Night Sky-Stargazing in the Gobi Desert Tour - 9 Days

 Extend your adventure in Mongolia

Recommended Days: 9days / 8nights

Recommended Activities: Discover Gobi Desert by Long Distance Camel Trekking/Experience a Camel Herder Nomads Traditions & Culture/Sightseeing/Hiking/Climb the largest Sand Dunes/Explore Yol Valley

Transport Type: by Russian Van (4WD)

Total Driving km: 1800kms

Tour Date: Depart daily from May – November*

Tour Code: GCC

Day-By-Day Itinerary

Day 1. Welcome to Meet Our Team / Travel to Horizontal Small Rocky Hills, in Middle Gobi

Today, we will have a full day trip driving to the Horizontal Small Rocky Hills. This 1750m high basalt and granite rock formation is beautifully located in the middle of a vast steppe. This rock mountain contains the ruins of a Buddhist meditation temple that dates back to the 17th century. Overnight will stay with nomadic family in Ger.

Day 2. Explore White Cliffs

After morning breakfast, we will travel to White Cliffs, which we will be entering into the South Gobi, one of the wonderful steppes with ancient, magnificent bright colorful cliffs. Overnight will spend an open air in a tent.

Day 3. Travel to Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park / Hiking through the Yol Vulture Valley

After relaxing morning breakfast, we start driving to the majestic Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, Yol Vulture Valley where we will enjoy the incredible scenery one of the most beautiful regions in the Gobi area. Afternoon, we will explore and hike through the eastern valley of the National Park about 7.6kms. The valley is an unusual narrow canyon with a stream that flows through the Eastern Beauty Mountains. During the winter, the stream freezes several km into the gorge. Some areas of the valley are continually sheltered from the hot sun. The large ice field that gradually melts away during the summer months. Overnight will stay with nomadic family in Ger.

Day 4. Discover Khongor Sand Dunes

Today, we will drive deep into the Gobi Desert to the Khongor Sand Dunes-known as the Singing Sand dunes and we will spend most of the day in Khongor Sand Dunes. We will see the marvelous Sand dunes, some of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia that stretches for an extraordinary 180km long, 3-20km wide and more than 300m high. Enjoy the Mongolian starry night sky. Overnight will stay with nomadic family in Ger.

Day 5. Start Camel Trek / Explore Sand Dunes

After relaxing morning breakfast, we will start our camel trek and will take us through amazing desert scenery with a stony and sandy landscape and we continue riding alongside the dunes, during our journey we can climb to the top of the biggest sand dunes, from where the scenery is breathtaking. Overnight will spend in a tent having a bonfire in the open space in the dunes.

Day 6. Final Day Camel Trek

After relaxing morning breakfast at the camping spot and sight around the area, we will pack our camping staff and ride back to family Ger camp. In the afternoon you will have a relaxing day. Overnight will stay with nomadic family Ger.

Day 7. Explore Flaming Red Cliffs

After morning breakfast, we will set off again by 4WD and drive to the Flaming Red Cliffs at Bayanzag. This area is famous as the American explorer and naturalist, Roy Chapman Andrews, led series of dinosaur expeditions here in the 1920s. The dinosaur skeletons discovered during his expeditions are now kept in the Natural History Museum of America. Enjoy the sunrise and sunset on the wide steppe. Overnight will stay at a tourist Ger camp.

Day 8. Secret Mountain

The trip goes toward to the great mountain, which is located in the central part of Mongolia. Arriving there we will walk and explore the area. This place is very unique as it was formed by a unique combination of granite eruptions. It is surrounded by high mountain ranges with green grassland. Enjoy a starry night. Overnight will spend an open air in a tent.

Day 9. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar and on the way enjoy our lunch, ending our journey.

The tour price includes the following services
• Accommodation during the trip
• 4 Nights Nomadic Family (shared in traditional Ger)
• 1 Night Tourist Camp (shared in traditional Ger)
• 3 Nights Wild Camping (shared in Tent)
• Driver + 4WD Vehicle + All Petrol
• English speaking Tour Guide
• Our own cooking meals for daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
• Mongolian Barbeque Grilled with Super Hot Stones
• Catering for Vegetarian Food (on your request)
• Water during the safari
• All entrance fees & Sightseeing as listed in itinerary
• National Park fees
• Long Distance Private Camel Trek with Local Guide
• Packing Camel
• Camping equipment
• Portable Camping Shower

The tour price exclusive the following services
• International Airfare & Train tickets
• Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar city
• Personal expenses
• Optional activities & additional costs
• Soft drink & Sweet bars (available to purchase)
• Toiletry (toilet paper, wet tissue)
• Travel & Medical Insurance
• Vaccination charges

Number of days: 9
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
Transport: Minivan
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.