This epic expedition ventures into the majestic Altai Mountains in Mongolia’s far west in a quest for truly enigmatic Snow Leopards along with other iconic wildlife, including Pallas’s Cat, Mongolian Saiga, Siberian Ibex and more.
After arrival in the capital Ulaanbaatar, fly to Mongolia’s remote west in pursuit of the elusive Snow Leopards in the pristine wilderness of the Altai Mountains, which is home to roughly 20% of the world’s estimated population of the species. What is more the area boasts some of the interesting Central Asian bird specialties as well. Depending on the timing of the tour many unexpected Siberian migrants might appear on the way, especially during May and June. On the other hand July and August dates are best in terms of temperature and climate when we are birding above 2500 or 3000m in the mountains. Beside searching the elusive mammals birding in the hills will be one of the best experiences this tour has to offer.
- 2-week-long tour
- start and finish at Ulaanbaatar
- 3-4star hotel in Ulaanbaatar
- traditional Mongolian ger/yurt camp in the hills both at excellent birding areas
- average altitude of the ger/yurt camp is 2000meters, we search wildlife between 1500-3200meters
-ger/yurt is heated with stove, toilet & wash room at a secluded part of the camp
- cca.80% chance for Snow Leopard, usually 500+ meters
-you might need to walk max 2kms or 1,5miles on a relatively flat terrain
-beside breakfast, lunch, dinner we provide hot drinks, fruits and snacks
Phone: Call May-October; Text all year
+36 30-645-9318 or +36 30-211-0006
Call Nov-April: +506 84961012 or 84961417
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toucanbirdingecolodge @ gmail.com
Our first priority is to save habitats & species.
Secondly we would like to share our knowledge of wildlife and encourage you to participate directly or indirectly in protecting nature.
We are also working continuously on our carbon balance with developing our 23 hectares of wildlife reserve.