Bird watching in Western Region of Mongolia Tour

18 days from $2835

Many people get tired of working busily, and they usually got stressed by the noisy streets of urbanized life. But there is always chance to run away to the places where the only voices of nature are heard. Certainly, one of these solutions would be our bird watching tour dedicated to nature lovers. This trip gives you perfect opportunity to go through 3 western provinces of unique cultures and colorful lifestyles of several ethnic groups. 


  •  Mongol Altai mountain range, snow-capped mountains
  •  Visit the Kazakh eagle – hunting family
  •  Sightseeing and evening cultural performance
  •  Bird watching at biggest Uvs Lake and Khar Us Lake
  •  Visit local families of Durvud ethnic group

Key Info

Physical level: Moderate Physical level: Moderate
Birding & Wildlife Birding & Wildlife

Tour Itinerary


Day 1.

Arriving in Ulaanbaatar.

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Meet your local guide and driver at Chinggis Khaan International airport and then transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, we can take a short city tour. (B,L,D)

in the hotel

Day 2.

Flying to Khovd Province.

Khovd city is the capital of the aimag, as well as the major industrial center western Mongolia. Brief city tour. Local Museum - geology exhibit, collections of stuffed wildlife, including an ibex with its distinctive corrugated antlers, ethnic costumes and artifacts, and a snow leopard pelt tacked up on the wall. Explore surrounding area, visiting old Manchu ruins and get food supplements for the next days. (B, L, D)

in the hotel

Day 3-4

Khar Us lake

Driving to Khar Us Lake - 28kms from the Khovd city. Khar Us Lake - the second largest freshwater lake of Mongolia, home to more than 260 species of birds, including Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Great-white Egret, Swan Goose, and 4 species of fish especially rich in Ruff and Altain Osman. Here we birding for 2 days and accommodating in tent camp. (B, L, D) 

in the tent

Day 5-6

Jargalant Khairkhan Mountain

The next 2 days of birding, we arrive at Jargalant Khairkhan Mountain, is an isolated extension of the Mongol Altai mountain range. Located in the middle of Khar Us Lake Depression, the diversity of habitats and wildlife. The site supports two Globally Threatened species, Saker Falcon and White-throated Bushchat, as well as Cinereous Vulture and Altai Snowcock and Mongolian accentor. Stay in tent camping. (B, L, D)

in the tent

Day 7.

Experience eagle hunting culture

Once you arrived at west Mongolia especially as birder you should not miss this authentic experience of old falconry tradition. Visit Kazakh hunter family and spend a day with them to get keen knowledge of eagle hunting, hunter eagles and local nomadic lifestyle. You can also can take stunning photograph of hunter golden eagles, their masters on horseback along with dramatic Tsambagarav mountain. Sleep in nomadic dwelling ger/yurt. (B, L, D)

in the family

Day 8.

Drive to Lake Tolbo / Ulgii Town

Lake Tolbo is a freshwater lake, located in Tolbo village, supports at least 1% of the flyway populations of the following water bird species, Great Cormorant; Whooper Swan; Bar-headed Goose; Common Goldeneye; and Northern Lapwing and more birds. (B, L, D)

in the tent

Day 9-10.

Birding in Lake Achit / Devel Island

Lake Achit is a shallow, tectonic lake, surrounded with semi-desert habitat near the lake, through steppe habitat to meadows. Parts of the site (specifically the channel between Achit Lake and the Khovd River and Dewel Island along the Khovd River) are designated as a nature reserve, and most of the site lies within Lake Achit and its surrounding wetlands Ramsar Site. Globally Threatened species using the site comprise Swan Goose, Houbara Bustard, Pallas’s Fish-eagle, Lesser Kestrel and Great Bustard. The site supports assemblages of species restricted to the Eurasian steppe and desert and Eurasian high montane biomes. The site regularly supports at least 1% of the flyway populations of Great Crested Grebe and Ruddy Shelduck. Birding here for 2 days and stay in tent camp. (B, L, D) 

in the tent

Day 11.

Viewing Argali Wild Sheep in Khar Yamaat Mountain

Today we drive to Khar Yamaat Mountain, in Bukhmurun village, alternatively called as a home land to the Ibex mountain goats. Here we can see ibexes and Argali wild sheep. ( B,L,D)

in the tent

Day 12.

Lake Uureg | Desert steppe

Globally Threatened species using the site are Swan Goose Anser cygnoides (EN), Pallas’s Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus (VU) and Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni (VU). The site supports species typical of the Eurasian steppe and desert and Eurasian high montane biomes. Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea regularly occurs in numbers exceeding 1% of the flyway population. (B, L, D)

in the tent

Day 13.

Birding at Lake Uvs

Many pools and ponds, which used to be suitable places for feeding and breeding of birds. The lake has good potential for the development of ecotourism and designated as a Ramsar Site, a natural World Heritage Site and a UNESCO biosphere reserve.The site supports species typical of the Eurasian steppe and desert biome. The site regularly supports at least 1% of the flyway populations of Great Crested Grebe, also a globally threatened species such as White-headed Duck, Swan Goose, Pallas’s Fish-eagle  Greater Spotted Eagle, Eastern Imperial Eagle and more. We stay in local hotel or ger camp. (B, L, D)

in the hotel

day 14.

Fly to Ulaanbaatar, capital city

Transfer to hotel from airport. (B, L, D)

in the hotel

Day 15-16.

Visit Hustai National Park

Visit Hustain Nuruu NP, designated as reintroduction of Przewalski's Wild Horse (Equus przewalskii), which was once extinct in the wild comprises an area of mountain forest steppe, grassland steppe and river valley, located in a southwestern extension of the Khentii Mountains. The area is important for a variety of bird species during the breeding season and on migration, due to the diversity of habitats in a small area. To date, a total of 169 bird species have been recorded here. We stay in tourist ger camp at the entrance of the park. (B, L, D)

in the camp

Day 17.

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia

Drive for 100km on paved road to arrive at capital city. On the way we can see some falcons, harriers and buzzards. In the city we give you a free time to explore city birds. All meals are included. /B, L, D/

in the hotel

Day 18.


Transfer to the airport for the departure. /B/

Prices & Inclusions

Prices & Inclusions
Group size Price/Per person
2 pax 3435$
3-4 pax 3205$
5-8 pax 3015$
9-12 pax 2835$


Accommodation: Hotel***,* ger camp, tented camp 
Guiding and interpreting service 
Full board meals 
Domestic flights 
Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance

Not Includes

International airfare 
Personal equipments 
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Sleeping bag 
Travel Insurance


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