Gobi Desert tour
Depending on the arrival time, explore the highlights of Ulaanbaatar, have a half or full-day tour with a local guide. Visit all the major sights in the city including Chinggis Khan Square, The National History Museum, and Gandan Monastery. Savor a delicious local lunch and dinner. Chance to buy some snacks for tomorrow’s trip.
Leave at 8am. Have lunch stop on the way- at the province center. Reach to White stupa, a steep ridge located in Dundgobi Province /means Middle-Gobi Province/, clay sediments of the ancient seabed have been eroded by time and have formed banks and shoals, which look like ruins with houses and towns from a distance. A layered color and triangular-towered shape reminded the Mongolians of the white praying stupas. The height of the platform is about 60 meters, and its length is about 400 meters. Hike around 1-2 hours while capturing the colorful scenery. Go to a ger camp where we stay the night and have dinner.
(300 km = 187 mi off-road) The trip will continue to the largest sand dune in the country. We will leave around 7 am, dirt roads take much longer (5-6 hours), lunch at the ger camp. After lunch, we’ll rest and wait for the heat to lower and gather our power for the biggest challenge of the trip --Climbing at the tallest point of the dunes. If it’s a windy day you might hear 'The Singing Dunes'. The landscape looks stunning from the peak of the dune. Sand will be all over you, so we’re staying at the camp with showers.
Dinner and rest as much as you like. Next road is easier now.
Other activity: Camel riding is available if you want to use your spare hours. 10$ per person/ per hour
(130 km) You must be tired so sleep until 9, leave at 10?
Mongolians call this site, Bayanzag because of the abundance of Zag trees. It stretches from south to north; it is 5 km wide and 8 km long. The height of Bayanzag is 20-50 m. Bayanzag's red clay soil looks like a red fire burning in the evening sun, so it is called "Flaming Cliffs". It is said that this name was given by American scientists who came to Bayanzag and conducted research in 1920. During that research, it turned into a world-famous place in the field of paleontology because of new discoveries of dinosaur fossils from 60-80 million years ago. In other words, it is the place that made Mongolia famous in the world. Bayanzag has a forest of zag trees in the northern part. Traces of ancient people who lived 40,000 years ago and even earlier can still be found in that forest.
Stay at ger camp. Have a calm evening, have dinner.
(150km = 94mi) Leave at 9 am. On this day we’ll go to one of the Mongolian Gobi Wonders for domestic and foreign tourists visiting South-Gobi Province. A small stream flows through the canyon which gives refreshingly chilly air, even on the hottest day in the desert. There used to be ice all year round, but in recent years most of the ice has melted. In some parts of the canyon where the eternal sun does not shine, ice more than a meter thick remains. It was named Yol Am because of the presence of the Yol bird, the Mongolian biggest bird of prey that lives at an altitude of 1500-3000 meters. The wingspan reaches 2.5-3 meters.
We’ll pick up a grab lunch on the way and have it at the National Park. At this park you can hike for about 3 hours while flower & fauna watching. PS: Bring binoculars and a warm jacket.
After the hike we’ll stay with a local nomadic family. Have dinner provided by the hosts.
Other activity: Horse riding is available and a faster way if you don’t feel like walking.
(360km =224mi) It is surrounded by plains, 1768 meters above sea level, a granite area with an area of 300 square kilometers. In addition to many springs flowing in the mouths, streams, and valleys of Stone Mountain, there are many ancient tombs, petroglyphs, and monuments. There are things to see, such as Jargalant Cave and Eye Spring.
More than 300 years ago, two monks sat as hermits in the middle of the poplar grove growing in the stone canyon of El Amn. When they built their houses, they placed a small mountain stream in the middle of the house, and they used to get water for tea without leaving the house. When the monks died, they were buried alongside their works. This day’s motto: Eat, Hike, Pray.
(230km=143mi) We’ll reach the city at lunchtime. The rest of the evening, you can do cashmere and souvenir shopping and have a bye-party at the restaurant. Stay at a hotel or hostel
Our driver will take you to the airport 4 hours before your departure time.
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