29 Aug - 7 Sept 2020 only USD $2195

Overland Gobi Desert Expedition Tour

This exciting 10-day tour is an overland adventure, starting from Ulaanbaatar and travelling down through the Middle Gobi steppe to the real desert of South Gobi province. There are many amazing sights along the way, including fantastic granite mountains, strange rock formations, massive sand dunes and mountain canyons.

All nights on this trip are spent in traditional ger camps

Ger camps have reasonably comfortable facilities and lovely surroundings.

We travel by jeep on rough tracks, rarely on good paved roads. In the countryside nomadic people live in gers and we might be invited into their homes where we will see a way of life which has changed little in centuries.

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Tour starts from Ulaanbaatar, passes through Middle Gobi to South Gobi province and back again

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Day By Day Itinerary

29August 2020

Day 1

Overland Gobi Desert Expedition Tour

Arrive in 'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in hotel.

30August 2020

Day 2

Overland Gobi Desert Expedition Tour

Set off from Ulaanbaatar city and onto the road leading south to the Gobi. The road is black-topped for a while, then soon becomes a rough jeep track as it crosses the green rolling hills of Tuv (“Central”) Province Drive on to 'Baga Gazriin Chuluu' a mountain of unusual granite rocks which are home to ibex, marmots, steppe fox and plenty of birds of prey. Overnight ger camp.

31August 2020

Day 3

Overland Gobi Desert Expedition Tour

Travel through Mandalgov, the capital town of Dundgov Province and continue across the open steppe of Middle Gobi to 'Tsagaan Suvraga' an amazing series of cliffs, white and pink limestone rock formations taking the appearance of stalagmites up to 30 meters high. It is an excellent site for some out-of-the-ordinary photography. Overnight ger camp.

01September 2020

Day 4

Overland Gobi Desert Expedition Tour

The track to Dalanzadgad, capital of Umngov Province (“South Gobi”) has little traffic, even though we are travelling on the main road. This is Mongolia as one imagines it – distant horizons, dry rocky earth and a huge blue sky. The town appears like a mirage and it takes nearly two hours to reach it after seeing it from afar. Overnight ger camp.

02September 2020

Day 5

Overland Gobi Desert Expedition Tour

Drive up into the mountains of the Gurvansaikhan Uul (“Three Beautiful Mountains”) . This national park is so unexpected in the middle of the desert and it is a delight to feel so cool in the deep canyon where sunlight reaches for only a few minutes each day. After walking into 'Yolyn Am' (the “Vulcher’s Mouth”) we drive westwards at the foot of the mountains to 'Khongoryn Els' where huge sand dunes meet the end of the Altai mountain range. Overnight ger camp.

03September 2020

Day 6

Overland Gobi Desert Expedition Tour

Go right to the sand dunes before departing to travel through a wonderful mountain pass and on to Bulgan village. Not far from here is Bayanzag, a forest of rare 'Saksaul' trees and the “flaming cliffs” where many dinosaur remains have been found and Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the first dinosaur eggs during his expedition of the 1920s. Overnight ger camp.

04September 2020

Day 7

Overland Gobi Desert Expedition Tour

Today we travel north-east to Mandal-Ovoo and then to Saikhan-Ovoo. Here, on a bend in the Ongi river, are the remains of 'Ongii Hiid' monastery on each bank of the river. Overnight ger camp.

05September 2020

Day 8

Overland Gobi Desert Expedition Tour

Continue northwards through Middle Gobi to reach 'Zorgol Khairkhan' a dramatic granite mountain with bizarre rock formations jutting out against the skyline. Our last night is spent at ger camp not far from here.

06September 2020

Day 9

Overland Gobi Desert Expedition Tour

As we return to Ulaanbaatar, the landscape becomes gradually greener and more mountainous. Even close to the city people still live the traditional lifestyle; there are more horses and less camels than we encountered in the Gobi. We expect to arrive in Ulaanbaatar in the early afternoon. Overnight hotel.

07September 2020

Day 10

Overland Gobi Desert Expedition Tour



PRICE: USD $2195

NOTE: This tour is guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 people


Tour Information:

   This tour is classed as 95% off-road
   Accommodation on tour is always in ger camps
   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)
   Entrance Fees
   All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
   Bottled Mineral Water

   International Flight
   Visa Cost
   Airport Transfers
   Alcohol and Soft Drinks

   Baga Gazriin Chuluu
   White Stupa
   Gobi Mountains
   Vulture's Mouth Canyon
   Khongor Els Dunes
   Saksaul Forest "Zag"
   Flaming Cliffs
   Ongii Ruins
   Zorgol Khairkhan

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2020 Summer Group Tours

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.

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