Legendary Mongolian Gobi Tour

16 days from $2210

Least thing to do in Mongolia for travelers is to visit two major important highlights of the country: South Gobi and Kharkhorin! Indeed, this itinerary could be classified as a CLASSIC by presenting true essence of Mongolian nature and culture with visits to hospitable nomad settlement, active Buddhist monastery, historical sites and natural parks. Nature along this tour will be changing dramatically: from the golden dunes of Gobi to the open green valleys dotted with wild flowers, through vast steppes, a great waterfall and charming Lake Orog! Additionally, the highlight of the tour is exploring mystical Khermen Tsav- a famous place for paleontologists, locating to the west from scenic Khongor Sand Dunes. Here you will feel like living in a middle of nowhere and end of the world.


-  Orkhon Valley, the center of Nomads,
-  Visit and meet camel breeding families in the countryside
-  Mongolian different nature formations 
- Khongor Sand Dunes, known as Singing Dunes
- Ancient ocean floor Khermen Tsav, known as lifeless place locating in the gobi and famous for paleontologists 

Key Info

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Tour Itinerary


Day 1.

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar.

Transfer to the hotel. Unpack and rest in the hotel. Short city tour with Gandan Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolia, and Sukhbaatar Square (also known as Chingis Khaan Square). (L/D)

ul;aanbaatar city tour mongolia

in the hotel

Day 2.

Arrive at Baga Gazriin Chuluu

After breakfast drive to Baga Gazriin Chuluu in Dundgobi province. This is another granite rock formation in the middle of the steppe plains. Five km away, the highest peak 1768 meters in the area at Baga Gazriin Uul Mountain. Leisure time for rock climbing and hiking activities if time is available. /280 km 5-6 hours of driving/ (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 3.

Drive to Dalanzadgad via Tsagaan Suvarga

After breakfast, we head to South Gobi. We will have lunch on the way near the Tsagaan Suvarga, also known as mini Grand Canyon. After enjoying the Tsagaan Suvarga we keep on the tour to Dalanzadgad and stay overnight at ger camp near the Dalanzadgad. /370 km 6-7 hours of driving/ (B/L/D)

in the camp 1 hour

Day 4.

Hiking to the Eagle Valley/ Bayanzag-Flaming Cliff

This morning drive to South Gobi and Yol Am is known as Eagle valley in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Mountain -this sunless canyon located in the middle of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Mountain has a particular beauty with narrow paths broadening in places between rocks, while buzzards and eagles wheel and glide in the blue skies above. The cliffs of the canyon block the sunlight from the rivers below so that they remain frozen throughout the year. After visiting Eagle Valley we go to Bayanzag - a classic desert of rock, red sands, scrub, sun, and unbelievable emptiness has become known to the world as "Cemetery of Dinosaurs”. The red sandstone cliffs and canyons of Bayanzag are where the American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews first discovered fossil beds of dinosaur bones and first-ever recorded dinosaur eggs in 1922 - discoveries which made world headlines. /120 km 1.30-2 hours/ (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 5.

Climb up Khongor Sand Dunes

Drive to Khongor Sand Dunes (195km) - the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia. Dunes of Khongor is known as the « singing sands » and rise from the plain reaching a height of 80m and extending for about 180km long. The spectacular dunes are bordered by lush green vegetation supported by a small river, named Khongor. Hiking and sliding through the sand dunes. Visit camel breeding family and experience short camel riding. /170 km 4-5 hours/ (B/L/D)

Mongolia gobi desert tour

in the camp 1 hour

Day 6.

Heading to Noyon Sum, Mirror Rock, Khuren Khanangiin Nuruu Mountain

After Breakfast. Transfer to Khuren Khanangiin Nuruu and Mirror Rock which is 10 m long and 3 meters high, that looks like a sparkling mirror. /200 km 5+6 hours/. (B/L/D)

Day 7.

Enjoy Nemegt/ Narandaats

After breakfast transfer to Nemegt canyon. The Nemegt locality is one of the most famous dinosaur localities in Mongolia ever since the site was discovered in 1946. It yields abundant dinosaur skeletons; however, little attention had been given to dinosaur footprints at the locality. The only Nemegt dinosaur footprint study focused on descriptions of the footprints, gave only a few taxonomic implications, and provided no comparison with other dinosaur track sites. /230 km 6-7 hours/ (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 8.

