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9 Days Around Gobi Desert with russian van

Day 1-2 / Baga Gazar and Tsaagan Survaga
We will pick you up at your hotel (or at the airport / train station according to your needs) in the early morning to drive up to the Baga Gazar Rocks (250 km)and then continue up to Tsagaan Suvarga (200 km). Tsagaan Suvarga was an old sea bottom where you can see the land grading from yellow to reddish. We will do some hiking around this place and stop there for the night.

Day 3 / Yol Valley
After breakfast, we will head to Yolyn Am.
Yol in Mongolian language means vulture. We will explore the valley and we will see the ice that persist even in summer months in contrast to the desert climate. We will also visit the natural museum Gurvan Saikhan inside the park.

 

Day 4 / Khongor
Khongor is the second largest sand dune in the country that stretches from the north side of the mountain ranges of Zoolun and Sevrei. Near the Khongor River there is an oasis. We will ride the camels and we will explore these amazing dunes. We will climb one of these dunes and we continue the excursion exploring the area.

Day 5 / Bayanzag
From the hot spring we will continue towards the famous Orkhon valley to the highest waterfalls of 25 meters national heritage Unesco. In addition to these wonderful waterfalls there is a volcanic area. We willl take the horses or depending on your preference will walk to discover the area.
( Overnight stay in Ger with nomadic family )

Day 6 / Ongi Monastery
Ongi Monastery is a famous ruin of a big monastery near the Ongiin River, with 28 temples and other buildings near the Rocky Mountain. That monastery had around 1000 lamas before Russian destroyed the most part of that during the Stalinist purges around 1930s.

In 1990 monks come back to Ongi monastery and they continue to practise their Buddhist education from young children until around 60 years old.
( Overnight stay in Tourist Ger Camp  )

Day 7 / Karakorum
After breakfast we will drive toward Bayanzag (240 km) where we will see this beautiful rocky formation created due to the erosion of water and wind over millions of years. There you will see dinosaurs bones and eggs found by an American zoologist. The site is also famous for the Flaming Cliffs. Is wonderful to watch the sunset from there because it seems to be “on fire”. We will take a walk around and sleep there.
( Overnight stay in Ger with nomadic family  )


Day 8 / Hurstai National Park

After a short introduction that help you to learn something about the story of the park and the famous Takhi horses we will continue the day with a excursion with the ranger of the park for see the famous  takhi, the wild horses but also marmots, deer, eagles and other kind of birds. After lunch and the sighting a small hiking is possible around the park. Overnight is in Ger with a nomadic family in the park area.


Day 9 / Ulan Bator

We will drive back to Ulan Bator after breakfast.

 Transportation: Russian Minivan
Accommodation: Family and Ger Guesthouse ( no camp, only mongolian food available ).

Price for 1.2 people: on Request
Price for 3-4 people: 670 dollars
Price for 5 or more people: 520 dollars


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
Not included: Personal expenses, tips, airplane ticket
What to bring: summer cloths, trekking shoes
Transport: Minivan
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