GOBI AND 8 LAKESIt is a great combination of Jeep tours and horseback adventures. During the tour you will explore the best of the Gobi desert and a great places of Central Mongolia in a same time. 8lakes, also known locally as Shuranga, is one of the most exotic and wild destination, which is the less touristy and best place for doing horseback riding tours around the area, with breathtaking landscape as mountains and 8 different lakes. This trip is one of our most attractive tours we offer for our customers who enjoy adventure, wild nature and want to experience local nomadic families.
- Route: Ulaan Baatar, Baga Gazriin Chuluu,Tsagaan Suvarga,Yoliin Am,Khongoriin Els sand dunes,Bayanzag, Ongi Monastery,Naiman Nuur,Orkhon waterfall,Ulaan Baatar city.
- Duration: 13 Days, 12 Nights
- Transportation: Adventure off road 4*4 wd
- Accommodation: Family local ger camp (12 nights), Tourist ger camp (.. night) ,camping possible
- Number of people: /2-6 people & Group more than 6 people/
- Meals include:
The tour price includes the following services:
- Accommodation during the trip
- Driver + 4WD vehicle + Petrol
- English speaking tour guide/cook assistant
- All meals as displayed in the itinerary
- Bottled water supply for 1.5 l pp for every day
- Entrance fees for National Parks and Museums
- Camel riding with local guide /1hour/
- Horse guides for every 4 pax
- Visa support official letter from Company with stamp after would book this tour with us
The tour price does not include the following services:
- International Airfare
- Personal items
- Optional activity costs
- Alcoholic drinks
- Travel insurance
- Hand gifts for Nomads
- Accomodations/Hotel in Ulaanbaatar city
- Gratuity for Service team /Driver & Tour guide/
- NOTE: /+Cook assistant/ possible to have, if would more than 6 person in tour except TOUR GUIDE./
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”– Saint Augustine
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY :
DAY1.LEAVING ULAANBAATAR FOR BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU
We will start with a full day trip out to the Baga Gazriin Chuluu Ruins. A picturesque Mountain Baga Gazriin Chuluu is one of the most attractive areas of the Gobi desert. With at an elevation of 1.768m, it is located in the granite belt. The ruins of a small monastery are on the south east part of the mountain. The area has got many species of wild animals and birds, such as ibex, argali, vultures, hawks and eagles. At the ruins, there are some mineral water springs and trees a top the many beautiful rocky hills. On the way we will stop for a lunch at Zorgol Khairkhan Mountain, and then we will continue to drive to the first campsite of our trip. Once we get there, we will have free time to wander around the mountains and do some hiking. We will camp overnight in this area. (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY2.DRIVE TO TSAGAAN SUVARGA
After having breakfast at the campsite we will drive to Tsagaan Suvarga /White Stupa/. In the afternoon, we will reach the Tsagaan Suvarga and explore to see white stupa and go for hiking around. Tsagaan Suvarga, an amazing series of cliffs, white and pink limestone rock formations taking the appearance of stalagmites up to 30 meters high. It is an excellent site for taking photography of the beautiful panoramic views. Stay overnight in family ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY3. DRIVE TO YOLIIN AM /YOL VALLEY/
After having breakfast at the family, we will start driving to Yoliin Am, which is a deep narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains of the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, covering 70 sq.kms. There is a small natural museum at the entrance of the National park which exhibits a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones, stuffed birds and snow leopard. This place is also very rich by the rare plants.
After we seeing the museum at the entrance we will drive about 10kms to get to the car parking where we leave our car there and walk a head to the ice gorge and stream for a several kms. In the winter time, the stream freezes several kms into the gorge. It remains frozen for most of the year, except late summer. We will see the ice gorge until end of the July. The ice remains usually disappear around early August.
