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The Altai Mountains
(Khuiten Summit) trek takes place over 9 days 8 nights across the remote expense of the western border of Mongolia. Working in tandem with our trusted local partner, Wildfire Expeditions heads deep into the Altai Mountains spanning Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. A spectacular journey across vast, remote wilderness inhabited only by traditional herding families and wildlife, hiking above 4,000m this expedition promises to take your breath away – in more ways than one!

Mt Khuiten is part of a mountain chain called Tavan Bogd, meaning ‘five saints', with each of the peak names representing simple meanings: Nairamdal – friendship; Malchin – herder; Burgd – eagle; Olgii – cradle; and Khuiten – cold.

According to the National Geographic book “The 10 Best of Everything”, Mt. Khuiten, Mongolia has been listed number one on Top 10 Climbs. During the trip you will not only get the adrenaline rush of reaching Mongolia’s highest peak, you will also experience the warmth and welcoming nature of the Mongolian nomads.

This is a multi-day high altitude trek involving hiking through snow and ice, sleeping above 3,000m in a remote region known for its potentially harsh environment and unpredictable weather. The pre-requisites are a base level of physical fitness and an open mind. You may feel outside of your comfort zone at times – be prepared for the unpredictable.

With no connectivity to the outside world and creature comforts an overnight journey away, living is stripped to its purest form. Take the chance to interact with fellow human beings, savour the rare opportunity of tapping into yourself and enjoy the glorious setting most people can only “like” in Instagram.

The trek begins with an easy hike and gentle ascent along glacial rivers, allowing time for acclimatization while taking in the beauty of one of the world’s most remote glaciers. After Base Camp, the ascent becomes steeper and you will really feel the altitude. Alpine mountaineering is required, traversing glaciers and snow fields, culminating with some ice climbing to reach the peak of Mount Khutien at over 4300m! The views of the neighboring peaks and Mongolia below will astound you!

See and experience some of the rugged land that Chinggis Khan and his soldiers travelled as they expanded the Mongol Empire. Experience delicious Mongolian cuisine, learn about the local history, and see how that heritage is still practiced by the people in their current way of life. We will also have a day to explore Ulaan Bataar and experience the city’s restaurants, culture, and shopping.

Don’t miss out on this adventure of a lifetime!

Note:  We are buffering an extra day to account for weather conditions.


Love the idea of the trek across the vast Mongolian Expanse, but not ready to scale your first technical mountain?  No problem! We also offer this package to allow for base camp trek and experiencing the Pontian Glacier, without the summit to Mount Khuiten.  Enjoy the base camp, choose to trek by horse back and climb the less technical Mount Malchin.

Highlights:

  • Start Date: 4th Aug (arrive at Ulan Bator before 4pm)
  • End Date: 13th Aug (plan international flight on or after 13 Aug)
  • Summit Mongolia's highest peak and experience alpine mountaineering OR
  • Experience your first trek across a glacier and a chance to summit a 4,000m peak
  • Feel the heartbeat of history in a land where time seems to stand still 
  • Stand at the meeting point of 4 countries and experience the rich cultural mix of one of the most remote regions in the world

Rating:
  • Mt Khuiten summit expedition: 3PD (Moderate - Challenging: Some hiking/altitude experience recommended)
  • Base camp and Mt Malchin summit trek: 2PD (Easy - Moderate: A base level of fitness is recommended)


Includes:

  • 2-way domestic flight (Ulan Bator to Bayan Olgii)
  • 1 night's stay in Ulan Bator
  • Services of a professional accredited mountaineering guide and assistants
  • 2-way transport to Tavan Bodg National Park 
  • Porter service to base camp
  • Mountaineering equipment
  • Camping gear
  • 3 meals per day while trekking
  • Adventure insurance
  • Training plan
  • Pre-trip briefing 


Excludes:

  • International flight
  • Excess baggage fees for the domestic flights
  • Visa and travel insurance
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Transport, accommodation and meals outside of trekking days and apart from what's stated above
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Horse riding at base camp (available at a fee)

There are a few ways to get to Ulaan Bataar from Singapore with flights transiting through Seoul, Hong Kong or Beijing. Be sure to research your entry and visa requirements, both for Mongolia and the country you plan to be transiting via.

The trip commences and ends in Ulaan Bataar. The domestic flight from UB to Bayan-Ulgii is covered in the trip cost.  Flights from UB to Bayan-Olgii only run twice a week (Wednesday and Saturdays)  You must arrive in UB, by Friday the 4th.  We will arrange for Airport pickup and transfer to the hotel for one night stay in UB. You will need to supply us with your international flight details.


Fee: For the experience of summitting one of the most remote peaks in the world, Base camp plus Summit of Mt. Khuiten and Mt. Malchin
$4150.00 SGD

For the adventurous thats wants the base camp trek Base camp trek, Pontian Glacier, plus Summit of Mt. Malchin 
$2950.00 SGD


If you are wishing to ride horse out of base camp, there is an additional $30.00 SGD fee.

At Wildfire Expeditions, we use a combination of grading systems based on technical requirements of the climb as well as the physical conditioning of the trek.  The grading systems we use to assess the treks is a combination of  the New Zealand Alpine Grading System and the French adjectival alpine system As with any treks, there is a level of physical fitness that is required.  Trekking days can be an average of 8 to 12 hours, and summit days can be 16+ hour days. Before undergoing any new or strenuous physical activity, it is advisable to receive a health check from a qualified physician.

The Mount Khuiten summit is considered a (3D)

The Base Camp and Malchin Mountain trek is considered a (2PD)

If you are uncertain of your fitness level in regards to this trek, send us an email and we can discuss.  We will help with a training plan to ensure you are in the shape required to enjoy this trek! patrick@wildfirexpeditions.com

Please read through the following terms of participation before RSVPing:

http://threeplaygrounds.com/pages/champion-terms-of-participation

DISCLAIMER: If you decided to join you will be physically able to take part in the event. Please be aware that there is a risk in all of the outdoor type activities. Your safety and well-being is your sole responsibility. By RSVP’ing "yes" for this event, you acknowledge and accept these terms.

More information and photos can be found here: https://www.wildfirexpeditions.com/tours/altai/


You can also download the pdf description at Altai Expedition 2017

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Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia

Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia

Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia
Altai Mountain Range - Base Camp and Double Peak Summit starting at Altai Mountains, Altai, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia

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