“TRACKING THE SNOW LEOPARD IN GOBI” PHOTO SAFARI TOUR

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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.

Number of days: 10
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: TIPS AND GIFTS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND BEVERAGES FOR YOUR OWN USE THAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE, INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT/TRAIN TICKET, INSURANCE
What to bring: If you think you are going to need something while travelling in Mongolia, make sure you purchase it before you come to Mongolia, but do not expect you can buy it in Mongolia. The following is a rough guide of things that you will need to pack for your trip to Mongolia. Although this may not suit everyone’s needs, it can be adapted to personal requirements or the type of trip that you are planning to take. Please bear in your mind that local flight alllows 20-30 kg’s per person to check into flight and exceeded lugguges and carry on will be charged (1.5$-2$ per kg). Clothes and equipment - Boots suitable for walking or riding with thick socks - Lightweight shoes - Warm/rain jacket and pullover - Trousers suitable for riding - Long sleeved shirts , T-shirts, Shorts - Gloves - Waterproof clothing: trousers and top - Woollen hat - Clothes suitable for the city - Sun hat, sun cream - Camera and spare film batteries - Torch and batteries – for camping head torches are very useful - Pen knife - Plastic bags to protect your items from moisture - Photocopy of passport and other important documents - 4 season sleeping bag (will advice on each tour) - Medical pack and toiletries - After-bite cream for mosquito bites (mosquito is not infectious in mongolia) - Broad spectrum antibiotic - Loo paper and tissues (avialable at Ulgii province) - Lip balm (avialable at Ub and Ulgii province) Apart from these, we suggest you to be prepared for the following common health problems that travellers may experience: - Altitude sickness (1500-2300 m.a. sea level) - Constipation - Stomach upsets (most foods are cow and chicken meat based) - Headache or other pains - Sunburn and skin irritations - Wounds and cuts Other It is a good idea to include small gifts in your packing list, as you will inevitably be visiting local nomadic families in the country. It is polite to offer them some small gifts to show your gratitude in return for their hospitality. The following items make suitable gifts: - Small toys and sweets for children, smal gifts , cigarettes (available in mongolia unless wants to bring something special from your home country)
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.