10 DAYS TRIP TO DISCOVER GOBI, ORKHON VALLEY & TAKHI HORSE
DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY / FLEXIBLE AND CUSTOMIZABLE TO FIT YOUR TRAVEL PLANS & DESIRES/
DAY 1. TO BAGA GAZARYN CHULUU /GRANITE ROCK HILLS/ VIA CHINGGIS KHAAN’S GIANT STATUE/
Head to our first destination “Baga gazaryn chuluu” , a magnificent view of granite rock hills with distance of 240km from Ulaanbaator city. There are several interesting spots to hit such as: mineral spring for eye sight, ancient temple remains, naturally formed beautiful cave and the place is ideal for rock tramping. On the way to the granite hills, we will visit Chingges Khaan’s Horseback Statue that was made with 250tons of stainless steel and 40m high and the bigge statue with its kind.
Stay overnight in a tent +BLD
DAY 2. TO TSAGAAN SUVARGA/WHITE CANYON/
Tsagaan Suvarga is located in Ulziit village of Middle Gobi province. It is interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which looks like the ruins of the ancient city from a distance. Over thousands of years the wind has created this amazing structure. It is an ancient seabed with sedimentary structure created by million years and the different colors of the ground represent different times. Activities: hiking, enjoy the stunning view of colorful fissures, painted with ochre. Overnight in ger camp +BLD
DAY 3. TO GOBI GURVAN SAIKHAN NATIONAL PARK /YOLYN AM/
Yolyn am is a deep and narrow gorge with steep rock walls situated within Gobi Three Beauties Mount Range in southern Mongolia. The valley is named after vulture, which is called Yol in Mongolian.
The gorge is also called as ice canyon. The thickness of ice field reaches over 3 meters deep by the end of winter, and is several kilometers long. In past years the ice remained whole year round, but lately the ice field tends to disappear by August due to global warming. Activities: hiking, explore ice field, bird watching and visit south gobi museum. Stay overnight in tent +BLD
DAY 4. TO KHONGOR SAND DUNE/SINGING DUNE/
Drive to the second largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia, known as Singing Dune that makes sound like an airplane when the sand is moved by wind. Approximated length of the dune is over 120km, 12km wide and its highest point reaches over 280m.
Activities: camel ride, hiking, climb to the summit of the singing dune to enjoy a magnificent sunset from its peak
Stay overnight in ger camp +BLD
DAY 5. TO BAYANZAG/FLAMING CLIFFS/
"The Flaming Cliffs or Bayan Zag – saxaul forest lies around 90 km from the Gobi Three Beauties National Park. The place became famous with its first scientifically recognized dinosaur fossilized eggs in the world and some different species of dinosaur fossils were also discovered by Roy Andrew Chapman, American explorer in 1923. Activities: hiking through saxaul forest, enjoy sunset, explore ancient sea bed.
Overnight in tourist camp + BLD
DAY 6. VISIT NONE-TOURISTY NOMADS/
Explore a real nomadic lifestyle from a nomad whose ger/traditional dwelling/ we’ll share for the night and experience deep knowledge about livestock and their long preserved custom. We will have what they have for their dinner and breakfast. Nomadic family homestay or tent +BLD
DAY 7/8. TO ORKHON VALLEY NATIONAL PARK/
Heading straight up to the north to visit Orkhon Valley National Park, is ideal for fishing, horse riding, cycling and photography. Scenic and untouched natural distinct spot allow good opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. Yak herder nomads are common in the region. Here we will spend two nights to explore Orkhon water fall by horse trekking.
Overnight in ger camp +BLD
DAY 9.TO KHARKHORIN & ERDENE DZUU MONASTERY
Travel to Kharkhorin village, an ancient capital of the Great Mongolian Empire, one of the most popular tourist destinations. Upon arrival to Kharkhorin, we'll visit the earliest surviving monastery “Erdene Dzuu”, constructed with stones nearby ruins of the ancient Mongolian capital of Kharakhorum in 1586 by Abtai Sain King.
Overnight in local ger hostel +BLD
DAY 10. BACK TO ULAANBAATOR CITY VIA HUSTAI NATIONAL PARK/
On the way back to UB, We will visit Hustai National Park where takhi wild horses were reintroduced from Netherland since 1992. When reaching the destination, have a brief introduction of the takhi horse and biodiversity of Hustai National Park and continue the driving to the habitat of the last surviving subspecies of wild horse “Takhi” to explore. +BL
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.