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Tour 7: Gobi Desert, Central Mongolia, and Khangai Mountains

Map with tour itinerary

This tour attempts to combine as many different types of landscape as possible. The Gobi desert already offers a lot of variety. After that we take a turn in the Khangai mountains, drive through endless steppes, and in the end we visit the spectacular rock formations of the Khentii. If you like variety, then this is your tour!

Please ask us for your preferred time period!

When your travel time is in july, then we will of course visit the Naadam festival. This will reduce the stay in Terelj, and add another hotel night in Ulaanbaatar.

Tour Itinerary

1. Day

Departure of your Flight

In Berlin when travelling from Europe
2. Day

Welcome to Mongolia!

On arrival, we get acquainted with the capital of Mongolia, which combines old traditions with the modern civilisation of today. The connection to prehistoric times is made by the dinosaur skeletons in the Museum of National History. The museum of mongolian history presents the development of the mongolian culture.
  • Arrival and transer to hotel
  • Cultural program
  • Stay the night in a hotel.
3. Day

Off to the desert!

The second day introduces us to the desert climate of the south, as well as the special flora and fauna of this area. Dalanzadgad is located at the end of the Altai mountain range, and functions as the entrance gate to the Gobi. Yolin-Am is a ravine nearby, which fascinates both through its geological features as well as its rich bird population. Especially famous are the lammergeier living there. As a geographical curiosity, there's a little mini glacier at the ground of the ravine.
  • Domestic line flight Ulaanbaatar - Dalanzadgad
  • Excursion to Yolin Am
  • Stay the night in a tent.
4. Day

Singing Sands

The "singing sands" of Khongorin-Els are an area filled with dunes, which rise from the surrounding steppe rather abrubtly This mountain range out of sand is over 100 km long and up to 20 km wide. Its name alludes to the sound that the wind makes when it stirs up sand at the ridge of each dune.
  • Transport by off-road vehicle.
  • Arrival in Khongorin Els
  • Stay the night in a tent.
5. Day

Flaming Cliffs

In 1920, the first petrified dinosaur eggs were found in Bayan Zag. The rocks of the valley are of a brilliant red color, which offers a particularly spectacular view in the morning or evening sun. This play of light has given the place its name "flaming cliffs".
  • Transport by off-road vehicle.
  • Arrival at Bayan Zag
  • Stay the night in a tent.
6. Day

Monastery ruins

The ruins of two old monasteries lie in a bend of the river Ongi. Their derelict remains sit in an undulating landscape offering the opportunity for romantic walks.
  • Transport by off-road vehicle.
  • Arrival in Ongin Khiid
  • Visit the monastery ruins.
  • Stay the night in a tent.
7. Day


The monk and sculptor Zanabazar lived and worked in Tuvkhun-Khiid in the 16th century. Parts of the monastery at more than 2000 m elevation serve as a museum today.
We arrive here in the evening, and will delay the visit to the next morning.
  • Transport by off-road vehicle.
  • Arrival bei Tuvkhun-Khiid
  • Stay the night in a tent.
8. Day

Big Waterfall

We continue our trip along the Orkhon river, to the largest waterfall in Mongolia.
  • Visit at the monastery Tuvkhun-Khiid.
  • Transport by off-road vehicle.
  • Visit at Orkhon Khurkhree (waterfall)
  • Arrival at nomads family.
  • Stay the night in a tent or a yurt.
9. Day

Nomadic life

We spend one day with the nomads, enjoy the heartfelt hospitality, and learn a lot about the life of the herders in Mongolia at the same time.
  • Nomadic life and hospitality
  • Stay the night in a tent or a yurt.
10. Day

The Old Capital

In Kharkhorin, Genghis Khan ordered to erect the capital of his mongolian empire at the time. The monastery Erdene-Zuu is also located here, which housed more than thousand monks in historic times.
  • Transport by off-road vehicle.
  • Arrival in Kharkhorin
  • Visit of Erdene-Zuu
  • Stay the night im Ger-Camp.
11. Day

Running Hot Water

Today we make rest at a hot mineral spring. We pitch our tents in an exceptionally beautiful scenere (as usual) next to the Ikh-Tamir river and let it sing us into sleep.
  • Transport by off-road vehicle
  • Arrival at Tsenkher-Raskhaan
  • Stay the night in a tent
12. + 13. Day

Look, a white lake!

According to legend, this lage was created when a giant took a big rock and threw it away (Taikher-Khuluu). Then next day he was quite excited to find a large white surface at the old place. His surprised exclamation became the name of the lake. The cold volcano Khorgo sits right next to it and can be climbed with reasonable effort. The crater at the top offers a spectacular view.
  • Transport by off-road vehicle
  • Arrival at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur
  • Aufstieg zum Khorgo
  • Stay the night in a tent
14. Day


The Ogi lake is located in wonderful scenery and is home to countless birds. There are also many fish around.
  • Transport by off-road vehicle
  • Arrival at Ogii Nuur
  • Stay the night in a tent.
15. Day

Derelict Fort

Continuing on our way back, we make station near Dashintshilun. In the close vicinity there are the ruins of the ancient forts Khar-Bukh (black bull) and Tsogt, which invite exploration.
  • Transport by off-road vehicle
  • Arrival in Dashintshilun.
  • Stay the night in a tent.
16. Day

Wild Horses

In the Khustain Nuruu national park, a project has been running for several years to reestablish the original wild horses (Takhi) again in Mongolia. There are several places near the river where the beautiful and normally very shy animals gather for drinking every morning and evening. This offers a great opportunity to watch them and take pictures.
17. Day

Massive Boulders

After a short drive we arrive in Terelj. The landscape here is characterized by rocky boulders, which rise out of the steppe in spectacular ways. Those who still have the necessary energy can explore the area on horseback.
  • Transport by off-road vehicle
  • Arrival in Terelj
  • Stay the night in a tent.
18. Day

Cultural Program

The last day is fully dedicated to culture. Several museums and the famous Gandan Monastery offer an informative and relaxed finale to our trip. In the evening we meet for a farewell dinner, and afterwards there's an opportunity to party mongolian style.
There's also a big exhibition "Great Mongolia 800" this year, as well as many other related events.
  • Museums
  • Gandan monastery
  • "Great Mongolia 800" exhibition
  • Fare well-dinner and evening program.
  • Stay the night in a Hotel.
19. Day

Return flight

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All information subject to change without notice.