Twin Peaks of Mongolia


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Trip Code: TRM
Region: Asia
Countries visited: Mongolia
Activities: Mountains, High Altitude Trekking, People & Religion
Duration: 17 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Profile: 10 days point-to-point walking with full porterage. Altitude maximum 2975m, average 2200m. 
Meals: All meals included on trek; all breakfasts and 1 dinner included in Ulaan Baatar.
Accomodation: 11 nights participatory camping, 3 nights hotels (1 night basic).
Group: Normally 4 to 14, plus leader and appropriate local staff.

Holiday price from: to including flights.

Trek through snow leopard country in the remote alpine landscape of western Mongolia

Campsite in Mongolian wilderness

In a far-flung corner of Mongolia, the magnificent twin peaks of Mt Turgen and Mt Kharkhiraa stand amidst a backdrop of wilderness terrain: snow-capped mountains, soaring ice cliffs, glaciers and fast flowing rivers. On this adventurous trek we discover the little-visited region between the two peaks, camping under a sprawling mass of stars. The unique charm of Mongolia lies in the landscape and people of the countryside. Without fences to restrict movement, nomadic lifestyles still thrive and journeying through this wild region we will encounter local families moving with their large herds of horse and cattle. This allows us a glimpse into a country with overwhelming hospitality, where the people we meet are as curious of us as we are of them. 

Holiday Itinerary

Picture of the Twin Peaks of Mongolia itinerary map
Day 1: Depart London.Show detailed information

Day 2: Arrive Ulaan Baatar.Show detailed information

Day 3: City tour.Show detailed information

Day 4: Fly to Ulaangom; afternoon visit the museum and National Parks Centre; drive to start of trek.Show detailed information

Day 5: Trek up the Kharkhiraa Valley past turkic gravestones; cross Turgen River.Show detailed information

Day 6: From junction with Turgen River continue up Kharkiraa Valley as it becomes a distinctly glacial U-shaped valley.Show detailed information

Day 7: Continue to the source of the Kharkhiraa River, camp beneath Kharkhiraa Pass (2974m).Show detailed information

Day 8: Rest day, explore the surrounding valleys and lower slopes of surrounding peaks.Show detailed information

Day 9: Cross the broad alpine plateau between the two massifs, past Blue Lake.Show detailed information

Day 10: Cross Yamaatiin Pass (3147m) into the spectacular Yamaatiin River Valley.Show detailed information

Day 11: Rest day in the Yamaatiin River Valley; daywalk high onto ridgelines searching for ibex.Show detailed information

Day 12: Trek in the isolated valley, a renowned habitat for snow leopard.Show detailed information

Day 13: Our final trek to the mouth of the Yamaatiin Valley, then jeep transfer to the Lake Uureg.Show detailed information

Day 14: A relaxing day on the shore of Lake Uureg and the chance to swim in the fresh waters or visit neighbouring herding families.Show detailed information

Day 15: Midday transfer to Ulaangom, evening at leisure in Ulaangom.Show detailed information

Day 16: Visit to markets and museum in Ulaangom, afternoon flight to Ulaan Baatar, farewell dinner, evening transfer to the airport; depart.Show detailed information

Day 17: Arrive London.Show detailed information

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