"Gurvan Saikhan" national park
- The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
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With its iconic sand dunes, ice canyon and stunning mountain vistas, Gurvan Saikhan National Park (Гурван Сайхан) are understandably one of Mongolia’s most popular national parks. Most travelers see only a fraction of it, sticking to the main sites. With more time, though, it’s possible to drive to the remote western area – an eerie landscape so lacking in life that you may feel as if you’ve landed on Mars.
Duration: 1 day
Accommodation: Family ger camp, Town ger hostel, Camping possible
Number of people: 2-6 people / 6+
Transportation: Russian van or jeep
Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar
Spend a free day exploring this fascinating capital city. Enjoy the sights of UB and opt to visit the Gandan Monastery, Bogd Khan Palace, and Zaisan Hill.
Day 3 - Ulaanbaatar/Baga Gadzrïn Chuluu
Leave the capital and head south through the steppe to the Middle Gobi. Visit the r Monastery before continuing on to a small ger camp not far from Mandalgovi, the regional centre. Additional Notes: Gers are traditional Mongolian tents made with wooden frames and layers of felt. The camps we stay at will have 4 beds per ger with mattresses, linens, and extra blankets. They have a central stove to keep the place cozy and a small table and chairs. Included Activities: r Monastery Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Baga Gadzrïn - Chuluu/Yolyn Am
Arrive at Yolyn Am — a narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikan mountains. It's an amazing place for hiking. Bring stable shoes and warm clothes, as some places are covered in thick ice year round.
Day 5 - Yolyn Am/Khongoryn Els
Drive to Khongoriin Els. Enjoy the activities the Gobi Desert has to offer— hiking in sand dunes, visit a nomadic camel-herding family and try riding camels. Included Activities: Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 6 - Khongoryn Els/Bayanzag
Made of red sandstone, these cliffs and canyons offer visitors a scene of breathtaking beauty. Take some time to explore. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 7 - Bayanzag/Ongiin Hiid
Drive to the Delger Khangai Mountains area. Explore the ruins of the monasteries in the area. Included Activities: Ongiin Khiid and Hoshuu Monasteries Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 8 - Ongiin Hiid/Nomad Camp
Enjoy a long drive northwest, leaving the Gobi desert area and heading into the Mongolian steppe. The nomads here live simple lives and move their cattle along the same routes their great-grandparents travelled hundreds of years ago. In the evening, have dinner together with your hosts. One of the best things to try is the famous Mongolian barbecue. Additional Notes: Depending on the size of the nomadic family and their gers, accommodations can be very basic, with minimal to no facilities. In case if nomads can’t provide enough space for our group, we will camp nearby (camping gear is provided). Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
Day 9 - Nomad Camp/Tsenkher
The hot springs are about 30km (18.6 mi) from the Karakorum and are very popular with both locals and travellers. Stay in a ger camp nearby with options to visit the springs, go horseback riding, or chat with the locals. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
Day 10 - Tsenkher
Enjoy a relaxing time at the ger camp at Tsenkher Hot Springs. Visit the springs and soak in their healing powers. Opt to go horseback riding or hang out with the locals.
Day 11 - Tsenkher/Kharkhorin
Journey to Karakorum, stopping at the beautiful Erdene Zuu Monastery. Destroyed during the Communist era, this monastery is slowly being rebuilt. Included Activities: Erdene Zuu Monastery Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 12 - Kharkhorin/Khustai National Park
Stay in Khustai National Park—home of Mongolian wild horses. Here, look for Takhi horses in their natural habitat. Included Activities: Khustai National Park (Khustain Nuruu) Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
Day 13 Khustai National Park/Ulaanbaatar
Drive back to the capital for last minute sightseeing. Opt to see a local cultural show, an excellent display of dancing and Mongolian throat singing. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 14 - Ulaanbaatar Depart at any time.
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.