Mongolia

Experience the Gobi Desert, known for its sand dunes, mountains and rare animals, from your ger camp of yurt-like tents. Journey through the desert to Khongoryn Els’s “singing sand dunes” and Bayanzag’s “flaming cliffs.” Visit Ulaanbatar’s National History Museum, Fine Arts Museum and 976 Gallery of contemporary art. Try your hand at archery and learn to set up a traditional ger  before travelling along the Tuul River, then ride past nomadic villages on horseback to your “glamping camp” in Terlj National Park. Enjoy traditional Mongolian barbecue and a folklore performance.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

Mongol

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT+8

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Mongolian Tughrik (MNT)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

31° F

Mongolia Expedition

Rugged Expanses & Nomadic Culture

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

Private transfer to hotel

Afternoon private tour:

  • Fine Arts Museum
  • Natural History Museum

Accommodations: Kempinski Hotel
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 – ULAANBAATAR / DALANZADGAD / GOBI GURVANSAIKHAN NATIONAL PARK – GOBI MIRAGE CAMP

Private airport transfer for flight to Dalanzadgad

Private transfer to Ger camp in Gobi Desert

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park:

  • Eagle Valley (Yolyn Am) hike
  • Natural History Museum

Accommodations: Gobi Mirage Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – KHONGOR SAND DUNE

Private transfer to Khongor Sand Dune

Private Full-day tour:

  • Khavtsgait Khad rock formation petroglyphs
  • Khongoryn Els “singing” sand dunes
  • Camel Ride
  • Visit with local family

Accommodations: Buren Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – BAYANZAG

Private transfer to Bayanzag “Flaming Cliffs:”

  • Fossils discovered by Roy Chapman Andrews
  • Human traces from the Stone Age

Accommodations: Gobi Mirage Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – DALANZADGAD / ULAANBAATAR / GORKHI TERELJ NATIONAL PARK – TUUL RIVERSIDE LODGE

Transfer to Dalanzadgad for flight to Ulaanbaatar

  • 976 Art Gallery –  contemporary art

Lunch

Transfer to Ger camp in Gorkhi Terelj National Park:

  • Archery lesson
  • Botanical hike

Accommodations: Tuul Riverside Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – TUUL RIVERSIDE LODGE

  • Learn to set up traditional Ger
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Traditional Mongolian Barbecue (Khorhog)

Accommodations: Tuul Riverside Lodge Breakfast,
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – TSONJIN BOLDOG / TERELJ NATIONAL PARK

Private transfer to Tsonjin Boldog

  • Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue
  • Horseback ride to Terelj Glamping site

Accommodations: Terelj Glamping Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – TERELJ

Traditional Mongolian Family visit

Afternoon free

Accommodations: Terelj Glamping Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 – ULAANBAATAAR

Private transfer to Ulaanbaatar

  • Zaian Memorial Arch

Lunch

Afternoon tour:

  • Bogd Kind Winter Palace Museum
  • Optional shopping

Folklore performance & dinner

Accommodations: Kempinski Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – ULAANBAATAAR / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $3,890 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

Our trip to India was amazing. The guides were excellent, and we got top notch service in every city.

Janice L. & Richard M.
Scottsdale, AZ

When to go:

Best times are from April to October

What to eat:

Khuushuur (fried mutton-filled pastries), Buuz (dumplings), Mutton kebabs

What to pack:

Long & short-sleeved shirts & t-shirts; trousers, jeans, shorts, skirt; rain jacket; layering & waterproof clothing; shawl or scarf; swimwear; comfortable walking & hiking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; universal adapter

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