalls around. This is a long and most beautiful part of the whole itinerary. You will camp next to a huge river.

Day – 9

Trekking to Aq su valley
  • You will come out of the valley on your way by passing some beautiful lakes. At the end of the day you will reach Kazakh nomads that spending summer there. You can visit some of those families and compare Kazakh nomadic lifestyle differences to Tuvan nomadic lifestyle.

Day – 10

Drive back to Ulgii town
  • Today morning after you will have a breakfast you will drive back to Ulgii town. On your way you will stop to visit Eagle hunter’s family. Meet eagle hunter. See his already trained Golden Eagle, hold on your arm, you can be busy with photographing. Later that day you will arrive in Ulgii, stay at local Ger camp or Hotel enjoy your dinner with Kazakh tradition folk concert.

Day – 11

Take a flight to Ulaanbaatar
  • Your driver and guide will meet you up at the airport and drive to your hotel in Ulaanbaatar

Day – 12

Drive to Terelj national park
  • Meet your team at your Hotel. Heading towards Terelj national park. Visit the turtle rock (Turtle Rock, ”Melkhii Khad”, is a surprising granitic formation, 24 metres (79 feet) high, whose form reminds of a turtle. Its old name was Mungut Khad.) Do short stop there for photographing and drive further to visit Aryabal meditation center. Aryabal meditation center is a Buddhist temple located among Terelj national park hills where you can get the best view to the national park. Later you will have lunch and stay in traditional styled Ger (Yurt) camps. Optional activities for this evening are horse riding or camel riding.

Day – 13

Chinggis Khan’s statue complex
  • After your delicious breakfast at your Ger we will head to Tsonjin Boldog where we will visit massif Chinggis Khan’s statue. This is not just a statue it is complex that towering on its 40meters. You can visit inside where small museum about 13th century in Mongolia. You can try Mongolian traditional clothing, see huge boot and following steps be on the top of horse head. Same day drive back to Ulaanbaatar and on your way visit open market Naran Tuul, etc. Later you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day – 14

Drive to the international airport
  • Drive to Chinggiss khan international airport where you can depart from Mongolia.


This tour is available from the beginning of July and the whole summer until the middle of September.

What do I expect to see during this trekking tour in Mongolia?

  • Authentic nomadic life
  • Visit real nomadic Yurt
  • Visit real eagle hunter
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Experience local culture
  • Meet Shamans
  • Beautiful nature
  • Horse riding
  • Experience local music
  • Hike on Potanini glacier
  • Visit historical places
  • Beautiful and pure lakes
  • Huge rivers
  • Land of great Chinggis Khan

Why we are the best among other tour agencies?

There are only good reasons why you must choose our Mongolian Travel agency. It’s because we’re constantly looking for ways to make your vacation in Mongolia as unforgettable as possible, from the way we plan the trip to the authentic experiences you’ll enjoy while away. Those added touches include several that no Mongolia-based travel agency offers. We pride ourselves on our original thinking.

The best time for trekking tours in Mongolia

The best time for trekking in Mongolia is during the summer season, which spans from June to September. During this period, the weather is at its most favorable with pleasant temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). The summer months also bring lush greenery, making it an ideal time to explore the remarkable landscapes of Mongolia’s mountains and steppes.

Weather condition for trekking in Mongolia

It’s worth noting that Mongolia experiences significant temperature fluctuations, so be prepared for cooler nights even in the summer. Additionally, exactly this this trekking experience you must be prepared from beginning of July to beginning of September.

Contact us before planning your Mongolian trekking adventure

Remember to check the weather forecast and consult with local tour operators before planning your trekking adventure to ensure the best possible experience in Mongolia.

The exact part of Mongolia you will do trekking

Specifically, Altai Tavan Bogd National Park is situated around the Altai Mountains’ highest peaks, including Tavan Bogd, or “Five Saints.” These stunning mountains straddle the borders of Mongolia, China, and Russia, creating a truly unique and picturesque landscape.

The accommodation during the trekking experiences in Mongolia

Camping is a great option. Western Mongolia offers incredible camping opportunities amidst its stunning landscapes. Guided trekking tour provides camping equipment. Campsites are often set up near water sources and provide scenic views of the mountains and pristine nature.

Why we are the best among other tour agencies?

High quality of Service

To help achieve these core values, we closely monitor client satisfaction and are consistently seeking new ways to exceed our clients’ expectations.

A personal touch

You will know your personal travel consultant both by name and by face, as we make it a practice to greet our clients personally and go through the entire trip.

We have local knowledge

Since we began we’ve created unforgettable travel experiences all over Mongolia for thousands of clients from all over the world.

We are flexible

Our experienced travel experts have the resources at hand to make your dream holiday a reality. Why not contact us with your interests?

Save your time

Let us do the work for you! By choosing our agent, you can save time and hassle by booking all of your itinerary services directly with a specialized local guide.

Lifetime deposit

After booking a tour with us and later your plans have changed, your deposit is fully transferable and will be held for an unlimited time.