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Across the Gobi Desert

contrast of Gobi (6 days)

Across the Gobi Desert

$940

per person

Adventurous journey across the Gobi desert takes you to the various landscapes and clay cliffs where Dinosaurs laid eggs million years ago.

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Explore magical lands of Baga gazriin chuluu national park, limestone cliff, Ice valley and Flaming cliff. Visit Ongi monastery built on one of world energy centers in the Gobi desert. Study more about the 13th century Mongolian empire in Kharkhorin town and wild horse in Khustain national park.

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  • Pricing
    Per Person
  • 2 person
    USD 1100
  • 3 to 4 person
    USD 940
  • More than 4 person
    More attractive price upon request
  • Include
    4WD vehicle transportation
    Bottled water
    Airport pick-up & drop-off
    Meals as indicated
    Fees for activities
    Admission fees
    English speaking guide
    Accommodation as indicated
  • Not Included
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance
    Tipping(optional)
    Visa application & fees
    International airfares
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DAY 1: Baga Gazriin Chuluu

This morning, Travel Buddies guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and head to the Baga gazriin chuluu national park. You will enjoy the scenery of rolling hills, roaming camels, traditional Ger and endless step along the paved road. Have typical Mongolian meal for lunch in a local town. This afternoon we will reach the national park and walk through the lunar like granite rock formation. Continue the trip with a short drive to the nomadic family where we experience the nomadic life of winter. Help with daily chores including rounding up the herds of sheep and goat, milking them and cooking. Stay overnight in a private Ger and host will heat it lighting the stove. There is an great opportunity to marvel at the numerous stars during the night. Accommodation: Nomad family | Meals: L, D | Distance: 260km - 5 hours

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DAY 2: Limestone Cliff Tsagaan Suvarga

Today we will drive to Tsagaan Suvarga; an incredible 30m high white limestone formation in the Middle Gobi. This marvel cliff where you can hike, provides a magnificent view from the top and looks like a ancient ruined city from the foothill. Have lunch in a local town. Once at the cliff, take a photograph of the colorful cliffs and have breathtaking time looking over the steppe. Leaving the cliff, we drive to the south Gobi on paved road and have comfortable stay in a “Khan-Uul” local hotel. Accommodation: Khan-Uul local hotel | Meals: B, L, D | Distance: 530km - 8 hours

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DAY 3: Hiking in Ice Valley & Flaming Cliff

After breakfast, get ready for a hike in Ice valley of Three beauties mountain. Reaching the valley breathe in the crisp, cool air of Vulture valley (Yoliin Am) with a stunning hike along a frozen stream and ice. There is a chance to spot ibex, wild sheep and bearded vultures in the park. Visit a small museum displaying collection of dinosaur eggs, bones and exotic stuffed animals. Following the hike, we will drive to the Flaming Cliff also known as Bayanzag for a few hours over dirt road. Hike through the cliff area and explore the Gobi shrub forest. Enjoy a short Bactrain camel ride (two humped) with a sunset in the Gobi. Stay overnight in a private heated Ger next to a camel herder family. Accommodation: Nomad family | Meals: B, L, D | Distance: 130km - 3.5 hours

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DAY 4: Hike in Ongi ruin

Today we will travel to the heart of the desert and marvel at the Ongi monastery. One of the largest Buddhist temples in Mongolia, Ongi was built in 17th century and was a home for over 1,000 monks. It was ruined during political repression. The ruin of Ongi Temple lies on the bank of the Ongi River the only river in the Gobi Desert. We will walk through the ruins and visit the restored temple. Also hiking to the Buddha statue sitting on the mountainside will offer a great view of the river and surrounding areas. After the hike, we will take a short drive to a welcoming our nomad family and stay overnight in a private heated Ger next to a nomad family. Accommodation: Nomad family | Meals: B, L, D | Distance: 170km - 4 hours

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DAY 5: Former Capital Kharkhorum - Erdenezuu Monastery

After breakfast in the nomad family, drive to the Kharakhorum, the site of the 13th century Mongolian capital. A former capital city turned into a local town with the first Buddhist monastery, Erdenezuu is waiting for us to explore. Once in the town, we will visit the Erdenezuu; built in 16th century surrounded by huge 400m x 400m walls built from the ruins of Kharakhorum. Time to rewind from the Gobi tour with a comfortable stay in a local hotel “Ikh Khorum”. Accommodation: Ikh Khorum local hotel | Meals: B, L, D | Distance: 300km - 6 hours

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DAY 6: See Wild Horse – Drive to UB

Following a breakfast in hotel, visit a Kharkhorum museum displaying a model of Khakhorum city in 13th century, findings and exploration from the ancient capitals including Huns, Turkic and Great Mongolia Empire. Leaving the museum, we will travel to the Khustai national park on paved road. In the late afternoon, we will discover the wild horses of 400 adopting the re-introduced landscapes and wildlife. Drive to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel. Meals: B, L | Distance: 360km - 8 hours

Tour Location

Explore magical lands of Baga gazriin chuluu national park, limestone cliff, Ice valley and Flaming cliff. Visit Ongi monastery built on one of world energy centers in the Gobi desert. Study more about the 13th century Mongolian empire in Kharkhorin town and wild horse in Khustain national park.

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