Altai Mountains high summits, culture and animals
This wonderful horse trek will take you deep into the beautiful Western Mongolia, home of the Kazakhs, Tubans and famous Eagle hunters. This makes it one of the regions with the most cultural diversity. The Altai Mountains marks the border with the Chinese, Russian and also Kazakh territories. Its landscape is also very different from the rest of the country, especially being at such a high altitude.
Accompanied by your amazing horses you will see the highest mountains of the country, glaciers, glacier lakes, rivers, steppe and a variety of landscapes that will make your trip unforgettable. Be aware this beautiful place comes to a price, the temperatures stay chilly even in summer.
As you will be travelling out of the beaten tracks, at some point during your trek, you will have to rely on camels to carry your equipment. This will allow you to meet another of Mongolia’s 5 livestock “Mal” animals. Camels have two bumps on their back and are only herded in Central Asia. This will therefore be a good opportunity to meet this strong and interesting animal.
You will also stop to meet locals from different ethnies. The Eagle hunters will introduce you to their hunting partners, while Tubans will introduce you to their shamanic beliefs. This trip will therefore also be an opportunity to learn and exchange with different cultures.