Zamyn-Uud - Gobi Desert - Ulaanbaatar
- Most cost effectiveness way to explore Gobi desert
- Explore most famous sights of Gobi Desert
- Discover Erdene Zuu, built from the rubble of Genghis Khan's capital
This tour enebles you to directly go to Gobi Desert from Zamyn-Uud border town if you are coming from China. You can cross border yourself from Erlian to Zamyn-Uud and our driver will pick you up and go to South Gobi Desert. You will save time and costs.
Length: 8 days
Type: Private Package Tour
Area: Central Mongoliaand Gobi Desert
Potential dates and weather condition: from June to September
Difficulty: easier - moderate (this trip is suitable for most of ages)
Distance: 1860 km (+ 660)
|Day1. Arrive Zamyn-Uud
Day2. Demchig Monastery
Day3. Yol Valley
Day4. Khongor Sand Dune
Day6. Ongi Monastery Ruin
Day8. Back to Ulaanbaatar
|Standard Arrangement (tourist ger camp)|
|2190 USD for 1pax
1330 USD p.p for 2pax
1050 USD p.p for 3pax
|910 USD p.p for 4pax
840 USD p.p for 5pax
780 USD p.p for 6pax
|Single supplement: 230 usd
Included: 5 nights in Tourist Ger Camp, 1 night in the local hotel, 1 night in the tent, food service, land transportation, English speaking guide service, mineral water, all entrance fees and Government charges, all activities costs, sleeping bag
Not included: gratuities for staffs, personal expenses, travel insurance
|Budget Arrangement (local ger guesthouse)|
|1770 USD for 1pax
970 USD p.p for 2pax
700 USD p.p for 3pax
|570 USD p.p for 4pax
490 USD p.p for 5pax
440 USD p.p for 6pax
|Included: 5 nights in Local Ger Guesthouse, 1 night in the local hotel, 1 night in the tent, land transportation, English speaking guide service, all entrance fees and Government charges, all activities costs
Not included: food service, sleeping bag, gratuities for staffs, personal expenses, travel insurance
Child policy: 0 - 3 years old baby free of charge, 4 - 12 years old child: 30% discount (counted as 1pax)
Group policy: Up from 6pax please see our Group Service
Discount policy: We always try to lower the our service prices by looking better solution for our customers. Here is several Discounts you can save until 10% that we can do on our best for our customers.
Day1. Arrive in Zamyn-Uud border town
We will pick you up from Zamyn-Uud border town. This small border town is major border and trade base transit town and is belonged to Dornogobi (Orialtal Gobi) province. After your arrival in Mongolia from China via train or car, our driver and guide will wait you at the bus station of train station. Then we will directly drive to Umnugobi (South Gobi) province (197 km). Overnight somewhere of Dornogobi province. Overnight in the tent.
Day2. Demchig Monastery - world big mine site
Today we will drive to Demchig Monastery (243 km). The Monastery was founded by Danzan Ravjaa a renowned monk who contributed significantly to the Mongolian culture. The 100-year-old monastery was destroyed in the 1930s, during the Stalinist era. The owners of Oyu Tolgoi, Ivanhoe Mines, contributed some investment to the restoration of the site. There is some interesting attractions including phallic rock, created by nature and Mongolia's tallest stupa. Today so-called "omniscientists" say the place has huge energy. There is a cave of wealth, near to 15 kms from the Monastery, which locals believ it has ability to grow your money if you rub your cash in its walls. Overnight in there.
Day3. Yol Valley - horse ride and natural museum
After breakfast time, we will drive to Yol Valley (312 km) on the paved road. Yol means vulture in Mongolian and the valley begins from Zuun Saikhan Mountain, a branch of the Gurvan Saikhan Mountain range, and stretches over 10 km. The narrowest part, only 3 or 4 person can pass in same time, of the valley is completely shaded from the direct sun shine by high cliff walls. Also, the valley is famous for the fact that there is ice created in winter by small stream of the valley present there even during the hot summer months until end of Jul. The beauty of the valley, combined with the smell of juniper creates an atmosphere of awe and wonder – this is an experience not to be missed! There we will ride horse through the valley. An hour hiking is also a nice activity there if you not like horse ride. As well, we visit to local natural museum of Gurvan Saikhan National Park.
Day4. Khongor Sand Dune - camel ride
After breakfast time, we will drive to Khongor Sand Dune (190 km). Khongor is second biggest sand dune in the country that extend along the northern side of Sevrei and Zoolun mountain ranges. It range from 5 to 10 km in width, nearly 100 km long, with crests rising 80 to 300m above the surrounding landscape. The booming sound produced by the masses of moving sand can be heard from afar when occurs windy day. Hence locals called it as Singing Sands. Near Khongor River at the northern edge of the dunes, there is an oasis. We will ride camels today to explore these massive sand-dunes and explore the area where climbing one of the dunes affords the energetic traveler with an unforgettable experience of endless vistas across a sea of daffodil-colored sand. Overnight there.
