Camel riding journey among Khongor sand dune

Camel riding journey among Khongor sand dune

$2530 / Per Person

  • Duration

    9 Days
  • Tour category

    Active & Adventure tours
  • Tour code

    SN-S0017
TOUR OVERVIEW

At glance:

  • Get out the typical sightseeing tours and make your lifetime adventure in the Mongolian Gobi
  • Experience the tranquility of Gobi and boost your confidence with two-humped camel
  • Meet local camel herder and contribute their lived by renting their camel
  • Experience the epic culture of camel breeding and witness the daily routine of a typical camel herder

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ROUTE:
Camel riding journey
Camel riding journey
Camel & Nomadic boy
Camel & Nomadic boy
Caravan from above
Caravan from above
Camel
Camel

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TOUR SUMMARY:

Days Main activities Accommodation Meals
Day 1 Ulaanbaatar city tour Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Khongor sand dune Ger camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Camel-riding day: Uujim valley Ger camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Camel-riding day Ayaldai irmeg Tented camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Camel-riding day Duhum Lake valley Tented camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Dungenee and Yoliin am Ger camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Bayanzag: Flaming cliffs Ger camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Ulaanbaatar Ulaanbaatar hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Departure

TOUR PRICE:

$2530 Per Person

Single supplement: $210

Please inquiry special price for group at [email protected]

PACKAGE INCLUDED
Private English speaking guide, Tourist Ger camp, Entrance fees, Transportation,
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
Local flight, Ulaanbaatar city tour, Travel & medical insurance, Personal equipment, Alcoholic drinks and beverages,

Guided privately! However, you are a single person, a couple, or a group; you will have your own guide and driver for all airport pickups, drop-offs, and daily excursions.  

Choose Your Own dates! This is not a fixed-departure-date tour. Just let us know the dates that you want to travel to Mongolia we will manage everything.  

Customizable! Do you want to travel longer or shorter or want to explore more? Please let us know, and we will design the itinerary and cost again for you.

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar city tour

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to hotel and relax Afternoon city tour in Ulaanbaatar. The capital city has been moved 29 times to finally settle down by the bank Tuul River. 100 years ago, with the name Urguu, Ulaanbaatar was all yurt felt dweller nomad town. This morning we visit Sukhbaatar square, the heart of the city. Continue to Natural History Museum, which houses numerous exhibits on the geography, flora, and fauna of Mongolia and dinosaur skeletons excavated from the Gobi. Visit the Gandantegchinlen Monastery, a Mongolian Buddhist monastery in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar that has been restored and revitalized since 1990. The Tibetan name translates to the "Great Place of Complete Joy" In the afternoon, visit the National History Museum that displays exhibits showing the traces of the first human community in the land of Mongolia throughout the glorious history of the nomadic nation. Enjoy a Mongolian traditional concert including throat singing, Morin Khuur, and contortions followed by dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Hotel

Day 2. Khongor sand dune

This early morning, transfer to the airport for flight to the South Gobi and the town of Dalanzadgad, the provincial capital of South Gobi Province.

Fly: Ulaanbaatar / Dalanzadgad MR 111 0620/0740 (1h 20m)

Drive to Khongor sand dune well known as Singing Dune. As the sand move due to winds or is in the process of collapse due to small avalanches, a strong sound is made giving it the name "Singing Sands. A French team has explained this phenomenon due to a thin surface coating of slate over the sand grains causing the sand to make a resonant sound. The sound is attributed to heat, the weather conditions in the desert, and to the avalanche effect caused by the sand particles moving harmoniously. The northern border of the dunes is skirted by a small river, the Hongoriin gol, where green pastures are noted. The river is sourced by subterranean flows from the mountains forming its valley. Grazing by camels and horses of the nomadic population of the area was noted.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Ger camp

Day 3. Camel-riding day: Uujim valley

Today is the day your adventure in the Gobi desert starts. In the morning, we will meet a local camel herder who will take you on 4 days camel riding tour among sand dune. We will ride the camel towards the southeast among the southern side of the dune. Riding time: 5-6 hours Distance: 20km

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Ger camp

Day 4. Camel-riding day Ayaldai irmeg

Today we are riding among the vast valley on the southern side of the dune. Riding time: 5-6 hours Distance: 23km

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Tented camp

Day 5. Camel-riding day Duhum Lake valley

Today is your last day on a camel. We will reach Duhum Lake which is located in the middle of the Gobi desert. The lake is the best place for migrating birds. Overnight in tented camp.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Tented camp

Day 6. Dungenee and Yoliin am

This morning we will meet drivers. After breakfast continues, your tour to Yoliin am and drive throughout Dungenee canyon. Visit Yoliin Am (Lammergeyer) Valley National Park for trekking and the opportunity to photograph the stunning landscape. Return to the camp. Dinner and free time in the evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Ger camp

Day 7. Bayanzag: Flaming cliffs

Today we will continue our tour to Bayanzag Flaming cliffs with the alternative Mongolian name of Red cliffs refers to the red or orange color of the sandstone cliffs during sunrise and sunset), is a region of the Gobi Desert in southern Mongolia, in which important fossil finds have been made. It was given this name by American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews, who visited in the 1920s. The area is most famous for yielding the first discovery of a dinosaur egg nest. Other finds in the area include specimens of Velociraptor and eutherian mammals. Overnight in ger camp.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Ger camp

Day 8. Ulaanbaatar

Early in the morning, drive to Dalanzadgad town to take a flight to Ulaanbaatar.

Fly: Dalanzadgad / Ulaanbaatar MR 112 0810/0930 (1h 20m)

Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon free time for shopping.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • Ulaanbaatar hotel

Day 9. Departure

Check out the hotel and transfer to the airport for international departure. End of service.

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