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Discover the highlights of the Gobi Desert and the Mongolian steppe. Breathtaking landscapes and the warm hospitality of the nomads will remain unforgettable. At the beginning of the journey, there is a natural spectacle: We drive to the 2000 meter high vulture gorge in South Gobi, where there is ice even in the middle of summer. We also see the golden sand dune "Khongor", which rises 200 meters high, and the red-hot cliffs in Bayanzag, visit a monastery, volcano crater, and bath in the spring water "Tsenkher". Our journey is a mix of 4x4 and trekking tours in Central Mongolia and the Desert Gobi.


    Whenever your international flight lands in the city airport, our friendly staff will be waiting for you and will transfer you to the hotel in Ulaanbaatar.  You will have time to relax and recover from the long-distance flight or possibly from jet-lag.

    In the afternoon, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and help you to immerse yourself into the heart of Mongolian history in the wonderful National History Museum followed by a walk in the center of Ulaanbaatar where you will discover Genghis Khan Square and the House of Parliament. Then we'll drive to the Zaisan Memorial to enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the whole city. Thereafter, If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, your hotel reception will be delighted to suggest suitable recommendations. (Accommodation: Hotel 4*. Meals: Dinner.)

After breakfast, we depart the capital and head towards the east to Gun Galuutai. On the way, we visit the world's biggest equestrian statue of Genghis Khan. There, we have our lunch. We reach the destination in the afternoon. If you wish, you can go into the area to explore the landscape. (Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

Today we begin the trip to Ikh Gazriin Chuluu natural reserve. This is one of the many interesting places in Mongolia. It is a mountain of granite rock in the Gobi desert with a peak of 1706m high. These rocky mountains are situated in Gurvansaikhan soum in Dundgovi province. They spread out from west to east covering about 20 kilometers. There are many interesting stories about local historic people who had lived or had been hidden in caves from the royalties of that time. These caves are usually named after those people. It has a rich family of plants and is home to many wild animals. Around lunchtime, we arrive at a Ger-camp near Ikh Gazriin Chuluu. After having lunch, we explore the surrounding area. (Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

In the morning, we head towards Tsagaan Suvarga. the rocky formations of Tsagaan Suvarga, ”white stupa”. This spectacular place is located in the Southeast of the Ulziit soum, on the Southern border of the Dundgovi-Province. These rocky formations eroded by the wind look like a ruined city if you observe them from a certain distance (85 kilometers, 52,82 miles). They are about 60 meters (196,85 feet) high and 400 meters (1312,34 feet) long. Southwest Tsagaan Suvarga, another rock called Ulaan Suvarga, the "red stupa", has the same structure. The colored layers of the cliff manifest the different periods of their multi-million-year history. After arriving at the Ger camp right next to the Tsagaan Suvarga, we check-in and have lunch. This area is an excellent site for hiking and taking photographs of stunningly beautiful panoramic views.

(Optional – hiking 2 hours. Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

After breakfast, we head to Yol valley (Eagle or Vulture valley) situated in “Three beauties of Gobi” Mt. National Park. This valley was originally established to conserve birdlife in the region, but now it's more popular for its dramatic scenery in the middle of the Gobi Desert with a meter thick ice almost through a whole year, except late summer. There, we hike through grassy meadows, small streams, in a long and narrow valley which is sheltered by high cliff walls. You can see sunlight bouncing off the amazing rock formations, covered with wildflowers and Gobi plants. You may be lucky enough to spot wild sheep and goat, grazing high on the cliff walls. (Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

On this day, our trip continues towards the west to discover the extraordinary sand dunes of Khongor. This is one of the most scenic areas of the Gobi. The dunes rise abruptly from the plain, in some places reaching a height of 100 meters, and extend over an area between 2-12 km in width and 160 km in length. Upon arrival, we have lunch and relax at a cozy Ger camp until the Gobi hot afternoon temperature decreases. Then we discover this magnificent place on camelback. Mongolia is home to 2/3 of the two-humped Bactrian camels in the world. Camel is a gentle, calm and extraordinary patient animal. After that, we hike and climb up to the Singing Dune, one of the highest dunes. The top of the sand dunes offers an astonishing panorama view of the desert and sand dunes. When it is windy, some of the dunes give a strange sound like the engines of an airplane, for which they are named the “singing dunes”. The Khongor River flows along the sand dunes and gives birth to oases. (Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

After breakfast, we drive to Bayanzag. This is a popular site for the first discovery of fossilized dinosaurs. Also, this area is well known for red tall hillocks, formed as a result of wind and water erosion, which look like fire in the middle of the desert from a distance. These findings were proved to the world that they were dinosaurs laid eggs. Then we a 5-minute drive to the Flaming Cliffs and wander on the red hillocks. We may find dinosaurs' bones around Bayanzag. White fossilized bones are still present. Then we go back to the Ger camp and stay overnight. (Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

Today, we travel through a huge open landscape called Ongi steppe, which is an over 80km wide steppe in the Gobi zone. Around lunchtime, we arrive at a Ger camp near the ruined monastery of Ongi Temple. This small mountainous area along the Ongi River makes a good resting place to break a trip between the two major destinations. Ongi temple was established in 1660 and once composed of 30 temples, 4 big Buddhism universities. It was destroyed by the communist purges during the 1930s and is now being restored by a number of monks. At present, only one temple serves as a museum. After arriving at Ger camp, we have lunch and explore the ruins of the monastery. The view of the ruins, river, Ger camps and the surrounding area are very impressive, you can see delightful views from any of the nearby hills. If you wish, you can have a pleasant massage and sauna at the camp. The rest of the day is at your disposal. (Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

