Explore south Gobi and Central Mongolia, 10 Days

Day 1. Baga gazriin chuluu/ Rock formation/

Early morning, begin your journey to BagaGazriinChuluu, a unique formation of rocks. Visit ruins of an ancient temple and explore the area. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

Day 2. Tsagaan suvraga /White Stupa/

After breakfast visit to the Tsagaan Suvarga, a fascinating white limestone cliff which resembles a Stupa. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

Day 3. Yol valley/ vulture mouth/

Today we will drive to the majestic Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park where we will see the incredible Yol Valley. The sheer rock walls stand 200km and the canyon has stunning green meadows and a thick layer of glacial ice deeply set between the canyon walls. We will spend the day on an excursion to Yol Valley, hiking and enjoying stunning photographic opportunities. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

Day 4. Khongor Sand Dune / riding a camel

If we were to sit down and write a list of all the ‘must-dos’ in Mongolia, riding a camel in the Gobi Desert would be right at the top. What else could be more stereotypical of an image than being perched between two humps as your bactrian camel strides along the base of a towering sand dune. If you have never seen a camel up close before don’t worry one by one, the guides coerced the camels to lay down and carefully helped our group hop into the saddles.

After breakfast drive to Khongor Sand Dunes, known as the Singing Dunes. The sound of wind-blown sand can be heard from long distances. A climb up to the sand dunes will be rewarded with breathtaking views. In the evening observe a spectacular sunset, please prepare your cameras Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

Day 5. Bayanzag Flaming cliffs 

Drive to the world-famous Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag), rich in saxaul trees of Gobi. Explore the site of the first paleontological discoveries in Mongolia by following the footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews, (January 26, 1884 – March 11, 1960), an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist. Visit a nomadic camel breeding family and experience the hospitality of Mongolian nomads. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

Day 6. Ongi monastery

After breakfast drive north, visit the ruins of the once great Ongi Monastery, local restored temple and have a walk in the surrounding area. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

Day 7. Arvaikheer-Orkhon waterfall

Today we will continue our journey the lands of Mongolia’s ancient khans and aristocrats. We will see Orkhon waterfall which is 24m high and white waves flowing on the black stone, transformed in rainbow by sunrays. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 8. Tuvkhun temple -Kharkhorin 

We will have a full-day excursion to Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of the Great Mongolian Empire, and Erdenezuu Monastery, a treasure of Mongolian Buddhism. Karakorum was established in the valley of the Orkhon River in 1220. It was one the rest stops along the legendary Silk Road for 140years. Kharkhorin played a significant role in Mongolian history and was the capital of the Great Mongolian Empire until Khubilai Khaan, a grandson of Chinggis Khaan, moved the capital to Beijing during the Yuan Dynasty. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 9. Tsenher Hot Spa Spring

There are in Arkhangai many old volcanos, which explains the presence of this hot water source that flows all year long at 1860 metres (1,16 mile) above the sea level in the sum of Tsenkher. The water is at 85,5°C (185,9°F). In a pleasant verdant wooded area, some yurts camps with equipment and baths with a less hot temperature have been set up for the travellers, but also for the nomads and the inhabitants of Ulan Bator who are very keen on these baths. Tsenkher hot springs have healing properties notably on articular diseases and nervous system’s diseases. Composition: sodium carbonate, hydrocarbonate, sulfate, fluorite, hydrogen sulfide. Tsenkher hot springs are located 30 km south of Tsetserleg city in a beautiful forested mountain valley. The +86.5"C hot spring water is supposed to have curative properties for arthritic joints and other ailments. There are well developed and equipped resorts and the area is an ideal place for bird-watching, hiking and riding.

Day 10. Back to Ulaanbaatar

Number of days: 10
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: Alcoholic drink, sweet snacks
What to bring: Rain clothes
Transport: SUV 4x4
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.