GOBI DESERT TOUR 8 DAYS

1st day   Ulaanbaatar to Baga gazariin chuluu ( rocky red mountain and there was sea bed in ancient time)

2nd day  Baga gazariin chuluu to WHite stupa  ( Tsagaan suvarga is a 60 meters high, 400 meters long cliff. 10 million years ago this cliff used to be under water. After the sea dried, because of the wind and other natural forces it eventually changed its form and colour. The different coloured layers indicates different time periods, if you look it from far away it looks more like an ancient ruined city.)

3th day White stupa to Yol valley ( origininally established to conserve birdlife in the region. But it’s now more famous for its dramatic and very unusual scenery- its valley in the middle of the Gobi Desert with meters thick ice almost all year around)

4th day  Yol valley to Khongor sand dune (Khongor sand dune is one of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia. Rising as high 200 m, the dunes are 7-8 km wide and about 180 km long. The dunes rise up between a spur of the Altai mountains to the south, and springs and oases on the north side with lush green. Climbing the dunes is breathtaking, not only for the view at the top, the sand dunes makes a singing sound while you climb.

5th day Khongor sand dunes to Bayan zag ( flaming cliffs-Gobi desert is rich in native tree saxaul, so it called “Bayanzag”. “Ulaan khavtsal” is a Red shore of clay formations formed in various forms of wind and rain for thousands of years. It has a unique 5km wide texture, approximately 8km long. American palentologgist first found dinosaur bones and eggs in the area while he was researching a trace of ancient people with his crew in 1922

6th day Bayanzag to Ongi monastery (It is located in Saihan-Ovoo soum of Dundgovi province. One of the biggest monasteries in Mongolia, Ongi was founded in 1660 and consisted of two temple complexes on the North and South banks of the river Ongi. At its heyday, Ongi monastery grounds housed around 30 temples, 4 big Buddhism universities and over 1000 monks at a time. During 1930s, communism spread throughout Mongolia. As part of their ideological campaign and rise to power, Communists arrested most monks. In 1939, the monastery was destroyed completely, over 200 monks were killed, and many surviving monks were imprisoned or forced to join the Communist controlled army. Other monks escaped certain death by becoming farmers and common workers. In 1990, after the democratization in Mongolia, some monks returned to the monastery and began their Buddhist education as young children some 60 year prior. At present, one temple has been fully rebuilt, small museums and ruins of the temples.  

7th day Ongi monastery to Elsen tasarkhai ( semi gobi Elsen tasarkhai is a part of the Mongol Els sand dunes, which stretch from the Tuv, Uvurkhangai, and Bulgan provinces all the way west to become part of the Khugnu Khan mountain range. The sand dunes are 80 km long total. Dividing the southern part of the sand dunes with the so-called northern Mongolian sand, Khugnu Tarna is a main road. River Tarnat flows in the western part of the sand dunes, it is sodden under its surfaces, so shrubberies such as willow, elm, dogwood, shrubbery grow there. In the north there is the rocky and woody mountain “Khugnu khaan”. in the south lies Ikh Mongol which defines the central point of Mongolia and is surrounded by the Elsen tasarkhai. The widest section of the sand dune is located in the Ikh Mongol mountain area and covers an area of 9-10 km2. Half of the Ikh Mongol sand is covered by plants, so its mostly not loose sand.)

8th day Elsen tasarkhai to Ulaanbaatar 

Number of days: 8
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: Alcohol, Cigarettes, Snacks, personal equipment flight ticket, tourist insurance, optional activities cost, coffee, hotel in Ulaanbaatar
What to bring: Spare batteries and solar charger for cameras and phones, hiking and waterproof boots, windbreakers(waterproof), sunscreen, mosquito deed, personal medication (painkillers, motion sickness pills)
Transport: Bus/Minibus
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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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.