After breakfast, we head towards the Kharakhorum and Erdenezuu Monastery. Kharakhorum was not only the capital of the vast Mongolian Empire but the epic center of trade, along The Silk Road. However, the Kharakhorum of today is a small settlement with little focus on tourism. Today, there is a museum does show off some of the artifacts that they've recovered so far. Upon arrival in the village, we visit The Museum of Kharakhorum and learn about the beautiful ancient history of it. Then we visit the magnificent and the oldest Buddhist Monastery complex "Erdene Zuu", built in the 16th century, with 108 stupas. Here, you can listen to an interesting monk chanting and Buddhist sutras. Thereafter, we return to the Ger-camp and conclude the day by having dinner. (Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

Today, our trip continues towards Taikhar Rock, which is a massive granite rock located on the banks of the Tamir River. It’s covered with 150 writings in many different languages, dating back from many different periods. On the way, we visit Tsetserleg town, the capital of Arkhangai province with a population of around 20,000 people. Tsetserleg means garden in Mongolian. The city is ringed by scenic mountains and the streets are tree-lined, moreover, there is a lovely little temple that overlooks the town. In the evening, we pay a visit to a local nomad family to experience the nomadic lifestyle that hasn't changed for centuries. Here, you can help the herders with their daily tasks to get an idea of how nomadic people take care of their livestock. Also, we can taste Airag, which is fermented milk of horse. (Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

After breakfast at the camp, we move on a trip to Khorgo and Terkh National Park, which is an amazingly beautiful variety of scenery of mountains, cliffs, rivers with rapids, lakes, extinct volcanoes and fantastic caves with green forests and pastures, where the long-haired yaks and horses thrive. After seeing the extinct volcano crater of Khorgo, we have dinner on the shore of Terkh White lake’s tourist Ger-camp. Terkh White Terkh Lake is a mesmerizing beautiful lake with crystal clear fresh water. This lake was created as a result of basaltic volcanic rock blockage of Terkh River following the eruption of Khorgo volcano and some other volcanoes about 8000 years ago. Here hiking, horse riding, mountain climbing, fishing, and swimming are all extremely enjoyable. (Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

Today, we head out to Ugii Lake, which is a famous site for its bird life. About 150 types of aquatic birds gather at Lake Ugii including scarce birds like Cape Barren Goose, Spoonbill, Dalmatian Pelican, Cranes and Ducks. Ugii Lake (Ogii lake) is also renowned for its fishing such as perch and luce. The Lake is 7km long, 5km wide, 1,337m above sea level and the deepest part of the lake is up to 15m deep. This lake is fed from Khugshin Orkhon which then flows into Orkhon River. (Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

After a relaxing breakfast, we go on a trip to Elsen Tasarkhai, which is a part of the Mongol Els Sand Dunes, which is 80 km long and 5 km wide. The nature in this area is really spectacular and great for relaxing and is located in Burd Soum in Uvurkhangai Aimag (Province).

After lunch, we move on to visit Erdene Khamba monastery located at the foot of Khugnu Khan Mountain and dates from the 17th century. Zanabazar built it in honor of his teacher, the Lama Erdene; it was one of the sanctuaries he liked the most. At its peak, the monastery was able to house more than one thousand Lamas at the same time. (Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

Today we move towards the east to the Khustai National Park. This area is home to the Mongolian wild horse known as Przewalski's horse (takhi) with a unique landscape that features mountain and steppe. We check-in and have our lunch at a Ger camp near the National Park. Then we visit a small Ger museum all about the national park and wild horses. The Takhi and marmots are easy to see around 2-3 hours before sunset when they come down from the mountains for water at the stream. Therefore, in the early evening, we take a short drive and hike to see the horses in their natural habitat. Seeing these wild horses that developed since hundreds of thousands of years ago will make you feel like you have traveled back thousands of years in time. There is great opportunity to take photos of these endangered horses. If you are lucky, you might see fox, deer, roe deer, eagle, and more animals and bird. (Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.)

Today we go back to civilization, the capital of Mongolia.
Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your disposal. You may have a rest or take a walk near the hotel. (Accommodation: Hotel 4*. Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner.)

You will be at leisure in your hotel or wander around on your own until our guide escorts you to Chinggis Khaan International Airport for your departure flight. Your driver will assist you with flight check-in and luggage, and see you off at the point of security check. (Breakfast)



This price includes:

  • All transfers for arrival/departure

  • English speaking tour guide at all times (Other languages upon request)

  • All transfer & Transportation + experienced drivers

  • 15 nights’ accommodation;

         -  Good 4* hotel in the city – 2 nights, based on double/twin.

         -  Ger camps in countryside trip – 13 nights on share

  • All the meals as listed in the itinerary: Breakfast - 15, Lunch - 13, Dinner – 15

  • “Wonders of Mongolian Art” performance with Tumen-Ekh ensemble

  • Internal flights, free luggage allowance is 15kg

  • All sightseeing and entrance fees are mentioned as program

  • All service charge, local and Gov’t tax

  • Road & toll fees

  • Visa invitation letter if required

  • Complementary drink water during the tour

  • Camping equipments

  • Museums and cultural performance

  • Included all taxes

This price doesn’t include:

  • Visa to Mongolia (Get in advance)

  • International flights & Mongolia visa fees

  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out

  • Tipping and other personal expenses

  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Excess luggage charges – 1.5$ per kg for internal flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal equipments

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Sleeping bag

  • Optional activity cost

  • Single room supplement

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