Hiking in the Altai Mountains

In July 2022 I had the chance to travel to Mongolia as part of a small trekking group. I visited Altai Tavan Bogd National Park in Western Mongolia together with Mongolians of Kazakh origin and the Tuva tribe, as well as camels and horses. On the way I discovered untouched wide mountain valleys, glittering lakes, snow-capped mountains and visited the yurts of the nomads. At the end of an eight-day trek, I also managed to climb Malchin Peak (4050m) to enjoy the fantastic mountain panorama from the summit. A visit to a traditional eagle hunter was another highlight.

Arbol de Piedra Bolivian Altiplano

View from Malchin Peak, Tavan Bogd National Park, Altai Mountains, Western Mongolia

Volcano Licancabur Bolivian Altiplano

Nomad woman herding goats, Tavan Bogd National Park, Altai Mountains, Western Mongolia

Salar de Uyuni Tunupa Bolivia

Eagle hunter dressed in traditional cloth, Altai Mountains, Western Mongolia


tour info

This tour in July 2022 was organized by Puretreks, Germany and led by the Mongolian tour guide Daulet. Local tour operator was Bek Travel.


The visit of a nomadic family at home in their yurt (ger).