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Trekking in the Gobi and Khangai
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Trip itinerary
  • Various landscapes such as steppe, forest, river valleys, etc.
  • Meet nomad families, participate in their daily lifestyles and enjoy their hospitality
  • Visit the famous and historical Orkhon valley, Bayangobi, worshipped KhugnuKhaan Mountain, and Mongolia’s ancient capital Kharkhorin city

In the Gobi, you will climb the highest sand dune in Mongolia, the Khongorels, and watch the sunset from the tall sand dune. The sunset paints the Gobi in miraculous colors that you would believe only by seeing it with your own eyes.

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar.City tour.

Day 2: Fly to South Gobi.Meet local team after than drive to “Yoliin am”

Day 3: Drive to “Khongor” sand dune.Camel riding (1H)

Day 4: Set off for Bayanzag.

Day 5: Uvurkhangai via Ongi monastery

Day 6: Uyangasoum

Day 7,8,9: Trekking in the “8 lacs” national park.

Day 10: Trekking in the orkhon valley.

Day 11: Shankh monastery

Day 12: Kharlkhorin

Day 13: Bayangobiet visit to Ovgonkhiid

Day 14: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar.

Day 15: Departure

Activity: We will travel approximately 180 км on dirt and 250 km on paved road. We will walk for 4-5 hours each day. During trekking days, we will use a horse or yak cart to carry our baggages.

Date & Price

Duration: 15 days 14 nights

Trekking: 4,5 days

Accommodation: 2 nights in hotel, 2 nights in ger camp, 10 nights in tent

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Day 1: An introductory city tour through Ulaanbaatar, where we will visit sites such as Gandan-tegchilen monastery, National Museum of Mongolia where you will learn about the history of Mongolia, and other sites such as Zanabazar fine arts museum will allow you to see the culture of Mongolia.

Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2: In the early morning, we will fly to Dalanzadgad city, the capital of Umnugobi province. We will meet up with our cars and drivers and start our trip with a drive to Vulture’s gorge. Vulture’s gorge is a narrow canyon with thick ice almost all year round in its depths. Then we will drive through Dungee’s gorge, which is a narrow gorge that barely fits one car, to get to our camp site.

We will stay overnight in tents.B+L+D

Day 3: Today we will drive to Khongor sand dunes, a white sand dune surrounded by lush green grass and blue mountains. Khongor sand dune continues for 180 km. We will have lunch next to part of the sand dune and continue our drive to the highest peak at 800 m.

We will stay overnight in tents.B+L+D

Day 4: In the morning, we will hike the sand dune on camel back. In the afternoon, we will arrive at Bayanzag, a valley famous for its archaeological finds. An American Expedition team, lead by Roy Chapman Andrews, found the first dinosaur eggs as well as other fossils and bones which are exhibited in the Natural History Museum of USA.  This place is popular with the name “Flaming Cliffs” because the hills in Bayanzag look like they are burning when the sun sets. 

We will stay in ger camp. B+L+D

Day 5: We will have lunch near Ongi monastery in the afternoon. Ongi monastery was founded in 1660 and consisted of two temples on the north and south banks of the Ongi River. Although it was ruined during the communist period, it operates as a museum and still houses some monks.

Overnight in tent. B+L+D

Day 6: Today we will enter the Khangai Mountains region. We will drive to 8 Lakes National park. We will meet local nomad families and herders and participate in their daily chores.

Overnight stay in tent. B+L+D

Day 7:Trekking

We will put our baggage on yak cart, and start our trek through the 8 Lakes National Park visiting each of the lakes named Duruu, Huis, Bugat, Shireet, Shanaa and Khaya. The lakes are located from 500 m to 3 km from each other. Then we will meet up with our cars and drivers near Orkhon waterfall.

Overnight in tent. B+L+D

Day 8:Trekking

After visiting Khaliut, Duruu, Shanaa and Khuis lakes, we will arrive at TsagaanAzarga valley. We will camp behind Bayn Mountain in the TsagaanAzarga valley. Bayan Mountain protects the delta of 8 Lakes and is worshipped by the locals. Stay overnight in tent. B+L+D

Day 9:Trekking

Trek through the mountains and lava filled valleys of Khangai Mountain. The valley is filled with lava due to a volcanic eruption that took place many years ago.

We will stay overnight in tent. B+L+D

Day 10:Trekking

Trek through Orkhon valley where many nomad families inhabit. We will have lunch next to Orkhon River, which is one of the biggest rivers in Mongolia, and head towards Orkhon waterfall.

Stay overnight in tent. B+L+D

Day 11: Drive to Shankh monastery, one of the many monasteries established by Zanabazar. Although damaged during the Communist period, it has been recently rebuilt.

We will camp near Kharkhorin city in tent.B+L+D

Day 12: In the morning we will visit Erdenezuu monastery. Erdenezuu monastery, built on top of the ruins of Kharkhorin city, was the first and biggest Buddhist temple built in Mongolia. Although ruined during the Communist period, it operates as a museum today. In the afternoon, we will arrive at KhugnuKhaan Mountain where we will trek for one hour.

Stay overnight in ger camp. B+L+D

Day 13: Today we will walk through KhugnuKhaan Mountain and visit Uwgun monastery. Then we will drive to Khustai National Park, famous for its Przewalskii’s wild horse reintroduction program. There are about 250 wild horses now, as well other and birds.

Stay overnight in tent.

Day 14: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar in the afternoon. In the evening, we will see a Mongolian cultural concert with contortion artists, throat singers, national long songs and dances.

Overnight at hotel.B+L+D

Day 15: Departure

Service included:

  • Local guides.
  • Entrance fees
  • Private transfers and transports
  • Twin/double share accommodation: hotel**
  • Meals as listed
  • Invitation letter
  • Travel equipment
  • Flight ticket Ulaanbaatar-Dalanzadgad
  • Accommodation:

We accommodate our customers in 2-5 star hotels with favorable locations in the heart of Ulaanbaatar. Click here to see information of hotel.

  • Tourist Ger Camps: The camp is made up of several Gers, furnished with 2-3 beds, a stove and other traditional furniture, and has all modern facilities, including washing blocks with western style toilets and shower rooms, laundry places, restaurant and shopping facilities. As there is no heating system in the Gers, the stoves are used for heating.Click here to see information of hotel
  • Tents: We use tents of Ferrino brand that are easy to put up and take down and most importantly, perfectly suit Mongolia’s extreme weather condition.

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  • Meals: A group made up of more than three people will be provided with a professional chef who will be serving a wide variety of Asian, European and Mongolian dishes throughout the trip. You will be served breakfast, lunch accompanied with salad and snack, and hot meal for dinner carefully prepared to suitable the weather and condition in the trip field.

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  • Transportation: We choose the transportation from 4×4 Russian vehicles, 4×4 Japanese or Korean vehicles and modern buses. The most suitable transportation for countryside travels is, in most cases, Russian vans. Baggage is sometimes carried on horse, camel and yak carts in relevance to the trip type.

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Service not included:

  • International Airfare/train tickets + Tax
  • Excess luggage charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
  • Meals in Ulaanbaatar

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