Ring of Mongolia - 14 days

FROM USD $4,959

Kicking off in the 13th century capital of Mongolia, camp out in a ger in beautiful Terelj National Park & explore the remote Gobi desert. Complete with fossilised dinosaur remains, bizarre rock formations, sand dunes & Mongolia's first Buddhist Monastery - this trip covers it all in 14 exciting days!

Day 1: Ulaan Baatar
Included transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy sightseeing in Ulaan Baatar, including the Gandan monastery and the Natural History Museum. Evening concert of Mongolian traditional music and dance. Welcome dinner at the restaurant. Overnight - Ulaan Baatar (D)
Day 2: Terelj National Park
Ulaan Baatar - Terelj National Park. Drive to Terelj National Park and the tourist camp. The gers are in a beautiful natural setting, where it's easy to meet with locals and see their daily lives, interact with them, explore on horse back, go bird watching, trekking or swimming in the Tuul River. Overnight - Ulaan Bataar (B, L, D)
traditional Mongolian Gers in Terelj National Park near Ulaan Baatar
Days 3 - 4: Terelj National Park
Spend two days at leisure in Terelj NP. This mountain forest is a protected area, sheltering bears, musk deer, elk, wolves, foxes and badgers. Enjoy horse riding, take a trek to Turtle Rock and visit the nomadic tented camps. Overnight - Terelj Ger camp (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Day 5: Bayanzag
Ulaan Baatar - Dalanzadgad - Gobi desert. Transfer to Ulaan Baatar airport. Fly to Dalanzadgad. (There are only two domestic flights a week on Tuesday and Friday. In July and in August there are daily direct flights to South Gobi desert.) Arrive and transfer to Gobi desert Tourist Ger Camp. In the afternoon, drive to Bayanzag; archeological finds of the Paleolithic era were found here as well as a complete dinosaur skeletons, eggs and hatchlings from the cretaceous period. Free time to explore the " Cemetery of Dinosaurs". Return overland. Overnight - Gobi Ger camp (B, L, D)
Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs) in the Gobi Desert
Day 6: Yolyn Am Canyon
Today enjoy a camel riding tour of the strictly protected area of Yolyn Am Canyon. Camping in a tent, close to Yolyn Am. Overnight - Gobi Ger Camp (B, L, D)
Day 7: Yolyn Am Canyon
Camel riding excursion in Yolyn Am Canyon. If travelling in July, it is the time to see the permanent ice. The endemic plants and impressive wildlife such as numerous vultures, ibex and argali. The boundary of the Protected Area is marked and at the entrance the visitor will find a small, well-maintained museum and a few gift shops. Overnight - Gobi Ger Camp (B, L, D)
A picturesque lake harbour in Mongolia
Day 8: Ulaan Baatar
Gobi - Ulaan Baatar. Transfer to Dalanzagad airport and fly to Ulaan Baatar. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight - Ulaan Baatar (B, D)
Day 9: Bayangobi
Ulaan Baatar - Bayangobi. Departure for Bayangobi (Elsen Tasarhai - a spectacular sea of sand dunes) - 280 km from Ulaan Baatar. Lunch (lunch box) on the way to the tourist camp, where we are staying tonight. This afternoon we have a walking tour of the area. Overnight - Bayangobi Camp (B, L, D)
Brightly coloured religious Mongolian artefacts
Day 10: Khogno Khaan mountains
We visit Ovgont temple at the Khogno Khaan mountains, followed by a visit to a Nomad family and explore the surrounding area in the afternoon. Overnight - Bayangobi Camp (B, L, D)
Day 11: Kharakorum
Bayangobi - Kharakorum. After breakfast, departure to Kharakorum (100 km) Accommodation at the Ger camp. Visit Erene Zuun monastery - the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. It was built by the initiative of the most influential Khalkha lord Abtai Khan, in 1586 on the spot of Kharkhorin, the famous capital of the Mongolian Empire in the 13th century. In the afternoon we visit a Nomad family to observe the nomadic way of life and taste milk products, including airag (fermented mares milk). Overnight - Kharakorum Camp (B, L, D)
A Mongolian temple in Ulaan Baatar
Day 12: Ulaan Tsutgalan waterfall
After an early breakfast, travel to Ulaan Tsutgalan waterfall. Explore the waterfall area and have a lunch box. Drive back to Kharakorum, to our accommodation for the night at the tourist camp. Overnight - Kharakorum Camp (B, L, D)
Day 13: Ulaan Baatar
Kharakorum - Ulaan Baatar. We travel to Ulaan Baatar and check into our hotel. Rest of the day is free. Dinner at a city restaurant or at the hotel. Overnight - Ulaan Baatar (B, L, D)
Day 14: Ulaan Baatar
Our trip ends today with a transfer to airport. (B)

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Tour Details
  • Starts in: Ulaan Baatar / Ends in: Ulaan Baatar
  • Departs: Sundays - year round
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:13, Lunch: 11, Dinner: 13
  • Hotel Rating: 3 star hotels & Ger Camp
  • Tour Guide: Yes
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