11 Days Camel Caravan of South Gobi

General description
The largest desert in Asia, Mongolian Gobi desert has the most spectacular view and natural phenomena. As Mongolian people define, there are supposedly 33 deserts, out of which only up to 5% is sand dunes. Despite its unbelievably majestic landscape, Gobi desert has rich mineral resources, diverse flora and fauna, thousands of unrevealed dinosaur fossils and rare paleo findings and numbers of historical and archeological sites. One of the specific Mongolian desert is that it always been occupied by both humans and wildlife. During this trip you will discover some highlights of Gobi Desert.

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$2,859

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Duration

11 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 10x Dinner
    • 11x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • • Transfers upon arrival and departure
    • • Guide service at all times.
    • • In the countryside all lodging will be in ger camps / nomadic family’s Ger / tents.
    • • Park entrance fees
    • • Horse and Camel ride
    What's excluded :
    • • Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar
    • • Travel insurance, medical insurance
    • • Alcoholic beverages

  • Day 1: Zorgol Khairkhan

    Stop At: Töv, Mongolia
    Ulaanbaatar- Zorgol Khairkhan Mountain 150km
    • Locally sacred mountain which name was mentioned in the “Mongolian Secret History”. This 20kms long granite rock mountain has all sizes of caves, sources of mineral springs and home for mountain goats and sheep, eagles and hawks. Also around the mountain there were found several ancient burial sites of Mongol warriors. According to traditional Mongolian shamanic beliefs, names of holy, sacred mountains shouldn’t be pronounced whilst you are there. Optional for hiking and moderate climbing.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    • Dinner: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    Accommodation included: • Overnight optional: Nomadic family ger / camping out

    Day 2: Bayanzag- Flaming Cliffs

    Stop At: Dalanzadgad, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi Province
    Zorgol Khairkhan- Bayanzag 350km

    • This beautiful alluring red cliff of sheer mud rocks are locally named “Bayanzag” is one of the world’s famous dinosaur site. Thanks to American explorer Roy Andrews Chapman Bayanzag became a cradle of ages old creatures and known to the rest of the world as “Flaming Cliffs”. During their expeditions Chapman and his team were the first to reveal dinosaur fossils and eggs in 1922 from Bayanzag and other neighboring localities which are today displayed in Mongolian dinosaur museums in Ulaanbaatar and other museums around the world.
    • Not far from the cliffs there is a so called Gobi forest of Saxaul shrub. These trees are indigenous Gobi plants that are underground water fed and grow on the dunes. When its blossoms, it becomes a favorite vegetation for camels.
    • Both of the above mentioned sites are ideal for hiking.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    • Dinner: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    Accommodation included: • Overnight optional: Tourist ger camp / a local family ger

    Day 3: Buugiin Khar

    Stop At: Dalandzadgad, Dalandzadgad, Omnogovi Province
    Bayanzag – Buugiin Khar 25km
    • Today we will begin our camel trekking towards a place called Buugiin Khar which is in 25kms distance from our starting point. Except just putting ourselves on the camel back, you will load up all our belonging together with a traditional ger pieces which will be built upon our arrival at the camping site by us. The scene will ideally resemble the nomadic family moving to their new spot.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    • Dinner: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    Accommodation included: • Overnight in the private ger

    Day 4: Tugrugiin Shiree

    Stop At: Dalanzadgad, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi Province
    Buugiing Khar – Tugrugiin Shiree 30km
    • Our camel ride will last for another 22kms in order to reach a place called “Tugrugiin Shiree”. This is an area of beige colored sand formation though became famous for its dinosaur fossils found here. One of the well-known to the world, finding was a complete skeleton of two fighting dinosaurs.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    • Dinner: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    Accommodation included: • Overnight in the private ger carried and built by ourselves

    Day 5: Khongor- Singing Dunes

    Stop At: Dalanzadgad, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi Province
    Tugrugiin Shiree – Khongor Sand Dunes 160km
    Continue driving to west of the park to Khongor sand dunes which are known as the highest and biggest dunes in the country.
    • Stop at Khongoriin Els or Khongor sand dunes. These are the most astonishing dunes of Mongolia with extension of over 180kms length and around 3-15kms width and average height is 80ms. The highest dune is 200ms and from the top these dunes you will capture amazing view of Gobi with the most beautiful sunrise and sunset. When you climb the dunes they shift and cause a sound of vibration which very much resembles to the sound of an airplane hence it’s also called Singing Dunes.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    • Dinner: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    Accommodation included: • Overnight optional: A tourist ger camp / nomadic family ger

