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4WD Gobi Desert, Khongor  Sand Dunes, World Heritage Karakorum 8 Day Tour

When you think of the Gobi Desert, people who don't know it tend to think of a desert-like the Sahara Desert, which has no desolate grass, but there are various types of actual Mongolian Gobi. "South Gobi" is a Mongolian word meaning land with sparse short grass, which is an image of a desert with no desolate vegetation, but in reality, it is only 25% of the land area. Camel grazing is most common here. In addition, many fossils of dinosaurs have been excavated in this area, which will arouse the romance of ancient times. The Moltsog dunes, about 50km north of the South Gobi airfield, offer a panoramic view of the Gobi desert image that foreign people envision.

Khongor Sand Dunes

The Gobi Desert in southern Mongolia. Most of the desert is covered with pebbles and shrubs, but if you run close to 200.q from South Gobi, you will suddenly see a large sand dune. .. The height of this sand dune, which continues like a mountain and looks up forever, is about 50 meters or more. It is a rare terrain with sandy meadows, grass and short trees, and small rivers. We often see camels trekking with tourists on board. This course is to enjoy the moving scenery in this large sand dune, which is said to be 1 in Mongolia. Of course, the gel where you can see the large sand dunes of the accommodation. Staying in the wilderness, with no man-made objects as far as the eye can see, makes you forget about your daily life. You can feel the nature of Mongolia by taking a leisurely stroll through the dunes and gazing at the starry sky at night.

Yolin Am Valley

Yoliin Am means "Valley of the Eagle" in Mongolian. Certainly, an eagle is flying over the valley, and you can understand this place name. The altitude of the valley is as high as 2200m, and snow remains around here even in early summer. As expected, the valley is melted in midsummer but without snow, and it feels cool and comfortable. On a hot summer day, walking through the ice in the valley is interesting. There are also wild sheep and goats, wolves, gobi bears, bald and wild donkeys.

Karakorum Ruins

There are many other attractions in Mongolia besides the prairie. Among them, the cultural landscape area called Orkhon Valley has many archaeological sites and historic sites, and the most famous is the Karakorum archaeological site. When the Mongolian and Turkish nomads who had lived in Mongolia for a long time founded the country, they chose the capital as the Orkhon River basin. Genghis Khan has also ordered the establishment of the capital of the Mongol Empire there. The city of Karakorum was built in 1235 by the order of Genghis Khan and is famous for being temporarily the center of the world. Erdenezuu, one of the world heritage sites in Mongolia, the ruins of Kharkhorin. Suddenly appearing in the prairie, the ruins are a group of temples with a long history in Mongolia, with a total of 108 high-impact white pagoda and outer walls left surrounding the Buddhist temple. The "Karakorum History Museum" was constructed by Kameishi, a joint project of the Mongolian Cabinet and JICA, and Japanese ODA, which is a short walk from the ruins.

Prairie Burd

Burd (Elsen Tasarkhai Desert), located 280 km west of the city of Ulaanbaatar, is the center of Mongolia. It is a wonderful place with a view of grasslands, rocky mountains, streams, lakes and ponds. Bord, with its rich Mongolian grasslands and a wide variety of flowers, is the gateway to tourism. Nomads have long worshiped Mt. Khugnu Khan, located in the northern part of Burd, but now it is protected as a "protected area" and there are rare flora and fauna. The magnificent hills, which look like carpets, are a panoramic view of landscape paintings. It is also famous as a production area for Mongolian horses. On the way from Ulaanbaatar to Burd, there are plenty of photo opportunities such as the prairie overlooking the Tour River, beautiful flower fields / sheep, cows, and horse herds. The Burd campsite is also a base campsite for Karakorum, the capital of the former Mongol Empire.

TRAVEL INFORMATION AND ITINERARY

Point of departure

Airport

Tour code

MO-42

Travel days

8 Days

Available period of travel

From 01 Jun

Reservation method

Book online

Local tour price
Per Person

1350USD

Minimum number of participants

From 1 person

Local guide

English Guide

Day

Name of a city

Main schedule

First day

 

Ulaanbaatar

 

Enjoy your flight trip. After arriving at Ulaanbaatar ,Mongolia a local English speaking staff will meet you. We will guide you to the hotel in the city  

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Dinner

the 2nd day

 

Ulaanbaatar

South Gobi

Enjoy your car trip at 08:00 in the morning.

To the city of Dalanzadgad city in South Gobi. About 6 hours.

Afternoon tour of the Yoliin Am Valley and the Gobi Nature Museum.

The Yoliin Am Valley is home to thick glaciers and stunning green meadows. Waterfalls may appear from the top of the rock during summer rains. It is also famous for being able to see a wide variety of animals and plants up close.

