Tour Description

This 10 days mountain biking trip allows you explore the Altai Mountains comprised of snow capped peaks over 4000m in height, vast glaciers and the unique culture of Muslim Kazakh minority. The entire cycling route is on smooth packed soil with just a few exceptions. Tented camping throughout the tour.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

•  Mountain biking on smooth packed soil in Majestic Altai Mountains
•  Great view of snow capped peaks, vast glaciers, green meadow valleys, cross rivers and panoramic valleys 
•  Unique culture of Muslim Kazakh minority and Tuva nomadics
•  Tented camping throughout the tour.
•  Petroglyphs and Twin lake.

Price includes

  • All accommodation (twin shared)
  • 2 nights in 4* hotel in Ulaanbaatar
  • 1 night in gers/yurts
  • 6 tented overnights
  • All transfers including arrival & departure
  • Internal flights
  • Indicated meals (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Visits & national park fees
  • Camping equipment
  • English speaking cycling guide(s)
  • Expedition cook(s)
  • Mountain bike

Price excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Excess luggage fees on the internal flights
  • Meals not indicated
  • Sleeping bags
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Tour dates:

  • 14 July - 23 July 2018 OPEN

Price per person

  • 2-3 pax: 2,570 USD
  • 4-5 pax: 2,280 USD
  • 6-7 pax: 2,065 USD
  • 8-9 pax: 1,990 USD
  • 10-12 pax: 1,890 USD
  • Single accommodation extra: 110 USD
  • Own bike discount: 80 USD
Day 1: Arrival to Ulaanbaatar, guided city tour

Arrival to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to 4 star Bayangol Hotel. Spend the remaining morning at leisure and take a guided tour of Ulaanbaatar city. Choose between the Natural history museum with its collection of dinosaur fossils and the National history museum displaying traditional costumes and introducing the turbulent history of the Mongolian nation. Visit to the main city square and the Zaisan hill that provides a panoramic view of the city. At 6PM a show of traditional music, throat singing and contortion. Welcome dinner in one of best restaurants of the city. (hotel/D)

Day 2: Flight to Western Mongolia, Bike to Tsagaan Nuur

Flight to Western Mongolia, Bike to Tsagaan Nuur (Tent B,L,D) 65-km

Day 3: Bike to Khaichinsar mount

Bike to Khaichinsar mount. (Tent B,L,D) 60km

Day 4: Bike to Baga Oigor river. On the way we will see Altai mountain petroglyphs site.

Bike to Baga Oigor river. On the way we will see Altai mountain petroglyphs site. (Tent/B,L,D) 60km

Day 5: Bike to Oigor river. On the way we visit eagle hunter family

Bike to Oigor river. On the way we visit eagle hunter family (Tent B,L,D) 45km

Day 6: Bike to Altai Tavan Bogd basecamp. In the afternoon we will trek to Russian & Mongolian border zone.

Bike to Altai Tavan Bogd base camp. In the afternoon we will trek to Russian & Mongolian border zone. (Tent B,L,D) 15km

Day 7: In the morning we will do short hike on Potanin glacier. In the afternoon we will bike to Tsagaan gol river valley.

In the morning we will do short hike on Potanin glacier. In the afternoon we will bike to Tsagaan gol river valley. (Tent B,L,D) 21 km

Day 8: Bike to Tsengel village 80 km, drive to Ulgii town, 110 km.

Bike to Tsengel village 80 km, drive to Ulgii town, 110 km. Late arrival at Ulgii town. (Ger camp B,L,D) 80 km

Day 9: Return flight to Ulaanbaatar, free afternoon

Say good-bye to your support team and take a return flight to Ulaanbaatar. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening meet your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner. (hotel/B,D)

Day 10: Departure transfer

You will be transferred to the airport for your journey home. (B)

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