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Travel Gobi desert 12 days/ 11 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
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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 ( 5-6h 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: 220km ( 5h drive on paved road ) Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
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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. However, 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

 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. Experience the adventure of Gobi travel with us!

Distance: 130km ( 5h 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. Despite the fact that there isn’t much left, it’s still interesting to visit and explore the ruins.

Distance: 130km ( 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.

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

DAY 8 Tsenkher hot springs

The hot springs are renowned for their mineral-rich waters, which are believed to possess healing properties owing to the presence of various minerals, including calcium, sodium, and sulfur. The natural surroundings offer a tranquil and serene environment, making it an ideal place for relaxation. Moreover, it’s not only a haven for relaxation but also a fantastic spot for nature enthusiasts and photographers.

Distance: 130km ( 4h drive on dirt road ) Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
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DAY 9 Khorgo & Terkh

Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park is a popular destination for tourists and nature enthusiasts. Visitors can engage in activities such as hiking,  horseback riding, birdwatching, and exploring the volcanic formations. One of the park’s highlights is Horgo Volcano; therefore, hiking to the volcano and exploring its unique crater is a must-do activity.

Distance: 230km ( 6h drive on dirt/paved road ) Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Terkh white lake

DAY 10 Horse trip to Khorgo

After breakfast at 10:00 am, you will begin your horse trip to the volcano with a well-trained local guide and your tour guide. Before riding, your guide will provide you with clear instructions about horse riding. The natural zones around Khorgo include the Taiga forest, the transition between the Taiga forest and grassland, and the Mountain Forest Steppe.

Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

DAY 11 Kharkhorum

Kharkhorum was the capital of the Mongol Empire from 1235 to 1263. Today, as a small village and one of Mongolia’s major tourist destinations, Kharkhorum offers the opportunity to 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: 280km ( 6h drive on dirt/paved road ) Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

DAY 12 Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we’ll head from Kharkhorin to Ulaanbaatar and drop you off at your booked hotel or guesthouse. Explore and Travel Gobi desert with us!

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

Travel Gobi desert Tour

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-$2330 per person

3 person-$1860 per person

4 person-$1740 per person

5 and more-$1590 per person


*Breakfast- 11, Lunch- 12, Dinner-11
*Mongolia barbecue Khorkhog 1
*Ger camp 10 nights, Nomad family 1 night
*English speaking tour guide
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
*Camel riding 1h
*Horse riding 3h
*Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
*Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)
*Pick up at the airport or train station

Not Included

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

Budget Package

2 person-$1720 per person

3 person-$1600 per person

4 person-$1500 per person

5 and more-$1300 per person


*Breakfast- 11, Lunch- 12, Dinner-11
*Mongolian Barbecue Khorkhog 1
*Ger Guesthouse 11 nights
*English speaking tour assistant/cook
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
*Camel riding 1h
* Horse riding 3h
*Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
*Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)
*Pick up at the airport or train station

Not Included

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

About Travel Gobi desert Tour 12 days

Travel Gobi desert 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 Central region

Highlights of Travel Gobi desert Tour

The 12-day travel gobi desert tour offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure. In the Gobi travel, you can explore the sand dunes, canyons, and unique rock formations. In Central Mongolia, you can delve into the region’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty.

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 : As you continue your journey, 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. Additionally, 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. 

Tsenher Hot Springs: Relax in the therapeutic hot waters surrounded by scenic mountains.

Khorgo &Terkh National Park: Hike to Horgo Volcano and experience a horse trek around the park.

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

Hiking and Horseback Riding: Throughout your journey, enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and horseback riding.

Best Time for Travel Gobi desert Tour

The best time for a travel gobi desert is summer (June to August) because it offers great weather and vibrant landscapes. If you prefer milder temperatures and fewer crowds, spring and autumn are also excellent times to travel Gobi Desert.


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 businesses that rent ger accommodations for backpackers. This gives you a chance to get closely acquainted with the way of life and the nomadic lifestyle. During our budget tours, you will stay in Mongolian traditional accommodation, Ger Guesthouse. A Ger Guesthouse typically has 4-6 beds, and occupancy is based on multi-share but only with your group members and not with other tours. However, it’s important to note that 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. Additionally, please be aware that no showering facilities will be available in some of the local ger guesthouses.

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