Gobi Expedition 7 days - The Great Mongolian Adventures

Gobi Expedition 7 days

Our journey will take place inside the Mongolian Plateau.
This itinerary is created to feel the vibrant energy of gobi.
Discover wonderful nature of the Gobi desert, and it's people.
Nomadic culture, never before seen the natural phenomenon, and animals.
We valued your comfort, education of the Gobi desert, and Mongolian people with just the right amount of activities at each site and spot.
We made sure you have the time of your life.
Our Gobi enthusiastic fully educated guides will guide you through this alien-like yet wonderful Gobi desert.

This itinerary is included all of the must-see highlighted destinations of the Gobi Desert.
Awe-inspiring valleys, remarkable gorges, largest and most spectacular sand dunes, oasis, springs, spectacular granite forest and numbers of Mongolian nomadic Gobi family visits.
The itinerary is built to make an incredibly hassle-free, full of fun travel that a person can have in Gobi desert.

Day 1.
Ulaanbaatar to Ikh Gazriin Chuluu

Distance: 370 кm
Driving duration: 7 hours

Ikh Gazriin Chuluu:
Gobi - Dundgobi province’s Gobi-Ugtaal and Bayanjargal soum’s area, Ikh Gazriin Chuluu mountain is Mongolian biggest granite area.
Sharp pointed peaks, an interestingly detailed forest of giant granite cliffs create a remarkably beautiful place.There are two different parts in Ikh gazriin chuluu.They are combined north to south 20km long, tallest peak is 1706m Yerlug mountain. In the granite forest many interesting caves called Toonot, Aguit, Mother’s womb, and Holy water etc, combined 40+ caves are here to explore. As well as interesting shaped rocks called Mount khad, Penis khad, Merman, King and Queen, Fishmouth, and much more.

Activities: Photograph, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Horse riding, Cycling.
Accommodation: Tourist camp

Day 2.
Ikh Gazriin Chuluu to Yolyn Am gorge via Tsagaan Suvarga

Distance: 440 км
Driving duration: 11 hours

Tsagaan Suvarga:
Dundgobi province, Luus soum’s area nature’s unique formation - arch-shaped huge abrupt cliff looks like ancient buildings or a town from distance.
Cliff’s height is 60m and it’s 400m long. After rain, water falling from Tsagaan Suvarga makes a huge waterfall, so says the locals. Around the cliff, there are many domes like shaped colourful hills that you can explore.

Activities: Photograph, Hiking, Trekking, Horse riding, Cycling

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park, Yolyn am gorge:
Umnugobi province’s West, Middle and East Beauty, 3 separate mountains make 100km long Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park at nearly 27,000 square kilometres, is the largest national park in Mongolia. The tallest peak is located near Dalanzadgad city 2800m. a.s.l.  In East Beauty mountain. Here lies the famous Yolyn am gorge. Yolyn am gorge is in the middle of East beauty Mountain. Mountain brook flow breaks the Mountain in half, in its narrow cliff used to always had ice in between. Now global warming is melting the ice in August till September since 2010. Three Beauty mountain has almost all kinds of animals and plants of gobi that you can discover.

Activities: Photograph, Hiking, Horse riding, cycling, Yak cart riding
Accommodation: Tourist camp

Day 3.
Yolyn am gorge to Khongoryn Els via Dungenee canyon

Distance: 190 км
Driving hours: 5 hours

Dungenee canyon:
Dungenee canyon is located in Bayandalai soum south-west side of East Beauty mountain. Rocky cliff, caves and 12 km long brook is breathtakingly beautiful to hike around. In the summertime Wild sheep, Ibex, carnivorous birds as well as lots of other animals are easy to spot. Every venturer's favourite place.

Activities: Photograph, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Horse riding, Cycling

Khongoryn Els:
Umnugobi province’s Sevrei soum, Gobi Three Beauty protected area, north side of Grand Sevrey Mountain and Zuulun mountain, in front of Bayan bor mountain the Khongoryn Els sand dune stands 130 km long, from northwest to southeast, depth is around 3-5km and some places 20+ km wide. It’s Mongolian longest sand dune. The highest peak is 195 m. West side of the dune is the tallest, and when the sand shifts, dune make an aeroplane like sound, and locals named the peak “Voiced dune”. Right beside the dune, there is a river called Khongor. Khongor river is 10 km long, and have 2 branches. The river is surrounded by green grasses, animals, and plants.
Echo pond, grazing animals and amazing sands will give you the perfect Oasis feelings by the river.

