Weekend Getaway to Mini-Gobi or Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dune

What you do this weekend? Any plan? Let’s go to Elsen Tasarkhai or mini Gobi to my friend’s place and sleep overnight in ger with local host, drinking, eating. It is fun. You also can ride camel on the sand dune. It is also birthing season for animals. There are many baby sheep and kids outside. How is that?

COST:

Car +Driver+Gasoline: US$200
Up to 4 people can be seated


FYI: Camel Riding is ₮15,000 per hour, per camel, payable to local nomadic family. (Remember you are also expected to pay the herder’s camel also.)

What to expect:

  • 280km west from Ulaanbaatar by paved road
  • 4 hours of driving, you can eat on the way
  • Take your own snacks, drinks, water
  • Use hand sanitizer, after contact with furry animals 
  • Do you have allergy from dust, furry animal? 
  • Bring your own sleeping bag
  • Sleeping overnight in ger
  • Buy some chocolates, candies in case if there are children
  • Learning how to make traditional Mongolian food
  • Riding camel on sand dune
  • Drinking Mongolian tea (salty milk tea)
  • Helping nomadic family to round up their animals
Number of days: 2
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
What to bring: sleeping bag
Transport: SUV 4x4
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