Mt Khuiten

Rated 4.20 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

Altitude 4374m, Grade 2B

Visit remote Mongolia and climb Mt Khuiten its highest peak

This is a journey to the wild and remote land of Mongolia’s Altai Tavan Bogd mountains which straddle the border with Russia and China in the far west of the country. The country’s highest snow capped peaks lead down to lush alpine pastures which stretch out towards the Gobi Desert. Our itinerary sets out to climb three of its remote summits including: Mt Khuiten (4374m) Mongolia’s highest peak, Mt Nairamdal (4180m) and Mt Malchin (4037m). Mongolia’s longest glacier, the Potanin glacier, stretches for 19km from the eastern face of Mt Khuiten. The summit of Mt Khuiten affords spectacular views down into Russia and China. We will be supported by local Tuvan herders as our camel drivers and porters, who will share their culture and traditions on the expedition. We fly to Ulaanbaatar and onwards to Olgii before a drive and short trek takes us to our base camp below these remote glaciated peaks that provide wonderful climbing in a rarely visited corner of the world.

•  Stunning trekking in the Altai mountain range
•  A unique insight into the authentic culture of Kazakh people with golden eagles and Tuva nomadic people
•  Camel supported trek between National Park gates and Tavan Bogd mountains base camps
•  Cross the country’s longest glacier, Potanin glacier, to set up high camp
•  Climb the highest peak of Mongolia Mt. Khuiten 4374m

Trip dossier

Mt Khuiten

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Local climbing guide.
  • Internal flights from Ulaanbaatar to Olgii (return)
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • 4 nights 4* Hotel accommodation in UB on a Bed & Breakfast basis (twin share).
  • 1 night local hotel accommodation in Olgii on a full board basis (twin share).
  • 9 nights camping on a full board basis (twin share).
  • Porters for BC-ABC-BC section of the climb.
  • Camels and camel drivers to support the expedition.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Single room and single tent supplements.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.

Days 1-2

International flights to Ulaanbaatar

Day 3

Hike Mount Tsetseguun

Day 4

Internal flight to Olgii

Days 5-13

Climbing period

Day 14

Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

Day 15

At leisure in Ulaanbaatar

Day 16

Return international flights


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5 reviews for Mt Khuiten

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    The organisation and adaptability of Adventure Peaks was excellent. Alice in the office provided an outstanding level of support for our group and nothing was ever an issue. Jude was an excellent expedition leader with the right balance between professionalism and leadership, and an understanding of when we, as adults, needed to just get on with what we were doing. It was all very good and well thought out, the food in particular was much better than the majority of expeditions I have been on or have led. Tents system worked well for the trip. Jude was very very competent at her job. I have met and worked with many leaders over the years and she knew what she was doing and was relaxed and professional at all times. I would not hesitate to send any of my groups with her, anywhere. If we run another expedition and use Adventure Peaks again we would wish to have her back with us. Thoroughly impressed all round.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5


    Good trip. Jude [trip leader] was excellent. Kept good control in all situations. Not over-assertive and good fun to be with.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5


    Excellent service, fantastic expedition, excellent guides. All three Mongolian Guides were excellent. Sannu in particular not only had excellent technical skills but also very good soft skills, and I appreciated how well he matched his pace to my slow pace. Aldra was excellent in every respect, quickly getting to know our capabilities and limitations, friendly, informative, making good decisions, with all the hard and soft skills expected of the main guide. Jude was excellent in every respect. Her personal skills were great, and she quickly fitted in with a group who already knew each other. Her people management was excellent. Faced with a group of experienced leaders, some of whom had qualifications equivalent or higher than her own, she was not daunted but took her time to get to know everyone’s capabilities and limitations (e.g. although I have various qualifications, I am now much slower and less agile, mentally as well as physically, than I used to be). She was always extremely diplomatic (e.g. when I put my crampons on the wrong feet, she didn’t tell me ‘Your crampons are on the wrong feet’ but asked ‘Do you normally put your crampons on those feet?), and she handled the pair who were always late very well by making a friendly joke out of it. Technically she was extremely competent and made good decisions, e.g. short roping on the glacier when appropriate, and when our local guide took us to a dangerous river crossing point she calmly told us not to cross there and led us to a safe place, helping us across as appropriate, with no fuss, and followed the situation up quietly with the guide afterwards. I couldn’t fault her in any way and I am very grateful to her for looking after me and facilitating my ascent of Mt. Khuiten and making the whole expedition such a fantastic experience. Thank you, Jude.

    Summiting Mount Khuiten was the cherry on top, but the whole experience of the life and culture of Mongolians and of Kazakhs, from the museum and concert in Ulaan Baatar to the ger visit, the final Kazakh meal and concert, the camels, the mountains, the trekking, and even travelling over the rough tracks was awesome.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5


    [Good] value for money, adventure and cultural insights to fascinating country. The hotel in Ulaanbaatar was beyond my expectations…amazing range, quantity and quality of food on the trek and at camps. The cook was fantastic. The highlights – an enjoyable trip made better by a very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable English speaking guide. Extras like the final meal in Olgi held in a Ger and with an entertaining folk show. The wonderful opportunity to visit families in their Ger and see the Eagle Hunter with his bird.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Stephen F

    Great experience. Excellent in-country team. Very organised operation. Ken’s [trip leader] a great guy, lots of interesting stories about his past expeditions. Very approachable. No complaints. Mongolia is an incredible place, I’m very happy with my choice of expedition.

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The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£400 per Person

Land Only Availability Days Price Book
24th Jul 2022 - 7th Aug 2022
31st Jul 2022 - 14th Aug 2022
23rd Jul 2023 - 6th Aug 2023
30th Jul 2023 - 13th Aug 2023
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23rd Jul 2022 - 7th Aug 2022
30th Jul 2022 - 14th Aug 2022
22nd Jul 2023 - 6th Aug 2023
29th Jul 2023 - 13th Aug 2023