On this tour 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!
accommodation:yesduration:8 days 7 nightstour distance:1700kmgroup size:1-16tour operator:idre tour
Ulaanbaatar - Baga Gazryn chuluu- Tsagaan Suvraga- Yol valley- Khongoryn Els- Bayan zag-Erdenedalai -Ulaanbaatar
Camel riding for a couple of hours at Khongoryn Els, hiking, climbing to the sand dunes
Day 1 Baga Gazaryn Chuluu
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. Is 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 White stupa Tsagaan Suvraga
We’ll drive to the scarp of Tsagaan Suvarga which is located in Ulziit soum, Dundgobi province. It is 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 3 Yolyn am canyon ice field valley
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 4 Khongoryn Els Sand dune
After lunch 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 then spend the night in a Ger.
Day 5 Khongoryn els Sand dune
We'll climb and hike to the top of the biggest sand dunes. There is an oasis near Khongor creek at the northern edge of the sand dune. The dunes make sound like plane engine in a windy day so it’s named as “Singing Dunes”. Also, if you wish, you may walk alongside the creek for about 10 kms. We arrange a camel riding trip on the real sand dunes.
Day 6 Bayan-zag flaming cliffs
We'll drive to Bayan-Zag(150kms). When we arrive at Bayan-Zag, spend the night in the Ger. 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.
Day 7 Erdene-dalai village
We'll drive to the Erdenedalai village and stay over night in a Ger.
Day 8 Ulaanbaatar
We'll drive back to Ulaanbaatar
The difference between comfortable tour and budget tour relates primarily to the accommodation type. Within a budget tour all accommodation will be with a nomadic family in their Ger. While a comfortable tour includes accommodation at Ger camps which are similar to a 3-4 star hotel standard. Finally the Mid-Range tour mixes Comfortable and Budget, where you will stay some nights in the traditional Ger with a nomadic family and others in a Ger camp.
All price are per person per day
Tour type/number of people
Driver + 4WD vehicle + Gas
English speaking tour guide/cook
National park entrance fee
Camel riding for an hour or longer regarding on guest’s request