Mongolian Star Expedition

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Dates
July, August
Location
Altai Mountains, Western Mongolia
Duration
14 days
Level
Intermediate riding skills
Size
Minimum 4 People / Maximum of 6 people
Cost
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Might hurt a little! This a serious expedition in the restricted area along Chinese border between Dayan Lake and Shegirtai lake; The area belongs to Altai and Sagsai soum of Bayan Ulgii at the south east end of Taban Bogd National Park;

It is only sensible to travel here mid-July and August and with usual early autumnal colours in the forests, it should be very beautiful.

Local people and domestic animals are not allowed to go in most part of this area. However with a special permission and with local military a 10-14 days of horse riding trip can be arranged. Only experienced horse riders can go on this trip; as a precaution we travel with a satellite phone on this trip.

Riding wise the landscape is spectacular but very challenging. We have to pass through regions home to virgin forest, and they are thick, no trails and animal trails we follow are often blocked. So saw and axe are needed to clean the trail in some parts.

So we go with just horses, packing them to carry camping equipment and food.

One person can lead only one horse. So the luggage is limited, essentials only.

The trip will take a lot of preparation and thus needs an early commitment. If you want a proper adventure, no frills, amazing camping experience, this is your trip. Our experienced Mongolian guide says it will be a trip that has never been attempted before -and may only be able to be done once or twice.

Itinerary
Day 01
Arrive Ulaan Bataar. Visit living Buddhist Temple and museum in the afternoon. Traditional Mongolian supper
Day 02
Fly out to west Mongolia to Bayan Ulgii. Lunch museum visit, Drive to our first camp where we meet horses.
Day 03
Wake up in the Altai Mountains! Prepare pack horses and set off to the border area.
Day 04
Wilderness riding, living and camping journey
Day 05
Wilderness riding, living and camping journey
Day 06
Wilderness riding, living and camping journey
Day 07
Wilderness riding, living and camping journey
Day 08
Wilderness riding, living and camping journey
Day 09
Wilderness riding, living and camping journey
Day 10
Wilderness riding, living and camping journey
Day 11
Wilderness riding, living and camping journey
Day 12
Last day of the expedition. Ger camp stay.
Day 13
Domestic flight to Ulaan Bataar. Evening throat singing concert.
Day 14
International flight home