WINTER GOBI DESERT TOUR

Explore the wonders of Mongolian Gobi in winter


TOUR DURATION: 7D/6N
TOUR AVAILABLE: NOV-MARCH 

TOUR GRADE: EASY

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: 
-    Explore Mongolia Gobi Desert 
-    Camel riding 
-    Visit nomadic family and get experienced in nomadic life
-    Taste real Mongolian food 


Tour introduction

It is a unique opportunity to discover the amazing Mongolian Gobi Desert in winter. Mongolian Gobi is a great winter destination where shows you spectacular landscapes and natural beauties. 
On this tour, we will visit Tsagaan Suvarga, the hottest travel attraction with unique natural formation, walk in the beautiful icy Yol Valley, hike to the top of Khongor sand dunes and discover Bayanzag or Flaming Cliffs, a site famous for the remains of dinosaur that lived here 60 million years ago.
This winter Gobi Desert tour can be an unforgettable adventure with lasting memories of you. Come and enjoy the trip!

Day by day itineraries

Day1. Arrive in Mongolia and make city tour in Ulaanbaatar city (L)

We will pick you up from the airport/train station and transfer you to the hotel. After some rest at the hotel, we will visit Gandan monastery, the first temple was built in 1837 and was center of Buddhist learning in the Mongolia and Mongolian National history museum. The museum is currently recognized as one of the leading museums in Mongolia. The significant responsibility for preserving Mongolian cultural heritage therefore lies with the museum. Then, we will transfer you to the hotel. Stay in hotel*** “Khuvsgul lake” or similar one 


Day2. Drive to Tsagaan Suvarga (B/L/D)

Today we will drive to Tsagaan Suvarga. The scarp of Tsagaan Suvarga is located in Ulziit soum of Dundgobi province. It is interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which from cliff is 30 meters high and 100 meters wide. Over  thousands of years the wind has created this amazing structure.  Overnight at ger guesthouse (about 470 kms- About 7 hours driving)


Day3. Drive to Yol valley (Vulture Canyon) and walk in the valley (B/L/D)

In the morning, we will drive to Yol Valley (Vulture canyon), which nestles between the beautiful peaks of Gurvansaikhan of the Three Beauties.  The national park is a home for many wild animals such as the Siberian ibexes, Argali, snow leopards, lynxes, foxes, wolves, and especially the Lammergeiers. The valley is named after by an old vulture called Yol (in Mongolian) or Lammergieier (in English).  Yol is the highest flying (4000m), and yet one of the biggest birds in Mongolia with a wingspan of 2-2,5 m. After arrival at the Yol valley, we will take 1-2-hour hike through the valley with has formation of ice starts around December. Overnight at hotel in Dalanzadgad (about 300 kms- About 6hours driving)


Day4. Khongor sand dunes and hiking to the sand dunes (B/L/D) 

Today we will drive to Khongor sand dunes, stretch lengthwise about 180 kms. The sands have attractive curves which end in a sharp edge, making wave like patterns on the sand. They continually change shape due to wind and reflect yellow-white colors as the intensity of light changes during the day. As the sand is moved due to winds or is in the process of collapse due to small avalanches, a strong sound is made giving it the name "Singing Sands”.  We will hike to the top of the sand dunes and make camel riding for an hour. Overnight in nomadic family (about 150 kms-About 4 hours driving)


Day5. Bayanzag or Flaming cliffs and walking around (B/L/D) 

Visit to the Bayanzag area. Known as a Flaming Cliffs "Cradle of Dinosaurs" this is where the first nest of dinosaur eggs ever discovered was found in 1922. A site famous for the remains of dinosaur that lived here 60 million years ago. You can walk around where dinosaurs once roamed and see saxaul trees and other classic desert vegetation. After exploring the place, we will drive to Dalanzadgad city and stay at hotel (about 250 kms- About 5 hours driving)


Day6. Drive back to UB (B/L)

We will drive back to U and drop you at the hotel
(About 600kms- about 8 hours driving)


Day7. Departure (B) 

Transfer to the airport for your departure.

Legend
B-BREAKFAST    L-LUNCH    D-DINNER


THANKS FOR JOINING US


Inclusion 

All transportation listened in the itinerary
Twin share accommodation: in hotel*** for 2 nights, in local hotel for 2 nights and ger guesthouse for 2 nights
Three meals per day: 6 breakfast, 6 lunch, 4 dinner
Services of English speaking guide
All taxes and entrance fees to the protected areas
Drinking water 
Camel riding 
Airport transfers 

Exclusion

International transportation
Travel and medical insurance
Alcoholic drinks
Meals not mentioned on the program