With over the 80% of its vast lands remainning untouched and pristine. Mongolia encompasses six different ecological zones: Taiga forest, mountains steppe, grassy steppe, desert steppe and the infamous Gobi desert zone.
In the Mongolian language, "gobi" means deset and there are 33 gobi regions within the country. Despite their name they are far from being the dead sandy deserts that you may expect, with these regions very much alive and rich in natural vegetation, wild animals and very rare birds.
The Gobi Desert Expedition allows you to marvel at this abundance of desert life and along the way, takes you through vast Mongolian steppes and forest mountains where you will experience nomadic herding life. A special stop is also made at Kharkhorin, Mongolian ancient capital and Erdene Zuu Monastery. We will also follow a dinosaur fossil trail, laid down by Roy Chapman Andrews and his team from the American Museum of Natural History who discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen.
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DAY 1: ULAANBAATAR.(L,D)
Upon arrival at the Ulaanbaatar airport, you will be met by your guide and driver and transferred to your hotel. Ulaanbaatar is a very rapidly growing and developing city with a population of nearly a million people. Your hotel is within walking distance from Sukhbaatar Square, museums, theatres, and shops. Depending on an arrival time, you may enjoy a short city orientation tour before dinner. Sightseeing of UB, including the Natural History Museum with 16 m long 70 million year old skeleton of a Tarbosaur, Gandan Monastry – Mongolia’s Buddist centre, the Green Palace of the Mongolian last king Bogd Javzandamba. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2: FLY TO SOUTH GOBI AND VISIT VULTURE CANYON. (B,L,D)
In the early morning we will take a flight to Dalanzadgad of the South Gobi province. After one and a half hours, we will land in South Gobi and meet our driver. He will take us to Yolin Am ( Vulture Canyon) where is part of Great Gobi National Park and a wonderfully picturesque place and surrounded by sheer rocky walls and incredible 40 km long canyon. We will visit Gobi museum and hike down into Canyon. Overnight at the tourist ger camp
DAY 3-4: MONGOLIAN SAND SEA.(B,L,D)
Today, we will drive to and reach at the dunes of Khongoryn Els, where 180 km long, up to 800m high. known as "the singing sands". It easy to climb up to highest Dune and can see amazing views of the Gobi and sunset. Also we will visit camel breeders and camel trekking. Overnight at the tourist ger camp
DAY 5: BAYAN ZAG, FOSSIL FINDS.(B,L,D)
After lunch, we will start the drive towards Karakorum. On the way, we will explore the world famous Flaming Cliffs- Bayan Zag. You can explore the trail of American palaeontologist, Roy Chapman Andrews who discovered dinosaur fossils here, including a nest of fossilised dinosaurs eggs in 1920. Overnight at the tourist ger camp.
DAY 6: VISIT ONGI TEMPLE (B,L,D)
After the breakfast we will drive to Ongi Temple which had about thousand lamas. It is a ruin of big monasteries and located on the bank of Ongi river. It was destroyed by Communist around 1930.Now some monks are restoring this amazing site. On the way, we will enjoy the vast steppe of the country. Overnight at the tourist ger camp.
DAY 7: MONGOLIAN ANCIENT CITIES.(B,L,D)
Breakfast at camp, we will drive towards to Karakorum. Arrive at Kharkhorin, ancient Capital of Great Mongolian Empire and Erdenezuu Monastery, Mongolia's oldest Buddist monastery with 108 stupas, founded by Avtai Sain Khan in 1586. Kharakhorum was established in the valley of the Orkhon River and was formerly a great capital city built in 1235, by Ogoodei Khan, Chingish khaan's third son. It was one of the stops along the Legendary Silk Road. It was the capital city of the Mongolian Great Empire until Khubilai Khaan, a grandson of Genghis Khaan, moved the capital to Beijing during the Yuan Dynasty. Erdene Zuu Monastery is the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful white walls with 108 stupas. Overnight in the tourist camp and dinner
DAY 8: LAKE UGII .(B,L,D)
After breakfast drive to Lake Ugii. One of the most spectacular drives in Mongolia along the valley between Khangai mountains. On the way, you will see an Turkic inscribed monument of the Turkic State (6th - 8th Centuries A.D) in the valley of Khoshoo Tsaidam. Ugii nuur is a pretty little lake, rich with water and wetland migrating birds. Lake Ugii Nuur nice place to hiking and camping and birwatching. Here we will visit nomadic family where you will enjoy their long lasting traditional culture, wonderful hospitality, ride thier horses and have a taste fermented mare’s milk. Overnight at the tourist ger camp
DAY 9: HUSTAI NURUU.(B,L,D)
Hustai Nuruu natural reserve is the home land of the Takhi-known as Przewalski Horse after their reintroduction. We will hike and see wild horse-Takhi. Overnight at the tourist ger camp.
DAY 10: ULAANBAATAR.(B,L,D)
After early breakfast drive to Ulaanbaatar. Check in to hotel. Discover nation's capital Ulaanbaatar. Shopping for gifts and souvenirs. Dinner and enjoy city night in UB. Overnight hotel
DAY 11: TERELJ NATIONAL PARK/GENGHIS KHAN STATUE.(B,L,D)
An early breakfast meet the guide and then drive to Terelj National Park (70 km). On the way, we will visit Chinggis Khan Satatue. The statue is 40m high and is erected for in memory of the Great Khan. Also it is largest horse statue in the world. Afternoon we will reach beautiful Terelj national park and visit a horseman family, experience the nomadic life and culture and horseriding, try a traditional drink airag-fermented mare's milk. Also we will do hiking to small beautiful Ariyapala monastry. Then we will see sunset on top of the mountain. Overnight at the tourist ger camp.
DAY 12: DEPARTURE.(B)
In the early morning, you will be transferred to the airport or train station.
From middle of May -To beginning of October
2, 4 up to 12 people
12 days/11 nights
$2,530.00 USD per person for 2-3 pax:
Tour price included:
• All accommodation: twin bedded rooms in hotel, sharing tourist Ger camp and tent
• All transport as listed in itinerary and Airport transfers.
• All meals as listed in itinerary. (breakfast-B, lunch-L and dinner-D).
• Camping equipments (tent, sleeping bag, kitchen, cooking equipment, cook etc…)
• All entrance fees of attractions.
• English speaking guide
Tour price not included:
• Domestic flights
• International flights
• Visa and passport fees
• International departure taxes and excess baggage fees
• Insurances of any kind
• Hotel porterage
• All items of personal nature: Laundry, room service charges, phone call, drinks etc.
• Alcoholic drinks
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