The trip cover one of the best travel destinations of Mongolia in shortest possible time with peace of mind and experiencing local culture along with natural beauties. This tour takes to the most popular tour destinations, most interesting national parks, Mongolian nomadic culture and much more!
It is best experience of Mongolia and a very natural, cultural and discovery tour. Apart from enjoying the splendid sceneries, national parks and visit nomadic families, you learn a lot from our unique culture and lifestyle.
Also, this trip combines with the most colorful and amazing Naadam festival; held every year in July and all Mongolians celebrate the three manly sports of horse racing, archery and wrestling.
The festival registered with the Intangible Heritage Fund of UNESCO.

Tour Information
  • Tour Code: S6-4
  • Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
  • When: 10 June - 10 September
  • Start/ End point: Ulaanbaatar
  • Tour Category: Private Tour

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PROGRAM

Day 1. Karakorum & Erdenezuu Buddhist Monastery

At 8am, you will meet your tour guide in your hotel lobby, and then drive to Kharkhorin – is a small village, and one of the country’s major tourist destinations and historically known as Karakorum city. Karakorum was once the capital of the Mongol Empire, which was the largest contiguous empire in the World history. In 1220, Karakorum was founded by Genghis Khan along the crossroads of the Silk Road. The city flourished with wealth and culture, especially as artists and intellectuals were brought over from Europe to enhance the Eurasian capital.
On the way, we will have lunch at Ger camp.
Upon arrival at the village, we will the museum of Karakorum and explore the symbolic ruins of the ancient city.
Continue to visit the magnificent and the oldest Buddhist Monastery complex of Erdene Zuu surrounded by 108 stupas, which are built in the 16th century. The monastery is still active, and there are temple museums and buildings where monks live and pray. Here you can see interesting listen to monk chanting Buddhist sutras.
Dinner and overnight at tourist Ger camp near to the village.

Accommodation: Ger Camp. Meals: Lunch and Dinner. Total distance: 360km, ~6hrs.

Day 2. Ongi River valley, Middle Gobi

In the morning, we will drive towards to Ongi. This small mountainous area along the Ongi River makes a good resting place to break a trip between the two major destinations. Ongi temple was established in 1660 and once composed of 30 temples, 4 big Buddhism universities. It was destroyed by the communist purges of the 1930s and is being restored by a number of monks. Nowadays that one temple serves as a museum.
After check-in and some time of refreshment at Ger camp, we explore the area and ruins of the monastery. The views of the ruins, river, Ger camps and the surrounding area are very impressive, you can see from any of the nearby hills.
There are available pleasant massage and sauna at the camp.

Accommodation: Ger Camp. Meals: Breakfast, boxed Lunch, Dinner. Total distance: 270km, ~5.5hrs.

Day 3. Ongi steppe – Bayanzag (flaming cliffs), Gobi

After breakfast, we will drive to the Bayanzag which is a famous for the first discovery of fossilized dinosaur’s eggs. We will travel through the huge open landscape called Ongi steppe, which is over 80km wide steppe in the Gobi zone.
The Gobi Desert is one of the most popular travel routes in Mongolia, the habitat of the rarest animals and a unique natural landscape. The area is often imagined as a lifeless desert like in many other parts of the world. In reality, most part of the Gobi Desert is a land of steppes, sands, mountains and it is the home for camel breeders rich with wildlife and vegetation.
Check-in, lunch and time for refreshment at tourist Ger camp near to the Bayanzag.
In the early evening, take a short drive to the legendary Flamming Cliffs, well known for red tall hillocks formed as a result of wind and water erosion which look like fire in the middle of the desert from distance at sunrise and sunset. It was here in 1923 that American expedition leaded by Dr. Roy Chapman Andrews found the first nest of dinosaurs eggs the world had ever seen. Their findings proved to the world that dinosaurs laid eggs.
Continue to explore the area. This valley is beautiful combination of Gobi landscape, dramatic formations of red tall hillocks, taluses, hills and some saxaul trees.
Return to the Ger camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ger Camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Total distance: 170km, driving for ~3.5hrs.

Day 4. Khongor, the largest sand dune in Gobi Desert

After breakfast, at 9am our trip will continue driving west to the extraordinary sand dunes of Khongor through some incredible desert scenery with flat, stony plains; outcrops of vegetation; hills of interesting rock formations; and herds of wild antelope racing across the plains.
This is one of the most scenic areas of Gobi. The dunes rise abruptly from the plain, in some places reaching a height of 300 meters, and extend over an area between 2-12 km in width and 180 km in length.
Upon we arrive near to the sand dunes, we will have lunch and relax at tourist Ger camp until Gobi hot temperature decrease.
In the early evening, we will drive to visit a local camel herder family in their Ger (yurt), explore their daily nomadic life of way.
The Khongor sand dunes are the perfect place for Bactrian camel riding. After becoming familiar with the equipment and the basics of riding a camel, explore the sand dunes atop these beautiful animals. Mongolia is home to 2/3 of the two-humped Bactrian camels in the world.
You also have the opportunity to explore the area on foot instead of the camel ride.
Also, we will explore a beautiful green oasis known as Seruun bulag near the sand dune and Khongor River.
Afterwards, we will hike and climb up to the Singing Dune, one of the highest dunes. From the top of the sand dunes, the view of the desert is awesome and amazing sunshine panorama of sand dunes. When it is windy some of the dunes give a strange sound like the engines of an aero plane, for which they are named the “singing dunes”.
Dinner and overnight at the Ger camp.

