Mongolia Karakorum and Gobi Tour

During the whole trip, you will see the amazing shifts in natural scenes and its components.

Mongolia Karakorum and Gobi Tour

Mongolia Karakorum and Gobi Tour

During the whole trip, you will see the amazing shifts in natural scenes and its components.

7 Days
Starts from: 1215 USD
Group size : 2-8 people

Schedule 2015

May to October

During the whole trip, you will see the amazing shifts in natural scenes and its components.

This is one of our classic tours, covering the central and southern parts of Mongolia. During this tour, you could witness and experience the highlighting species of flora and fauna such as inhabitation of Przewalski wild horses, relics of Gobi dinosaurs, duties of domestic animals, in particular camels, and the irresistible smell of wild vegetations growing in different natural zones.
A couple of major religious and historical sites - Karakorum and Ongi - are included conveniently after each other. During the whole trip, you will see the amazing shifts in natural scenes and its components. Find out more in the tour itinerary below.


Why choose this tour

  • Discover more and drive less
  • Visits to beautiful Karakorum, Gobi - Mongolian top attractions
  • Lifetime opportunity to ride two humped Bactrian camel in their homeland
  • Explore nomadic lifestyle, culture and tradition
  • Professional team and high quality services
  • Relax the nights in comfortable and finest tourist camps and enjoy the delicious meals
  • See Takhi, Asian wild horses
  • Includes domestic flight - saves time and provides more comfort!

Full itinerary

Day 1

Meet in Ulaanbaatar and start to Hustai National Park

Meet in Ulaanbaatar and then drive to Hustai National Park and see Takhi, the Asian wild horse. If you have a chance, see wolf, argali sheep and deer. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Horse ride an hour. Visit Takhi's small museum and overnight in tourist camp. (L+D)

Wild horse in Khustai NP

Day 2

Karakorum and Erdenezuu

After breakfast at the tourist camp, drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Then visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Overnight in tourist camp by Orkhon River. (B+L+D)

Erdenezuu Monastery

Day 3

Bayanzag, the land of the Dinosaurs

Today we will drive to Bayanzag, (known as a Flaming Cliffs where the first nest of dinosaur eggs found in 1922) a site famous for the remains of dinosaurs which lived here 60 million years ago. You can walk around where dinosaurs once roamed and see saksaul trees and other classic desert vegetation. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Flaming Cliffs

Day 4

Drive to Ongi Temple ruin

After the breakfast, drive to Ongi Temple which had about thousand lamas. On the way we will visit an authentic local nomad family. There we have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. It is a ruin of big monastery Bari Yonzon Hamba on the bank of river. Overnight in the tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Ongi temple

Day 5

Mongolian largest sand dunes

After breakfast, you will be driven to Khongor sand dunes. These are Mongolia's largest sand dunes, reaching height of 300 meters in some areas. In the afternoon, you will be riding on two-humped Bactrian camels to explore Khongor sand dunes. Plus, you will have an opportunity to visit a camel herdsman's family to explore their way of life, their culture and traditions. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-colored at (dawn/ sundown). Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Khongor sand dune

Day 6

Drive to Eagle valley

Today's destination is Yolyn Am, or 'Eagle Valley'. Take a trip to Yol Am and Dungene valley - a wonderfully picturesque place with ice in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Gobi museum. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the "Three Beauties" peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Eagle valley

Day 7

Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast you will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. End the trip. (B)

B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner


Domestic flight to UB

Altai Mongolia-Donoi

​Fishing

FishingFor anglers, Mongolia presents one of the best opportunities for their sport in the world. Fly fishing in particular is said to be better here than anywhere with taimen growing to a huge size and offering challenges unlike any other freshwater fish. There are also trips along some of the wildest rivers imaginable with camping at the riverside each night after the day’s fishing ends. Alternatively, travel to the fishing location by camel for a unique and authentic experience showing how the locals live and fish in the area. Enjoy fishing amid one of the most inspiring landscapes on the planet!/Onon river, 2013/

​Sightseeing/history

Sightseeing/historyMongolia’s history is dominated by the figure of Genghis Khan but sightseeing offers much more than just the famous leader. Ulaanbaatar is not only the capital but also the heart of the country with its beautiful temples and ruins dating back to Genghis Khan’s times. For lovers of wildlife, the Khustain Nuruu Nature Reserve offers the chance to see the wild Przewalski’s horse, known to the locals as takhi horses. While modern Kharkhorum may not look too spectacular, this was the capital of Genghis Khan and home to the most important monastery in Mongolia with a museum next door covering its history.

​Dog sledding

Dog sleddingWhile dogs have always played a crucial part in traditional Mongolian life, the idea of dog sledding is a relatively new idea. With temperatures reached -40 degrees Celsius in winter, Ulaanbaatar is the coldest capital city in the world so making use of dog sleds to get around is both practical and great fun. Guided trips are the best way to experience this method of travel, which is an ideal way to see the landscape and wildlife as well as visit some of the nomadic locals. There is even the chance to cross frozen rivers and lakes to see Mongolia from a unique perspective.

​Visit the capital Ulaanbaatar

The capital city of modern nomadsVisiting Ulaanbaatar is to see an ancient city that is undergoing an industrial revolution while remaining one of the most hospitable cities in the world. One of the highlights is the Gandan Monastery, home to around 5000 monks while the Choijin Lama Monastery is a unique showcase of the art and history of Buddhism in the country. The Genghis Khan Equestrian Status stands 40 metres high showing the famous leader on horseback overlooking the Tuul River, at the spot where he was said to have found a golden whip and stands on the visitor centre dedicated to the famous Mongolian.

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