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The “TRACKING THE SNOW LEOPARD IN THE GOBI” photosafari tour will take a place in South Gobi province, which is stretching 380 km from east to west and 80 km from north to south. Tracking a snow leopard in the Gobi for 7 days give an opportunity to see snow leopard, other wildlife and some times experience horse trekking through the mountains and interact with ordinary nomad people to learn about the their daily life and cultures.
This tour is designed for photo safari lovers who are looking for staying in the nature far away from touristic destinations.
DAY 1- ULAANBAATAR (UB)
Upon arrive in Ulaanbaatar (UB), the company guide meets you at the airport/train station and transfers to a hotel in the downtown of UB city. After refreshment and short rest, the tour program starts with city tour to the Museum of National History with displays related with Mongolian history and its splendid collection of Mongolian traditional costumes exhibits. If time permits evening tour around of UB. Welcoming dinner at the restaurant in downtown. Overnight at 4*hotel. (D)
DAY 2 - ULAANBAATAR/SOUTH GOBI
Early in the morning transfer to the airport and fly to Dalanzadgad city (1,5 hrs). The Dalanzadgad city is the booming centre in the gobi area. After arrival short introduction with Dalanzadgad, visit market for purchase items for your own use. After finishing purchase of personal items start drive to camp sight crossing through Gobi Gurvan Saikhan mountain. The camp locates on the other side of the mountain (120km’s). Afternoon arrive at camp sight in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park was established in 1993, and expanded to its current size in 2000. The park, at nearly 27,000 square kilometers, is the largest national park in Mongolia, stretching 380 km from east to west and 80 km from north to south. The park is named for the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains, which translates to the Three Beauties. The name is derived from three subranges, the East, Middle and West Beauty. The range forms the eastern half of the park. The park lies on the northern edge of the Gobi desert. The higher elevations contain areas of steppe, and reach elevations of up to 2,600 meters. A number of rare plants and animals are found in the park, including the elusive snow leopard and pallas cat or manuul cat. Areas of sand dunes are found, most famously the Khongoryn Els – the Singing Sands. Another major tourist destination is Yolyn Am, which is connected with Dalanzadgad by paved road and a mountain valley that contains a large ice field through most of the year. The park is a haven for some endangered species like the argali sheep, snow leopard, manuul cat or Pallas cat and Siberian ibex. The eponymous mountains of the park are inhabited by the magnificent lammergeier, or bearded vulture. Overnight in a ger. (B,L,D)
DAY 3-8- GOBI GURVANSAIHAN NATIONAL PARK
Sunrise and sunset in Gobi Gurvan saihan mountain is a moment that you never should miss – the golden time for photographers. Spend seven days with nomads and national park rangers in search of snow leopard and pallas cats. Beside of that, in mountains inhabit animals that listed as endangered species like the argali sheep with its massive curved horns, ibex, foxes and the vulture which all can be within the frame of your camera. The best time to see them is in the early morning and late evening. (B,L,D)
DAY 09 - DALANZADGAD/ULAANBAATAR
Early morning drive back to Ulaanbaatar. (B,L,D)
DAY 10 - DEPARTURE
* GOING TO AND RETURN FROM GOBI CAN BE MADE BY OVERLAND DRIVING DUE TO LOCAL FLIGHT SCHEDULE CHANGE.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.