On the way we get to the Yoliin Am we will stop for a lunch in a huge flat steppe. Once we wandering around the gorge, we will get back to our car and drive to the campsite we will stay there for tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY4. DRIVE TO KHONGORIIN ELS SAND DUNES
After having breakfast, we will drive to the sand dunes called Khongoriin Els. The Khongoriin Els sand dunes lie north of the Baruunsaikhan Mountain in the northern part of the Sevrei and Zuulun Mountains. The Khongoriin Els is one of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia and they are up to 200m high, 12km wide and about 100km long. The largest dunes are at the northwest corner of the range. You can climb to the top of the sand dunes and then slide back down on the plastic bags. The views of the desert from the top are wonderful. Climbing to the top of the dunes during the sunset gives you an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding desert, to the north lies the Khongoriin River. We will stay overnight in a family ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY5. CLIMBING TO THE SAND DUNES
Today after breakfast, we can possibly arrange some optional camelback riding around the sand dunes before the lunch time. After having lunch at the family we will climb and hike to the top of the biggest sand dunes. We will stay overnight in a family ger tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY6. DRIVING TO THE BAYANZAG /FLAMING CLIFFS/
After having breakfast this morning, we will drive to the Bayanzag which is an important fossil finds have been made. It was given name by American paleontologist Roy Chapman who visited there in the 1920s. The area is the most famous place for finding the first discovery of dinosaur fossils. There is a picturesque saxaul forest the place is named after and colorful rocks which is brilliantly colorful. We will visit Mongolian family there and will staying overnight with their ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY7. DRIVING TO ONGIIN KHIID
After having breakfast in the family at the Bayanzag, we will head off to Saikhan Ovoo which is a small village in the Middle Gobi province. The bend in the river marks, the remains of two ruined monasteries, the Barlim Khiid on the north bank and the Khutagt Khiid on the south. The monastery used to have about 500 monks and built in the late 18th century for dedicating the first visit to Mongolia by a Dalai Lama. The monastery was reopened in 1990 and current Dalai Lama visited in 1992. After we explore the ruins of the Ongiin Khiid we will drive to the campsite for staying overnight tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY8. DRIVE TO HORSE RIDING DESTINATION – NAIMAN NUUR (8LAKES)
After having breakfast at the town hostel, we will start driving to Shuranga for preparing our horse trip with Mongolian family where we will get our horses, packing yaks and local horse guides for our horseback riding trip for next riding days. Once we arrived at the family, we will be introduced and get used to our horses and helping to cook and having brilliant Mongolian barbeque for dinner. We will get experienced of Mongolian culture, way of life of nomadic families. Stay overnight in a ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY9-11. WE ARE STARTING OUR HORSEBACK RIDING TRIP FOR NEXT 3 DAYS.
This morning we will start our horseback riding tour. After having breakfast, we will pack our staff on some packing yaks and ride to Shireet Lake, which is the biggest one in other 7 lakes. During the day we will see great landscapes, a beautiful lake and one of the wildest and unspoiled travel destinations of Mongolia. The Shireet Lake is perfect for photo-shooting and camping overnight. We highly recommend this area for our customers who want to experience adventurous horseback riding. We will stay overnight in our tents and families. After 3 days of horseback riding we will reach Orkhon Waterfall. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY12. DRIVE TO ELSEN TASARKHAI SAND DUNES
This morning after having breakfast we will drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes which is a semi desert typed beautiful landscape with big sand dunes. We will have our lunch on the way and will be transferred to a next family ger. We are going to have an optional camel riding before dinner. After having dinner we can hike around the sand dunes. We can possibly see the sunset brilliantly in the area. Stay overnight in a ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY13. DRIVING BACK TO ULAANBAATAR CITY
After setting up at the family ger camp, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. When we arrive to Ulaanbaatar, we will be transferred to a hostel or hotel for tonight. (Breakfast and Lunch)
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GREAT tour with Altai Nomadic Expedition!!I did a 5 night/6 day tour with Tamirra, my guide, and Gamba, my driver, and I loved it! Tamirra and Gamba were great company, and I really enjoyed spending time with them and learning about Mongolia from Mongolians. Delicious meals were prepared and had a nice, comfortable car while driving to the White Stupa, Yol Valley, Khongor sand dunes, Flaming Cliffs, and Baga Gazriin Chuluu. I really enjoyed meeting Mongolian families, staying in gers, seeing camels and livestock in their natural environment, and doing some great hikes and seeing beautiful scenery. I LOVED riding a camel in the Gobi Desert and a horse in the Yol Valley.
Our family had a week long trip in July 2016 in Central Mongolia with Tamiraa as our guide and Nyamaa as our driver. Tamiraa is very professional, friendly and helpful person. She provided us with unique experience of beautiful Mongolia and nomadic life. The driver Nyamaa is highly professional too and is very responsible person. Safety and comport of passengers is his top priority.Our children enjoyed the trip very much too. I highly recommend to travel with this Altai Nomadic and especially with Tamiraa and Nyamaa. We will surely come again to Mongolia and choose Tamiraa again as our guide.
Our trip was so perfectly organised and planned by Altai Nomadic. We had no idea what a wonderful trip this would turn out to be. Right from pickup at the airport to drop, we were always helped with a smile which made us feel we were spending time with family in a new and unknown place.Since we were travelling in winter and with the temperatures not familiar to us (being from Calcutta, India where temperatures are never sub zero), Tamiraa made sure we were comfortable at all times. She never rushed us in the trip even when we were taking up too much time at a particular spot. She was also very patient with us being very noisy people.
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