The Mongolian Gobi has high mountains, springs, sands, steppe lands and rich animal kingdom and has been inhabited since ancient times. Mongolian Gobi account 42.2% or 660, 4 thousand hectare of Mongolian territory. Gobi has the biggest territory landscape than others. Mongolian Gobi is remaining ancient history and it is very beautiful nature. There are over 10% of Mongolian Population lives in the Gobi.
Duration: 12 nights 13 days
Converting Distance: 2000 km
Accommodation: Ger camp
Food: 13 breakfast 13 lunch 12 dinner
Group Size: min 1-2, max 6 (big groups are available)
Activity: Camel and Horse riding, Climbing to the top of the Singing Dune, Exploring Dinosour fossils, Hiking, Eagle watching
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Day 1 Baga Gazriin Chuluu – Small Rock Formation
Our destination for today Baga gazriin chuluu /rock formation/ is a 15 km long and 10 km wide stone massif, is located Middle Gobi. Over 20 kinds of medical herbs and many species of animals such as wild sheep, ibex and marmot exist here, if you have chance you might the wild animals. Surtiin am is one of many beautiful places in Baga gazriin stone massif. This is a narrow canyon with asp, birch, white whicker and elm tree, as well the ruin of a stone temple and the site of 2 yurts where monks lived and meditated since the seventieth century. Overnight in a Ger camp
Day 2 Tsagaan suvraga – White stupa
Early morning we will start drive to White Stupa which is located in Ulziit Soum, MIddle Gobi. The name Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa) is given by local people to the impressive and legendary cliff which is eroded by natural phenomen on. Having 10 million years history, the cliff indicates different times by its colored layers. Tsagaan Suvarga is interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which from a distance seems to be the ruins of the ancient city. Enjoy hiking around colorful Stupa, feeling like meditation in there. Overnight in a Ger camp
Day 3 Yol valley – Gobi Three Beauty National Park
After breakfast we will start drive to the “Gobi Three Beauties” National Park and will hike to the narrow ice canyon. It is called Yoliin am (Volture’s mounth) by the locals is one of the main attractions in the Gobi for its stunning vistas. This area is a home to endangered snow-leopards and Lammergeyers(Bearded Vulture) where “eternal ice” usually remains throughout summer. There you guys might see some wild animals. Overnight in a Ger camp
Day 4 Bayan Zag – Flaming Cliff
Today we will drive to the homeland of Dinosour Fossils to explore it. This is Neolithic site where the large dinosaurs' skeletons on show in Ulaanbaatar Natural History Museum were found. In the west, it is better known as the Flaming Cliffs so named explorer Roy Chapman Andrews. He also discovered petrified forests remain of mammals and in particular the skeleton of hornless rhinoceros, the largest known mammal in the world. Overnight in a Ger camp.
Day 5 Khongor sand dune
After breakfast we will drive to Khongoriin Els which is called the “Singing Dune” for the sound of the wind howling through the dunes. Its over 180 km long, 3-5 km wide, lowest point 10m high, highest point is 200-300 m high from the earth. Its around 1530-1600 meter a.s.l. This is one of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes and a cold water spring with a river that leads to two small ponds. Overnight in a Ger camp.
Day 6 Second day at Khongor sand dune
Today we will do Camel riding around the dune and will climb to the top of the Singing dune in the evening to see the Great Sunset. It will be no driving and more relaxing day to you. Overnight in a Ger camp
Day 7 Zoolon Mountain
Today we will drive through Zoolon Mountain. On the way to Khermen tsav enjoy the nature sightseeing and pass Sevrei village and overnight in a local nomad family. You will have a chance to learn a bit of nomad’s daily lifestyle.
Day 8 - Khermen Tsav
After breakfast we will drive to Kermen Tsav. It is a canyon with beautiful oasis, and canyon is full of 30 km high natural formations of cliffs and looks like remains of ancient cities and temples, iceberg drifting on a sea, huge dinosaurs, turtles and crocodiles. Thousands of year with erosion this majestic canyon was formed by nature and stretches 15 kilometer and 6 km in width. Overnight wild camping.
Day 9 Ikh Bogd Mountain
Early morning we will start drive to Ikh Bogd Mountain. Ikh Bogd "Great Saint" also known as Tergun Bogd, is a mountain of the Gobi-Altai mountains and located in the Bayankhongor province in Mongolia. It has an elevation of 3,957 metres (12,982 ft) above sea level. Rocky peaks loom over changing landscapes that are ideal for archaeological explorations, bird watching, wildlife veiwing, hiking and mountain climbing. Of its many peaks, canyons, and valleys, one of the province's most revered sites is the highest in the Gobi Altai range.
Other notable attractions include BICHIGT KHAD, a world class petroglyphic site, whose rock paintings date back to the Bronze age. The nearby TSAGAAN AGUI-White Cave is believed to be the place of the earliest human inhabitance in Mongolia, with evidence of human presence dating as far back as 700,000 years ago. Overnight wild camping
Day 10 Shargaljuut Hot Spring
Today our destination will head to the Shargaljuut Hot Spring. It is popular since ancient times. It has been used since 300 years because of its medicinal qualities. This hot spring is situated at a distance of 42 kms from Erdenetsogt sum which is 680 kms west of Ulan Baatar, the capital city of Mongolia. In today’s date there are thermal manifestations here and this comprise a huge area of steaming ground and various low flowing springs that give nearly boiling waters.
This hot spring is based in the Shargaljuut Valley which is in between the Khangai Mountain Range. The sulphur-rich Shargaljuut, with its 108 springs, is known for its curative powers. Its healing waters stream out of granite and crystal rocks at temperatures from +45C to +96C. Its waters agitate blood vessels and help blood circulation and internal secretions. Each of Shargaljuut’s springs is dedicated to healing a different part of the body.Many people visit this hot spring yearly and enjoy the exhilarating features of this hot spring. This hot spring is said to be effective for skin diseases, blood pressure problems, stomach ailments, rheumatic fever and diseases affecting the nervous system. Overnight in a Ger camp.
Day 11 Orkhon Waterfall
We will visit to Uurt gorge, Orkhon river, and the Red waterfall in Orkhon valley.
The red waterfall is situated in historically significant Orkhon valley, whose river flows an incredible 1120 km to the north before it joins the Selenge river. Also called Ulaantsutgalan, the waterfall was formed by unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20000 years ago. Overnight in a Ger camp.
Day 12 Kharkhorin – Erdene Zuu Monastery
Early morning we will start drive to Kharkhorin ancient capital city and will visit to the Erdene Zuu Monastery. It’s a ancient capital city called kharkhorin where developed Kharakhorum capital of Great Mongolian Empire in 13th century. Explore Erdene Zuu Monastery Musuem. It is a biggest Buddhist center in medieval ages and it was closed and badly damaged in 1930s. Visit to some other sightseeing. Overnight in a Ger camp.
Day 13 Back to UB
We will head to UB city. We will have a lunch on the way.
- Accommodation during the trip
- Driver+4WD vehicle+petrol
- English speaking tour guide/cook
- All meal/ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/
- Bottled water supply for 1.5 liter p.p everyday
- Entrance fees for the national parks and museum
- International airfare
- Personal Items
- Optional activity costs
- Alcoholic drinks
- Travel insurance