Gobi Desert Tour In Beautiful Mongolia

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Gobi Desert Tour

  • Duration: 8 days tour
  • Availability: June 1 – September 20
  • Begin and end: Ulaanbaatar city
  • Tour type: Gobi Desert Mongolia Tour
  • Price: 1910$ p/p

Our highlights

  • Dalanzadgad: Starting and ending point of the tour, with flights from Ulaanbaatar.
  • Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs: Known for its red cliffs and paleontological significance.
  • Khongoryn Els (Singing Dunes): Also known as Khongor Sand Dunes, famous for their size and unique sounds. Activities include camel rides and hiking to watch the sunset.
  • Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa): Notable for its impressive geological formations.
  • Rocky mountains: Distinctive landscapes in the Gobi Desert, significant for their stunning views and vast nature.


The Gobi Desert in Mongolia is one of the most fascinating and diverse desert landscapes in the world, featuring vast plains, majestic peaks, mountain ranges, and sandy valleys that offer a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and adventure. Here’s a guide to planning a Gobi Desert tour in Mongolia:

Key Highlights

  1. Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag)
    • Famous for its red sandstone formations and significant dinosaur fossil discoveries, including the first found dinosaur eggs.
    • Ideal for hiking and exploring the stunning landscape.
  2. Khongoryn Els (Singing Dunes)
    • Some of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia.
    • Opportunities for camel trekking and climbing the dunes for panoramic views.
  3. Yolyn Am (Vulture’s Gorge)
    • A narrow gorge with a small stream that can remain frozen even in summer.
    • Great for hiking and bird-watching.
  4. Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa)
    • Striking limestone formations resembling a white stupa.
    • A fantastic spot for photography.
  5. Nomadic Culture
    • Experience the traditional lifestyle of Mongolian nomads.
    • Stay in a ger (traditional yurt) and participate in daily activities like herding and milking animals.

Additional Experiences

  • Star Gazing: The clear desert skies offer incredible opportunities for star gazing.
  • Wildlife Watching: Look out for animals like Bactrian camels, ibex, and various bird species.
  • Cultural Performances: Some ger camps offer traditional Mongolian music and dance performances.
  • Traditional Food: Experience the local culture by preparing and tasting traditional food with herder families. Enjoy common dishes like homemade pasta, dumplings, and soups with meat of goat, sheep, or cattle, along with traditional dairy products.


Day 1: Ulaanbaatar to South Gobi

  • Morning: Fly from Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad.
  • Afternoon: Visit Yolyn Am Gorge (Vulture’s Gorge).
  • Evening: Settle into a ger camp and enjoy a traditional Mongolian dinner.

Day 2: Yolyn Am to Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)

  • Morning: Drive to Bayanzag.
  • Afternoon: Explore the Flaming Cliffs and the surrounding area, known for dinosaur fossil discoveries.
  • Evening: Stay overnight in a nearby ger camp.

Day 3: Bayanzag to Khongoryn Els (Singing Dunes)

  • Morning: Travel to Khongoryn Els dunes.
  • Afternoon: Camel trekking and climbing the dunes for panoramic views.
  • Evening: Stay in a ger camp near the dunes.

Day 4: Khongoryn Els Exploration

  • Morning: Continue exploring Khongoryn Els, visit an oasis.
  • Afternoon: Enjoy more camel trekking or relax at the camp.
  • Evening: Cultural performance and dinner at the ger camp.

Day 5: Khongoryn Els to Nomadic Family Visit

  • Morning: Travel to visit a local nomadic family.
  • Afternoon: Participate in daily activities such as herding and milking animals.
  • Evening: Stay overnight with the nomadic family in their ger or in a nearby ger camp

Day 6: Nomadic Family to Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa)

  • Morning: Drive to Tsagaan Suvarga.Afternoon: Explore the White Stupa limestone formations.Evening: Stay overnight in a ger camp near Tsagaan Suvarga.

Day 7: Tsagaan Suvarga to Dalanzadgad

  • Morning: Further exploration of Tsagaan Suvarga.
  • Afternoon: Return to Dalanzadgad.
  • Evening: Relax and prepare for your return trip in a local hotel or ger camp.

Day 8: Dalanzadgad to Ulaanbaatar

  • Morning: Fly back to Ulaanbaatar.
  • Afternoon: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, optional city tour or souvenir shopping.
  • Evening: Departure or continue exploring Ulaanbaatar

We hope you love the entire trip, which included visits to the South Gobi province, camel trekking, and exploring the Gobi Desert.

This Gobi tour offers a comprehensive experience of Mongolia’s natural beauty, cultural heritage, and unique landscapes.

Things To Consider

  • The accommodation is a Mongolian traditional Ger for tourists, where travelers can relax and rest.
  • In Ger accommodation, a room for 6 people, a room for 4 people, a room for two people / ger accommodations are allocated according to the number of people in 2 to 6 people / male and female separate accommodation is in principle, but depending on the situation, single or mixed accommodation can be made. ./
  • You can shower for 5 days.
  • Electricity can be used all day / battery 12V /
  • The tour can be conducted with a minimum of 2 people.
  • For 2-3 people, use a car, Telica, or Starex
  • For 5-6 people, use Starex or Purgon
  • Lunch is eaten at a local restaurant, and breakfast and dinner are prepared by the guide. For dinner, pork belly, traditional nomadic food Khorkhog, Mongolian BBQ, Mongolian boiled meat, Mongolian spaghetti, and Mongolian traditional foods.

