Shiveet Mountain, 1,843 metres above sea level, is a sacred mountain for the Tuvan nomad communities that live in the upper White River valley. Tuvans are still deep believers in Tengrism – a form of shamanism that was once the dominant belief system of nomads across the Eurasian steppe. A huge slab of glacier-polished bedrock here has been engraved with hundreds of petroglyphs through millennia, the oldest dating back to 11,000 BC. Drawings of wolves, ibex, horse, cart, bow and arrow appear like a mural of the history of nomadic life in the Altai. Today we will trek (with the option of horse riding as well) clockwise around this mountain, and After viewing the petroglyphs and the nearby deerstones (a type of grave marker that dates back to the Xiognu period of the bronze era), we will trek on undulating terrain towards the base of the Takhilt mountain pass. The trekking distance will be approximately 18-20km. Please note, having your own horse is an option (for riding as you please). Please enquire about this in advance.