Gobi Classic Tour
Hit the road with this remarkable journey deep into the forbidding Gobi Desert. Total distance of the route is approximately 2,200 km
Tour ScheduleDAY 1 Middle Gobi. After an early breakfast leave UB for our camp in the Middle Gobi. Picnic lunch. On the way visit Baga Gazriin Chuluu Lake and the ruins of the 10th century Sum Khukh Burd temple on an island in the middle of the lake. Overnight in traditional and comfortable gers at the camp.
DAY 2 South Gobi / Yoliin Am. After breakfast visit the famous Flaming Cliffs (Bayan Zag), the site of numerous fossil discoveries by paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews and others. Afterwards drive to Yol Valley. After lunch visit the stunning Yol Valley (Vulture Valley) National Park for hiking and opportunities to photograph the gorge, the Gobi Glacier and the diverse local wildlife. Overnight in ger camp.
DAY 3 South Gobi / Hongoryin Els. After breakfast drive to Hongoryn Els Sand Dunes. In the afternoon you will make excursion to Seruun Bulag spring (oasis near the dunes) and walk on the towering of famous Khongoriin Dunes. Known as the Singing Sands for the noise the sands make in high winds. Spend the day exploring the dunes and hiking in the area. Overnight in ger camp.
DAY 4 South Gobi / Flaming Cliffs. Breakfast at the camp. Continue to drive towards the South Gobi. On the way visit the Sangiin Dalai temple in Erdenedalai, one of the few monasteries and temples that survived the communist purges of the 1930s. Have packed lunch on the way and arrive at ger camp at Flaming Cliffs. Have dinner and overnight at ger camp.
DAY 5 Ongyn Khiid. Start driving towards Karakorum. Stop for the night in our ger camp near Ongyn Khiid and visit a ruin of monastery. Overnight at ger camp.
DAY 6 Karakorum. Continue driving to Karakorum, with a packed lunch on the way. Arrive at the ancient city of Karakorum in the late afternoon. Overnight in the ger camp.
DAY 7 Ulaanbaatar. After breakfast visit Erdene-Zuu, once one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia and almost totally destroyed in the 1930s. Tour of the monastery grounds and several chapels with excellent examples of Buddhist iconography dating from the 16th century. Visit to the symbolic ruins of Karakorum, the 13th century imperial capital of the Mongol Empire. Then drive back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel.
- accommodation in ger camps in the countryside
- full board meals
- sightseeing and 4x4 jeep transportation
- all entrance fees as per itinerary
- guide interpreter services