Route: Ulaan Baatar, Tsagaan Suvarga,Yoliin Am,Khongoriin Els sand dunes,Bayanzag, Baga gazriin chuluu,Ulaan Baatar city.
Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights
Transportation: Adventure off road 4*4
Accommodation: Family local ger camp (6 nights), Tourist ger camp (.. night) ,camping possible
Number of people: 2-6 people
Transportation: Russian mini van or Western 4wd drive
Meals include: Breakfast 6
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY :
This trip is one of the most attractive trips we offer for our customers. During this trip, you will experience the Mongolian Gobi desert as well as visiting Mongolian families for experiencing their lifestyle. You will visit, very interesting attractions such as Yoliin Am, Khongoriin Els sand dunes and Bayanzag (Flamming Cliffs). We will stay with the nomads most of the nights.
DAY1.LEAVING ULAANBAATAR FOR TSAGAAN SUVARGA/WHITE STUPA
We will start with a full day trip out to the Tsagaan Suvarga /White Stupa/. In the afternoon, we will reach the Tsagaan Suvarga and explore to see white stupa and go for hiking around. Tsagaan Suvarga, an amazing series of cliffs, white and pink limestone rock formations taking the appearance of stalagmites up to 30 meters high. It is an excellent site for taking photography of the beautiful panoramic views. Stay overnight in local family ger camp. (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY2.DRIVE TO YOLIIN AM /YOL VALLEY/
After having breakfast at the family, we will start driving to Yoliin Am, which is a deep narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains of the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, covering 70 sq.kms. There is a small natural museum at the entrance of the National park which exhibits a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones, stuffed birds and snow leopard. This place is also very rich by the rare plants.
After we seeing the museum at the entrance we will drive about 10kms to get to the car parking where we leave our car there and walk a head to the ice gorge and stream for a several kms. In the winter time, the stream freezes several kms into the gorge. It remains frozen for most of the year, except late summer. We will see the ice gorge until end of the July. The ice remains usually disappear around early August.
On the way we get to the Yoliin Am we will stop for a lunch in a huge flat steppe. Once we wandering around the gorge, we will get back to our car and drive to the campsite we will stay there for tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY3-DAY4. DRIVE TO KHONGORIIN ELS SAND DUNES/CAMEL RIDING
After having breakfast, we will drive to the sand dunes called Khongoriin Els. The Khongoriin Els sand dunes lie north of the Baruunsaikhan Mountain in the northern part of the Sevrei and Zuulun Mountains. The Khongoriin Els is one of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia and they are up to 200m high, 12km wide and about 100km long. The largest dunes are at the northwest corner of the range. You can climb to the top of the sand dunes and then slide back down on the plastic bags. The views of the desert from the top are wonderful. Climbing to the top of the dunes during the sunset gives you an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding desert, to the north lies the Khongoriin River.
Today we possibly arrange some camelback riding around the sand dunes before the dinner time. After having dinner at the family, we would climb and hike to the top of the biggest sand dunes. We will stay overnight in a family local ger camp . (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY5. DRIVE TO BAYANZAG /FLAMING CLIFFS/
After having breakfast, we will drive to the Bayanzag/Flaming cliffs. Around the afternoon, we will arrive to the Bayanzag which is an important fossil finds have been made. It was given name by American paleontologist Roy Chapman who visited there in the 1920s. The area is the most famous place for finding the first discovery of dinosaur fossils. There is a picturesque saxaul forest the place is named after and colorful rocks which is brilliantly colorful. We will visit Mongolian local family ger camp there and will staying overnight with their ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY6.DRIVING TO THE BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU RUINS
After having breakfast, we will drive to the A picturesque Mountain Baga Gazriin Chuluu is one of the most attractive areas of the Gobi desert. With at an elevation of 1.768m, it is located in the granite belt. The ruins of a small monastery are on the south east part of the mountain. The area has got many species of wild animals and birds, such as ibex, argali, vultures, hawks and eagles. At the ruins, there are some mineral water springs and trees a top the many beautiful rocky hills. On the way we will stop for a lunch at Zorgol Khairkhan Mountain, and then we will continue to drive to the first campsite of our trip. Once we get there, we will have free time to wander around the mountains and do some hiking. We will camp overnight in this area. (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY7. DRIVING BACK TO ULAANBAATAR CITY
After setting up at the family we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. When we arrive to Ulaanbaatar, we will be transferred to a hostel or hotel for tonight. (Breakfast and Lunch)
The tour price includes the following services:
- Accommodation during the trip
- Driver + 4WD vehicle + Petrol
- All meals as displayed in the itinerary
- Bottled water supply for 1.5 l pp for every day
- Entrance fees for National Parks and Museums
- Camel riding with local guide
- +English speaking guide/cook assistant/ possible to have
The tour price does not include the following services:
- International Airfare
- Personal items
- Optional activity costs
- Alcoholic drinks
- Travel insurance
- Hand gifts for Nomads
- Accomodations/Hotel in Ulaanbaatar city
My girlfriend and I just took a 6-day Central Mongolian Beauties tour organized by Tamir. We had a fantastic time, a superhero driver and a great English-speaking guide. Tamiraa was there for us at the airport when we arrived and also helped us book guesthouse accommodations after the tour. I will happily recommend to any of my friends who visit Mongolia.
Tamir, she organised an incredible 2 week tour for me and 2 friends around central and northern Mongolia. Everything we needed for the trip was organised for us including food, water, camping equiptment, an off road van and a driver. Our driver was great fun and very experienced. It was an excellent way to see several amazing sights such as lake khosvgol, khorgo volcano and wild takhi horses and have great experiences such as staying with nomadic peoples and trying traditional foods like Mongolian barbeque. The whole trip was also extremely good value for money, especially when compared to organising a similar trip indirectly through a foreign travel company. When i return to Mongolia for a trip through the Gobi desert i will definitely be organizing it through Tamiraa.
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