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Did you know that Mongolia has more than three million horses? Mongolia is definitely  the best place to ride horse. Standing no taller than 1.6 meters at shoulder height, Mongolian horses may look at ponies at first glance. However, Mongol horses are very strong with amazing stamina. They are the best horse breed to adapt to Mongolia’s harsh climatic conditions and nomadic way of life.

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Gobi Desert Expedition

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Length: 11 days/ 10 nights

Tour grade: Active demanding

Group size: 2-14people

Potential period: June-September

 

Highlights:

  • Kharkhorum ancient capital city
  • Ancient rock paintings of Bichigt Khad
  • Khongoriin els, Singing Sand dunes
  • Khermentsav, Bayanzag flaming Cliffs sites (complete dinosaur skeletons and nests were discovered here by Roy Chapmen Andrews in early 1920’s)
  • Singing sand dune & Camel trekking

 

Tour info
The Gobi desert is home to diverse plant and animal species. It’s desert and semi-desert ecosystems have hardly changed throughout the years. The Gobi is often imagined as a place of unbearable heat and lifeless sand dunes; similar to the inhospitable Sahara desert. However, quite the opposite is true of the Gobi. The Gobi consists of high mountain ranges, springs, forests, sands, steppes and is rich in flora and fauna. This tour is ideal for everyone who wants to explore the Mongolian Gobi Desert. You will have the opportunity to enjoy camel riding through the Gobi sand dunes, visit local nomadic families, and see historic sites. 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Day 2. Kharkhorum
Day 3. Garidyn Khad
Day 4. Orog Lake/Elsengezeg
Day 5. White Cave/ Bichigt khad
Day 6. Khongor Sand Dune
Day 7. Camel trek day
Day 8.  Bayanzag,  Flaming Cliffs
Day 9. Yoliin Am
Day 10. Ulaanbaatar
Day 11. Departure 

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar meets our guide and driver. Transfer to hotel and check in. In the afternoon short city tour in Ulaanbaatar city: visit Sukhbaatar Square, Chinggis Khaan monument, National Museum of Mongolian History, and visit Zaisan Memorial for Panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2. Kharkhorum
Today we will drive towards Kharkhorum, an ancient capital of Mongolia. There is a small local town there now. Visit Erdenezuu the first Buddhist Monastery in Mongolia. The Monastery was built in 1586 on the ruin of the Kharkhorum. Only a few temples remain standing after the communist purges in 1930s. By the beginning if 20th century monastery was consist of 60 temples with 10,000 lamas held religious ceremony. Overnight at tented camp nearby Orkhon River.

Day 3. Garidyn Khad
Continue the drive to Garidyn Khad cliff which is located on the eastern edge of Khangai Mountains.Overnight at tented camping.

Day 4. Orog Lake/Elsengezeg
After a relaxing morning at the camp we will drive towards Lake Orog which lies on the north side of the Ikh Bogd Mountain range. The Lake’s shore is a bird paradise. We will camp overnight in the middle of Elsengezeg small sand dunes along lake shore.

Day 5. White Cave/ Bichigt khad
Drives to Bichig Khad, literally Stone with inscriptions, are located in the Bayan range of Bayanlig which have been dated to 3, 000 years and are considered sacred. While the animal drawings here also provide evidence that Mongolians have been farmed and domesticated animals. Continue the tour to White Cave, which is located in Bayanlig soum and is home to numerous ancient cave drawings. The inside of the cave is also decorated with crystals and painting is dated from 750.000 years. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 6. Khongor Sand Dune
Drive to Khongor sand dune well known as Singing Dune. Khongor sand dune is one of the biggest sand dunes of Mongolia. It has an extraordinary length of approximate 100kms and 12 kilometers wide. There is an oasis near a river Khongor at the northern edge of the sand dunes. Overnight at tented camping.

Day 7. Camel trek day
Relax at the camp in the morning afternoon Camel trekking along Duut Mankhan, Oasis and visit local camel herder family

Day 8. Bayanzag,  Flaming Cliffs
Drive to Bayanzag, known as Flaming cliffs. Bayanzag is an important site for both archeological and paleontological findings. Complete dinosaur skeletons and eggs are excavated from red cliffs, which look like fire. American explorer Roy Chapman Andrew had discovered this area in early 20 century and getting famous all over the world. If you see carefully, you could find piece of bone or dinosaur egg. In afternoon, short hiking Gobi tree-saxaul forest. Overnight at ger camp.

Day 9. Yoliin Am
Drive head to Yoliin Am along Gobi Altai Mountains. Visit to Eagle valley well known as Yoliin Am that located in Gobi Gurvan Saikhan national park and have chance to see wild animals such as wild sheep, ibex, golden eagle and of course vultures. Overnight at ger camp.

Day 10. Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast take a flight to Ulaanbaatar from Dalanzadgad the central town of South Gobi. Visit Bogd Khaan winter Palace Museum and shopping opportunity along cashmere or souvenir shops. In the evening enjoy Mongolian Folk art performance. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11. Departure
Check out hotel and transfer to airport or train station. Tour ends.

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Included

  • 4 star hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar for 2 nights shared room
  • Ger camp accommodation for 8 nights
  • Full boarding
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation by Japanese van or bus in Ulaanbaatar
  • Sightseeing entrance fee
  • National park tax
  • Horse and camel riding cost

Excluded

  • International airfare transportation
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal nature expanses
  • Any additional not mentioned above