Gobi and the Great Bogd Mountain tour 


Day 1. Tsagaan Suvarga or White stupa

Tsagaan suvarga is a seabed (60m high 400m wide) made of colorful limestone rocks in Ulziit sum, a local administration unit of Middle Gobi province. It is shaped uniquely because of natural erosion caused by water and wind. They named it White Stupa as from the east, the unique shape of the limestone rocks looked alike Buddhist white stupas. We will walk around this area for an hour or two. We’ll stay overnight in ger.

Day 2. Yol Valley and Three beauties of Gobi

Yol , named after a vulture , is a deep and narrow gorge  in the sub range of the famous mountain "The three beauties of Gobi". Short trekking through the gorge. The valley is beautiful with impressive canyons, green land and little pond. Wild and rare animals such as ibex, wild sheep, fox , antelopes,  snow leopards are seen sometimes. Horse-riding is optional as well. Overnight in a ger 

Day 3 .Bayanzag or Flaming Cliffs

Drive to Flaming Cliffs which is a Neolithic site where the large dinosaurs' skeletons on show in  Natural History Museum were found. In the west, it is better known as the Flaming Cliffs ,so named the explorer Roy Chapman Andrews. He also discovered petrified forests, remains of mammals and in particular the skeleton of hornless rhinoceros, the largest known mammal in the world. Walking in Bayanzag. 

Overnight in a ger.

Day 4.  Khongor sand dunes

Today we will enjoy some travel activities of Gobi desert.
After breakfast, we will drive towards Khongor sand dunes that extend along the northern side of Sevrei and Zoolun mountain ranges. 
After lunch, we will ride camel. The two-humped camels are very comfortable to ride, as they walk slowly and gently and we will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably between them. Our camel man will take us around the sand-dunes. 
After dinner time, we will explore the area, climbing one of the dunes. The dunes extend for 185 kilometers and include dunes that can reach 240 meters in height. Overnight in a ger.

Day 5. Drive to BayanGobi to see the petroglyph "Bichigt khad"

Bichigt khad rocks have some very valuable petroglyph which date back to 3000 thousand years ago. The drawings depict wolves, deers, horses, cows, humans and so on. We will take closer look at these ancient art

Day 6-7 Ikh Bogd Mountain range /trekking in the mountain/

It is in the Gobi Altai Range that Ikh Bogd mountain is found over  50 km long. Set in a land where steppe and desert come together, this rock formation imposes itself from its 3957m above sea-level, offering diverse contrasts with the different existing reliefs. Following an earthquake of a magnitude 11, which hit the region in the 50’s, a 270 km fault emerged going from the North of Baga Bogd to the top North of Bayan Tsagaan. Consequently two small lakes were created : Oyut and Binderya. The first one stretches over 200m for 170m wide, reaching a depth of 25m. As for Binderya lake, it covers an area of 275m long against 100m wide, with a  depth of 14m.

Day 8. Orog Lake 

Orog lake is located about 100 km south of the Bayankhongor city. It's located at the end of the Tuin river and is nestled amongst Ikh Bogd mountains.Orog Lake is a saltwater lake. Water levels vary, depending on inflow from the Tuin River,which rises in the Khangai mountain range. The lake is frozen from November until May. The Tuin River creates a large wetland on north side of the lake. To the south, the lake is bordered by the slopes of Ikh Bogd Mountain, which support desert steppe, and give rise to several streams with associated wetlands. On the northern side of the lake, there is a wide sand dune which stretches along the shore. Orog Lake is located within the Valley of Lakes.Travelling up Ikh Bogd the morning after camping at Orog Lake will provide great sunrise views of Bayankhongor.

Day 9 . "Daatsiin Gol" river

Camp by the beautiful nature of Daats river.


Day 10-12. Orkhon valley / Red Waterfall/ trekking or horseriding

The waterfall is situated in the historically significant Orkhon valley, whose river flows an incredible 1120km to the north before it joins  Selenge River. Also called Ulaantsutgalan, the waterfall was formed by unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20000 years ago. We will explore the beautiful waterfall and the surrounding area. Overnight in a ger.

Day 13.Hot spring (Hot spa)  

The sulphur springs of Tsenkher emerge from the ground at 86 degrees in Celsius. The hot spring is especially good for skin allergy.We will relax in Hot spa for the whole day. It is a good treatment after a long horse-riding trip or trekking. Overnight in a ger camp.

Day 14.   Khugnu Khaan mountains

Khugnu khan mountain range is located in Bulgan province. The granite Rock Mountain range is a thing of beauty. The granite rock Mountains over 1960m (above sea level) are great spot for activities like horse riding and hiking. Activities: hiking and horse-riding. Overnight in a ger.

Day 22.   Driving  back to UB

Accommodation – Traditional Mongolian ger, tent and tourist camp.

Transport – Jeep, Russian van, and others.

Meals – Breakfast + Lunch +  Dinner

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