Journey to Enigmatic Gobi

This tour takes you on a unique journey as you are taken out to meet a nomadic family. You’ll have the opportunity to dine with the family as you learn all about their lifestyle and culture.

 

You will stroll in the surrounding area as you enjoy the scenery and nature around the family’s home. You can even admire the landscape from camel and horseback riding as you relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Gobi Desert and the unique culture of the nomads.

 

The length of the trip can be adjusted according to your schedule.

Over night destination

Baga Gazriin Chuluu, Yoliin Am, Khongor Sand Dunes, Bayanzag, Ongi Monastery, Orkhon Valley, Tsenkher Hot Springs. Kharkhorum.

Style

Experience everyday life of Nomads, Culture History

Accomodaton arrangements

Over night at Nomadic families guest yurt, Tourist ger camps

Inclusion

Accommodations, 3 meals per day, entrance to the museums and monasteries, airport pick up and drop off.

Exclusion

Travel/ Medical insurance, Camel/horse rides, accommodations and meals in Ulaanbaatar City.

Package Price

Itinerary

Day 1  Tsagaan Suvraga

Start the day by heading to Tsagaan Suvarga, (approximately 6 hours away) found in the middle Gobi with its unique landscape of desert steppes. Look for ancient rock paintings along the way.

 

Over night at Nomadic Families guest yurt. (L/D)

Day 2  Yoliin Am

After breakfast we will drive to Dalanzadgad City before travelling to Yolyn Am for quick shower. Yoliin Am a wonderfully picturesque place with ice even in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the “Three Beauties” peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains.

 

Over night at Nomadic Families guest yurt. (B/L/D)

Day 3 Khongor Sand Dunes

Today you will drive through the beautiful Khongor Sand Dunes (approximately 4 hours) with its towering sand dunes that seemingly stretch on for as far as the eye can see. En route, you’ll stop to experience camel ride through the dunes and enjoy the sun set from the top of the dunes.

 

Over night at tourist ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 4  Bayanzag

We will wake up early to see sun rise after enjoy breakfast and take a 3 hour drive further south to the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag, a world famous site for excavating dinosaur fossils especially renowned for yielding the first discovery of dinosaur eggs.

 

Over night at tourist ger camp (B/L/D)

Day 5  Ongi Monastery

Your journey today will include a 3 hour drive to the south to Ongi monastery ruins through the Gobi steppes. Arrive and transfer to your ger camp. Spend the balance of the day visiting the monastery ruins either by foot.

 

Over night at tourist ger camp (B/L/D)

Day 6  Kharkhorum

After breakfast you will make an early drive to the lost capital of Genghis Khan at Karakorum (approximately 6-7 hours) and visit the magnificent Erdene Zuu Monastery, where you will see a distinct mixing of the styles of Mongolian and Tibetan Buddhism.

 

Over night at tourist ger camp (B/L/D)

Day 7  Orkhon Valley

Leave Kharkhorum drive to Orkhon Valley Spend time in stunning Orkhon Valley and visit nearby waterfalls. Hike to the 17th-century Tuvkhon Monastery for a spectacular view of this verdant valley.

 

Over night at Nomadic Families guest yurt. (B/L/D)

Day 8  Tsenkher Hot Springs

Todays destination is Tsenkher Hot Springs (approximate 2 and half hour drive). If you are feeling a little bruised or achy from your travels, bouncing over Mongolian roads, then an hour or two in the springs is just the ticket for you.

 

Over night at tourist ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 9  Ugii Lake to Elsen Tasarkhai

Today we will visit Ugii Lake which is located in the territory of the Arkhangai province continue to Elsen Tasarkhai between 4 hours, a common border between Tov, Ovorhangai and Bulgan provinces

 

Over night at Nomadic Families guest yurt. (B/L/D)

Day 10  Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to the capital for last minute sightseeing. Opt to see a local cultural show, an excellent display of dancing and Mongolian throat singing. (B/L)

12 nights & 13 days
Important notes

Our section has been carefully compiled to help you prepare for your tour in the best possible way, to answer any questions you have, and to minimize any inconveniences you may experience on tour.

 

Experienced travellers may already be familiar with many of the topics covered in this document, yet proper preparation is what transforms a good time into a fantastic time! In addition to familiarizing yourself with this information, please see our website, and view the most up to date tour itinerary. You should also read our terms & conditions carefully. We take great care to compile the latest information and update all of our documents regularly. However, Railway Mongolia, LLC does not accept any liability for vehicle-related injuries or fatalities to the travelers occurring in the course of the tour. Your Railway Mongolia tour will bring you into contact with cultures and experience the vast array Mongolian traditional food. Your guide will be able to explain about food. In most places you will be eating meals provided by Nomadic family. Those with special dietary requirements may request for a guide who has cooking skills. Vegetarian lacto-ovo options (while limited) can be offered for all included meals, provided we are notified at time of booking.

 

Being prepared will help you to adjust to this, but there will always be times when it is best to simply relax and go with the flow. Events will often move at their own pace and may occasionally be frustrating, but this is all part of your travel experience, and we will do our utmost to ensure you have an amazing once in a lifetime experience.