This country became one of the most popular destinations for mountain hunters. Officially Hangay Argali is not considered to be separate subspecie of Argali. The title was created in 1997 to make the registration of the trophies taken in the area located far from Altai Mountains to the North from Gobi Mountains. This area belongs to the southern range of Hangay Mountains. In the early 80-ties this trophy was proclaimed as Mid-Altay Argali and sold at lower prices than Altay Argali hunt. Males that inhabit this area are smaller in body and horns size than males of Altay Argali, but bigger than Gobi Argali. To avoid any confusion and to single out Hangay Argali as separate specie, it was decided that Hangay Argali inhabits the areas to the west of the 97 eastern longitude and Gobi Argali inhabits the areas to the south of the 45 northern latitude.
How to get there:
You fly to Ulaanbaator (UB). Our representative meets you at the airport and assists through the customs, and then we take you to the hotel. Next morning we organize a drive from Ulaanbaatar, it will take about 8-9 hours.
From July 1 to September 30.
The hunting is spot and stalk while observing Argali feeding and resting areas. The most preferable hunting time is in the morning or in the evening, but be prepared to spend the whole day in the hunting area. At average, every day you cover about 90-125 mile distance by car. Jeeps are used for the transportation in the area. You can add Gobi Ibex, Wolf, Black-tailed Gazelle or White-tailed Gazelle.
The camps are traditional Asian yurts for 2-3 persons. They are warm, clean and comfortable with separate areas for dining, bathing and sleeping. Every camp has a cook and interpreter. You will find very good food and quality service. Electricity is supplied by generating sets.
In July and August the weather is generally moderate, with temperatures ranging between 50-80 F. Nights are always cool due to the high elevation. Mongolia is known as a country with 255 cloudless days each year. That is why it is often called the Land of Blue Sky. Snow can be expected at the tops in the last decade of September.
Mongolian mountain desert steppe is an ideal habitat for Sheep and Ibex.