    Day 6: . Khongor- Singing Dunes

    Stop At: Dalanzadgad, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi Province
    • When you are in Gobi, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to get on the Bactrian Camels. It’s obviously is one of the remarkable experiences to trek on the camels along the dunes, on the green lush down the foot of the dunes. Our camel riding will last until we reach a small oasis where there are some Gobi bushes and shrubs. Camels are great lovers of Saxaul shrubs and it’s considered as the most precious wood in the desert for its outstanding survival and growth on desert soil. You will surely enjoy the pristine nature and high mountains during the ride.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    • Dinner: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    Accommodation included: • Overnight optional: Tourist ger camp / nomadic family ger

    Day 7: Three beautiful mountains- Gobi Gurvan Saikhan

    Stop At: Dalanzadgad, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi Province
    Khongor Sand Dunes – Yoliin am 180km
    • Today we will reach Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park which covers some chain of mountain ranges as the southern end of the Gobi-Altai Mountain range. Gurvan Saikhan literally meaning “Three Beauties” referred to the highest three peaks of the range which is almost over 2800ms.
    • Hiking in the Yoliin Am or Bearded Vulture’s canyon. Regarding the snowfall and shade in the canyon, oftentimes there formed a high layer of ice cover which sometimes will stay till mid July. During our walk, we may either walk on top or bottom, or just see the parts of this ice. The canyon is surrounded with steep Rocky Mountains creating some shade which is pleasant to hike thru during hot days of Gobi desert. During out hike, you may notice some rodents such as pica and ground squirrel along with colorful wild flowers and plants. Although mountains are the home for wildlife like ibex, mountain goat and argali, the wild sheep, spotting these animals will purely depend on fortune

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    • Dinner: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    Accommodation included: • Overnight optional: Tourist ger camp / nomadic family ger.

    Day 8: Tsagaan Suvraga- White Stupa

    Stop At: Dalanzadgad, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi Province
    Yoliin am – White stupa 225km
    • Today we will be driving thru vast and empty rocky desert and semi-arid steppe to reach out White Stupa. Mongolians always have admired and honored this unique natural formation of 30ms height, precipitous, stupa shaped slopes as White Stupa. The place definitely will remind travelers some lunar landscape with its mystery of fossils hidden underneath and stunning color combinations. The area deemed to be bottom an ancient ocean.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    • Dinner: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    Accommodation included: • Overnight optional: Tourist ger camp / nomadic family / tents.

    Day 9: Ikh Gazriin Chuluu National Park

    Stop At: Mandalgovi, Mandalgovi, Dundgovi Province
    White Stupa - Ikh Gazriin Chuluu 260km

    • These marvelous granite outcrops will be our today’s destination. Another beauty of nature, granite rocks creates various interesting formations resembling different animal figures, even human beings. Besides that there are many caves which strongly related to the local stories and legends. These Rocky Mountains stretch 20kms towards the East. Ideal place for hiking.
    • Another highlight of the place is an open air stage dedicated for the honor of a famous Mongolian traditional long son singer. Occasionally some singing contests are held here to commemorate the singer.

    Duration: 6 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    • Dinner: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    Accommodation included: • Overnight optional: a nomadic family ger / tents

    Day 10: Chinggis Khaan Statue

    Stop At: Töv, Mongolia
    • After breakfast, we will drive to at our next stop Tsonjin Boldog complex which majestically bestows world’s largest statue of a man on the horse back. 40m high, made of stainless steel Statue of Chinggis Khaan is standing proud facing his birthplace, direction of East. As the legend says, great king found a golden whip, which for nomads meant symbol of immense fortune and victory. Don’t forget to get a selfie with a Man of the Millennium.
    • An optional day of experiencing horse trekking along the Tuul River thru the vast steppes with abundant contrast of landscapes

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    • Dinner: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    Accommodation included: • Overnight with a local Kazakh family.

    Day 11: Terelj National Park and Ulaanbaatar

    Stop At: Töv, Mongolia
    Chinggis Khaan Statue-via Terelj National Park-Ulaanbaatar 130km
    • Continue with the journey to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, a place of granite formations created by natural erosions, slopes covered with pine and larch, fields shattered with colorful wild flowers, pristine rivers and lake.
    • Visit other sites of the parks such as Cave of a Lama, Turtle Rock and Aryapalo Meditation Temple. By hiking to the elephant shaped temple along the trail you will be leaning various reasons to meditate, so you find your reason too. The view from the top of temple stairs is overwhelmingly beautiful. A great place to finish your Mongolian adventure.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: We would prepare everything /vegan, vegetarian and meat/
    Accommodation included: • Mid afternoon return to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to your accommodation.
  • Departure Point :
    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Mongolian Vision Tours

Activity ID: V-119740P32

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