Conquer The Khuiten (16n/17d)

Khuiten Peak and the surrounding mountains are a Mountaineers desire

Khuiten Peak and the surrounding mountains are a Mountaineers desire

Day 1.
We will meet you in Ulaanbaatar. Lunch at the hotel. Optional city sightseeing tour including a visit to the National History Museum and Zaisan Hill War Memorial, with a panoramic view of the city. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2  
Flight to Ulgii, the center of Bayan-Olgii province. Lunch in Ulgii and transfer by jeep to the Ulaan Hus village on the way to Mt. Tavan Bogd. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 3 
Continue the drive to Mt. Tavan Bogd base camp by jeep. (200km). Overnight stay in tents.

Day 4
Acclimatization and preparation for mountain climbing. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 5
Trekking to the N1 camp by the side of the Potanin glacier through some moraine and several large crevasses. It will take approximately 6 hours depending on snow conditions. Overnight stay in tent.

Day 6
Scale the Khuiten peak (4374m). It will take approximately 4 hours. Then descend to the N1 camp and back to the base camp.

Day 7 
Day of rest and preparation for the next climb. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 8
Drive to Ulaan Khus village. Overnight camping.

Day 9
Drive to Ulgii. Visit the local museum and nomad Kazakh families to learn about their lifestyle and culture. Overnight stay in tent.

Day 10  
Drive to Tolbo Lake on the way to Khovd town. Overnight in tent.

Day 11 
Continue driving to Khovd town and further to Munkh Khairkhan Mountain. On the way visit another Kazakh nomad family.

Day 12
Reach Munkh Khairkhan Mountain and begin climbing preparations.

Day 13
Climb the Munkh Kharkhan Mountain, up ice slopes, to establish the N1 base camp.

Day 14  
Climbing the Sukhbaatar peak (4,165m). Having reached the peak, depending on time we may be able to climb to the summit of the second peak and descend down to base camp for overnight.

Day 15 
Drive to Khovd town. Overnight in local hotel.

Day 16  
Flight to Ulaanbaatar. Farewell dinner in the restaurant.

Day 17  
Departure.

Personal Equipment Requirements: Ice axe, crampons, altitude tent, three season sleeping bag, mattress, harness, ascender & descanter, 1 x ice screw, 3 x screw gate karabiners, 3 x tape slings, plastic mountaineering boots, & snow protection over-boots, trekking boots, down suit (combo), first aid kit.

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