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Gobi Desert in Mongolia - 9 days

Route: Ulaanbaatar –Southern  Gobi Desert-  Ulaanbaatar.

The route take  you to some of the most unique and untouched places in this vast wilderness including ancient rock engravings depicting civilizations inhabiting the earth decide  of thousands of years ago at the Tevsh uul .
World known area with ancient dinosaur fossils at the Flaming Cliffs which first paleanlogical expedition led by Roy Chapman Andrew”s , and the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park containing the Valley of Yoliin Am (bearded vulture), with solid ice formations even in the heat of the Gobi summer and the largest Sand dunes in Mongolia.
First Buddhist monastery  Erdenezuu Monastery of the16th century  and  the Khara-Korum  once was the ancient Mongols capital  in the 13th century will be a exhilaration finale of our trip.


Itinerary

Day-1: After you arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be welcomed at the airport, and transferred to the hotel. Following lunch, there will be a city tour with visits to the Dinosaur Exhibition Hall at the Natural History Museum and to Gandan monastery. Dinner will be at the History Club restaurant, followed by an overnight stay at the hotel. (L) (D)

Day-2: Ulaanbaatar-Ulkhiin Bulan (the Tuul river)
Our first stop will be the reserve of the wild horses (the Przewalski horse) re-introduced back to the native land of their ancestors.  Next stop will be the monument ensemble constructed by the Tureg (Turkish) tribes during the 6th to 8th centuries. Just before camping, we will briefly stop at the “Ikh Alag “mountain which features Neolithic petroglyphs. For dinner, you will be offered the ‘’Boodog “, one of the Mongolian national delicacies, and then will spend the night in a tent. ( B.L,D)

Day-3: Ulkhiin Bulan (Tuul river)- Remains of Ongi monastery
Today, we will head to the remains of the Ongi temple as our final destination. On the way there we will take a stop at the rock inscriptions that were made under decree of Tsogt Taij, the last descendant of the Mongolian Royal dynasty. At end of our full day’s journey, we will stop at the Ongi River, where the Ongi monastery was built. We will stay overnight at a tourist “Ger” camp next to the remains of the Ongi temple. (B.L,D)

Day-4: Remains of Ongi Monastery -Yoliin Am National Park
After a brief visit to the remains of the monastery, we will head for Yoliin Am National Park. Before Yoliin Am, we will make short stops to take photos of the extraordinary landscapes of the volcanic area and the stunning “Flaming Cliffs”, the place where, in 1922, American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews found over 100 dinosaur bones and eggs (fossils). We will stay overnight in the tourist camp a foot away from the gate of Yoliin Am. N.P. (B,L,D)

Day-5: Yoliin am National Park—Khongoriin Sand Dunes
We will visit the Yolin Am National Park that is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the Gobi Desert with gorges filled with ice, unique flora and wild animals such as the wild sheep and the ibex. There is a local Natural History Museum with dinosaur bones and eggs at the entrance of the Yolin Am National Park.  On the south-west side of the National Park we will cross a very narrow gorge which is called “Dungeree Am” where we should see wild sheep and ibex.
We will continue driving from the Yolin Am National Park to the Khongoriin Els (sand dunes) that stretch for 100km in length and 4 km in width. We will stay overnight in a tourist camp next to the Khongoriin sand dune. Camel riding couple of  hour just for enjoy. (B,L,D)

Day-6: Khongoriin Sand Dune –Guchin us steppe
Today we set off toward north pass trough  Altay Mountain range the incredible gorge of the Altai Mountain Range as well as the saxual forests with a lot of camel herds.
From here, will be left   the exhilaration of the Gobi Desert which offered you the large Gobi forest (sexual) , camels, extinct volcanoes and sand dunes  behind us.
  Around midday, we will have our lunch in a place at the Tevsh Uul Mountain where it is possible to see rock drawings that date back to the Neolithic period.
Overnight in tent on the vast steppe. (B,L,D)

Day-7: Guchin Us steppe –Khara Khorum -Ugii Lake.
  We visit the remains of the Khara Korum  of the Mongolian Empire in 13th century.  In history the Karakorum city was left, when Khubilai Khan moved to present day  Bejing. Today we can see just the remains of the old grand capital.  The Khans who governed it, showed great tolerance to all religions and allowed Islamic mosques, Christian churches and Buddhist monasteries to be built there.
Nearby you can marvel at the green and red roofed temples of the Erdene Zuu Monastery, which was the first Mongolian Buddhist temple. It’s name is translated as "A Hundred Treasures". The temple was abandoned to Manchurians troops who damaged the site. Reconstruction has been attempted many times but most attempts were halted during the Stalinist purges. Despite it is turbulent past; the temple complex still retains its calming atmosphere. (B,L,D)

Day-8: Ugii Lake ---Ulaanbaatar (Capital of Mongolia)
Today, our main tourist destination will be the Khar Bukhiin Balgas ruins that once used to be a castle of the Kidan dynasty, dating back to the 10th – 11th centuries. We will arrive in Ulaanbaatar at around 4 p.m. and check into the hotel. Afterwards we will go for a brief shopping tour, before a farewell party in the evening. (B,L,D)
                                     
Day-9.
Checking out of the hotel and departure from Mongolia. (B)

 

Tour information

Start/end: Start from the capital of Mongolia and back.
Code:  ORT-103
Distance: 1800km  by jeep.
Duration: 8nighs/9days
Date: From June-till September. We can arrange  defending on your time frame .
Tour style:  light active
Transports: Toyota Landcruiser  or Russian military jeeps.
Accommodations: 2night in hotel ,4 nights in tourist camp,2 nights in tent
Equipments.  Tents, cooking equipments, battery charger from the car, mattress  
Groupe size: from 2 up to 12 tourist

Cost by russian jeep:

  • 1px » 1837$ p/p
  • 2px » 1210$ p/p
  • 3-4px » 980$p/p
  • 4-12px » 950$p/p

Cost japanese Toyota Landcruiser:

  • 1px » 2030$ p/p
  • 2px » 1298$ p/p
  • 3-4px » 1150$p/p
  • 4-12px » 1050$p/p
Included:
  • Japanese Toyota Landcruiser  or Russian military jeep including driver  and gas
  • Lodging in hotel 2night in UB  and countryside tourist “Ger”camps
  • Guiding and interpreting service
  • All camping equipments as , gas stove, cooking stuff..
  • Two way radios between vehicles as well as  a satellite phone just  for in case.
  • All food and meals and water.
  • Entrance fees as described in the itinerary
  • Lodging hotels and tourist camps.  five star hotel in city for 2 nights.
  • A interpreter-guide.
  • Disinfected sleeping bags and inflatable mattress and tents .
  • Invitation for  tourist
Excluded:
  • International air fares
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Medical and trip insurance
  • Airport taxes.

 
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