Accommodation: Ger Camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Total distance: 170km, driving for ~4hrs.

Day 5. Dungenee Canyon – Yol valley (Eagle valley)

You can wake early to the sight of the sun rising over the vast Gobi landscape.
Following breakfast, to the Yol Valley. The valley is the one of the beautiful natural secrets in “Three Beauties of Gobi” Mt. National Park and surrounded deep canyon with high rocky cliffs and keeps some ice at the end of a canyon until mid of July depending on warming. This valley is originally established to conserve birdlife in the region.
After lunch at local café in Bayandalai village for lunch, we will drive through another beautiful a canyon of Dungenee. There are possible to observe wild animals, such as ibex, mouflon, or even argali sheep.
Once arrived at the Yol valley, we will enjoy hiking through grassy meadows, small streams, long and narrow valley covered with wild flowers and Gobi plants.  You may be lucky enough to spot wild sheep and goat, grazing high on the cliff walls. It takes over 2 hours for round way hiking through the valley and canyon. Don’t want to do hiking here, there are available to rent a bike and horse riding.
Take a short drive to Ger camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ger Camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Total distance: 220km, driving for ~5.5hrs.

Day 6. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

We will get up early and transferred to the local airport for morning fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Early this morning, maybe you will have chance to see how the sunrise in the Gobi.
Upon arrival at the city airport, you will have transferred to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast. Total distance: 50km, ~1.5hrs.

Tour Price & Booking

Travelling PartyTour Price: per person (pp)
1 personUS$ 2195 pp
2 personsUS$ 1395 pp
3 personsUS$ 1180 pp
4 personsUS$ 1080 pp
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Remark: The prices above are based on two persons sharing one room/Ger. If you prefer a single room/Ger on your own, please pay single room supplement. It is no additional charge in case triple share.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included in the Price?

  • Private English-speaking tour guide,
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    Best Tourist Ger camps – 5 nights,
  • All relevant transfers and transportation with private vehicle,
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary: Breakfast: 5, Lunch: 6 and Dinner: 5
  • All entrance fees as listed in the itinerary,
  • Complementary drink water during the tour,
  • 4 % of total payment as a bank charge for online payment with Master/Visa credit cards,
  • All government, local taxes and service charges

What’s Not included in the Price?

  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping and other personal expenses
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Just a Kindly Reminder

  1. A private tour guide and a driver with an air-conditioned car will serve only for you. No other travelers will join in your group.
  2. This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan.

Reservation Notes

  • Full payment is required to confirm this trip!
  • A deposit 20% of total cost is required to confirm this trip! Balance must be paid at least 30 days prior to the trip start date.
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  • When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation email, which includes the confirmed detailed itinerary.
  • On the morning of your tour departure date, our tour guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel, holding a sign with your name and our company logo on it.
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FAQ / Help

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  1. We accept online payment with Master/Visa cards only for deposit to confirm the trip. No additional bank charge for the online payment!
  2. The cash payment is accepted in special cases only.

Cancellation refunds will be calculated as of the date we receive cancellation request:

  1. No less than 30 days prior to scheduled departure date: 10% of the full payment per person.
  2. 30 to 15 days prior to scheduled departure date: 20% of the full payment per person.
  3. 14 to 7 days prior to scheduled departure date: 50% of the full payment per person.
  4. 6 to 0 days prior to scheduled departure date: 100% of the full payment per person.

We strongly recommend you protect yourself by purchasing travel insurance.
Mongolia Short Tours Agency will not refund any losses due to missing or incorrect information.

The Ger Camp is a kind of hotel that serves customers with Gers instead of hotel rooms and always located at the best viewing spot. It’s most popular accommodation type for countryside trip in Mongolia that consists of 30-40 Gers (yurt), a restaurant and some entertainment facilities. More information: Tourist Ger Camp

During your trip in Mongolia you will be served mostly with European style meals and sometimes you will have authentic Mongolian meals.
Lunches and dinners consist of 3 – 4 courses (soup or/and salad, main dish, desert) and bottled water.
If you require special meals due to religious, medical limitation and vegetarian food, please inform us so that arrangements can be made in advance.

> 1st best months: June, July and August.
> 2nd best months: mid of May and September