Gobi and Central Mongolia
Day 1 Baga Gazariin Chuluu
Baga Gazriin Chuluu /Rock Formations/ is a 15 km long and 10 km wide stone massif, is located Middle Gobi. Over 20 kinds of medicinal herbs and many species of animals such as wild sheep, ibex and marmot exist here; if you have a chance you might the wild animals. Surtiin am is one of many beautiful places in Baga Gazriin stone massif. This is a narrow canyon with asp, birch, white wicker and an elm tree, as well the ruin of a stone temple and the site of 2 yurts where monks lived and meditated since the seventieth century. Stay overnight in a ger camp. (Lunch and Dinner)
Day 2 White Stupa
Tsagaan Suvarga/White Stupa/ is interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which from a distance seems to be the ruins of the ancient city. Enjoy hiking around colourful Stupa, feeling like meditation in there. Stay overnight in a ger camp (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 3 Yol Valley
Today’s destination is Yolyn Am. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife and visit Gobi museum. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the “Three Beauties” peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. Stay overnight in a local family. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 4 Khongor sand dunes
We continue our journey to the Khongor sand dune. It has an extraordinary length of approximately 180 km and 12 kilometres wide. There is an oasis near a river Khongor at the northern edge of the sand dunes. Free day for leisure nearby the sand dune. Dune journey, camel riding and trekking. Stay overnight in a local family. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 5 Bayanzag(stopover) and Ongi Monastery
Today we will drive to Bayanzag, (known as a Flaming Cliffs where the first nest of dinosaur eggs found in 1922) a site famous for the remains of dinosaurs which lived here 60 million years ago. You can walk around where dinosaurs once roamed and see saxaul trees and other classic desert vegetation.
Driving to Ongi monastery. The older southern complex consisted of various administrative buildings as well as 11 temples. The northern complex, built in the 18th century, consisted of 17 temples – among them one of the largest temples in all of Mongolia. The grounds housed also 4 Buddhist universities. It was completely destroyed in 1939. Although there is little left, it is interesting to go there to explore the ruins. Stay overnight in a ger camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 6-7 Orkhon waterfall
Drive to Orkhon Waterfall, which was formed by volcanic eruptions about 20.000 years ago, the waterfall cascades from a height of 20 km. It is a scenic, tranquil spot and the surrounding nature is undisturbed, where is hiking. Stay overnight in the Nomadic family. An opportunity to join the nomad family herding and yak milking. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 8 Tsenkher hot springs
Drive to Tsenkher hot springs. The waters are supposed to have curative properties for joints and other ailments. Outdoor pools are attended by staff who can or heat the water via a water-gate system; there are also indoor pools. Men and women bathe separately. It is an excellent place to relax. Stay overnight in a ger camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 9 Kharkhorum
Early morning we will start driving to Kharkhorum ancient capital city of Mongolia. Explore Erdene Zuu Monastery and modern style historical Museum. Visit some other sightseeing. Stay overnight in a ger.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Ulaanbaatar
Drive back to UB, on the way having lunch
Most people picture the Mongolian Gobi as a sandy flat area, sand dunes, infertile dried mud soil or… , but after they travelled Mongolia, they completely deny it and define Mongolian Gobi it supports life and is an amazingly surprising area, every day. Some parts of Mongolian Gobi are daunting rocky mountains covered with plants. The mountainous areas have plenty of streams, springs and wild animals while other parts have views of marvellous blue mountains combined with high, long continuing sand dunes, lush green-shored streams and endless steppes edge with a horizon. Hundreds of sheep and goat herds, horses, cattle and the world rare Bactrian camels will be seen on steppes or among mirages in middle of nowhere is another picture of Mongolian Gobi. After wandering around the Gobi, we will then head north to Central Mongolia. Here you will enjoy the spectacular and lush greenery, swimming in freshwater lakes and waterfalls, as well as many famous cultural sites.
Activities –Horse riding, camel riding, historical sites and cultural experiences
Location-Gobi desert and Central Mongolia
Vehicle-Road Mongolia is tough and it requires excellent vehicles with experienced drivers. We ensure reliable and excellent vehicle including 4wd Korean Mini-van.
English speaking guide
Three meals a day
Camel riding and horse riding
Entrance fees for the parks, road fees, and museums indicated in the program
Daily drinking water (1.5 litres per person per day)
Free accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
Pick up and drop off at train station and airport
Personal expenses like special drink and snacks.
Travel insurance (trip, medical and personal)