Altai Tavan Bogd National Park

Altai Tavan Bogd National Park

Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
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One of the best tourist locations in Mongolia. Altai Tavan Bogd National Park includes a BAse camp of Altai Mountains, White River Valley, Khoton Lake, Waterfall Valley, Dayan Lake, and Yolt Valley. Here you can enjoy all kinds of trips such as trekking, climbing, horseback riding, and many others. The best time to visit National Park is from 10th June to 10th Sept Hope to see you!
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Phan X
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Our group had a wonderful trip with Yerlan Sh at Sayat Travel to south and north west of Mongolia. A great tour!
Written 5 December 2023
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Phan X
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
A group of 15 was accompanied by 7 locals and one tour lead to travel from Gobi desert to Altai National Park. In 15 days, our group experience countless experience including but not limited to viewing sunset at the best sand dune, sand sliding to spring migration, eagle hunting, trekking along Altai Mountain. The whole trip leaves a lifetime impression on me about the wild but warm Mongolia. The trip is highly recommended.
Written 3 August 2023
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Yuriko1986
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
My trip in Mongolia was so great.
I could climb Tavan Bogd and Khuiten.
Mr Dauren was kindly and friendly to me.And he arranged the rest of my trip day,so I could have unique experiences !

I will choose again Discover Altai!
Written 20 October 2022
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Minh Ngo
Vietnam12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Trekking through the forest is easy and great for a photo walk. Along the route we met several friendly families who offered us lunch and milk tea.
Written 7 September 2022
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Patricia Vidal
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The place is amazing and the government needs to take better care of it. We visited in Summer 2021 and the place was full of visitors. The camping spots are full of trash, people don't pick after themselves and there is no visible waste management. The government needs to invest more money into basic infrastructure like trash containers, long drop toilet areas and fine the heck out of people who pollute the environment.
Written 3 April 2022
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Dali D
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
My friend and I did a 4 day tailored tour with Dauren in Ulgii. We stayed with an eagle hunter family, spent some time at the beautiful Lake Tolboo and enjoyed the idyllic town of Ulgii. Dauren is an excellent guide, very knowledgable as well as kind. He was attentive and looked after us well with a package which included the right amount of activities and time to enjoy our surroundings. We will certainly be back!
Written 12 August 2020
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Nerys L
Mongolia8 contributions
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Aug 2020
Dauren was great in the planning of our 4 day trip and always replied swiftly to any questions I had. He took us for a very nice lunch in Ulgii, visited the museum, before heading to Sahsai where we were staying the night with the Eagle hunter’s family. They made us feel so welcome and provided us with snacks and milky tea. Then we drove to see the stone man monument nearby and had delicious homemade buuz for dinner. The next morning we left for Lake Tolboo. Our camp was right next to the lake and had a beautiful view. After a quick swim and a walk, Dauren made us some delicious shish kebabs. On the way back to Ulgii, we stopped at a ger and got to try fermented horse milk (airag) and watch the milking of the mares. This was a memorable experience for myself and my friend. Again, the nomadic family were so hospitable even though it wasn’t part of the trip and they hadn’t been expecting us.
Then we had some free time in Ulgii for shopping and lunch, before Dauren collected us from our hotel to go and see Friendship Hill overlooking the whole town. We then went to a lovely Turkish restaurant for dinner.

Dauren took care of everything and we were well looked after from start to end. He even made us breakfast before our flight back to UB.

I will definitely be using Discover Altai for any other trips in Mongolia and highly recommend him.

Thanks for showing us around your beautiful province, I look forward to returning one day.
Written 10 August 2020
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Maddie W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We spent two days with Erlan from Sayat Travel in Olgiy for the Golden Eagle Festival, and we were not disappointed. Seeing the Kazakh hunters compete with their eagles was an unforgettable experience, and one that I would recommend to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in traditional Kazakh culture. Erlan was extremely hospitable host, very knowledgeable and was happy to answer all of our annoying questions. He and his family made it a fun a relaxing weekend where we did not have to worry about anything excepting having fun.

Following this we spent 6 days trekking through the Altai Tavan Bogd region. The scenery here was unbelievable, from vast expanses of the steppe to the snow capped mountains as we neared Malchin Peak. We were accompanied by the best driver in Mongolia, a wonderful chef who prepared delicious meals and an English speaking guide named after Chinggis Khan himself. By doing a combination of trekking and driving meant we were able to cover more ground and see even more of the beautiful scenery. Unfortunately due to the snow during the time of year we were unable to climb Malchin peak, but it just means to have to come back again next year.

A highlight of the trip was staying with the nomadic families living in the Altai area; they were warm, welcoming and kind.Thank you Erlan to you and your team for our wonderful trip, we also loved spending time with you and your family. Cant wait to come back again.
Written 22 November 2019
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hartmaria
London, UK8 contributions
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Dec 2018
Mongolia for 21 days was incredible, Nurka proved to be a well organised, trusted and a dedicated guide.She speaks very good English and talks with enthusiasm about Mongolia, food, culture and its history as well as providing insight into Mongolia customs. We enjoyed tea parties, games and also got to mix with the locals who were friendly and kind people who showed us their herds and how to make traditional cake. Part of the activities was hiking for 9 days where she led us into touristic sites and wonderful sceneries surrounded by beautiful lakes and panoramic views, whichI we thoroughly enjoyed and took many photos!. She was knowledgeable about all the routes we took provided us with a packed and varied programmes, helped organise our yaks and the tents were well equipped with good gear to keep us dry during rainy days. It was an amazing and unforgettable experience! She also had an incredible team who supported her all along including skilful drivers who drove us through unmarked roads in a such a vast place, and Boogy the cook, who was enthusiastic and passionate about his cooking sckil, he made us delicious food that we enjoyed All in all I deeply thank Nurka for this wonderful trip where we felt safe and welcome. Our happiness was always her top priority and I would highly recommend Nurka as a good and well experienced guide also i think the August month it was a best choice to visit Mongolia.
Written 7 November 2019
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JannikWT
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Full and long text. pls read through completely!

