Wonders of Southern-Central Mongolia

This tour will provides you many opportunities to experience the Nomadic people, great Gobi desert, vast steppe and culture of Mongolia. You will visit to Gobi Desert where you will ride 2 humped camels, walking on sand dunes and visit to Kharkhorum, ancient capital of Great Mongolian Empire in 13th century. Also, we will enjoy first Buddhist Monastery Erdenezuu and Kharkhorum museum.

Wonders of Southern-Central Mongolia

12 days / 11 nights

    Tour itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar 
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel. After checking-in to the hotel, we will do short city tour including Chinggis Square, Chinggis Khaan Monument, National museum, Gandan Monastery and Zaisan Hill for panoramic view of the city. Before having dinner, we will enjoy Mongolian traditional folklore concert and after dinner we will return to the hotel and stay overnight. 
Day 2 Baga Gazariin Chuluu
Drive to Gobi Desert through Baga Gazriin Chuluu, known as granite rock formation in the middle of Gobi desert. We will drive through steppes by overview of land-sea and grandiose formation of rocks and basalts of Baga Gazriin Chuluu. Stay the night at tourist Ger Camp.
Day 3 Tsagaan Suvarga
Drive to Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa), which is one of the picturesque places in Gobi desert. Just 30 kms away from there you can find cave paintings left from the Bronze Age. Driving to the cave paintings is an uneasy road to go but it offers great panoramic view on both sides of the hill on whose top the road itself lies. Stay the night at tourist Ger Camp.
Day 4 Yoliin Am
Drive to Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Mountain Range (Three beauties of Gobi). It is the end of the Altai Mountain Ranges where you will have the chance to see wild animals such as wild sheep, ibex, condor, golden eagle and vultures. We will visit Yoliin Am glacier canyon and enjoy walking between the canyons. Until mid July, we can see glaciers of the canyon. Stay the night at tourist Ger Camp.
Day 5 Khongor Sand Dunes 
Drive to Khongor Sand Dunes or known as Singing Dunes. Khongor Sand Dunes are the biggest sand dunes of Mongolia. It has an extraordinary length of 180 kms and is 15-20 kms wide. There is an oasis near Khongor River at the northern edge of the sand dunes. You can do activities upon your own interest such as one hour camel riding or climbing to the sand dunes. Enjoy the sunset in Gobi desert, as it is claimed to be one of the most beautiful sceneries in Mongolia. Stay the night at Ger Camp.
Day 6 Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs
Drive to Bayanzag known as Flaming cliffs. Bayanzag is famous for dinosaur remains, complete dinosaur skeletons and fossilized eggs. American explorer, Roy Chapman Andrews discovered this area in the beginning of 20th century and became internationally famous. If you see carefully, while exploring the area you could find some piece of bones or dinosaur eggs. In the afternoon we can visit Gobi tree saxaul forest. Stay the night at tourist Ger Camp.
Day 7 Ongi Temple Ruin
Drive to Ongi Temple Ruin. It was one of the 7 biggest temples in Mongolia. There are ruins of 2 complex monasteries which were built up in the 1780s. After people’s revolution in 1921, these two monasteries were destroyed and lamas (monks) were killed by communists. If you get up early, you will have a great chance to see some wild animals such as wild sheep, ibex, wolf etc. Stay the night at tourist Ger Camp.
Day 8 Kharkhorum
Drive to Kharkhorum. Kharkhorum was built in 1220 and was the capital of Mongolia for 140 years. In 1388, the city was massively destroyed and Erdenezuu Buddhist Monastery where we will make a visit was founded in 1586 at the city’s ruin. It was the first and the biggest Buddhist center in Mongolia in 17th century. The monastery complex is surrounded by 400x400m walls with 108 stupas. In the early 20th century, there were more than 100 temples and over thousand lamas that used to serve. The monastery was sacked during the purges of 1937. Nowadays, only one temple holds religious activity and the rest remained as a museum. Stay the night at tourist Ger Camp.
Day 9 Khustai National Park 
Drive to Khustai National park. Khustai National park was protected in 1993 to conserve biodiversity and facilitate the re-introduction to the wild horse or known as Przewalski horse (Takhi). We will see the wild horses and besides Takhi, you can also see many wild animals including wild sheep Argali, wolf and red deer. Stay the night at tourist Ger Camp.
Day 10 Terelj National Park
Drive to Terelj National Park via Ulaanbaatar city. On the way have a lunch at Ulaanbaatar city. We will short stop on Terelj Ovoo or known as shamanist sacred stones. Continue to cave, Turtle Rock and Aryabal meditation temple. Short hike to the mountain see picturesque scenery of National Park. Overnight at tourist GER camp.
Day 11 Ulaanbaatar 
Drive to Ulaanbaatar In the afternoon we will have some free time for shopping and for relaxing. Have a farewell dinner. Stay the night at the hotel.
Day 12 Departure 
Check out from the hotel. Drive to the airport and depart from Ulaanbaatar. 

Wonders of Southern-Central Mongolia

12 days / 11 nights


  • Hotel**** in Ulaanbaatar for 2 nights
  • Tourist GER camp in the countryside for 9 nights
  • All transportation during whole trip
  • English speaking guide
  • Full board during the trip
  • Sightseeing and National park entrance fee as mentioned in the program
  • One hour camel riding in Gobi desert
  • 1L bottled mineral water per person per day

Wonders of Southern-Central Mongolia

12 days / 11 nights


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  • History and cultural discovery tour in Karakorum

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