Day-1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar – the capital city of Mongolia. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Before departing Ulaanbaatar, in preparation for your visit to the Gobi Desert, enjoy a special visit to the Natural History Museum as well as the Bogd Khaan Winter Palace, the home of the last Mongolian King. Dinner at the History Club, a restaurant offering a wonderful performance of pleasant melodies played on the “Morin Khuur” - the horse headed violin, and the traditional throat song known as “Khoomii”. Overnight in the hotel. (L,D)
Day-2: Ulaanbaatar-Little Gobi Desert
We set off to the Little Gobi Desert through the Khustai Nuruu National Park where the one and only species of wild horse, the ‘Przewalski’ has been reintroduced into Mongolia. Not much further on, we come to a monument ensemble erected by the Tureg (Turkish) tribes for their noblemen during the 6th to 8th century AD. It consisted of more than 30 human-like figures, lions and sheep figures and about 550 upright stones. We have lunch at the Neolithic rock drawings on Ikh Alag mountain and proceed to drive through an area which is inhabited by herds of thousands of white-tailed gazelles all year round. There is also a hidden area where wild sheep ‘Ovis’ and elks live. Our group stay overnight in a tourist camp and enjoy the sand dunes.(B,L,D)
Day-3:Little Gobi Desert –Guchin Us Steppe.
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.
Overnight: in tent on the vast steppe. (B,L,D)
Day-4:Guchin Us Steppe –Khongoriin Sand Dune.
Today, our first stop is the ancient remnants of rock drawings which stretch over several kilometers. Now we cross the Eastern part of the Altay Mountain range. This appears to us as the gate of the Great Gobi Desert. From here, you will be immersed in the exhilaration of the Gobi Desert which offers you not only the large Gobi forest (sexual) but camels, extinct volcanoes and sand dunes.
Finally, we reach the Khongoriin Sand Dune that will be one of the best highlights of our trip.
Overnight in the tourist ger camp a foot away from the dunes. Camel riding for an hour on dune.(B,L,D)
Day-5:Khongoriin Sand Dune –Yoliin Am National Park
Today our main spot is the Yoliin Am, a very picturesque nature reserve. There you
will see such rare animals as wild sheep and ibexes. Our guide will point out the animals from a certain distance with the help of binoculars. Maybe they will cross right across our path. The place is full of beautiful flowers and plants. Before the visit to the Yoliin Am, we will pass through a very narrow gorge named “Dungeree” There’s only enough space for just one car to pass. This isn’t visited by many tourists and known to only local people.
Overnight in a tourist camp. (B,L,D)
Day-6: Yoliin Am National Park—Demchig Temple(remain)
We head for the remains of the “Demchigiin Khiid” temple that is surrounded by a rocky mountain area. Finding the remains of the temple is a bit difficult . Overnight in tent beside the temple.(B,L,D)
Day-7: Demchig Temple(remain)-- Ergillin Zoo nature reserve.
We will cross the Mongolian largest Gobi Desert named "Galbiin Gobi" where you can see such a large herd of wild donkeys and antelopes that are a reminder of African National Parks.
The vast expanse is covered with the desert vegetation called saksaul and tamarisk.
There are no humans therefore it’s beauty is of complete starkness .
Overnight in tent. (B,L,D,)
Day8: Ergillin Zoo nature reserve. – Zamiin Uud (Mongolian border)
Eastern Mongolian vast steppe appears to you as a vast emptiness except for the antelopes running away.
How to cross the border:
You can either catch the train that takes you to Beijing or cross the border by vehicle. Another possibility is to stay in a hotel and cross the border the next morning by any vehicle. We can organize it whatever your preference. The route is specialized for those who want to catch a train at the Mongolian border and proceed on their own towards China or other Asian countries.
How to across the border : We will catch up our train that lead us to the Bejing or crossing the border by any vehicle . Besides other possibility is stay in a hotel and next morning across border by any vehicle. Anyhow we can organize any way .
Additionally: This route designed specially for you. The route very unusual as well no body goes like that...Around eastern Gobi there are not any tourist.. Otherwise a good chance to catch the train on the way as well suitable with our time frame and of your interest
Start/end: Start from the capital of Mongolia and back .
Duration: 7nights/8 days
Date: From June-till September. We can arrange defending on your time frame .
Tour style: Light active and adventure
Transports: By Japanese Toyota Landcruiser or Russian military jeep
Accommodations: ***** star hotel in Ulaanbaatar. Stay in Ger tourist camps during the overland trip, good quality tents specially against strong wind.
Equipments: If need for you we can arrange satellite phone just for incase.
Tents, cooking equipments, mattress ,sleeping bag.
Groupe size: from 2 up to 12 tourist
By Russian jeep:
- 1px » 1950$ p/p
- 2px »1256$ p/p
- 3-4px »1020 $ p/p
- 5px »1069$ p/p
- 6-12px »989$ p/p
By Toyota Landcruiser-80 jeeps:
- 1px » 2170$ p/p
- 2px » 1366$ p/p
- 3-4px » 1132$ p/p
- 5px » 1180$ p/p
- 6-8px » 1240$ p/p
- 9-12px » 1130$ p/p
- Japanese Toyota Landcruiser or Russian military jeep including driver and gas
- 1-night in hotel ,1- nights in tourist camp,2-nights in tent
- Guiding and interpreting service
- All camping equipments as gas stove, cooking stuff.
- Radios between vehicles and a satellite phone just for in case.
- All food and meals and water.
- Entrance fees as described in the itinerary
- Disinfected sleeping bags and inflatable mattress and tents .
- Invitation for tourist
- International air fares
- Passport and visa costs
- Medical and trip insurance
- Airport taxes, excess baggage charges, evacuation costs
- Telephone calls