Elsen Tasarkhai sand dune

Gobi type area with huge sand dunes.

Erdenezuu monastery

Mongolian largest and the historically most significant religious and cultural center – Erdenezuu monastery – is operating as a museum there.

Karakorum and Elsen Tasarkhai Tour

Once served as the capital of Mongolian Empire and an essential station of the Silk Road, Karakorum city has much more to share than its current physical appearance. Mongolian largest and the historically most significant religious and cultural center – Erdenezuu monastery – is operating as a museum there.

3 Days
Starts from: 357 USD
Group size : as requested people

Schedule 2015

May to October
Once served as the capital of Mongolian Empire and an essential station of the Silk Road, Karakorum city has much more to share than its current physical appearance. Mongolian largest and the historically most significant religious and cultural center – Erdenezuu monastery – is operating as a museum there. Different stone relics and other ancient artefacts are standing around the city to reveal the history and stories dated back to hundreds of years ago.
Elsen Tasarkhai, marvellous oasis with sand dunes, vegetations, lake and birds, is located close to Karakorum. Therefore, during this trip, you have the chance to experience noteworthy historical, religious, natural and adventurous side of Mongolia, all in one short period of time.




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Full itinerary

Day 1

​Visit the site of Ancient capital

After meeting in Ulaanbaatar, 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. (L+D)


turtle rock

Mongolian largest and the historically most significant religious and cultural center

Day 2

​Visit Elsen tasarkhai and camel ride trial

In the morning, meet in Ulaanbaatar and drive to Elsen tasarkhai - Gobi type area with huge sand dunes. After lunch in tourist camp, there is an opportunity for a camel ride trial through the sand dunes. In the evening, we will play traditional games and stay overnight in a tourist camp. (B + L + D)

Happy smile with camel

Day 3

​Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, drive back to Ulaanbaatar and finish the trip. (B)


B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner



Erdenezuu monaster

Services included in the price

Guiding and interpreting service

Private transfers

Accommodation in tourist ger camp

Entrance fees

meals as listed

1 hour horse and camel riding


Available extensions:
Note: The duration and activities can be changed to suit your needs and requirements.

Services not included in the price

Hotel in Ulaanbaatar

Personal equipments

Optional activity cost

Meals in UB

Alcoholic drinks

Travel Insurance

Tour information