This is where your adventure begins

The desert vegetation is sparse, yet the animals that belong to the nomadic families of the Gobi seem to be fatter and healthier than any others.

Don't miss this undiscovered country

There are so many things in Mongolia that you wouldn't expect. It is a country of contrasts and the unexpected often happens. You should come prepared and with an open mind.

The best way to see Mongolia

Experience a variety of Mongolia's landscapes including desert, mountain, steppe and forest. Accommodation overnight will in traditional ger camps in the most beautiful locations.

Every day is different - and equally amazing

All our guided tours will take you to some of the most remote parts of Mongolia and will give you opportunities to see their fascinating nomadic lifestyle.

Wondering where to go for your next impressive hiking trip?

If you're looking for an opportunity to get away from the crowds and the hassle of everyday life then a visit to Mongolia will give you the greatest opportunity to revive your spirit.

Year : 16 - 25 August 2017 | Size : min 4 people | Type : Hiking
Location : South Mongolia | Duration : 10 Days | Price : $2195/pp

This is an overland journey starting from Ulaanbaatar, through Middle Gobi and south to the Gobi Desert near the border with Inner Mongolia in China. We cover a distance of 1700 kilometers by jeep in 8 days, but allow time each day for some gentle hiking in some of the most spectacular places. The varied scenery includes dramatic granite mountains, pink sandstone cliffs, an ice filled canyon, big sand dunes at the end of the Altai mountain range, as well as fertile rolling hills and desert flats.

  • Gurvansaikhan Mountains
  • Eagle's Mouth Canyon
  • Khongor Sand Dunes
  • Ongii Hiid Monastery Ruins


Whilst on tour all nights will be spent in traditional ger camps, which vary enormously in location, size and services. We travel by jeep during the day, arriving in the afternoon, after which you will be free to go walking to explore the surrounding area. There will be full vehicle support and all luggage and equipment will be carried in the jeeps.

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

THIS ITINERARY IS SUITABLE FOR ANYONE IN GOOD HEALTH.


  • DAY 1

    Arrive in   'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Afternoon or evening meet the tour leader and rest of group. Overnight in hotel.

  • DAY 2

    Set off from Ulaanbaatar city and onto the road leading south to the Gobi. The road is black-topped for a while, then soon becomes a rough jeep track as it crosses the green rolling hills of Tuv (“Central”) Province. Drive on to   'Baga Gazriin Chuluu' a mountain of unusual granite rocks which are home to ibex, marmots, steppe fox and plenty of birds of prey. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 3

    Travel through Mandalgov, the capital town of Dundgov Province and continue across the open steppe of Middle Gobi to   'Tsagaan Suvraga', an amazing series of cliffs, white and pink limestone rock formations taking the appearance of stalagmites up to 30 meters high. It is an excellent site for some out-of-the-ordinary photography. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 4

    The track to Dalanzadgad, capital of Umnogov Province (“South Gobi”) has little traffic, even though we are travelling on the main road. This is Mongolia as one imagines it – distant horizons, dry rocky earth and a huge blue sky. The town appears like a mirage and it takes nearly two hours to reach it after seeing it from a far. Overnight ger camp situated within view of the   'Gobi Gurvansaikhan' mountains.

  • DAY 5

    Ride up into the mountains of the Gurvansaikhan Uul (“Three Beautiful Mountains”). This national park is so unexpected in the middle of the desert and it is a delight to feel so cool in the deep canyon where sunlight reaches for only a few minutes each day. After walking into   'Yolyn Am' (the “Vulture’s Mouth”) we drive westwards at the foot of the mountains to   'Khongoryn Els' where huge sand dunes meet the end of the Altai mountain range. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 6

    Leaving the golden dunes behind us we ride through a wonderful mountain pass and on to Bulgan village. Not far from here is Bayanzag, a forest of rare   'Saksaul' trees and the   'Flaming Cliffs' where many dinosaur remains have been found and Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the first dinosaur eggs during his expedition of the 1920s. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 7

    Today we travel north-east to Mandal-Ovoo and then to Saikhan-Ovoo. Here, on a bend in the Ongi river, are the remains of   'Ongii Hiid' monastery on each bank of the river. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 8

    Continue northwards through Middle Gobi to reach   'Zorgol Khairkhan', a dramatic granite mountain with bizarre rock formations jutting out against the skyline. Overnight ger camp.

  • DAY 9

    As we return to Ulaanbaatar, the landscape becomes gradually greener and more mountainous. Even close to the city people still live the traditional lifestyle; there are more horses and less camels than we encountered in the Gobi. We expect to arrive in Ulaanbaatar in the early afternoon. Overnight in   'Continental Hotel'.

  • DAY 10

    Departure.

  • USD   2195/pp Tour price is based on a group of 4 people.  We accept other major currencies.


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Gobi Desert Hiking Tour Map

Starting from the capital, Ulaanbaatar, travel overland across Central Province and Middle Gobi to the Gobi Desert which borders Inner Mongolia in China. The furthest point of the trip is the sand dunes of Khongor Els which stretch for 100 kilometers, meeting the end of Asia's great Altai mountain range. Return north by a different route which includes the "Flaming Cliffs" near Bayanzag and the monastery of Ongii Hiid beside the Ongii river. We will be staying at traditional ger camps along the way.

Tour Information:

Gobi Desert overland and walking tour description and details. Read the following information about this trip:

  •   This overland route is mainly on rough jeep tracks
  •   Accommodation on tour is always in ger camps
  •   Breakfast and dinner served at ger camps
  •   Picnic will be a packed lunch
  •   Walking distance as per own personal preference
  •   This tour is guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 people
  •   We accept other major currencies
  •   Daily driving distance between 4 - 7 hours

The following items are included in the price of the tour:

  •   All Meals (except Ulaanbaatar)
  •   2 Nights Hotel "Continental"
  •   Traditional Tourist Ger Camps
  •   Entrance Fees
  •   Tour Support Vehicle
  •   All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
  •   Bottled Mineral Water
  •   English Speaking Guide

The following items will be in addition to the price of the tour:

  •   International Flight
  •   Visa Cost
  •   Airport Transfers
  •   Alcohol and Soft Drinks
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Highlights of this motorbike tour. The places you will see along the way:

  •   Baga Gazriin Chuluu
  •   White Stupa
  •   Vulture's Mouth Canyon
  •   Khongor Els Dunes
  •   Flaming Cliffs
  •   Saksaul Gobi Trees
  •   Ongii Ruins
  •   Zorgol Khairkhan

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