Day5. Bayanzag - dinosaur site
After lunch time, we will drive to Bayanzag (150 km). Bayanzag means saxual forest in English and area of red cliffs “Bayanzag” which have been formed from the erosion of the water and wind over many millions of years. A lot of dinosaurs’ findings such as Protoceratops & dinosaur’ eggs have been found there in first time. American zoologist Roy Chapman Andrews discovered this place and named as Flaming Cliffs. The red colored cliffs themselves are very imposing from a distance, and are particularly fiery in the light of the setting sun. It is an interesting place to wander about to get a closer look at one of the world’s most famous paleontological sites. In the evening we will walk around the site. Overnight there.
Day6. Ongi Monastery Ruin
After breakfast time, we will drive to Ongi Monastery Ruins (150 km). Ongi Monastery Ruins is the visible ruins of a Buddhist monastery founded in 1760 and destroyed in 1937 by communists. Located on the shore of the Ongi River, the monastery was formerly one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia. Raw violence of the destruction at Ongiin Khiid was still visible, still palpable, even though it happened over years ago. It is a good place for overnight of traveling between Central Mongolia and Gobi. We will hike to the ruins for visiting to local ger museum displayed survived objects of destroyed monastery and a small lovely and active Buddhist temple. Overnight there.
Day7. Karakorum - former capital of Genghis Khan
After breakfast time, we will drive to Karakorum (260 km). Karakorum, the capital of Great Mongolian State where today there is a small local township. In the history, the city of Karakorum was founded in 1220 in Orkhon River Valley by order of Genghis Khan and after collapsing of Yuan dynasty of Khuvilai Khan Min state’s invaders sacked the city and massacred its inhabitants in 1388 and ruined it. After 200 years, Erdene Zuu, built in 1586, is the first Buddhist monastery to have been built in Mongolia and by various construction materials were taken from the ruins of Karakorum. At its peak in the late 18th century the complex of ornate gardens and 62 temples was home to over 1000 lamas. But in 1937, by communist purges the whole monastery completely destroyed. We will visit to Karakorum Museum, Karakorum Ruin Open Museum and Erdene Zuu Monastery Complex respectively. Overnight there.
Day8. Drive back to UB
After breakfast time, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar city (360 km) on the paved road. After arrive in the city, you will be transferred to yout accommodation and end the trip.
How to book this tour?
- Step2: Please carefully read our Contract
- Step3: Send us your Booking Form
- Step4: You will be received an Invoice from us via email.
- Step5: Select payment method and pay the Payment.
- Step6: Recieve the Voucher via email.
- Above prices are changeable by changing components (kind of services) of the itinerary.
- This is a private tour and you or your travel buddies will be in the tour.
- Domestic flight companies accept only 10kg lugguge incuding your carry on bags too for free transfer.
- All transactions will be conducted in United States currency, U.S Dollars
- It is your responsibility to ensure you are in correct pick up location at correct time as stated on your booking form.
- No smoking in travel vehicles or aircraft.
- Trip itineraries may include some element of risk.
- In the budget arrangement, you have to bring your own sleeping bag. If you like you can hire it from us.
Why food was not included in the Budget Arrangement and is it easy to get food there?
You can buy meals from local ger guesthouses by paying only 2 or 3 usd per meal. There is plenty of food shops on the way when you are touring. You can carry your own food from UB. It is nice you eat our own breakfast and then buy meals for lunch and dinner. Meals will be basic and usually cooked Mongolian traditional or Russian styled foods. Or you can get basic free kitchen belonings from us and cook yourself.
I want to join to another group. Is it possible?
Yes it is possible, if we have a group fitted date and same tour. Check it with us. We understand people want to share cost by joining another tours. But shorter tours (under 8 -10 days) are not often possible for join-in. If there is no tour you can join, you can post your tour in our Join-In Or Build Group section for collecting some travel other travel buddies. Usually longer tours (vacation kind of) tours are available for join and you can see our Group Scheduled Tours.
Why domestic flight was not included in the prices?
Actual price of RT domestic price will depends when we bought the tickets. If we book it early enough, the ticket price will be much lower. If we book the tickets to close to tour starting day, the ticket price will be much higher. That is why, it was not able to add constant ticket prices on the tour price. There is only 2 domestic companies now in Mongolia.
How are the domestic flights usually booked and check the flight timetable?
If you like we can book it for you and you can pay to us. We offer our contract prices for our customers who bought a tour from us. Or you can book the tickets yourself through online. It is up to you. You can check the flight timetable from Aero Mongolia and Hunnu Air companies web pages.
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