Travelling Mongolia in winter time gives you special and unique experience. There is no heavy snow and under the clear blue sky, winter tour can be very enjoyable. In this tour, you will explore Altai Mountains, beautiful lakes and vast steppe. Also visit local Tuva and Kazakh ethnic groups. It gives you authentic experience of their nomadic lifestyle. You will be hunting with an Eagle hunter with his Golden Eagle. Get to know about Mongolian great empires and history through petroglyohs from Hunnu era(curved patterns on the rocks), balbal stones from Turkish Hanate era.
Day 1. Bayan Ulgii and Tavan Bogd Mountains
Fly from Ulaanbaatar to Bayan Ulgii. Our expedition team will welcome you at the airport. Have a meal in local Turkish restaurant and start driving to Tavan Bogd National Park. Stay with Tuvan Nomadic family. Tuva is one of the small ethnic group in Mongolia who speak Turkish language and practice Shamanism which prays for the nature.
Overnight with Tuvan family (L+D)
Day 2. Explore the Heart of Altai Mountains
After breakfast, you will have a hike to Shiveet Khairkan Mountain. Shiveet Mountain is considered sacred mountain and worshiped by local Tuvans. On the bottom of mountain you will see numerous petroglyphs from Hunnu era goes back to even 3000 years. Hunnu is one of the first civilazation and great empire existed in Mongolia and caused China to build a great wall.
Overnight with Tuvan family (B+L+D)
Day 3. Khoton&Khurgan Lakes
Today you will drive to Khoton and Khurgan Lakes. On the way stop by Balbal stones from Turkish Hanate era. One of the most beautiful places in Western Mongolia. Landscape around the lake is very beautiful and picturesque, surrounded by snow-capped mountains,its shoreline has ancient moraine depression and hills, and its east shore has forest trees. You will visit local Kazakh family and experience their nomadic lifestyle.
Overnight with Kazakh family (B+L+D)
Day 4. Eagle hunter
Today you will drive to Eagle hunter's family. It is time to experience great Kazakh Eagle hunter with his magnificent bird.
Overnight with Eagle hunter's family (B+L+D)
Day 5. Go hunting with an Eagle
After breakfast you will start your hunting journey with an eagle hunter. You will be riding horse and be going to hills, mountains to look for foxes. You will get lifetime experience about how local do real hunting. If our team is lucky, you will get Altai red fox. In the evening Kazakh traditional meal Bes Barmak is waiting for you. Have a meal with the family.
Overnight with Eagle hunter's family(B+L+D)
Day 6. Drive to Ulgii
Today you will drive to Ulgii. Visit local mosque, free market (Bazar) and souvenir shops.
Overnight in a hotel (B+L+D)
Day 7. Fly to Ulaanbaatar
Early in the morning you will go to airport with our team and say goodies. Now you will have your unforgettable authentic experience with nomadic lifestyle and undiscovered landscape of Western Mongolia.