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Gobi and horseback tour 13 days/ 12 nights

DAY 1 Baga Gazariin Chuluu

We will pick you up from your hotel or guesthouse at 8:30 am. Then our tour will head to the Rock Formations. Baga Gazariin Chuluu is a huge area of rocks, 15 km long and 10 km wide, in the Middle Gobi. It’s famous for its beautiful views, with rough rocks that look different from the sandy desert around. You can walk around the rocks, go for a hike, and enjoy the special scenery.

Distance: 285km ( 5h drive on paved/ dirt road ) Lunch/ Dinner
Gobi desert Tours

DAY 2 Tsagaan Suvarga

Today, we will explore Tsagaan Suvarga, also known as the ‘White Stupa.’ The cliffs of Tsagaan Suvarga exhibit a stunning array of colors, ranging from white and yellow to red and orange. These vibrant hues are the result of different minerals and clay compositions in the rock layers. You can enjoy hiking around this colorful Stupa.

Distance: 255km ( 5h drive on paved/dirt road ) Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Gobi desert Tour

DAY 3 Yol Valley

Yol Valley is a beautiful narrow valley in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park in Mongolia. Tall cliffs and rocks add to the valley’s stunning appearance. You can explore the towering cliffs, narrow passages, and even come across a glacier that doesn’t melt until the end of June. Enjoy a leisurely hike and capture the charming landscapes and wildlife through photography.

Distance: 225km ( 5h drive on paved road ) Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
Gobi desert Tour

DAY 4 Khongor sand dunes

Khongor Sand Dunes are among the largest sand dunes in Mongolia, covering an area of 180 kilometers in length. The tallest dunes, reaching heights of up to 800 meters, are in the northwestern part of the range. Climbing these dunes can be tough for many people. But when you get to the top, you’ll see an amazing view of the desert. Experience riding on the endangered two-humped Bactrian camels. 

Distance: 180km ( 5h drive on paved/dirt road ) Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
Gobi desert Tour

DAY 5 Bayanzag

Today, we will be driving to Bayanzag. Bayanzag, also known as The Flaming Cliffs, is famous for its historical events, dinosaur fossils, and the very first discovery of dinosaur eggs. American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews, known for leading a series of expeditions, named this site “Flaming Cliffs” because the colors become even more vibrant, especially at sunset. 

Distance: 130km ( 5-6h drive on dirt road ) Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
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DAY 6 Ongi Monastery

Ongi Monastery is located at the foot of Mount Saikhan Ovoo, near the village of Saikhan Ovoo in the province of Dundgovi. The monastery was one of the largest and most respected monasteries in Mongolia before it was destroyed in 1939 by the communist authorities. Even though there isn’t much left, it’s still interesting to visit and explore the ruins.

Distance: 150km ( 5h drive on dirt road ) Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Ongi Monastery

DAY 7 Orkhon Valley

Orkhon Valley is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, featuring rolling grasslands, lush meadows, and striking volcanic formations. In addition to its natural beauty, the valley is home to nomadic herders who preserve traditional Mongolian ways of life. The pristine and unspoiled surroundings offer excellent opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. The Orkhon Valley is one of the highlights of Gobi and horseback adventure tours.

Distance: 380km ( 7-8h drive on dirt road ) Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Orkhon waterfall

DAY 8 Start the Horse Trip to the 8 lakes

Exploring the Eight Lakes in Mongolia is a chance to enjoy beautiful scenery and learn about the area’s history and culture. It’s a great destination for travelers who love adventure and nature. These lakes were created by volcanic activity long ago in the late Neogene period.

Distance: (approx 25 km, 4-5 hours ride) Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
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DAY 9 Continue Horse Trek to 8 Lakes

Continue on an exciting Gobi and horseback adventure to the north through the Eight Lakes. During this adventure, you can expect breathtaking landscapes, cultural immersion, and unforgettable memories in the heart of the Khangai Mountains. Enjoy the panoramic view of the lakes.

Distance: (approx 25 km, 4-5 hours ride) Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Eight Lakes

DAY 10 Horse trek to Buurug valley

Today, we will leave the lovely lakes behind and head toward the Orkhon Valley. Cherish every moment as you Horseback Tour through this incredible location. Learn about the diverse flora and fauna of the area, and visit local nomadic families to experience their way of life.

Distance: (approx 25 km, 4-5 hours ride) Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Gobi and horseback adventure

DAY 11 Horse Trek to Orkhon waterfall

Continue the horseback tour to Orkhon Waterfall. The landscape changes into a flat and wide valley. Enjoy the waterfall near the Orkhon River and hike alongside the deep canyon. This will be the final day of Horseback riding. Relax at a tourist camp and reflect on the horse trek adventure.

Distance: (approx 25 km, 4-5 hours ride) Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
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DAY 12 Kharkhorum

Kharkhorum was the capital of the Mongol Empire from 1235 to 1263. Today, Kharkhorum is a small village and one of Mongolia’s major tourist destinations. Explore the Erdene Zuu Monastery, built in 1585 on the ruins of the ancient city; it is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia. 