Accommodation: Ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

 

South Gobi

Khongor sand dunes

After breakfast , head to the highest sand dunes in Mongolia . 220 km from South Gobi Airport, about 4-5 hours) After arriving, have a picnic in the Hongol dunes. Khongor Great Sand Dunes Sightseeing. I also ride a camel. Among the many dunes in the Gobi Desert, the one with an extraordinary scale is the Hongol Great Sand Dunes, 220 km away from South Gobi. With a height of 800m and a width of 3.5km, this large sand dune boasts the highest height in Mongolia. Enjoy the inspiring desert scenery.

Accommodation: Ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

 

Khongor sand dunes

Ongi Temple

After breakfast, drive to Bayanzag by private car . Visit the cliffs of Bayanzag where dinosaurs were found.

Moved to Ongi Temple in Central Gobi.

Accommodation: Ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

 

Ongi Temple

Karakorum

Morning: After visiting Ongi Temple , move to Karakorum. About 5 hours. After arriving in Karakorum, tour the world heritage site of Karakorum. ( Kharakhorum Museum)

Accommodation: Ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

 

Karakorum

Burd

 

In the morning, I left Karakorum sightseeing and moved to Burd in the prairie. About 1.2 hours

Horseback riding experience in the afternoon. After receiving an explanation from a nomad, he experienced horseback riding with his beloved horse. Depart for the grasslands. Enjoy the horseback riding experience. Nomad homestay.

Accommodation: Ger Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Burd

Ulaanbaatar

Morning: Move from Burd to Ulaanbaatar

Afternoon: Ulaanbaatar city tour. Gandan Temple, Dinosaur Museum, Genghis Khan Square, Zaisan Hill, etc.

Watch the performance by the Mongolian Traditional Music Symphony Orchestra at 18:00.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

8th day

Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, drive to Airport by private car. Departure.
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Meals: Breakfast

The above process and time may change locally depending on the weather and road congestion on the day. In that case, please be aware of this in advance and follow the instructions of the local staff.
* Meals may change for box lunch or hotel / restaurant / ger
4WD tour map

Additional Information
  • The above charges are for one person. Depending on the number of participants, you can participate with a great rate plan.
  • You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotels in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp , shower and other useful services (2-4 people per ger) in the countryside. 
  • If one person uses one hotel room, an additional charge of 40USD per night will be charged.
  • There is an additional charge for single use of Tourist Camp Ger. It is 25 USD per night.
  • A professional English speaking guide and a professional driver will guide you!
  • The vehicle will be a dedicated vehicle that applies to the number of people.
  • Meal conditions: As stated in the itinerary (standard 3 courses) .
  • The contents of sightseeing and meals to be provided may change due to local circumstances such as the weather and the postponement of airplane.
  • We also accept requests for additional stays, private guides, private cars, etc., as well as hotel designation and upgrades.
    * Please contact us at the time of application.
  • Additional reservations for Mongolian air tickets are possible. If you wish, please press the Mongolian low-cost airline ticket .
  • Based on the dates of this tour, you can make arrangements such as extending your stay or adding more places to visit. Please feel free to contact us.
Application deadline

 

When applying for a tour, please make a reservation at least 15 days before departure (excluding holidays). If you apply for a tour after that, we will reply to the customer once before making arrangements, and we will start making arrangements after confirming that we can contact you reliably. If the departure date is 7 days or later, we will do our best to accommodate you, so please contact us. (Please note that the cancellation charge will be charged 10 days in advance.) Please check the usage guide before applying.

Price remarks

 

This course is for 2 people or more, but it is possible for 1 person to apply. In that case, an additional charge for one person and an additional charge for a single room will be incurred. Please inquire about the price for one person before applying.

Method of payment

After making a reservation by email and phone, we will send a travel confirmation and invoice to your email . After confirming the invoice, you will transfer 50% of the travel fee to our Mongolian bank account. After confirming payment, it will be an official reservation. The 50% balance will be transferred to our bank account before the start of your trip.

What’s included in the Price?
  • Meals and service charges stated in the travel itinerary
  • Accommodation and service charges stated in the travel itinerary
  • Sightseeing fee ,english speaking guide fee , admission fee stated in the travel itinerary
  • Domestic or local baggage transportation charges

What’s Not included in the Price?

  • Round-trip international air ticket or international train fare
  • Optional tour price and single supplement
  • Overseas travel insurance www.WorldNomads.com
  • Mongolian Visa fee
  • Alcoholic drinks such as beer and liquor

Cancellation fee

 

  • 20% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled 8-10 business days before arrival.
  • 30% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled 5-7 business days before arrival
  • 40% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled 2-4 business days before arrival.
  • 50% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled 1 business day before arrival.
  • 100% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled the day of arrival.
 Transportation All clients will be met at the airport on arrival and taken to the airport for departure. We provide vehicles and a driver according to the size of group ( tour bus,sedan, van or jeep).
Guide All group tour arrangements ( groups of two or more) include the exclusive service of English (or Russian, Japanese, Spanish and German) speaking guide. Guides for other languages are available upon request.