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Mt. Kharkhiraa Hiking Trip In Western Mongolia

Mongolia, Asia

from $3,495* per person 13 Days August
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Off The Map Tours 24 people max
  • Ulaanbaatar airport, mongolia
  • Active & Adventure trips
This is a fabulous trek in the remote north western corner of Mongolia near to the borders with Kazakhstan and Siberia. The mountainous landscape is dramatic with snow capped mountains, glaciers, fast flowing rivers, amazing rock formations and crystal clear lakes. For much of the route it is not possible for vehicles to travel, so we use pack horses and camels to carry our equipment, just as the local people do.

We walk approximately 15 - 20 km per day, and reach a maximum altitude of 2944 meters. The trek is suitable for people who are fit and who are prepared for all weather conditions. The climate is extremely changeable and you may experience all four seasons in a single day. This is a very rewarding trip in a part of Mongolia rarely visited by foreigners.

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Mongolia, Asia

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Itinerary

23 July
   
Arrive Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
   
24 July
   
Fly to Ulaangom. Jeep into the mountains. Start trekking up to Uliastai pass.
   
25 July
   
Trek down to the Blue Lake and over four low passes to camp nearby ancient graves and standing stones.
   
26 July
   
Trek along Kharkhiraa river valley to reach camp opposite a dramatic wall of red cliffs.
   
27 July
   
Hike up to the foot of Kharkhiraa pass and set up camp surrounded by snow covered mountains and glaciers.
   
28 July
   
Climb Kharkhiraa pass and across a wild open plateau. Hike to to Turgen Mountain National Protected Area.
   
29 July
   
Hike up to Yamaatiin pass,  the highest point of the trek and down into Yamaatiin valley.
   
30 July
   
Trek down this wonderful valley with rare flora and remarkable geological formations.
   
31 July
   
Continue down the valley to a small Kazakh mining town. Meet driver and jeep to Uureg Lake.
   
01 Aug
   
Jeep over Ulaan Davaa pass and down to Ulaangom town. Afternoon explore the town.
   
02 Aug
   
Fly to Ulaanbaatar. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight hotel.
   
03 Aug
   
Free day in Ulaanbaatar to enjoy the museums, art galleries, temples and restaurants.
   
04 Aug
   
Transfer to airport for departure.

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