Distance: 130km ( 4h drive on dirt/paved road ) Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

DAY 13 Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we’ll head from Kharkhorin to Ulaanbaatar and drop you off at your booked hotel or guesthouse. Experience the thrilling Gobi and horseback adventure with us!

Distance: 385km ( 6h drive on paved road ) Breakfast/ Lunch

Gobi and horseback adventure

We offer two different types of tour arrangements for our customers.

  • The standard tour includes Standard Ger Camps, which offer an alternative type of hotel accommodation.

  • The budget tour includes Ger Guesthouses, which are operated by nomadic families.

Standard Package

2 person-$2570 per person

3 person-$2140 per person

4 person-$2110 per person

5 and more-$1790 per person


*Breakfast- 12, Lunch- 13, Dinner-13
*Ger camp 9 nights, Ger Guesthouse 3 night
*English speaking tour guide
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
*Camel riding 1h
* Horse riding
*Local horse guide
*Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
*Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)
* Pick up and drop off at the airport or train station

Not Included

-International Airfare and Mongolia visa fee
-Personal items
-Alcoholic drinks and snacks
-Travel insurance
-Accommodation in UB
-Gratuities for guides and drivers

Budget Package

2 person-$1925 per person

3 person-$1750 per person

4 person-$1620 per person

5 and more-$1430 per person


*Breakfast- 12, Lunch- 13, Dinner-12
*Ger Guesthouse 12 nights
*English speaking tour assistant/cook
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
*Camel riding 1h
* Horse riding
*Local horse gudie
*Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
*Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)
*Pick up and drop off at the airport or train station

Not Included

International Airfare and Mongolia visa fee
-Personal items
-Alcoholic drinks and snacks
-Travel insurance
-Accommodation in UB
-Gratuities for guides and drivers

About Gobi and horseback adventure 13 days

Gobi and horseback adventure tour offers a well-rounded experience, blending nature, history, adventure, and culture, making it an unforgettable journey through the diverse landscapes of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert and Orkhon Valley. Riding horses in Mongolia is a great way to explore its vast landscapes and experience its unique culture.

Highlights of Gobi and horseback adventure

The 13-day Gobi and horseback adventure tour offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure. In the Gobi, you can explore the sand dunes, canyons, and unique rock formations. A gobi and horseback adventure in Mongolia includes staying with local nomadic families in traditional gers (yurts). 

Baga Gazarin Chuluu: Explore special rocks and hills that make a beautiful landscape. Hike through rocky terrain and take stunning photos of the desert scenery.

Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa): Marvel at eye-catching white and red limestone rock formations that resemble ancient stupas. Capture the colorful cliffs against the blue sky.

Yol Valley : Hike through the breathtaking beauty of a deep, narrow canyon surrounded by tall cliffs.

Khongor Sand Dunes: Climb to the top of the dunes to take in the panoramic views. Enjoy camel riding.

Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs): Discover the famous red sandstone cliffs, renowned for dinosaur fossils. Enjoy breathtaking sunset views as they turn fiery red.

Orkhon Valley: Discover the picturesque Orkhon River Valley, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Stunning Landscapes: Riding on horseback allows you to fully immerse yourself in these natural wonders. You will reach places where few tourists venture, offering a more authentic and off-the-beaten-path experience.

Nomadic Culture: Mongolia is known for its rich nomadic culture. Meeting and staying with nomadic families in traditional gers (yurts) gives you a firsthand look at their way of life, their warm hospitality, and their unique traditions.

Adventure and Freedom: Riding horses in Mongolia gives you a sense of freedom and adventure as you navigate the vast open spaces, forging your own path and discovering new horizons.

Kharkhorum (Karakorum): Explore Erdene Zuu Monastery, Mongolia’s oldest Buddhist monastery. Visit the Kharkhorum Museum to learn about the region’s history.

Best Time for Gobi and horseback adventure

The best time for a Gobi and horseback adventure in Mongolia is summer (June to August) because it offers great weather and vibrant landscapes. But if you like milder temperatures and fewer crowds, spring and autumn are also good choices.


How To Book This Tour

What is Standard Ger Camp ?

What is Ger Guesthouse ?

Some nomadic families who live within national parks or sightseeing areas, run their own small business that rents ger accommodation for backpackers. It gives you a chance to get closely acquainted with the way of life and Nomadic way of lifestyle. During our budget tours, you will stay in Mongolian traditional accommodation Ger Guesthouse. Ger Guesthouse has 4 -6 beds. And occupancy is based on multi-share but with only your group members and not with other tours. Most nomadic families do not have formal toilets in their summer places. So the most you can expect to find is a designated toilet trench that may be screened on three sides. No showering facilities will be available in some of the local ger guesthouses.

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