Bhutan High Trails

Just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic trip and it all worked out great. Our guide was absolutely invaluable and could not recommend him highly enough. He had a great talent for helping quietly and making sure everyone is right without making a big deal. He certainly had our respect as a leader and advisor but was also just a pleasure to travel with and getting to know him a delight. He is by far the best guide we have ever had and in the future we would actually look for trips that he was leading as we had that much respect for his quiet but competent ways.

P.A | Australia
 
 

Mongolia In the Footsteps of the Nomad with Tim Cope

Join Australian Adventurer, Tim Cope, for an unforgettable trekking adventure in western Mongolia. Tim takes us from Ulaanbaatar to Ulaangom in the west where we begin the trek in the Harhiraa mountains in the greater Altai range. This is home to a small and intriguing ethnic group called the 'Khotont.' Our trek follows the migratory routes of the Khotont families along the Harhiraa river gorge and eventually up to the spectacular high pass at 3000m between Harhiraa and Turgen peaks. Along the way we'll pass evidence of ancient nomadic people in the form of Turkic gravestone markers. The second half of the Harhiraa trek descends towards the Khovd River. The landscape of the Harhiraa is dominated by open slopes dotted with nomad tents, deep river gorges, alpine lakes, and the inspiring, glacier capped peaks of Harhiraa and Turgen. The second, less demanding part of the journey takes us to Olgii, the capital of the Kazakh Province of Western Mongolia, and the spectacular mountain of 'Tsaast Uul'. It is here we will experience the Kazakh people who are renowned eagle hunters and trainers.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Ulaanbaatar
DAY 2 Fly to Ulaangom, drive to Tarialan
DAYS 3/10 Trek in Harhiraa mountains- part of the greater Altai range
DAY 11 Drive to Olgii
DAY 12 Drive to Tsaast Uul, stay with Kazakh nomads
DAYS 13/14 Trek in Tsaast Uul region
DAY 15 Drive to Tolboo Nuur (lake) and camp
DAY 16 Drive to Olgii, fly to Ulaanbaatar
DAY 17 Contingency day may be used at start or end depending upon internal flight schedule
DAY 18 In Ulaanbaatar, trip concludes

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Tim Cope was an amazingly wonderful leader!

P. Dawe WA. Australia

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Trip Code: IFN
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  18 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring Trekking
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Next Trip:  26 July 2015
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price: $5,640.00 AUD

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