Total driving distance: 1650km
Tsagaan Suvarga Cliff – colorful earth wall
In the morning, we will pick you up from your accommodation and drive to Tsagaan Suvarga Cliff (470 km – 6 hours on paved road). It is a sheer slope and was once an old seabed with sedimentary structure created over millions of years (the different colors of the ground represent different times). The formation is over 50m at its highest point and continues 400m. It looks like an ancient ghost city from a distance. Geography research work takes place here, and it is good spot to rest overnight. We will also do some hiking around the site.
Yol Valley /Bearded Vulture Valley
After breakfast, we will drive to Yol Valley (200 km – 3 hours on paved road). Yol means bearded vulture in Mongolian and the valley is located in Gurvan Saikhan mountain range. It stretches over 10 km, but in the narrowest part only 3 or 4 people can pass each other at the same time. The valley is completely shaded from the direct sun by high cliff walls. Also, the valley is famous for the ice created there in winter by a small stream, which is even present during the hot summer months until mid of July. We will do an hour’s hiking there & then also visit to the small natural museum. Overnight there.
Khongor Sand Dune – ride a camel.
After breakfast, we will drive to the Khongor Sand Dune (180 km – 4 hours on off road). Khongor is the biggest sand dune in the Gobi Desert, extending from 5 to 10 km in width and nearly 100 km long with crests rising 80 to 300m above the surrounding landscape. The booming sound produced by the masses of moving sand can be heard from afar when it occurs on a windy day. Hence locals called it the ‘Sound Dune’. Near the Khongor River at the northern edge of the dunes, there is an oasis. We will ride camels today to explore these massive sand-dunes and the surrounding aream where climbing one of the dunes affords energetic travellers with an unforgettable experience of endless vistas across a sea of sand. Overnight there.
Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs – dinosaur site
After breakfast, we will drive to Bayanzag (150 km – 4 hours on off road). American zoologist Roy Chapman Andrews discovered this place and named it ‘Flaming Cliffs’. A lot of globally renowned dinosaur findings such as Protoceratops and dinosaur eggs have been found here. The red-colored cliffs themselves are very imposing from a distance, and are particularly fiery in the light of the setting sun. We will walk around the site. Overnight there.
Baga Gazriin Chuluu
We will start early in the morning for the drive to Baga Gazariin Chuluu. Baga Gazriin Chuluu – located in Delgertsogt sum, Dundgovi province and surrounded by plain. The highest one is 15 km long and 10 km wide granite stone-mountain elevated at 1768m above sea level. There are also over 20 kinds of medical herbs like burnet, many kinds of world rare animals like marmot, ibex and mountain sheep. Also you can see Bolort Cave, eye treatment spa, rock images, petroglyphs, burial mounds many other sightseeing. There is a ruin of Choir monastery which was established by “Zava” Damdin, a famous ancient historical, religious and scientific researcher. This monastery had a monastery with few monks translate, print, explain and advertise books from Tibetan languages and research religious philosophy and medical science. Overnight in a ger camp.
Back to Ulaanbaatar.
What is included:
Accommodation: Hotel***,* ger camp, tented camp
Guiding and interpreting service
Full board meals
Transport: vehicle 4×4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
What is not included:
Optional activity cost
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement