Are you feeling adventurous and do you want to climb Mongolia’s highest summit? Then, look no further. Our fully supported expedition brings you to Mongolia’s highest peaks, to the highest summit of Mount Khuiten standing at 4,374 meters above sea level. These majestic snowcapped mountains are part of the Altai Mountain range where Mongolia, Russia, China, and Kazakhstan converge. Our experienced mountaineering guides will lead the team with support from local herders as porters along with their camel caravan. Traverse Mongolia’s longest – Potanin Glacier – on the way. You will also have the opportunity to visit local families of Kazakh and Tuvan backgrounds, and learn about their nomadic ways of living. Meet the Kazakh hunters, who use golden eagles for hunting purposes as did their ancestors did many hundreds of years ago. 

The September date is including the Eagle Festival.

Mount Khuiten Climbing Tour
Date & Price:

Departing: 28-06-2024

Finishing: 10-07-2024

Status: Open

Departing: 04-08-2024

Finishing: 16-08-2024

Status: Open

Price Per Person:
Price P.P
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11-12 pax:
Single accommodation extra:
  • 3 nights in the 4* hotel (twin + breakfasts)
  • 1 night at local hostel in Ulgii (twin)
  • 8 tented overnights (twin)
  • Alpine tents, mess tent, complete cooking equipment set
  • All indicated meals (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • Drinking water outside of UB
  • Flight ticket UB-Ulgii-UB
  • All airport transfers
  • Visits, NP and border permit fees
  • Russian 4WD van(s) as local transport
  • English speaking translator
  • Mountaineering guide(s)
  • Cook(s)
  • Porters for BC-ABC-BC part
  • Pack camels and a camel drivers
  • Climbing rope
  • International travel
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage fees on UB-Ulgii-UB flight
  • Sleeping bags and mats
  • Personal climbing gear, climbing clothing, climbing boots, harness, crampons, ice axe…
  • Meals not indicated
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Travel information:
  • Climb highest peak of Mongolia Mt. Khuiten 4374m ASL
  • Visit and explore traditional nomadic lifestyle of Tuvan and Kazakh people with Golden eagles
  • Camel caravan supported trek in the Majestic Altai mountains
  • To see the Mongolia, Russia and China border meeting point
  • Cross the Mongolian largest glacier Potanin
Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the bustling capital of Mongolia. Our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to a centrally located hotel. Attend an evening show of traditional performances followed by a welcome dinner.

  • D
  • Hotel
Day 2 Flight to Western Mongolia

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport for a 3-hour domestic flight to Ulgii, the capital of the westernmost province. Upon arrival, our team will pick you up and have lunch. Then head to Tsengel village, where we erect our first tented camp near a river and our cook will serve dinner.

  • B.L.D
  • Tent
  • 80
Day 3 Drive to White river

Drive to White River, the homeland of Kazakh and Tuvan herders. Here we will meet our local herders, and load our luggage and supplies onto the camel caravan. Start the 20 km hike to base camp. Each member will only carry a light backpack and packed lunch prepared by the cook. The camel caravan will reach the base camp location beforehand and the kitchen tent will be set up before the group arrives. Today’s trek is a gentle ascent with views of surrounding snowcapped mountains.

  • B.L.D
  • Tent
  • 100
Day 4 Training day

After breakfast, we will hike shortly before arriving at the Potanin Glacier and the guides will teach you about using the mountain gear, climbing techniques, and how to prepare for the following day.

  • B.L.D
  • Tent
Day 5 Hike to the advanced base camp

We will start trekking to the advanced base camp early in the morning. Each individual will carry their own backpack with climbing gear, sleeping bag, and mat. Our porters will carry the group’s camping equipment and foodstuff. After continuing hiking for 4-5 hours, we will reach the advanced base camp located at 3,500 m above sea level. From hereon until returning to base camp, our guides will cook meals using food prepared by the cook.

  • B.L.D
  • Tent
  • 9 km
Day 6 Summit day

If the weather is pleasant, we will start climbing roped together early morning. It will take about 4-5 hours to reach the summit. Once at the top, you will be able to get a panoramic view of surrounding peaks and clouds, as well as stare into Russia and China. Return to advanced base camp following the same route and if there is enough time, might as well continue to base camp.

  • B.L.D
  • Tent
  • 3.5 km
Day 7 Spare day for the weather

A spare day in case of unpleasant weather.

  • B.L.D
  • Tent
Day 8 Return hike down to base camp

Again, we rope up and cross the Potanin Glacier before hiking down to base camp.

  • B.L.D
  • Tent
Day 9 Trek out to White river valley

Start trekking to the White River valley along its river downstream. It is an easy stroll on a gentle descent. We will see the Graneg’s Glacier and observe how the glacier melts forms into swift torrents of the White River. Once again, loads will be carried by camels. Tonight, the cook will serve you a local delicacy.

  • B.L.D
  • Tent
  • 20 km
Day 10 Drive back to Ulgii

Drive about 7 hours back to Ulgii. En route, we will have a short stop at Sagsai village to visit Kazakh Golden Eagle hunters and get a glimpse into their traditions. Stay overnight at a local hotel in Ulgii.

  • B.L.D
  • Local hostel
  • 180 km
Day 11 Flight back to UB

Transfer to the local airport for flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel upon arrival and free afternoon until farewell dinner.

  • B.L.D
  • Hotel
Day 12 Free day in UB

Free day to explore, go city-sightseeing, and do shopping in UB.

  • B
  • Hotel
Day 13 Departure day

Our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

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