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Gobi Desert and Eight lakes trekking and driving combined tour

A Trekking trip in the Gobi Desert and Eight lakes area will let you enjoy the scenery of the landscape and its contrast. Our trekking and overland driving combined tour is one of the best ways to explore and feel the serenity. And enjoy the difference of scenery between the Gobi Desert, steppes, mountains with forest and lakes in Mongolia. We’ll provide camels and yaks to load all your luggage for the Gobi Desert and Eight lakes trekking. It helps to support the local nomadic family’s income. And you’ll have your guide and cook if the group is more than six people. Also, you’ll have local herder guides for the Gobi Desert and Eight lake trekking part to load and look after camels and yaks. So, you’ll have an excellent experience loading camels and yaks, which is unique for you.

Total distance: 2070 km by car 80 km trekking
Tour length: 16 nights and 17 days

per adult from

$4,598

AUD

Duration

15 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • The things mentioned in the itinerary
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • The things not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Day 1: Ulan Bator – Baga Gazaryn Chuluu

    Stop At: Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Small Rock Formation), Delgertsogt Mongolia
    Our trekking trip starts with a full day of driving to the Baga Gazariin Chuluu Ruins (1768 m high granite stone mountain in the territory of Adaatsag soum, Dundgobi province. There are some old temple ruins related to the 17th century. Also, we’ll be able to see a deep narrow hole with water in it, which locals believe in that the water could treat ocular illnesses. We’ll spend the night in a family’s spare yurt.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Baga Gazaryn Chuluu – Tsagaan Suvraga

    Stop At: Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, Khorgo Mongolia
    Today we drive to the
    scarp of Tsagaan Suvarga, which is in Ulziit, Dundgobi province. It is interesting
    to see the sheer slope, facing east, which from a cliff is 30 meters high and
    100 meters wide. Over thousands of years, the wind has created this fantastic
    structure. We’ll stay in a family’s spare yurt.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Yol ice valley – Khongoryn Els

    Stop At: Khongoryn Els, Gobi Desert, Dalanzadgad 212503 Mongolia
    In the morning, we’ll
    drive to Yoliin Am for 30 km, and then we’ll walk 3km in the narrow valley,
    then 3 km back to the minivans. And then we’ll have lunch in the open
    air. After that, we’ll drive to Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes (195km). The
    Khongoryn Els is one of the largest and most spectacular dunes in Mongolia.
    We’ll spend the night in a family’s spare yurt.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Load camels and start trekking

    Stop At: Khongoryn Els, Gobi Desert, Dalanzadgad 212503 Mongolia
    While the morning
    light is coming up, the staff prepares our luggage and the camels for our
    trekking trip (camels are only used to carry all the stuff). We’ll start
    trekking in the afternoon after lunch and walk west/northwest for about 3-4h until
    finding a beautiful camping spot.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Trekking

    Stop At: Khongoryn Els, Gobi Desert, Dalanzadgad 212503 Mongolia
    Continue our trekking. On the 7th day, we’ll camp near the oasis in the north of the dunes. It’s time to say good buy to the local crew after dinner.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Trekking

    Stop At: Khongoryn Els, Gobi Desert, Dalanzadgad 212503 Mongolia
    Continue our trekking. On the 7th day, we’ll camp near the oasis in the north of the dunes. It’s time to say good buy to the local crew after dinner.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Yurt camp

    Stop At: Khongoryn Els, Gobi Desert, Dalanzadgad 212503 Mongolia
    In the morning, we’ll pack everything in the car and walk to the yurt camp after breakfast for a couple of hours. It’ll be our last part of our trek. It’ll be up to the guests to drive or walk. We’ll have a relaxing day after a few days of trekking through the dunes called “Khongoryn Els”.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Khongoryn Els – Bayanzag flaming cliffs

    Stop At: Bayanzag Saxual Forest, Mongolia
    We’ll start driving to Bayanzag flaming cliff. It’s famous for dinosaur fossils found. Bayanzag means “rich in Saxual Shrubs.” Overnight in tents.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 9: Bayanzag flaming cliffs – Ongi temple ruin

    Stop At: Ongi Monastery, Saikhan-Ovoo Mongolia
    Today, we drive to Ongi temple ruin. It was one of the biggest monasteries in the Gobi region until Stalinist purge destroyed. There is only a river that goes down to the Gobi.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 10: Ongi temple ruin – Arvaikheer

    Stop At: Arvaikheer, Arvaikheer, Ovorkhangai Province
    We head to Arvaikheer. It’s a small town and center of Ovorkhangai province. We’ll stop for lunch on the way. And then late afternoon we’ll arrive at a local hotel to experience it. The hotel facility is pretty basic and don’t get shocked by some shared facilities such as showers. It is a kind of lifestyle in many other parts of Mongolia. And we’ll have dinner from the hotel which will be a great chance to compare the food we cook for you and typical local food.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 11: Arvaikheer – Shuranga

    Stop At: Arvaikheer, Arvaikheer, Ovorkhangai Province
    We’ll have a quick drive to the starting point of our trekking. Meet the local crew, prepare the luggage for the trek. Maybe a short walk in the area. We’ll sleep in yurts from the local family.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 12: Trekking to Shireet Lake

    Stop At: Shireet Tsagaan Lake, Mongolia
    Load our luggage on the yaks. And then go trekking for 3-5 hours. We’ll take a break and have some snacks like sandwiches. We’ll see Shireet lake and trek a bit further. Camp in the National park.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 13: Shireet lake – Buureg yurt camp

    Stop At: Shireet Tsagaan Lake, Mongolia
    Continue
    trekking. We’ll go trekking about 7-8 hours, and on the last day of our
    trekking, we arrive at Buureg yurt camp by lunchtime. We’ll have lunch at
    the yurt camp, then drive to Orkhon waterfall and enjoy the picturesque
    scenery. Overnight in the yurt camp.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 14: Buureg yurt camp – Kharkhorin – Khogno Khan

    Stop At: Kharkhorin, Kharkhorin, Ovorkhangai Province
    Drive to Kharkhorin, the
    ancient capital of Mongolia. Visit Erdenezuu temple museum and Kharkhorin
    archeological museum. After lunch, we drive to Khongno Khan mountain.
    Overnight at Khogno Khan yurt camp.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 15: Khogno Khan – Khustain National park – Ulan Bator

    Stop At: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
    After breakfast, we head to Ulan Bator, but on the way, we’ll stop at Khustain National park to see wild horses taki. We’ll drop you off at your hotel.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Traveling to Mongolia

Activity ID: V-113460P11

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