Gobi Desert Trekking
(11 days)

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Camel Riding in Group
Mountain in Steppe
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Detailed description

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Yolyn Am & Dungenee Canyon

Today we will take early morning flight. After one and half hour by we will land Dalandzadgad, province town of South Gobi. Our team will pick you up and our adventure will start through the beautiful gorges of the imposing Altai Mountain Chain. We will pass through the Yolyn Am and the Dungenee Canyon both located in the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Ancient rivers carved those green valleys. We may catch a glimpse of the wild Argali sheep, the Ibex, the desert gazelles or the Golden Eagles. We will also pay a visit to the little museum of the park where you can admire a collection of dinosaur bones.

(Ger camp L, D)

Yolyn Am
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Noyon Mountain

We will drive through Dungenee Canyon to reach later today Noyon village. From here we will drive to our host family from where we will take camels for our trekking. The Gobi desert measures over 1,610 km from southwest to northeast and 800 km from north to south and stretches over Mongolia and China. It occupies an arc of land 1,295,000 km2 in area, making it fifth largest in the world and Asia’s largest. Much of the Gobi is not sandy but is covered with bare rock.

The Gobi is a cold desert, with frost snow on its dunes during the winter months. Besides being quite far north, it is also located on a plateau roughly 910–1,520 meters above sea level, which further contributes to its low temperatures. An average of approximately 194 millimetres of rain falls per year in the Gobi. Additional moisture reaches parts of the Gobi in winter as snow is blown by the wind from the Siberian Steppes. These winds cause the Gobi to reach extremes of temperature ranging from –40°C in winter to +50°C in summer.

(Tented camp B, L, D)

Bactrian Camel
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Khuren Khanangiin Nuruu

We will load all our gears on our pack camels (or our jeep will follow) and start our trekking. For our first day we will trek along the southern side of the Khuren Khanangiin Nuruu Mountain.

(Tented camp B, L, D)

Mountain in Gobi
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Gorges and Canyon

Today we will trek north through the canyon of the Khuren Khanangiin Nuruu Mountain.

(Tented camp B, L, D)

Camels in Gobi
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Tesiin Lake

For another day we will trek north to reach the once was Tesiin Lake. This totally dried out lake is now a place where salt is collected. It is one of the many evaporates of Mongolia.

(Tented camp B, L, D)

Two-Humped Camels

Zegstein Tsagaan Sand Dune

For 2 more days we will trek along the Zegstiin Tsagaan Sand Dunes, into the direction of Nemegt Canyons. Depending of the speed of our trekking we will reach the canyons in the evening of the second day.

(Tented camp B, L, D)

Sand Dune
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Zegstein Tsagaan Sand Dune

For 2 more days we will trek along the Zegstiin Tsagaan Sand Dunes, into the direction of Nemegt Canyons. Depending of the speed of our trekking we will reach the canyons in the evening of the second day.

(Tented camp B, L, D)

Gobi Desert
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Khongoryn Els

Today we will head to the Khongoryn Els. These are Mongolia’s largest sand dunes. Those impressive dunes of 275 meters high in some places, stretch from East to West over more than 100 km. Behind the sand dunes we will see the impressive black rocky mass of the Sevrei Mountain.

(Ger camp B, L, D)

Khongoryn Els
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Bayanzag or Flaming Cliffs

Today we will drive to Bayanzag also known as the Flaming Cliffs is the worldwide renowned place where palaeontologist Roy Chapman Andrews found dinosaur bones and eggs. The surrounding landscape is a beautiful combination of rocks, red sand and scrubs. Here we will spend some time exploring the cliffs.

(Ger camp B, L, D)

 

Flaming Cliffs
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Dalanzadgad

Drive to Dalanzadgad. We will spend afternoon relaxing and exploring further this little community on the edge of Gobi desert.

(Hotel B, L,)

Dungenee Canyon
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Fly to Ulaanbaatar

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Today we will have free day to explore further the town and to shop for souvenirs. You might as well check the beautiful cultural show enjoy the colourful and rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing & admire the contortionists.

(B)

 

Camel Riding in Dune

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