ALTAI SNOWCOCK - TOUR

TOUR CODE: 201901
  • Route: Gobi gurvan saikhan mountain – Gun galuutai NP – Terelj NP
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
  • Month:  May, June, August, September
  • Zone:  Southern & Central Mongolia
  • Province: Umnugobi & Tov provinces
  • Total km: 1200 км


TRAVEL DESTINATIONS: Dalanzadgad town, Gobi gurvan saikhan mountain, Yoliin Am – valley, Dungenee – valley, Lonkh valley, Khavtsgait canyon, Khongor sand dunes oasis, Gegeet canyon, Shavartain huudas – valley, Baruun Bilgekh – valley, Bazar river, Nutsgen bulag, Baga bulag, Songino shugui, Gachuurt town, Gun galuutai lake, Terelj National park, Ulaanbaatar city                                    


BIRDS TO WATCH:

SOUTHGOBI: Alpine Accentor, Altai Snowcock, Asian desert Warbler, Black Vulture, Brown Accentor, Chukar, Cinereous Vulture, Demoiselle Crane, Desert Finch, Desert Warbler, Desert Wheatear, Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Himalayan Griffon, Huobara Bustard, Godlewski’s Rock Bunting, Golden Eagle, Gray-hooded Bunting, Great Bustard, Great Rosefinch, Greater Whitethroat, Lammergeier, Lesser Kestrel, Little Owl, Long-eared Owl, Mongolian Accentor, Mongolian ground Jay, Mongolian Trumpeter Finch, Oriental Plover, Ortolan Bunting, Pallas’s Sand grouse, Rock Sparrow, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Rufous-streaked Accentor, Steppe Eagle, Pied Wheatear, Saker Falcon, Snow finch, Small Snowfinch, Shirikes, Saxaul Sparrow, Red-mantled Rosefinch, Rock Sparrow, Saxaul Sparrow, Wallcreeper, White-winged snowfinch, Upland Buzzard, Yellow-headed Wagtail.

SONGINO, GACHUURT, GUN GALUUTAI, TERELJ NP: Amur Falcon, Arctic Warbler, Azure Tit, Azure-winged Magpie, Black Kite, Black Redstart, Black Woodpecker, Booted Eagle, Breeding Black Stork, Brown Shrike, Common Buzzard, Common Cuckoo, Common Goldeneye, Common Kestrel, Common Magpie, Common Redstart, Common Tern, Dusky Warbler, Daurian Partridge, Daurian Redstart, Daurian Starling, Eurasian Jay, Hazel Grouse, Hodgson’s Redstart, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Great Reed Warbler, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Godlewski’s Bunting, Goosander, Greenish Warbler, Lesser Kestrel, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat, Little Tern, Long-tailed Tit, Long-tailed Rose finch, Merlin, Mongolian Lark, Naumann's Thrush, Northern Hobby, Olive-backed Pipit, Oriental Cuckoo, Pallas' Leaf Warbler, Pine Bunting,  Penduline Tit, Saker Falcon, Short-eared Owl, Siberian Blue Robin, Siberian Rubythroat, Spotted Nutcracker, Steppe Eagle, Three-toed Woodpecker, Ural Owl, Upland Buzzard, White-backed Woodpecker, White-cheeked Starling, White-naped Crane, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail


ITINERARY
Day 1
Arrive to Mongolia. (International flights arrive to Mongolia mostly early in the morning or afternoon past 17:00 clock.) If you arrive in morning flight we will add observation program near city area. Stay at hotel near airport.
Day 2

Check-out from hotel and depart to Umnugovi province with domestic flight. The flight lasts 1.5 hour. Before the lunch we will do observation around the center of province. Then we will drive to Yol valley, 50km away from the center of the province for birding. Drive to the nearest tourist camp to have lunch and stay overnight. (100km)

Day 3

Early in the morning we will drive to Dungenee and Lonkh valleys of Gobi Three Beauty Mountains to watch Altai snowcock. FYI, in order to watch Altai snowcock we must walk to quite high place early in the morning, maybe in the dawn. In the afternoon go down and stay at the closest nomad family. (150 km)

Day 4

Drive to Khongor sand dune passing by Khavtsgait. Small birds come to Khavtsgait for drinking water. Desert steppe small birds are very common in the bush lands along the small river on the edge of sand dune. Stay at tourist camp to have dinner and overnight. (200 km)


Day 5

On the way back to the center of province we will watch birds at sites with unique formations like Gegeentiin khundii, Shavartain khuudas and Baruun Bilgekh. After having lunch at the tourist camp, we will go to Bazariin gol, Nutsgen bulag and Baga bulag near tourist camp for spotting birds. (200 km)


Day 6

In the morning we will drive to local airport and depart Ulaanbaatar. Check into hotel. After lunch we will do observation along Songinii am and Tuul river grove. (90 км)

Day 7

Early in the morning we will drive to Gun galuutai, situated 130km east of Ulaanbaatar. This site with beautiful landscape compromises small lakes, Kherlen river and steppe is the heaven to birds where we can see wetland birds. After having lunch in Gun Galuutai tourist camp we will head to Terelj National Park. On the way to national park we will stop over 40m high Chinngis Khaan Statue Complex. We will spend the rest of the day watching birds along Terelj river and its grove and overnight at near tourist camp. (250 км)


Day 8

Early in the morning we will drive to forest zone of Kentii mountain range for spotting Black-billed Capercaillie and Black Grouse. In the afternoon we will do observation in Gachuurtiin am and stay the night at near tourist camp. (120 км)


Day 9

Day tour in Ulaanbaatar city – Gandan monastery, Dinasour museum, National museum of Mongolia, Mongolian traditional performance, Gobi cashmere factory and its factory store, Souvenir shop at the State Department Store. (40 км)


Day 10

Departure Mongolia.


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