Nepal - Community Project Travel

From beginning to the end the trip was fantastic. We had two wonderful guides with completely different strengths. Both leaders were very professional and caring. The trek was magnificent. It was well worth climbing to see the wonderful views once we reached Namche Bazaar. Our guides were wonderful. They did a great job of looking out for us on the trek and a fantastic job of looking after us in camp. The food was amazing. The porters were also really friendly and helpful and deserve medals for lugging all our gear around.


The local villagers at Jumbesi made us feel really welcome and put on a special dinner at the monastery. We were overwhelmed with the welcome they gave us and also the thank you. We had a great bunch of other trekkers on the trip and we were all matched up well with our room mates. We were very lucky with the weather and had day after day of awe inspiring views. There is not one bad thing that I can say about the trip. The trip was a life changing experience and I would love to do it all again. I would like to thank everyone involved. And I hope that one day I get to travel again with World Expeditions.

K. Venables | New Zealand
 
 

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 Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  18 days
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