Drive through Gobi to Western Mongolia
Mongolia's vast territory comprises of high mountains, endless steppe, desert and lakes. Besides the beauty of wild nature and landscape, you will be truly immersed by nomadic culture. The must see parts of Mongolia would be Snow-capped Altai Mountains and Eagle Hunters who live around these Altai Mountains, Khuvsgul Lake which is called the Blue Pearl of Mongoli and Raindeer people who live in this region and of course Gobi Desert plus Central Mongolia, where the History of Mongol Empire began.
This special tour includes Gobi and Western Mongolian region and would offer you a life time adventure.
Tour season: This tour can be done between early May to late September.
Details day by day: (Please be reminded that the Dates and Destinations can be adjusted according to your wish and time)
(Day 1) Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Take some rest and you are free to adjust your time for any kind of activities around UB depending on your time of arrival.
(Day 2) Start driving to Dalanzadgad, capital of Omnogobi province located to the south of Mongolia. Driving would take 7-8 hours with lunch break on the way. (B+L+D/Overnight in hotel or ger camp)
(Day 3) Drive through Yol Valley/ Vulture's mouth/ and reach Khongor Sand Dunes. (B+L+D/Overnight with a local family)
(Day 4) Today you have a day to ride camels, do hiking to the top of Sand Dunes.( B+L+D/Overnight with local family).
(Day 5) Today we drive through Bayanzag/Flaming Cliffs where Roy Chapman found Dinosaur fossils around 1920 and reach Ongi Monastery, founded in 1660 and were completely destroyed in 1939 during anti-religious purges.(Overnight TBD, B+L+D)
(Day 6) Today we drive to Karakorum, ancient capital of Mongolia or Mongol Empire in 13th century.(Overnight in a hotel, B+L+D)
(Day 7) Drive to Gobi Altai Province. (B+L+D/Overnight in a hotel)
(Day 8) Today we drive to Khovd province. On the way to Khovd we will visit Tsenheriin Agui and Khar us Lake and overnight with a nomad family. Tsenkheiin Agui is symbolic for its 15,000 to 40,000 years old (according to archealogical studies) cave paintings. (B+L+D)
(Day 9) Drive to Bayan-Ulgii province. On the way to Bayan-Ulgii, you get the chance to enjoy the snow-capped Tsambagarav Mountain which is located at 4362 meters above sea level. (Overnight with a host family, B+L+D)
(Day 10) Drive to Altai Tavan Bogd national park area. (Overnight with a local family, B+L+D)
(Day 11) Day for trekking and see Tavan Bogd Mountains and Potanin glacier from distance. (Overnight with local family, B+L+D).
(Day 12) Drive to an Eagle Hunter's Family and stay with them to learn about Eagles and their lifestyle. (Overnight with the family, B+L+D)
(Day 13) Drive back to Ulgii. (Overnight with a host family, B+L+D).
(Day 14) Fly back to UB. (B)
(Day 15) International departure.
Price includes: (Minimum 2 people)
English speaking guide/translator.
Car/Driver, gas included.
Meals mentioned in the itinerary.
Ger camp, hotel and homestays (Except in UB).
Camel ride ( 2 hours around Khongor Sand Dunes in Gobi).
National park entrance permits and fees.
Bottled water (0,5*3 liter/per day/per person).
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.