Snow Leopard & Mammal Watching Tour

Snow Leopard & Mammal Watching Tour

Mongolia is a vast country with a range of different natural habitats and ecosystems from the taiga forest to the Gobi desert. The country is mostly steppe, but taiga forest in the north, majestic Altai mountains in the west and southwest and grassland steppe in the east, and Gobi desert in the south and northwest. At 1,564,600 square kilometers area, over 3 million people live in Mongolia. About 45% of the entire population lives in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Many of the Mongolians still live a nomadic lifestyle herding their livestock throughout the year.

Tour Leader: Purevsuren Tsolmonjav (Puje), one of the leading wildlife guides in Mongolia. Purevsuren was born and raised in the foothills of the majestic Altai Mountains in western Mongolia. He has been fascinated and intrigued by nature and the wonderful wildlife of the Altai Mountains since childhood. This had led him to pursue a university degree in biology and become a successful professional in his field. Purevsuren has been working on various wildlife research and conservation projects, and leading wildlife tours since 2006. He has authored and co-authored a number of research papers and recently published a Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Mongolia (in Mongolian). He will lead most of the tours.

Vehicle: Toyota Land Cruisers (4WD), there will be some long drives on paved and dirt roads between the sites. We consider that the comfort of our clients is very important so that 3 passengers will sit in each car.  

Accommodation: In Ulaanbaatar we will stay in a modern hotel. Away from there we will either stay in yurt camp (called as ger in Mongolia) or pitch our own tents.

Climate: The weather can be quite hot in July and August. Cool weather can be expected at the higher altitudes, and rain is possible at almost any time. 

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Tour dates 2023

14 - 28 July ( spaces available )
05 - 19 August ( spaces available )

Tour dates 2024

14 - 28 July ( spaces available )
05 - 19 August ( spaces available )

Tour Price for 2023

$3,900 4-5 pax

$3,700 6-7 pax

$3,500 8-10 pax

Single Supplement: $500

Deposit: $600

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Key mammal list for the tour

  1. Snow Leopard
  2. Saiga Antelope
  3. Argali Sheep
  4. Siberian Ibex
  5. Przewalki’s Horse
  6. Wapiti
  7. Tarbagan Marmot
  8. Goitered Gazelle
  9. Mongolian Gazelle
  10. Pallas’s Pika
  11. Tolai Hare 
  12. Mongolian Gerbil
  13. Great Gerbil
  14. Corsac Fox
  15. Red Fox
  16. Siberian Chipmunk
  17. Long-tailed Ground Squirrel
  18. Alashan Ground Squirrel
  19. Red-cheeked Ground Squirrel
  20. Brandt’s Vole


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