Important Information

Mongolia Tour
9 Days
Max Altitude 1580m
Best Season April - November
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Level 2
Group Size
2 - 20 people
Transportation Flight - Jeep

Gobi Desert Tour is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mongolia. Gobi Desert is the second largest desert in Asia and the world’s sixth, situated in the southern region of independent Mongolia and the northern region of China. It is well mentioned in the history of the Silk Road where the significant cities are located. Gobi Desert falls under the rain shadow due to the precipitation blocking by the Tibetan Plateau.

Many travelers are lured by the impressive landscape of Gobi. Gobi desert has more to offer than what you expect from a normal desert. This unique Gobi desert trip will take you to experience the different things where there is the bluest sky with the fascinating view of mirages, steppe land, and golden sands. The national park itself is rich in wildlife such as camels, ibex, mountain sheep, wild asses, and gazelles.  

Gobi Desert tour starts and ends in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. This trip is a combination of a Jeep safari and short hikes. You will experience the nomadic life where your accommodations are arranged with the Ger camp. There will be a local guide and a driver who will be on your whole trip. If you are planning to visit Mongolia other than this tour or you want to amend on this trip. Please customize your trip by booking Mongolia Tours. Our expert travel advisor will help you to create your tour with no regret at all.   

Places to Visit on this Trip:
Ulaanbaatar, Baga Gazaryn Chuluu, Yoliin Am /Ice field/ Khongoryn Els, Bayanzag flaming cliffs, Tsagaan Suvraga, and Ulaanbaatar.

What you will Experience From this trip?
Staying with a local family in a homestay, riding Camels, day hiking, and climbing sand dunes.  

Outline Itinerary ( 9 Days )

Day 1

Arrive in Mongolia and city tour in Ulaanbaatar

On your arrival at Chinggis Khaan International Airport, you will assist by a Himalayan Wander Walkers representative. Our Guide and driver will help you to arrange your luggage in the vehicle and drive to the Hotel. After some rest at the hotel, we will visit Sukhbaatar square and National History Museum.

Overnight accommodation is set with BB Plan at 3* hotel.

Day 2

Drive to Baga gazriin chuluu

Today we will drive to the Baga Gazarin Chuluu Ruins and it will be a whole day driving. Baga Gazarin Ruins are granite rocky mountains which are at the height of 1768 meters from the seas level located in the Adaatsag territory of the Dundgobi region. On top of the mountain where you can witness an old ruined temple which is also known as “Eye”. It is believed that this temple is from the 17th century.

Overnight accommodation is set with AP Plan at a nomadic family yurt (Ger Camp)

Day 3

Drive to Yolin Am and hike Bearded Eagle Canyon

On day three we will drive to Yolin Am which is in the middle of the Gobi Desert National Park. It covers an area of 70 square Kilometers with proper rules to protect the park. Summer is the best time to visit this place as the surrounding scenery will be more beautiful where the mountains and rocky hills are clearly seen. The mountains here are the highest point of the Gobi Desert. The total hike distance will be of 6 kilometers approximately. During your hike, you will explore the hidden narrow valley with the rocky canyon.  

Overnight accommodation is set with AP Plan at nomadic family yurt (Ger Camp).

Day 4

Drive to Khongoryn Els Sand dunes

Today we will drive about 195 km and reach Khongoryn Els. Khongoryn Els is popular for its amazing sand dunes. Sand dunes here are the largest of all in Mongolia. These sand dunes are also known for Duut Mankhan which means Singing Dunes that make a sound when it moves with the wind. 

Overnight accommodation is set with AP Plan at a nomadic family yurt (Ger Camp).

Day 5

Hiking in Khongoryn Els and explore the biggest sand dunes of Mongolia

Today is a day full of exploration You will climb up the sand dune which takes about an hour and is definitely exhausting but worth experiencing and seeing the view from the top. In addition to that, we will do hiking along the sand dune for about 10 kilometers. For those who want to experience a camel ride, our guide will arrange a camel for you. 

Overnight accommodation is set with AP Plan at a nomadic family yurt (Ger Camp).

Day 6

Drive to Bayan Zag and explore the way

After driving 150 km from Khongoryn Els you will reach to Bayan-Zag. Bayan is usually popular and known as Flaming Cliffs where the discovery of dinosaur fossils is done. The evening and night time here bring you joy to experience the amazing ambiance of sunset and night photoshoots. Climbing on the yellowish cliffs is also worth witnessing the overall views. Camel riding is another option if you don't feel like walking. 

Overnight accommodation is set with AP Plan at a nomadic family yurt (Ger Camp).

Day 7

Drive to Tsagaan Suvraga and exploration

In the morning, we start driving to the scarp of Tsagaan Suvarga which is located in Ulziit soum, Dundgobi province. It is interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which from the cliff are 30 meters high and 100 meters wide. Over thousands of years, the wind has created this amazing structure. Hiking and visiting a historical place, photo shooting, discover camel herding nomadic life.

Overnight accommodation is set with AP Plan at nomadic family yurt (Ger Camp).

Day 8

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

After your breakfast, you will drive to Ulaanbaatar. Reminiscing all the activities of camel riding, interacting with locals at Ger Camp and the wild landscape of Gobi Desert will be there in your mind until the last moment. You will check in your hotel at Ulaanbaatar and the remaining time will be for relaxation and shopping. 

Overnight accommodation is set with BB Plan at 3* hotel.

Day 9

Final Departure

Our team is saying goodbye as your journey to Mongolia comes to an end today. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 2 hours before your scheduled flight guide from Himalayan Wander walkers will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful countries of Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, and Tibet.

*AP (American plan) = Meal includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

*BB (Bed and Breakfast) = Meal includes only breakfast.



English speaking tour guide/cook
National park entrance fee
Camel riding for an hour or longer regarding on guest’s request
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
1.5L drinking water a day per person
Full board(6 breakfast, 7 lunch, 6 dinners)


Accommodation in UB
Travel insurance
Personal toiletries
Tips for the driver and the guide
Visa fee
Travel insurance
Alcohol drinks

Important Information

The Price given here is per person based on a minimum of 2 pax. The price will be cheaper with an increase in the number of people.

*If you are looking for a visa process or domestic flight within Mongolia then let us know we can help you to book your flight and issue Visa.

*Single Room Supplement is applied.

Trip Facts

Total distance: 1650kms

Tour length:  9 days

Difficulty level:  Easy

Capacity: 2- 15 people

Tour price:  All prices are for per person.

Frequently Asked Question

The most important consideration for any tour is staying warm and dry, lightweight, breathable, moisture-winking under layers are highly recommended. Insulating layers and jackets are necessary. Comfortable hiking shoes, quality socks (quality socks are recommended), and head covering (insulating caps and brimmed caps designed to block sunlight) are essential. Outer layers should be made of waterproof, wind-blocking material such as Gore-Tex. Sunglasses and sun-block cream, drinking water bottles, torchlight, foot care items such as foot powder and Moleskin, insect repellent, and personal hygiene items are also necessary.