Activities: Photograph, Dune climbing, Hiking, Camel riding
Accommodation: Tourist camp

Day 4.
Khongoryn Els to Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)

Distance: 160 км
Driving hours: 4 hours

Bayanzag:
Bayanzag as known as Flaming cliffs is located in Bulgan soum, Umnugobi province. When the sunsets, cliffs become bright red coloured so that the name Flaming cliff suits quite well. Next to the cliffs, the forest of Zag (Gobi plant) holds some secrets of the history of nature.
Bayanzag is a very special place for world natural history, archaeology and science. People have discovered and still discovering Important remains, remnants and fossil findings that are very good preserved for millions of years. Importance of Bayanzag is limitless to many sectors for that it is named one of Mongolian 7 wonders.
About 40,000+ years old people’s remnants, stone age and bronze age equipment are still being found by visitors.
American adventurer Roy Chapman Andrews’ team found the world’s first Dinosaur eggs at Bayanzag.
Mongolian rarest birds live around this area. Such as Henderson's ground-Jay, Great bustard and Desert Warbler(whitethroat) etc.

Activities: Photograph, Hiking, Cycling, Paleontology research, Wildlife observation
Accommodation: Tourist camp

Day 5.
Bayanzag to Ongi Monastery

Distance: 170 км
Driving hours: 4 hours

Ongi monastery:
Dundgobi province, Saikhan-Ovoo soum’s area, Ongi river’s east bank, on Saikhan-Ovoo mountain’s slope there are remains of a Monastic city Ongi, founded in 1660. it was once a town that populated one thousand monks.
Bases of the buildings were built on mini-cliffs. Buildings were the true art of sculptures. It was devastated by the Soviet purges of the 1930s. Only a few traces remain in the mini-museum. Here you can see the remnants of the artistic walls equipments, and reconstructed Ongi Monastery.

Activities: Photograph, Hiking, cycling, Paleontology research, swimming
Accommodation: Tourist camp

Day 6.
Ongi monastery to Baga Gazriin Chuluu

Distance: 280 км
Driving hours: 7 hours

Baga Gazriin Chuluu:
Dundgobi province, Delgertsogt soum’s area. Surrounded by the vast grassy plains 1768 m a.s.l. Tall granite area and it is 300 sq km big.
In the mountain passes and valleys, there are a lot of springs plants. Ancient petroglyphs, remains, monuments are here to explore. There are Sudut gorge, Jargalant cave, Eye’s holy water, offering valley, Ger rock, Huns era burials etc. many interesting places to visit.

Activities: Photograph, Hiking, Cycling, Rock climbing, Trekking
Accommodation: Tourist camp

Day 7.
Baga Gazriin Chuluu to Ulaanbaatar

Distance: 240 км
Driving hours: 6 hours

We will be leaving in the morning and head back to Ulaanbaatar where our tour has started. Goes back to the hotel and have some refreshment time. City tour with museums and do some shopping. Then, traditional folk art Concert with the great Tumen Ekh ensemble. And have a farewell dinner with all the travel group members.
And until next time, Bayartai.

Activities: Tumen Ekh ensemble concert, Shopping and Museums.
Museums:  Natural History Museum, Zanabazar fine art museum, Bogd Khaan’s palace museum, Choijin Lama museum
Accommodation: Hotel

ハイライト

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Khongoryn Els sand dunes

Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve

Baga Gazriin Chuluu 

Flaming Cliffs

Camel riding

Horse riding

Nomadic family visits

What’s included in the Price:

English speaking guide at all times
7 nights accommodations based on twin/double occupancy;
     - 4-5 star hotel in the city – 2 nights
     - Best Ger camps in the countryside – 5 nights
All meals 24 as specified in the itinerary: Breakfast-7, Lunch-7 & Dinner -7
All relevant transfers and transportation + experienced drivers (4-5 pax will share a 4WD minivan or Jeep for countryside trip)
Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
National park and Attraction complex tickets
“Wonders of Mongolian Art” performance by “Tumen Ekh” ensemble,
Visa invitation letter, if required
Included all taxes

What’s Not included in the Price:

International flights & visa fee
Travel & medical insurance 
Daily personal expenses

ルート

  1. Ulan Bator
  2. Ikh Gazriin Chuluu
  3. Tsagaan Suvarga
  4. Yolyn Am
  5. Khongoryn Els
  6. Flaming cliffs
  7. Ongi Monastery
  8. Baga Gazriin chuluu
  9. Ulaanbaatar