Mongolian Gobi Desert in 6 days

Cultural/Nomadic
Experiences
10
Days
6

Itinerary Details

Have you ever been in the desert? Mongolian Gobi desert  is totally different from where you visited. It's wide, wild and wonderful.  Most of the Gobi Desert is an enormous steppe, sands, mountains, rich with wildlife and also, it is a home of two humped camels. Plus, do you know the Mongolian Gobi Desert is the largest dinosaur fossil reservoir in the world?  We can guarantee that you would be amazed once you get there. 

Local nomadic families are so kind that they would never lock their door when they leave home in case of any guest. During this tour you will visit them, and live like them not as a guest but as family member.  You can be a nomadic herder on camel hump.

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Day 1 Meet in Ulaanbaatar. Drive to Tsagaan Suvarga - Wonder of the Gobi
Meeting point
Meet in Ulaanbaatar.
09:00 AM
Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Between rock desert and semi-arid steppes, the white stupa, Tsagaan Suvarga is located. For centuries, this 30-meters (98,43 feet) high, abrupt, stupa-shaped mountain, is honored by the Mongolians. The traveler will be surprised by the sumptuous lunar landscapes that evoke the end of the world, and by the many fossils. This area was totally covered by the sea a few million years ago. 

Activities: Take a hike through the White stupa. Great chance to snap photos.

(Distance approx 500km, 6-7 hours drive on dirt and paved road)

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 2 Explore Yol Valley. Stay with Nomadic family
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Eagle Valley ( Yolyn Am ) is located on the eastern side of Gurvan Saikhan mountain and surrounded by sheer rock walls rising over 2600m above sea level. This picturesque valley is an amazing natural creation where snow and ice exist even in hot, which was originally established to conserve the birdlife in the region. The breathtaking, dramatic scenery makes it one of the most beautiful places in Mongolia. There is a small museum of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. The museum displays the geographical condition, flora, fauna, minerals and some dinosaur fossils. 

Activities: Natural Museum of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Hiking to the glacier and photographing in Yoliin Am, some wildlife viewing. Visit a nomadic family to have a real experience of nomadic lifestyles.

(Distance approx 240 km, 3-4 hours drive on dirt and paved road) 

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Day 3 Visit Khongor sand dunes. Chance to ride on Mongolian two humped Camel
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places:  Khongor Sand Dune (Khongoryn Els) is the largest and most spectacular sand dune in Mongolia, which reaches a height of 400 meters, 20 km wide and 100 km long. The Sand dune is at the northwest corner of the range. The views of the desert from the top are wonderful. Alongside the sand dunes is an oasis through the Khongor river flows. The sand dune is called Singing Dunes by local people because the tons of sand shifting in the wind create a sound like a distant aircraft. This dramatic scenery features many colors of nature as a white sand dune, the light green grass, red-blue mountains, and the eternal blue sky.

Activities: Visit the Singing Dunes that is the highest sand dune. Photographing and climbing up to the dunes.  You will be riding on camels for 1 hour to explore the Khongor sand dunes area. 

(Distance approx 200 km, 4-5 hours drive on dirt and paved road)

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 4 Explore Bayanzag. Land of Dinosaurs
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs) is also known as the “Cemetery of Dinosaurs” is a picturesque sexual forest that is world-famous for dinosaur remains. Dinosaur fossilized eggs and several types of dinosaur bones were found in Bayanzag's first time in the world by American scientist Roy Chapman in 1922. 

The cliff of Bayanzag looks pretty orange-like “Flame” when the sunsets, therefore people named this place “Flaming Cliff”.

Activity: Free walk & photograph in flaming cliffs and saxaul forest. If you want, you can look for dinosaur eggs and fossils. Drive to Dalanzadgad city, check-in at a local hotel. 

(Distance approx 250 km, 2-3 hours drive on dirt road)

Accommodation options:
Tourist Ger Camp
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Day 5 Visit Baga gazriin chuluu - Exotic Mountain Range
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Baga gazriin chuluu is an extra-ordinary rocky mountain range in the middle of gobi, full of wonders and lots of things to do. 240 km away from Ulaanbaatar, Baga gazriin chuluu is located in Dundgovi province.  Baga Gazriin Chuluu, is a 15km long and 10 km wide stone massif, is located 30 km to the southeast of Adaatsag sum. The highest point is Tahilgat Mountain /1768 m/ in the Northwest part of the stone massif. Over 20 kinds of medical herbs and many species of animals such as wild sheep, ibex, and marmot exist here, Surtiin am is one of many beautiful places in Baga gazriin stone massif. 

Activities: Observe stunning granite rocky formations eroded by the violent elements of this area. Explore Choir monastery ruins, hike through the mountain. Make a visit to Bolor cave for an eye treatment spa. 

(Distance approx 370 km, 4-5 hours drive on dirt and paved road)

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 6 Back to Ulaanbaatar
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places:  Last day of the tour will start as driving to Ulaanbaatar city.  Today is your chance to do some shopping for souvenirs and cashmere in Ulaanbaatar. Later in the evening, you will attend a live Mongolian traditional music and dance performance. A perfect ending for a perfect journey. 

Activities: Cashmere shopping in most famous factory stores. Tumen ekh folklore concert. 

(Distance approx 270 km, 4-5 hours drive on dirt and paved road)

Highlights

  • Trekking through Tsagaan suvarga nature reserve, feel isolation
  • Hiking to glacier and photographing in Yoliin Am, some wildlife viewing
  • Horse riding at Eagle valley
  • Visit Nomad family
  • See the fabulous Khongor Sand Dunes
  • Visit the Singing Dunes, which is the highest sand dune. Climb on the dunes.
  • Visit Bayanzag
  • Baga gazriin chuluu is extra-ordinary rocky mountain range in the middle of gobi
  • Shopping in Ulaanbaatar
  • Enjoy Traditional Folklore Concert

Prices

We offer 2 different type of tour arrangements for our customers.

Standard Arrangement

Standard arrangement tour is the perfect combination of luxury and a budget tour. Choose from the best tours around Mongolia with a reasonable price. 

You will be staying in a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) shared between 2 to 4 people, with currency, modern shower and toilet facilities and other useful services in the countryside. All accommodation offered is personally checked by our staff to ensure standards.

We will use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approximately 200-250km.

Budget Arrangement

Budget arrangement tour means traveling for the lowest cost , while still having a certain level of comfort, without missing anything.  

Visiting and  staying with nomadic families which means everyone staying in one ger with 4-6 beds, making your own food with the help of your guide, and camping in beautiful spots are included in the budget arrangement. Just a similar way of bed and breakfast.

We will use the safest, air-conditioned private vans or Russian UAZ vans on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approximately 250-350km.

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