I went on a 10 day (meant to be)-private tour with Discover Altai.
The communication was overall good and professional in the beginning, where the booking procedure was made via email as my dates weren't available on here.
A deposit was paid through a SWIFT Transfer to his bank in Mongolia.
Just a few days prior my arrival he asked me if i would allow one more person on my tour, as she surprisingly booked the same dates as my tour. I then agreed, although i usually have my reasons to be on a private tour and seem not have given me the option anymore and we agreed on a fair discount. This whole thing made me worry and didn't ease my overall thinking about the whole trip.

He then awaited me at the airport of Olgii together with our driver, the cook, our guide. The inbound flight made an extra stop to fuel up which was not mentioned in the itinerary, so you better plan some extra time flying with Mongolian airlines and was not unusually late by 2 hours.

We drove to his home and got a little breakfast packed up and went on an endless bumpy ride over dustroads. Would recommend to arrive one day prior the trip starts, cause this drive is really exhausting but exciting!

The next days breathtaking sceneries will be followed by incredible expiriences like climbing, hiking, horseriding, star gazing, daily washing in glacier waters.. never had anything like that. DO it!

The guide spoke moderate english but the whole team (driver, cook, guide, camel/horse-boys) have their heart on the right spot and are there for you to build up your tent, bring tea, and make your stay as luxurious as possible.
There is very little to worry about as the tour was well experienced and does work out well for medium to athletic outdoorers.

We had two accidents on the trip which i highly encoureged to see a more professionell plan of action to it, as there is no medical service around.
1. the horse gear was old and not too safe. The saddle snapped off while crossing a steep passage. My travel companion could save here whilst still falling off the horse. The horse was frightened and then raced off, falling and unfortunetly died later due to inner injuries. In relation to that incident the foot iron of the horse left a deeper wound in my leg which had effect on my whole trip. The guide earlier told me he always has first aid with him in his daypack, which he hadn't at the time of my accident. Neither had I in my daypack. A first aid training on your side could be useful!
2. At the Malchin Peak we got into a thunderstrike which I with all my experience in mountains and sailing haven't seen coming. Lesson learnt: you are in nature and it is unpredictable. Better not go higher if not sure.

What i really couldn't believe is the amount of waste that is left behind by other groups/tours in these remote and almost virgin areas.
I start to collect rubbish at some point, but all that is brought for tourists need to find a way home rather than staying there in getting dumbed for centuries destroying the lands beauties i came to see.
Also Discover Altai is not yet concerned enough on keeping waste to the minimum. All that single use plastic can easily be swapped to reusable containers.
Also the driver chucked out his plastic out of the car with no thinking. At the peak of the debate on the plastic crisis in Europe a no go.

Also: the freshwater container used to be vegetable oil container, which made all the water taste fatty. No go to me. Hope future tours will have different experience.
My Tent was not watertight, and one zipper was broken. The sleeping bags they provide are not genuine and did hardly do their job in the freezing cold. He better get original quality products to full fill the job or you bring your own!
Make sure you also bring dry bags to keep your stuff dry in heavy rain or snowfall.

After some time i found out, that the price i paid for the used to be private tour was still lower than the price my surprise companion paid for the group tour.. transparency, honesty, fairness. You are travelling to a developing country where they want to make an outcome to have a good living for sure, but this is something that made me really angry, cause he made me lie and cover his back so i don't destroy her comfort or tour. He also recommended my dates to her weeks in advance well knowing my private tour will not be a private anymore.. bad play.
The Duman Hotel he booked for us on the last night Olgii before departure was a bad place. Check with him, if he can put you on the flash and new one just next door.

I put this honest and personal recommendation here for you to not! make you go with another tour or agent. He made me the most special experience in my life and will not want to miss it! Support him grow, let him learn and support him understand to save the place you are willing to visit. Check the prices and let him use paypal for a bigger security.
Written 1 November 2019
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Hi Jannik, I hope you are doing good, actually, I am pretty sure that you are because we are fallow each other on Instagram. Thank you for your feedback, To be honest, I am a bit shocked. Cause you were cool, and we all were happy. Only now i realized that you weren't. Let me make clear some details 1. We discussed about can she join your group, and you said "Sure". I offered to you a discount and you accept it. Just typical business. You could just say "NO" right? It is my mistake too cause I didn't know that you will so unhappy or else I never would offer you that. 2. Of course, she paid a bit more cause she joined after. Early book lower price. This is also a typical business. And I would like to say next, Altai Mountain tours are not luxury, There is no phone service, no hot shower, no electricity and the nearest town located in over 100 kilometers. Also, not all of us are super civilized, i am sorry. We do our service as much comfort as we can in such a condition. So, please do respect what we do, and how we do. It is always easy to critic someone's job. And you right, we will grow non stop. and I already have a PayPal. An honest response to honest feedback. Have a great day
Written 15 February 2020
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