Terelj and Gobi desert tour

The Mongolian Gobi has high mountains, springs, sands, steppe lands and rich animal kingdom and has been inhabited since ancient times.

 

Group size Min 1-2, max 6 (big groups are available)
Duration  7 nights 8 days 
Total driving  1900 km
Meals  7 Breakfast, 8 Lunch, 7 Dinner
Accomodation Ger Camp
Activity Camel riding, Climbing to the top of the Singing Dune, Exploring Dinosour fossils, Hiking,Eagle watching, visit nomadic family….etc

The Mongolian Gobi has high mountains, springs, sands, steppe lands and rich animal kingdom and has been inhabited since ancient times. Mongolian Gobi account 42.2% or 660, 4 thousand hectare of Mongolian territory. Gobi has the biggest territory landscape than others. Mongolian Gobi is remaining ancient history and it is very beautiful nature. There are over 10% of Mongolian Population lives in the Gobi.

Destinations: Terelj National Park Tsagaan Suvarga or White stupa  | Yol Valley and Three beauties of Gobi Khongor sand dunes | Bayanzag or Flaming Cliffs |Ruins of Ongi Monastery, Ongi river and nomad family | Khugnu Khan Mountain | Khustai National Park 

 

DETAILED ITINERARY - DAY BY DAY

Day 1 Terelj national Park

Terelj national Park is recognized as a part of huge Khan Khentii reserve and established as a Strictly Protected Area in 1992. The Park’s most spectacular features are its huge granite bloks and cliffs as well as meadows rich in wild flowers. Terelj offers fascinating rock formations against a background of pine covered mountains. The average elevation is about 1600m. with peaks reaching 2900m.We will ride a horse.  Overnight in a ger . (L+D)

Day 2 Tsagaan Suvarga or White stupa

Tsagaan suvarga is a seabed (60m high 400m wide) made of colorful limestone rocks in Ulziit sum, a local administration unit of Middle Gobi province. It is shaped uniquely because of natural erosion caused by water and wind. They named it White Stupa as from the east, the unique shape of the limestone rocks looked alike Buddhist white stupas. We will walk around this area for an hour or two.Overnight in a ger camp. (B+L+D)

Day 3 Yol Valley and Three beauties of Gobi

Yol , named after a vulture , is a deep and narrow gorge  in the sub range of the famous mountain "The three beauties of Gobi". We will walk through the gorge. The valley is beautiful with impressive canyons, green land and little pond. Wild and rare animals such as ibex, wild sheep, fox , antelopes,  snow leopards are seen sometimes. Overnight in a ger camp. (B+L+D)

Day 4 Khongor sand dunes

Today we will enjoy some travel activities of Gobi desert. After breakfast, we will drive towards Khongor sand dunes that extend along the northern side of Sevrei and Zoolun mountain ranges. After lunch, we will ride camel. The two-humped camels are very comfortable to ride, as they walk slowly and gently and we will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably between them. Our camel man will take us around the sand-dunes. After dinner time, we will explore the area, climbing one of the dunes. The dunes extend for 185 kilometers and include dunes that can reach 240 meters in height. Overnight in a ger camp.

Day 5 Bayanzag or Flaming Cliffs

Drive to Flaming Cliffs which is a neolithic site where the large dinosaurs' skeletons on show in  Natural History Museum were found. In the west, it is better known as the Flaming Cliffs ,so named by explorer Roy Chapman Andrews. He also discovered petrified forests, remains of mammals and in particular the skeleton of hornless rhinoceros, the largest known mammal in the world. Activities: walking around in Bayanzag. Overnight in a ger. (B+L+D)

Day 6 Ruins of Ongi Monastery

Barlim Monastery is located on the north bank of the river while the Khutagt Monastery sits on the south bank. The older southern complex consisted of various administrative buildings as well as 11 temples. The northern complex, built in the 18th century, consisted of 17 temples - among them one of the largest temples in all of Mongolia. The grounds housed also 4 Buddhist universities. Founded in 1660, it was one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia and housed over 1000 monks at its height. ​Overnight in a ger camp. (B+L+D)

Day 7 Kharkhorin & Erdenezuu monastery

Kharkhorin was built in 1235  by Ogodei Khaan , who was successor of Chingis Khaan. The foundations of Kharkhorin’s buildings are all underground and Erdene-Zuu Monastery was built to the south of  the ancient capital ruins in 1586. We will visit  Erdenezuu monastery which contains valuable items that represent Mongolian Buddhist culture. Overnight in a ger.
 

Day 8 Khugnu Khan Mountain and back to UB city

After breakfast we will drive to Khugnu khaan (Semi gobi desert). It is good spot, for having a lunch. After lunch we will drive to Ulaanbaatar.

         Price includes:

  • Accommodation during the trip
  • Driver+4WD vehicle+petrol
  • English speaking tour guide/cook/
  • All meals (B+L+D)
  • Camel, horse riding with local guide
  • Bottled water supply for 1.5 liter p.p everyday
  • Entrance fees for the national parks and museum
  • Visa support & invitation letter

        Price excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Personal Items
  • Optional activity costs
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Accommodation in UB city
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Tips for driver & guide

 

Testimonials

  • KRISTOF FARHAS /Hungary/

    Tour was a fantastic and great expedition. I was also in the ancient steles of Tonyukuk near Nalaikh, and the grandiosity Terelj National Park. Mongolia is a wonderful and strange country. I will remember all of my life. I would like to return this beautiful land.

    KRISTOF FARHAS /Hungary/ Customer Testimonails
  • HANANIA /Spain/

    I want to say thank you very much your strong team. They did very good job and took care us very hardly. we went to Mongolian Gobi desert and landscape. It was so beautiful and unbelievable vast nature. I liked the crew

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  • ALICE

    Mongolia was such a great pleasure! Thank you for all the professionalism and the warmth you have given us. We felt like we’re one big family. Many times we think back to the wonderful experiences we have had in Mongolia. Mongolia has so much natural beauty and such a friendly people.

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