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The Mongolian Altai Mountains stretch for nearly 500 miles along the western edge of Mongolia, bordering China and Russia. This remote mountain range is the crown jewel of western Mongolia and is known for its dramatic scenery. Here, you'll find snow-capped peaks, glaciers, vast alpine meadows, and deep taiga forests. One fun fact is that the Altai Mountains are home to Mongolia's highest peak, Mount Khuiten, which reaches over 14,000 feet. The region is also known for its crystal-clear lakes and rushing rivers, which are perfect for activities like hiking, horseback riding, and fishing. If you're looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure in a truly stunning location, the Mongolian Altai Mountains are a great choice.

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Airports near Altai

There are a variety of airports to choose from when visiting Altai. Here's 4 airports that serve Altai.

Ulgit Airport

This is the closest airport to the Mongolian Altai Mountains, located just 71.1 km (44.2 miles) away. Ulgit is a small domestic airport with limited flight options, primarily connecting to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. This can be a good option if you can find a connecting flight that works for you, as it will get you closest to your destination.


Khovd Airport

This airport is further away from the Altai Mountains than Ulgit, at about 330 km (205 miles). However, it is a larger airport with more flight options, including some international connections. From Khovd, you can arrange transportation to the mountains by car or taxi.


Altay Airport

Located in western Mongolia, Altay Airport is 154 km (96 miles) from the Mongolian Altai Mountains. Similar to Khovd Airport, it has more flight options than Ulgit, but may require connecting flights depending on your origin city. You can arrange ground transportation from Altay Airport to reach the mountains.


Ulaanbaatar Airport

Ulaanbaatar Airport is the largest international airport in Mongolia, offering the most flight connections from various locations around the world. While it is the furthest airport on this list from the Mongolian Altai Mountains, at 1,260 km (783 miles) away, it may be your best option depending on where you are flying from. From Ulaanbaatar, you can arrange transportation to the mountains by plane (to one of the closer airports on this list), car, or train.

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Things to do in Altai

Discovering the many attractions of Altai can be quite a task, so we've narrowed down our top 3:

Altai Tavan Bogd National Park

This park is home to Mongolia's highest peak, Mount Khuiten, which reaches over 14,000 feet. The park also boasts glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, alpine meadows, and taiga forests. Activities here include hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and experiencing the Kazakh and Tuvan nomadic cultures that call this region home.

Potanin Glacier

Located within Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, the Potanin Glacier is one of the largest glaciers in Mongolia. Hikers can trek to the base of the glacier for stunning views, or take a horseback riding tour for a unique perspective.

Traditional Kazakh and Tuvan Cultures

The Mongolian Altai Mountains are home to the Kazakh and Tuvan people, who have a rich nomadic culture. Visitors can learn about their way of life by staying with a nomadic family, watching eagle hunting demonstrations, or attending a traditional festival.

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