Mongolia Snow Leopard and Wildlife Tour

Safari Overview
Known as the “Land of the Eternal Blue Sky”, the landlocked, oval-shaped country of Mongolia in eastern Asia truly is one of the last great remote wilderness areas on the planet. Located between Russia to the north and China to the south, it conjures up images of horse riding cattle and sheep farmers wrapped in warm clothes, against a backdrop of stunning, vast green landscapes and mountains.

Luckily Mongolia offers far more than farmers and the Great Steppe grasslands. Fauna reported in the wilds of Mongolia consists of 139 mammal species, 448 species of birds, 76 species of fish, 22 reptile species, and six species of amphibians.

This 13 day Nature Travel tour is designed to give you a great chance to view the many unique and wonderful species of wildlife of Mongolia, including iconic species such as Goitered and Mongolian Gazelle, Siberian Ibex, Przewalski’s Wild Horse, Argali, Pallas’s Cat and of course the elusive, enigmatic and incredible Snow Leopard. We can expect more than 40 species of mammals and well over 200 species of birds during the trip, including many localised and sough-after species.

Exploring the wilderness of the vast, untarnished and stunning Altai Mountains will be etched in your memory forever. In addition to the birds and wildlife, we will see many other fascinating species of smaller fauna and flora, and be inspired by the stunning natural beauty and incredibly rich nomadic culture and history of this almost otherworldly country. This is truly a bucket list, once-in-a-lifetime experience!
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Tour info:
Safari starts and ends in Ulaanbaatar
Duration: 13 days/12 nights
Type of accommodation: Comfortable hotel in Ulaanbaatar, Ger camp during rest of tour
Private small group, customized safaris can be booked on request
Next Group departure date: To be confirmed
MAIN ATTRACTIONS:
• Uvs Lake and its surrounding, varied ecosystems-
A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
• Hustai National Park-
Home of the (Przewalski’s) Wild Horse and 43 other species of mammal, 217 bird species and 385 species of insects
• The incredibly scenic Mongolian Altai with snow-capped peaks, alpine lakes, meadows, and rivers.
• Incredible fauna and flora in this seemingly inhospitable wilderness.
• Staying in the community based ger camp run by authentic Mongolian nomads.
• Once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list, wilderness birding and wildlife experience.

Top Mammals:
Snow Leopard
Pallas’s Cat
Wolf (Canis lupus lupus)
Red and Corsac Fox
Steppe Polecat
Siberian Ibex
Argali sheep
(Przewalski’s) Wild Horse
Goitered and Mongolian Gazelle
Alpine and Pallas’s Pika
Pallid Squirrel
Long-tailed Ground Squirrel
Tolai Hare
Mongolian Marmot

Top Birds:
Altai Snowcock
Chukar Partridge
Bearded, Himalayan and Cinereous Vulture
Golden and Steppe Eagle
Saker and Amur Falcon
Relict Gull
Demoiselle and White-naped Crane
White-headed Duck
Bar-headed and Swan Goose

Optional Activities:
• Cultural excursion in Ulaanbaatar

ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
Day 2 Flight to Ulaangom, transfer to Mongolian Altai mountains
Day 3-8 Mongolian Altai mountains
Day 9 Transfer to Uvs Lake
Day 10 Uvs Lake and surrounds
Day 11 Flight to Ulaanbaatar, transfer to Hustai National Park
Day 12 Hustai National Park
Day 13 Transfer to Ulaanbaatar and Departure

Keep in mind that all our tours can be customised according to your specific requirements.

       

Talk to us at info@naturetravelexpeditions.com for more information about this or any other bucket list Safari.