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Treasure of the Gobi (6 days)

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Day 1: Baga Gazariin Chuluu/ Rock Formation

Stop At: Baga Gazriin Chuluu, Mongolia
Baga Gazriin Chuluu is a zone of granite stone mountains; 15 km long and 10 km wide stone massif; the highest peak is 1700 m above sea level; it is located Middle Gobi. It has been keeping some historical remains such as the ruin of a monastery, ancient tombs, etc. Challenge your imagination seeing unique features of the granite formations in Baga Gazariin Chuluu, discover ruin of the old monastery and captured by the emptiness of the Gobi. Surtiin am is one of many beautiful places in Baga Gazriin stone massif. This is a narrow canyon with asp, birch, white wicker, and an elm tree, as well the ruin of a stone temple and the site of 2 yurts where monks lived and meditated since the seventieth century.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in a ger camp.

Day 2: Yol Valley

Stop At: Yol valley, Ice stream, Mongolia
The “Gobi Gurban Saikhan” literally means “Three beautiful mountains in the Gobi.” The national park is one of the biggest and unique national parks in Mongolia. Also, the end of the Altai mountain range. There are many scenic places in the national park. Among them, Yoliin Am/Eagle Valley is the accessible one by a vehicle. After our car parks at an allowed area, we will walk through the beautiful valley into depths of a sheer rock canyon. Bottom of the canyon does not accept sunlight. Therefore, it has ice until the end of June. People are always amazed when they see such a lush green valley in the Gobi. The hiking takes 2.5 hours in two ways. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife and visit Gobi museum.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in a local family.

Day 3: Khongor sand dunes

Stop At: Khongor Els, Mongolia
Our journey will continue to Khongor, the largest sand dunes in Asia. After reaching the sand dunes, go hiking along the green river shore, climb sand dunes, visit a nomad family and have an hour camel riding. If you can climb one of the tallest sand dunes, don’t forget to spread the sand northwards against the wind to find the reason why locals call the sand dunes “Singing Sand.” The views are fantastic from the top of the sand dunes. It has an extraordinary length of approximately 180 km and 12 kilometers wide. There is an oasis near a river Khongor at the northern edge of the sand dunes.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in a ger camp.

Day 4: Bayanzag/ Flaming Cliffs

Stop At: Bayanzag Saxual Forest, Mongolia
Our adventure will continue to the Bayanzag, (known as a Flaming Cliffs) where American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews found the cemetery of dinosaurs and the first dinosaur eggs ever discovered in the world in 1922. We will have some hiking through the cliffs in search of dinosaur fossils may found and see the Gobi tree grove named “Bayanzag.” Bayanzag means “rich in saxaul trees.” This tree only grows in Central Asian Gobi. You can walk around where dinosaurs once roamed and see saxaul trees and another classic desert vegetation.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in a ger camp.

Day 5: Tsagaan Suvarga/White Stupa/

Stop At: Tsagaan Suvarga mine, Мандах, Mongolia
Tsagaan Suvarga means “White Stupa.” It is one of the most famous highlights in the Gobi. Tsagaan Suvarga is interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which from a distance seems to be the ruins of the ancient city. The strange natural formation of colorful, massive mud cliffs looks like stupas. Hiking through the cliffs and take beautiful pictures
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in a local family.

Day 6: Ulaanbaatar

Stop At: Ulaanbaatar Department Store, Peace Avenue-57 Sukhbaatar district, Ulaanbaatar 14250 Mongolia
The 6th day we directly go back to the Ulaanbaatar. Today is the last day to be in the beautiful countryside of Mongolia. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, check in a hotel and explore some areas in UB. on the way of having lunch. and go some shopping. For instance, Gobi Cashreme; Zaisan Hill and many more
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels and guesthouse.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
6 days
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Pick up and drop off at airport and train station.
  • Daily drinking water
  • Entry/Admission - Baga Gazriin Chuluu
  • Entry/Admission - Yol valley, Ice stream
  • Entry/Admission - Bayanzag Saxual Forest
  • Entry/Admission - Ulaanbaatar Department Store
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses like special drink and snacks
  • Travel insurance(Medical; Trip and Personal)
  • International Airfare
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shine's agency, Explore Mongolia, is amazing! Shine, the driver, and our guide were incredibly warm, friendly, and helpful as they took us on a tour that included UB, the Naadam festival, and the highlights of the Gobi. The itinerary was carefully tailored toward our interests...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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