5 days tour of Gobi desert

Classic Mongolian Tours

5 days tour of Gobi desert

On this short tour you will be able to visit the world famous Gobi desert and Kharkhorin city

Price: from $750 per person
Transport: domestic flight and 4x4 vehicle
Difficulty: moderate

Day 1- Kharkhorin

After breakfast at your hotel, at 8am your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby to set off to Kharkhorin, the ancient city of Мongolian empire. Stop over at Elsen Tasarkhai which is small sand dunes formed in the steppe. After short stop and leg stretch carry on with the driving to visit Erdenezuu monastery and Kharkhorin museum. Visit a local nomadic family in a ger and see their traditional way of living. You are welcome to participate in cooking, herding and milking livestocks. If anything it is encouraged. Enjoy horse riding by the Orkhon river. Overnight in a ger camp (Ger camp, B, L, D)

Day 2- Ongi monastery

Early in the morning, after breakfast with the nomads, drive south down to Ongi monastery. It was one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia but got destroyed during communist revolution of 1920s. Stay at Secret of Ongi ger camp. Enjoy ger building lesson and MONGOLIAN traditional food experience, “khorkhog”. There will be a traditional costume show in the evening. We recommend full body massage here (not included in the tour cost) which needs to be booked in advance as the slots get full early on. (Ger camp, B, L, D)

Day 3- Khongor sand dunes

After breakfast drive further south to Khongor sand dunes. It is known as the singing sand dunes and the highlight of Gobi desert. Stay with camel herding family and enjoy camel riding by the sand dunes. (Ger camp, B, L, D)

Day 4- Yol valley

After breakfast drive to the east to Yol valley. It literally means the Vulture’s mouth and it is easy to see why when you get there as the entrance resembles a gigantic vulture. The interior is some of the best hiking in all of Mongolia, stunning high valley walls, ice fields and short scrambles up and down slick rock faces. Stay overnight in a ger camp. (Ger camp, B, L, D)

Day 5-Ulaanbaatar

Early in the morning fly to Ulaanbaatar. After lunch have a half day city tour including Choijin temple and Sukhbaatar square. Stay overnight in a hotel. (B, L, D)

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