JOURNEY THROUGH THE GOBI DESERTTHE BEST WAY TO BE LOST AND FOUND AT THE SAME TIME
OVERVIEWKhongor Sand dunes – are the largest and the most spectacular sand dunes of Mongolian Gobi. It’s also known as Duut Mankhan (singing dunes). They are up to 500 m high, 12 km wide and about 100 km long. The largest dunes are in the north-western corner of the range. The dunes are about 250 km from Dalanzadgad city.
Yolyn Am – meaning “vulture’s mouth” in English, it is a valley of Gurvansaikhan Nuruu mountain range in the middle of Gobi. Yolyn Am is located 62km north-west from Dalanzadgad.
Bayanzag – Renamed as “Flaming cliffs” by Roy Chapman, a paleontologist from America, it is located in Bulgan village. Bayanzag was the very first place where Chapman found dinosaur eggs and bones, some of which are exhibited in the museum of Natural History in Ulaanbaatar.
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Length of the trip: 7 Days
Day 1. Drive to Baga Gazriin chuluu ( Small rock formation)
Day 2. Drive to Bayanzag, Red Flaming Cliffs
Day 3. Drive to Khongor Sand dune- camel ride
Day 4. Drive to Yol Valley
Day 5. Drive to Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa) visit overnight Dundgobi
Day 6. Terelj National Park - horseback ride an hr.
Day 7. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
Below are the answers to some of the questions we get asked the most often, please have a look if your questions are already there, if not feel free to email us to [email protected]; r[email protected]
1. When is the best time to come to Mongolia?
May to September is the best season, with the high season in July for the Naadam Festival. August and September are also suitable months of the year, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time.
2. Is Mongolia a safe destination?
Mongolia has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and people are known for their nomadic hospitality and kindness and they will make you feel very welcome. But when you are in the street of Ulaanbaatar city, you have to watch your bag and wallet unless there are many pickpockets around.
3. What should I bring with me?
Warm and thin layers of clothing, waterproof jacket, good walking boots, sandals and a hat and/or headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don’t forget insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ) and camera equipment.