Trekking in Mongolia's Altai Mountains

Sierra Club Outings Trip | Supported Trekking, International (1 review)

Trekking in Mongolia's Altai Mountains
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Highlights

  • Attend Mongolia’s age-old Naadam festival
  • Meet Kasakh eagle hunters and their families
  • Trek in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains

Includes

  • Most meals, all lodging and gratuities
  • Professional guide service
  • All on-trip transportation

Overview

The Trip

This exclusive itinerary is a true testament to Mongolia’s diverse cultural and natural heritage. The journey begins in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, where you will have the opportunity to explore Mongolia’s age-old Naadam festival. It is an occasion to see Mongolians wearing their best costumes and gathering for large feasts and family reunions. The journey then continues to the western Altai Mountains where some uncharted lands await for trekking and meeting some of Mongolia’s most remotely located ethnic groups. There, you will have close encounters with Kazakh eagle hunters and Uriankhai archer families who maintain their age-old customs and traditions from the times of Genghis Khan.

Itinerary

Logistics

Staff

Rudy Scheffer
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This trip is in: Asia & the Pacific, Mongolia

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  • Trekking in Mongolia's Altai Mountains
  • Trekking in Mongolia's Altai Mountains
  • Trekking in Mongolia's Altai Mountains
  • Trekking in Mongolia's Altai Mountains
  • Trekking in Mongolia's Altai Mountains
  • Trekking in Mongolia's Altai Mountains
  • Trekking in Mongolia's Altai Mountains
  • Trekking in Mongolia's Altai Mountains
  • Trekking in Mongolia's Altai Mountains

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