Gobi trip

six to eight days

UB ➡️ Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa) ➡️ Baynzag ➡️ Khongor Sand Dunes ➡️ Canyon of Yol (Vulture Mouth) ➡️ Terelj national park ➡️ UB

Early in the morning we will drive to Tsagaan suvraga (White Stupa). The name is given by local people to the impressive and legendary cliff which is eroded by natural phenomenon. It is located junction of middle gobi and south gobi provinces. Having 10 million years history, the cliff indicates different times by its colored layers. Tsagaan Suvraga (White Stupa) is interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which from a distance seems to be the ruins of the ancient city. Mongolia people found fossilized con shells print of sea plans from here.

In the morning drive to Bayan Zag. It means “rich in saxaul shrubs” is more commonly known as the Flaming Cliffs. It was formed 60-70 million years ago. The area is most famous for the first discovery of dinosaur eggs. Flaming Cliffs was discovered in 1922 by the explorer Roy Chapman Andrew visited in Mongolia.


When you are in Gobi, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to get on the Bactrian Camels. It’s obviously is one of the remarkable experiences to trek on the camels along the dunes, on the green lush down the foot of the dunes. Our camel riding will last until we reach a small oasis where there are some Gobi bushes and shrubs. Camels are great lovers of Saxaul shrubs and it’s considered as the most precious wood in the desert for its outstanding survival and growth on desert soil. You will surely enjoy the pristine nature and high mountains during the ride.

Hiking in the Yoliin Am or Bearded Vulture’s canyon. Regarding the snowfall and shade in the canyon, oftentimes there formed a high layer of ice cover which sometimes will stay till mid July. During our walk, we may either walk on top or bottom, or just see parts of this ice. The canyon is surrounded with steep Rocky Mountains creating some shade which is pleasant to hike thru during hot days of Gobi desert. During the hike, you may notice some rodents such as pica and ground squirrel along with colorful wild flowers and plants. Although mountains are the home for wildlife like ibex, mountain goat and argali, the wild sheep, spotting these animals will purely depend on fortune.

We leave the Yoliin Am early in the morning after breakfast and drive towards Terelj national park. On the way we will visit the famous statue (Tsonjin Boldog) of conqueror and revolutionary Chingiss Khan. Arrived in Terelj national park we will eat the famous Mongolian barbecue at dinner.

In Terelj national park we will admire turtles rock, Aryapala monastery and the unique structure of nature.

In the afternoon we will leave Terelj national park and drive to Ulaanbaatar.
Arriving in Ulaanbaatar, we do a shopping tour and fulfill your wishes, whatever you want.

Extension Possibilities

Baga Gazriin Chuluu Mountain


Baga Gazriin Stone, 15 km long and 10 km wide stone massif. Wild sheep, ibexes, mammals, rare rodents and birds are seen here. Surtiin Am is one of many beautiful and eye-catching places in Baga Gazriin stone massif. This is narrow canyon with different trees, namely, asp, birch, white wicker and elm tree, as well  as ruin of a stone temple and site of two yurts where Buddhist monks lived and meditated since the 17th century. According to scientists, 64 tombs and tumuli dated back to Khunnu tribe (2200 BC) have been found around Baga gazriin stone.


One more day in Khongor sand dune


This is one of the biggest sand massifs in Mongolia, wich covers 180 km long area. Movement of Khongor sand (sand slip) makes unique sounds. The sounds have been variously described as singing, whistling, squeaking, roaring and booming. To stand before an enormous, gleaming white sand dune and realize that all of this was oncean ancient lake bed or coastel plain is quite astonishing.

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