Discover Khermen Tsav

In the Gobi, natural miracles are countless and one of them is named Khermen Tsav, a wonderful canyon made of red mudrocks. The spectacular rocky formations of Khermen Tsav are located North the sum of Gurvantes, in the extreme Northwest of the province of Omnogovi, between Mount Sharing at North and Mount Altan at South.

The canyon stretches on 250 square kilometers (96,53 square miles) and is 200 meters (656,17 feet) deep, but between the lowest point and the highest one, there is a difference in height of 1000 meters (0,62 mile). The colors are a gradation of reds and will delight the photographers. /140 km 4-6 hours/ (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 9.

Admire scene near Bayanlig

This morning we drive to Bayanlig soum, Bayankhongor province, which is located southern part of Mongolia. This area is well-known as Tsagaan Agui-White cave, a crystal cave that is 40 meters long and is famous in the world by its beauty and trace of ancient people who were living 700’000-800’000 years ago. Bedrock and large blocks of dolomite debris occur at depths of as much as four meters below the present surface of the cave interior. /360 km 7-8 hours/ (B/L/D)

in the tent

Day 10.

Keep driving to Orog Lake

Have breakfast in the camp and move to Orog Lake, which is the second biggest lake in the valley of Lakes. The territory is 140 km and 4.5 m depth. It flows to the Tuin Gol River.  During the bird migration, it has plenty of opportunities to see the birds. Stay overnight at a tent near the lake. /130 km 2-3 hours/ (B/L/D)

in the tent

Day 11.

Arrive at Arvaikheer Town

Arvaikheer is the center of the Uvurkhangai province. This province is the center of the culture of central Mongolian provinces. You have a chance to see Mongolian most famous horses’ statues near the Arvaikheer town. Stay overnight at local hotel in the town. /260 km 5-6 hours/ (B/L/D)

in the hotel

Day 12.

Visit Ulaan Tsutsgalan Waterfall

In the morning head to the magnificent seasonal waterfall, also called Ulaan Tsutgalan, is one of the best sights in central Mongolia. About 24m downstream from the waterfall you can climb down to the bottom of the gorge; it’s 22m deep and dotted with pine trees. /160 km 3-4 hour/ (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 13.

Relaxing Tsenkher Hot Spa

Breakfast at camp. Then we head to Tsetserleg town, which is center of Arkhangai Province. Visit local museum- Zayiin Gegeen Monastery. Tsenkher Hot Springs & Spa.  Enjoy the nature and hot spa after long drive. You can discuss options for exploring the local area with your tour guide. /190 km 4-5 hours/ (B/L/D) 

in the camp

Day 14.

Sightseeing at Kharkhorin

Arrive in Kharkhorin. The ancient capital city Kharkhorin was founded in 1220 in the legendary Orkhon river valley. It was from there that the Mongol Empire governed, until Khubilai khaan, the grandson of Chinggis Khaan, moved the city to Beijing. On the ruins of Kharkhorin, in 1586, was built Erdene Zuu Monastery which is surrounded by monumental walls with 108 stupas. The monastery is kept till nowadays and it is considered as one of the leading religious centers of Mongolia. Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery and the local market of art crafts and antique items. /150 km 3-4 hours/ (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 15.

Arrive at Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar after breakfast. We pass by Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes and have lunch on the way. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel. /400 km 6-7 hours/ (B/L/D)

in the hotel

Day 16.


Transfer to Chingis Khaan International Airport or Train station and depart Mongolia. (B)

Prices & Inclusions

Prices & Inclusions
2 PAX 2560$
3-4 PAX 2390$
5-8 PAX 2210$
9-15 PAX 2060$



Accommodation: Hotel**** and ger camps in the countryside 2-3 PAX
Guiding and interpreting service 
Full board meals 
Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Camping equipment

Not Includes

International airfare 
Personal equipment
Optional activity cost

Sleeping bag (tented camping day)
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Travel Insurance

Tip for guide and driver




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