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Type

Southern part of Mongolia

Accommodation

Family Ger

Tour to Gobi Desert for 5 days

This trip is great for people who want to see the biggest sand dunes called Khongoryn Els, Yoliin Am ice valley, "Bayanzag" Red flaming cliffs which is famous for its finding dinosaur fossils. You will see there an eternally clear sky, blue mirages, golden sands and boundlessly expansive steppe lands, wild asses,ibexes camels, mountain sheep and gazelles flourish here, as do different types of flora. That’s the Gobi Desert of Mongolia!

Accomodation YES
Duration 4 nights, 5 days
Group Size 2-5
Overland
Tour Distance 1500kms
Tour Operator Idre tour

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Route:  Ulaanbaatar -Baga Gazryn chuluu - Yol valley- Khongoryn Els- Bayan zag- Tsagaan Suvraga -Ulaanbaatar

Activities:  Camel riding for a couple of hours at Khongoryn Els, experiencing local family life style, walking in Yol valley.

Price: All prices are per day

Budget

178USD/1pax

196USD/2pax

270USD/3pax

324USD/4pax

350USD/5pax

Comfortable

265USD/1pax

300USD/2pax

423USD/3pax

520USD/4pax

645USD/5pax

 

 

 

Note: Difference between comfortable and budget is the accommodation.  Budget tour includes stay in nomadic family ger, comfortable tour includes stay at Ger camps which are a kind of 3*hotel standard.

Please note:  This itinerary involves a lot of driving and but will discover all highlights of Gobi Desert within short time.

Day 1

We'll start our trip with a full day driving to the Baga Gazariin Chuluu Ruins (1768 m high granite stone mountain in the territory of Adaatsag soum, Dundgobi aimag. It’s an another place with unique scenery that many tourists compare with Lunar scenes.  The mountain contains remains of old temples. They are not only rich in mineral and crystals, but also eye spring, old stone temple ruins related with 17th century. We'll spend the night in a nomadic family’s Ger.

Day 2

We'll drive to Yoliin Am in middle of the Gobi Desert National Park which is a strictly protected area, covering 70sq.kms. The mountains here are the highest in the Gobi Desert and the rocky scenery is quite interesting, especially until mid-July while the ice in a gorge remains. We'll walk 3kms through a narrow valley, then 3 kms back to the minivan.  We’ll spend the night in a family ger.

Day 3

We’ll drive to the Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes (195kms). The Khongoryn Els is some of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia. We'll see beautiful views, huge sand dunes and a cold water spring with a river that leads to two small ponds. We’ll ride camels for an hour.  We'll then spend the night in a Ger. 

Day 4

We'll drive to Bayan-Zag(150kms). Bayan-Zag means "rich in Saxaul Shrubs" is more commonly known as the "Flaming Cliffs" of Bayan-Zag, famous for the discovery of dinosaur fossils.  After lunch we’ll driver to Tsagaan Suvraga which is located in Ulziit village of Dundgobi province. It’s interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which from cliff is 30 meters high and 100 meters wide. Over thousands of years the wind has created this amazing structure.

Day 5

We’ll drive back to UB. 

Please click here for Tour booking terms and conditions.

  • Transportation with fuel
  • Guide/cook/
  • Entrance fee for the National park
  • Accommodation at nomadic family ger
  • Full board
  • 1.5L of drinking water per person a day
  • Camel riding for a couple of hours
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Price for showers you might take along the way
  • Personal toileries
  • Tips for drivers & guides