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Experience During The Tour

  • Enjoy the untouched beauty of the Gobi Desert
  • Witness life as it was meant to be lived – on the open steppe
  • Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most exotic animals, and plants
  • Be amazed at some of the largest dinosaur fossils ever found
  • Experience a unique and rewarding culture
  • 7-day Gobi Desert tour, which also includes Yol Valley, Khongor Sand Dunes, Flaming Cliffs, Bayanzag, horseback riding, and staying with nomad families
  • Witness the beauty of the stars at night in the Gobi Desert
bactrain camels
Bactrian camel only in Mongolia

Tour Price:

How many PeoplePrice USD $
2 Person1910$
3 Person1800$
4 Person1710$
5 Person1600$

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The Tour Includes:

  • Driver vehicle and English/Korean speaking Guide
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Admission and road fees
  • Day 3 Hongoriin Els camel trekking 1 time/1 hour
  • Day 3 Hongoriin Els Sanding Boarding
  • Day 4 Yoliin am Horseback Riding Trekking 1 time/1 hour, including a camel ride
  • 5 days shower available for the entire schedule
  • Daily bottled water
  • Domestic flight

The Tour excludes:

  • International travel ticket
  • Visa fee
  • Ulaanbaatar city hotel and guesthouse fee
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic drinks, beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Simple Supplements
  • Sim card 5$

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FAQ for Gobi desert Tour

The best time to visit the Gobi Desert in Mongolia is during the autumn months of September and October, according to multiple authoritative sources: “Autumn, especially, in September and October, is the best period to travel in the Gobi desert.” “Most tourists decide to travel [to the Gobi Desert] between July and August, it might be the hottest time of the year but only during the day.” “The Gobi Desert is extremely hot in the months of June, July, and August. Expect to tackle red-hot sand, very dry air, and temperatures of up to 40°C (104°F).” “Late May is a good time to visit the Gobi Desert, when the storms and vicious airborne sand have subsided. You’ll also avoid the desert’s notorious freezing nighttime temperatures and scorching daytime heat.”The key reasons for visiting in September-October are:

  • Milder temperatures compared to the scorching summer heat
  • Less wind and airborne sand/dust storms
  • Avoidance of freezing nights in winter
  • Opportunity to attend authentic cultural events

So in summary, the autumn season of September and October emerges as the ideal time for a comfortable and culturally-rich experience exploring the Mongolian Gobi Desert, based on the consensus of the provided travel resources

Khongoryn Els (Singing Dunes)

The Khongoryn Els are towering sand dunes that can reach up to 300 meters high and stretch for over 100 km. They are known as the “Singing Dunes” because of the unique sound they make when the sand shifts due to the wind. Climbing these massive dunes is a popular activity and offers stunning views of the desert landscape.

Yoliin Am (Vulture’s Valley)

Yoliin Am is a deep and narrow canyon located in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. It is nicknamed the “Vulture’s Valley” due to the presence of bearded vultures nesting in the canyon walls. The valley also features a small stream that remains frozen until early summer, creating an “ice canyon” effect.

Baga Gazriin Chuluu

This geological formation consists of impressive granite rocks and rock formations covering an area of 300 square km in the central Gobi Desert. It was once an important religious center with a monastery that is now being reconstructed.

Baynzag Flaming Cliffs

The Baynzag Flaming Cliffs are a world-renowned paleontological site where the first dinosaur eggs were discovered. The reddish-orange rock formations give the cliffs their “flaming” appearance.

Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa)

Tsagaan Suvarga is a unique formation of colorful sandstone cliffs that rise up to 60 meters high. The name translates to “White Stupa” due to the resemblance of the rock formations to Buddhist stupas.Other notable attractions mentioned include the Khavtsgait Petroglyphs, ancient rock carvings, and the opportunity to experience the traditional nomadic culture by staying in ger camps and interacting with local herders

here are a couple of unique festivals and events held in the Gobi Desert region of Mongolia during the autumn season:

  1. Thousand Camel Festival

This festival, held annually in the Gobi Desert, celebrates the endangered Bactrian camel and its importance in the lives of the Gobi’s nomads. Key highlights include:

  • Camel racing and polo competitions
  • Performances of traditional Mongolian music and dance
  • Opportunity to see the Bactrian camels in their fluffy winter coats when their fur is at its thickest


  • Bactrian Camel – The two-humped wild Bactrian camel is well-adapted to the Gobi’s harsh conditions with its thick coat, ability to drink salty water, and go long periods without food or water.
  • Snow Leopard – This elusive big cat inhabits the mountain ranges of the Gobi, preying on wild goats and sheep. Its spotted fur helps it camouflage in the rocky landscape.
  • Gobi Bear (Mazaalai) – One of the world’s rarest bear species, with only around 50 individuals left in the wild. It is found exclusively in the Gobi Desert region.
  • Przewalski’s Horse – The last remaining truly wild horse species was once extinct in the wild but has been reintroduced to the Gobi Desert steppes.
  • Saiga Antelope – An antelope species with a distinctive nose, the Mongolian saiga population is estimated at only around 5,000 individuals.
  • Black-tailed Gazelle – A nimble gazelle species adapted to the desert conditions