The Gobi, third largest desert in the world, straddles the border between Mongolia (Outer Mongolia) and the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia in China. It is a truly amazing place boasting several big mountain ranges with caves and canyons, extensive golden sand dunes, colourful rocky cliffs and bizarre rock formations, as well as plenty of wild life.
Riding on camels with our local guides, we trek nearly 200 km over 6 days from the eastern end of the Gurvansaikhan (“Three Beauties”) mountain range to Khongoriin Els where massive sand dunes meet the edge of the Gobi Altai mountains. Whilst on trek all nights will be spent camping in tents, but at the start and end of the journey we stay in traditional ger camps which have comfortable facilities. There will be full vehicle support during the trek and all luggage and equipment will be carried in the jeeps.
Trek starts from the western end of the Gurvansaikhan mountains and finishes at the eastern end of the mountain range.
Arrive in 'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in hotel.
Fly to Dalanzadgad (South Gobi). Meet tour staff and drive to 'Gurvansaikhan Uul' National Park. Hike into the Yol Valley “Vulcher’s Mouth” canyon. Drive down to Ger Camp 1. Overnight ger camp.
Drive over the Gurvansaikhan mountains (140 km) to Khavtsagait (marked “Start” on map). Meet camels and local guides. Allocate camels and ride 13km to Gayalaan (“Shining Place”). Overnight camping.
Ride to Khar Chuluut (“Black Rock”) and on to Ayaldai Els (“Moving Sands”). Overnight camping.
Ride along the east bank of the Khongor river. Overnight camping.
Ride to Balgant Dund Us (“Place To Gulp Water”) and on to Chono Kharaikh (“Leaping Wolf”). Overnight camping.
Ride through Zag which is a forest of Gobi 'Saxaul' trees. This shrub grows very slowly (1 meter in 25 years) and can survive the harsh conditions of the desert. Overnight camping.
Ride from Baruun Shurguul (“Western Drawer”) to the lowland area known as Tsonjiin Khotgor. Overnight camping.
Ride to Adag Nuur lake and on to Seruun Bulag (“Fresh spring”) where we return the camels to their owners. Overnight Ger Camp 2.
Drive from 'Ger Camp 2' through an amazing mountain pass and across the desert to Ger Camp 1 (195 km). Overnight ger camp.
Transfer to airport at Dalanzadgad and fly to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight hotel.
This tour is 90% off-road and is fully supported tour
Accommodation on tour is always wild camping
Non riders are welcome to join and can travel in one of the support vehicles
This tour will run with a minimum of 4 people
We accept other major currencies
All Meals (except UB)
2 Nights Hotel (shared twin room)
Traditional Ger Camps (shared Ger)
Hire Of Tents (two people sharing)
Hire of Camels
All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
Bottled Mineral Water
Alcohol and Soft Drinks
Baruun Shurguul (“Western Drawer”Vulture's Mouth Canyon
Khongor Els Dunes
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We organize several fixed date group trips to Mongolia including mountain biking, motorcycling, horse riding, trekking and cultural trips. You are welcome to join as an individual or if there are several friends together. This is a good way to travel in Mongolia if you want the companionship of others and to meet some interesting people.
Mountain bike group tour in northern Mongolia beginning with an overnight train to the start point.See More Information
Motorbike group tour to the Gobi Desert passing through South Gobi province.See More Information
Horse riding tour in the Orkhon valley of Central Mongolia where Genghis Khan made his capital.See More Information
Motorbike group tour in Eastern Mongolia to the place where Genghis Khan was born.See More Information
Naadam festival group tour in Central Mongolia includes the annual village summer sporting festival.See More Information
Short motorbike group tour to Terelj National Park and the eastern province of Khentii.See More Information
Camel trek in the Gobi Desert along the Gurvansaikhan mountain range.See More Information
Cultural adventure tour in Central Mongolia includes riding horses, camels and yak cart.See More Information
Our new motorbike group tour across Middle Gobi and Ovorkhangai provinceSee More Information
Overland group tour through Middle Gobi and down to the Gobi Desert in the south of Mongolia.See More Information
Middle Gobi motorcycle tour includes the monastery ruins at Ongii Hiid.See More Information
Adventurous trekking adventure in the mountains of western Mongolia using camels as pack animals.See More Information
Motorcycle group tour to the Khorgo Volcano and White Lake National Park in Central Mongolia.See More Information
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