TOUR ITINERARY FOR 12 DAYS
“ The Best Adventure in Southern Gobi desert and Central Mongolia”
DAY.1 BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU AND GRANITE ROCK ZONE
We will drive to Baga gazriin chuluu is a series of granite rock formations located in 60km north-west of Middle-Gobi province, a local administration unit. The place is a home to many wild animals like deers, gazelles, antelopes, ibex, and wolves. The ruins of a small monastery is on the south east part of this rugged area. Explore the granite rock zone. Overnight stay at Ger camp with the nomad family.
DAY.2 WHITE STUPA AND TSAGAAN SUVARGA
This is a colorful limestone rock in Ulziit sum, a local administration unit. The rock is about 30 meters tall and shaped uniquely because of natural erosion caused by wind and water. Locals have long venerated this mountain (have so much fear and) respect for it that they refrain from saying its real name. They call it “Tsagaan Khairkhan” the “White Darling” instead when they are at this place. Overnight stay at Ger camp.
DAY.3 YOL VALLEY AND THREE BEAUTIES OF GOBI
This is a deep and narrow gorge in the sub range of the famous mountain “The three beauties of Gobi”. Short trekking through the gorge. The valley is beautiful with impressive canyons green land and little pond. Wild and rare animals such as ibex, wild sheep, fox , antelopes, snow leopards are seen sometimes.Trekking through the gorge Horse-riding is optional as well. Overnight in a Ger camp nearby the gorge.
DAY.4 KHONGOR SAND DUNES / CAMEL RIDING
Drive to the sand dunes of Khongor. Camel riding along the dunes. The two-humped camels are very comfortable to ride, as they walk slowly and gently and we will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably between them. Our camel man will take us to the sand-dunes. Visit to Nomads Family. Interaction with local nomads.
After dinner , hiking to the dunes to see the sunset and the panoramic view from the top- endless vistas across a sea of daffodil-colored sand. The dunes extend for 185 kilometers and include dunes that can reach 240 meters in height. Overnight stay at Ger camp.
DAY.5 FLAMING CLIFFS AND BAYANZAG
One of the famous places is Bayanzag, Ancient Sea bed which excited 60-70 million years ago where a lot of Palentological findings have been discovered. The place is known as Flaming Cliffs so named by Roy Andrew Chapman American explorer, who had visited Mongolia in 1920. During the 2 years he searched through the Mongolian Gobi Desert and he found Dinosaur fossils from Bayanzag, Nemekht Mountain. He brought his palentological findings on 70 camels. Chapman presented Mongolia one large skeleton on show in the Ulaanbaatar Natural History Museum. He discoverd to the science, about 10 different kinds of dinosaurs and eight of them were found from Mongolia. “The Flaming Cliffs and Bayan Zag – saxaul forest is situated around 85 km from the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan national park. Overnight stay at Ger camp near by flaming cliffs.
DAY.6 ONGI MONASTRY/ ONGI RIVER AND NOMAD FAMILY
Early morning drive to Ongi monastery. Discover the ruins of Ongi monastery and its site. There is a ger museum which contains items found in the site of monastery that was actively operating until 1939. Nature in this area is beautiful with rocky mountains, Ongi river and trees. It is also a good spot for bird watching. . Hiking to the rocky mountains is optional. Overnight stay in a nomad family.
DAY.220.127.116.11 ORKHON VALLEY AND WATERFALL / HORSEBACK RIDING TRIP TO EIGHT LAKES
We will visit Uurt gorge, Orkhon river, and the Red waterfall in Orkhon valley.
The red waterfall is situated in historically significant Orkhon valley, whose river flows an incredible 1120 km to the north before it joins the Selenge river. Also called Ulaantsutgalan, the waterfall was formed by unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20000 years ago. There is an opportunity to fishing and hiking around the area. We will go to Eight lakes by horse. Overnight camping out.
DAY.11 KHARKHORUM AND ANCIENT CAPITAL OF MONGOLIA
Kharkhorin was built in 1235 by Ogodei Khaan, who was a successor of Chingis Khaan. The foundations of Kharkhorin’s buildings are all underground and Erdene-Zuu Monastery was built near the ruins of the ancient capital in 1585. We will visit the monastery and other places around. Overnight stay in a ger camp.
DAY.12 COMEBACK TO ULAANBAATAR CITY
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