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The Gobi Desert Tour - BMT 5/2

A surprise awaits you at every corner of the Gobi Desert. However the bleak, vast and silent the place may seem, the colossal sand dunes, ice-filled canyons, dinosaur fossils and the Mirror Rock will never disappoint you. It is not only a major contributor to the history, but also the home to many flora and fauna.

Duration: 11 days & 10 nights
Starting time: From 15th of June to 24th of June From 20th of July to 29th of July From 10th of August to 19th of August
Availability: From 15th of June to 24th of June From 20th of July to 29th of July From 10th of August to 19th of August
Tour code: BMT 5/2
Tour cost: from $1800 USA

The tour covers landscapes and sites around Uvurkhangai and Dundgovi Province. We promise you an eco-tour featuring the nomadic life and culture, exquisite creations of nature, the wildlife, colossal sand dunes, ice-filled canyons, so forth and so on.

 

Brief itinerary

1.      Your arrival in Ulaanbaatar

2.      Elsen Tasarkhai

3.      Kharkhorin

4.      Ongi Monastery

5.      Flaming Cliffs

6.      Khongoryn Els

7.      Yolyn Am

8.      Tsagaan Suvraga

9.      Baga Gazriin Chuluu

10.  City tour of Ulaanbaatar

11.  Your departure from Ulaanbaatar

 

Additional information
Tours can be customized at tourists’ request
The itinerary will be changed in case of unfavorable weather conditions

Day 1: We will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the hotel. Your travel destinations are mostly hot and windy, so please make preparations for the tour beforehand.

Day 2: We will set-off to a rare beauty of nature, the Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes of 80km long and 5km wide located in Uvurkhangai Province. This is where the extremes of nature meet, the small golden sands of desert running along a river, swaying with shrubberies near a forest surrounded by mountains. We will spend the day here and rest in a nearby tourist camp.             (B + L + D = Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 3: Moving along to see the ruins of the ancient town of Kharkhorin, the world heritage site which, once, served as the capital of the Mongol Empire. Nearby is the Erdene Zuu Monastery, the earliest surviving Buddhist monastery. The temple went through periods of neglect and prosperity and is now, finally, an active Buddhist monastery as well as a museum open to tourists. (B + L + D)

Day 4: Next, we will visit the Ongi Monastery located in Saikhan-Ovoo soum of Dundgovi Province. It was one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia before the 1937 communist purges. In 2004, monks rebuilt a small temple, using some original beams from the old ruined monastery. Also, there is a small museum beside the monastery showcasing some artefacts found at the site, many of which were hidden by monks to save them from the purges. (B + L + D)

Day 5: Our next stop is the Flaming Cliffs, a region of the Gobi Desert in the Umnugovi Province. It is renowned for yielding the first discovery of dinosaur eggs. The name represents the glowing red hue of the sandstones at sunset. (B + L + D)

Day 6: Continuing on, we will get to the top of the most spectacular and largest sand dunes in Mongolia. The Khongoryn Els (a.k.a Duut Mankhan meaning “Singing Sands”) is up to 300m high and the views of the desert from the sandy summit are wonderful. The northern border of the dunes is skirted by a small river, the Khongoryn Gol, where green pastures are noted. (B + L + D)

Day 7: Move along to the Yolyn Am, a deep gorge with a dramatic rocky cliffs and narrow, heavily shaded canyons that allow sheets of blue-veined ice to survive well into the summer. (B + L + D)

Day 8: Next, we will head to the Tsagan Suvarga, a name given by local people to an impressively eroded cliff. Over millions of years various changes in the environment have produced its famous colored layers. The formation is over 50 meters at its highest point and it is a sheer slope, which from a distance seems to be the ruins of an ancient city. (B + L + D)

Day 9: Nearing the end of the tour, we will visit the Baga gazriin Chuluu, mountains of granite stone massifs and scree located in Dundgovi Province. The place is also near to other attractions, such as the Ger Chuluu with life-size petroglyphs, Jargalant Cave, Sudutiin Am /a valley/ and a spring supposedly good for eyesight. (B + L + D)

Day 10: We will return to Ulaanbaatar and have a quick tour around the city. Our first stop is the Gandantegchinlen Monastery with the 26m tall statue of Avalokiteśvara in it. Next, we will have small visits on the National Museum of Mongolia History, Government Palace at the Chinggis Square and Zaisan Memorial hill to view the city from above. At the end, enjoy the Tumen-Ekh ensemble, featuring traditional song, music, dance and contortion. (B + L + D)

Day 11: We will drive you to your airport and see you off.

DISCOUNT CONDITIONS

Infants under age of 0-3 years are 100% free of charge

Children under age of 4-12 years have 50% discount

Inclusions

•   Guiding and interpreting service

•   Transportation in a fully-equipped vehicle with a driver.

•   Full-course meals at a tourist camp

•   Entrance fees, tickets and admissions for the above-listed activities

•   Supply of bottled water and snacks, daily

•   Pick-up and drop service /e.g From airport to hotel/

 

Exclusions

•   Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar

•   Flight and train tickets

•   Travel insurances /medical, trip or personal/

•   Personal expenses

 

Additional information

1. Please send your request via our online booking or contact via our email, Begmontour@gmail.com.

2.  For more information, please contact +976 88551155.

3. Our travel consultants will have your booking confirmed within 24 hours.

4. Your booking will be confirmed after 30% of the payment is done in advance. Master and Visa are accepted.

5. You will be notified via email or call when your booking is confirmed.

6. Enjoy your trip in Mongolia. 

2018-07-15 2018-08-19 One person $2800 USA Availability: From 15th of June to 24th of June From 20th of July to 29th of July From 10th of August to 19th of August Book now
Two person $2500 USA
Three person $2000 USA
Four or more people $1800 USA

Accomodations

Worldwide hotel chains and guest houses with three to five stars are always at your service in Ulaanbaatar. Hotel reservations are not included in our service, hence a reservation on your behalf is desired. Nonetheless, we are ready to make hotel reservations on your behalf at your request

Recommended hotels:

  • Shangri-La
  • Holiday inn
  • Grand Hill Hotel
  • Ramada Hotel
  • Kempinski Khan Palace
  • ICHMON Hotel
  • Bayangol Hotel
  • Ulaanbaatar Hotel
  • Flower Hotel

 

Road conditions

The vast majority of Mongolia's official road network are simple cross-country tracks. Therefore, tours to rural areas are made on unmaintained roads. Nevertheless, main roads connecting the center of Provinces have network of surfaced roads

 

Ger

Ger is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes. Individual gers are simple, cozy and comfortable, usually kitted out with two, three or four wooden beds with bedding, table and chairs. Tourists generally stay in Ger camps with a choice of Felt Ger, Wooden house or Block Ger. Most Ger camps are equipped with a toilet and shower block and have electricity running from a central generator

 

Food

Mongolian cuisine is a staple food in Mongolia tours, however, Asian & Europian cuisine is also served at your request. A full-course meal of breakfast, lunch and dinner is served throughout the tour. Takeout meal is also prepared for long-distance touring

 

Baggage allowance

The baggage allowance vary per airline and depend on the class, type of ticket and flight destination. Business class flights generally have baggage allowance of 32kg, while economy class flights have 20 kg and local flights have 10 kg. Hence a maximum weight of 20 kg baggage is recommended