Camel trekking tour in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia

  • Duration: 11 days tour
  • Availability: May to September is the best season
  • Begin and end: Ulaanbaatar city
  • Tour type: Camel trekking tour in Mongolia
  • Price: 2500$ p/p

Our highlights

  • Discover the unique landscapes of Baga Gazriin Chuluu’s granite formations and the white cliffs of Tsagaan Suvarga.
  • Experience camel trekking across the vast Khongoryn Els (Singing Dunes) and explore the famous Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag. As part of the exploration, camel rides on majestic Bactrian camels allow you to traverse the desert in a traditional manner, adding to the authenticity of the experience. Enjoy the natural beauty and cultural richness of beautiful Mongolia, including unique exploratory routes like the Lunar New Year Trek.
  • Embark on a camel riding adventure through the Khongoryn Els sand dunes, covering about 20km daily across spectacular terrains and spending evenings in tented camps and the comfort of a tourist camp.
  • Visit the ancient capital of Karakorum and the historic Erdene Zuu Monastery. Travelers are advised to plan their trek to avoid extreme heat during the summer months, making the most of the desert tours available.


Camel trekking in Mongolia offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the vast and stunning Gobi Desert, immersing yourself in the timeless beauty of this remarkable region. While Morocco is known for its ‘best Morocco’ camel trekking experiences, Mongolia offers a unique and equally captivating adventure.

This tour provides a unique blend of adventure, culture, and natural wonder, giving you an authentic taste of Mongolian nomadic life and the chance to experience landscapes that have remained unchanged for centuries. As part of the exploration, camel treks allow you to traverse varying terrains such as mountains, sandy deserts, and red canyons, adding to the authenticity of the experience. Specific trekking trips, like the Lunar New Year Trek, offer unique cultural celebrations and exploratory routes through the South Gobi, enhancing the overall experience.

The Gobi Desert, one of the world’s great deserts, stretches across southern Mongolia and into northern China. It’s a place of stark contrasts, where vast sandy dunes meet rugged mountains, and where ancient fossils are still being discovered today. Travelers are advised to plan their trek to avoid extreme heat during the summer months.

During the winter camel trekking, you will observe the diverse desert landscapes, spot wildlife, and experience the calm desert winter with blue skies and incredible night skies.

The desert is not just a barren landscape; it’s a place teeming with life and history. You’ll see the famous Khongoryn Els, the “Singing Dunes,” and explore the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag, known for their rich deposits of dinosaur fossils. At the desert camp, you will be welcomed with traditional mint tea, enhancing the cultural immersion of your journey. The South Gobi, as part of the itinerary, offers additional sightseeing opportunities, including visits to museums, tourist camps, and picturesque places like Yol Am and Khongor sand dunes.


Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

  • Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to the hotel.
  • City tour including visits to Gandan Monastery, Sukhbaatar Square, and the National History Museum.
  • Overnight in Ulaanbaatar.

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar to Baga Gazriin Chuluu

  • Drive to Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a stunning granite rock formation in the middle of the Gobi.
  • Explore the area and visit ancient petroglyphs.
  • Overnight in a ger camp.

Day 3: Baga Gazriin Chuluu to Tsagaan Suvarga

  • Drive to Tsagaan Suvarga, known for its beautiful white cliffs.
  • Explore the surrounding area.
  • Overnight in a ger camp.

Day 4: Tsagaan Suvarga to Yolyn Am

  • Drive to Yolyn Am (Vulture’s Gorge) in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park.
  • Trek through the gorge, which sometimes has ice until late summer.
  • The fourth night we spend in the comfort of traditional gers, which provide excellent temperature regulation and reliability during the trek.

Day 5: Yolyn Am to Khongoryn Els

  • Drive to Khongoryn Els, the largest sand dunes in Mongolia, also known as the Singing Dunes.
  • Begin camel trekking in the afternoon, experiencing the slow and gentle nature of a camel ride through the tranquil environment where nature rules.
  • Overnight in a ger camp.

Day 6: Camel Trekking

  • Full day of camel trekking through the dunes.
  • Experience the vastness of the Gobi Desert.
  • Overnight in a ger camp.

Day 7: Khongoryn Els to Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)

  • Drive to Bayanzag, known for its red sandstone cliffs and significant paleontological discoveries.
  • Explore the area.
  • Overnight in a ger camp.

Day 8: Bayanzag to Ongiin Khiid

  • Drive to the ruins of Ongiin Khiid, an ancient monastery.
  • Visit the monastery ruins and explore the area.
  • Overnight in a ger camp.

Day 9: Ongiin Khiid to Karakorum

  • Drive to Karakorum, the ancient capital of the Mongol Empire.
  • Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery, built on the ruins of the ancient capital.
  • Overnight in a ger camp.

Day 10: Karakorum to Ulaanbaatar

  • Drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
  • Farewell dinner and cultural performance.
  • Overnight in Ulaanbaatar.

Day 11: Departure

  • Transfer to the airport for your departure.

Dear Traveler,

We are thrilled to present you with the opportunity to embark on our Camel Trekking Tour in Mongolia. This unique adventure promises an unforgettable experience, taking you deep into the heart of the Gobi Desert, where you will encounter some of the most breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage that Mongolia has to offer.

Here are a few important points to note:

  1. Physical Preparedness: Camel trekking can be physically demanding. We recommend that participants be in good health and have a reasonable level of fitness to fully enjoy the experience. Riding camels and trekking through varied terrain requires stamina and balance.
  2. Climate and Clothing: The Gobi Desert experiences extreme temperatures, with hot days and cold nights. It is essential to pack appropriately, including comfortable trekking shoes, warm clothing for the evenings, and sun protection such as hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  3. Accommodation: You will be staying in traditional ger camps, which offer a unique and authentic experience. These camps provide basic amenities, but please be prepared for shared bathroom facilities and limited access to electricity.
  4. Cultural Respect: Mongolia has a rich cultural heritage and deeply rooted traditions. We encourage all participants to respect local customs and practices. Our guides will provide insights and guidelines to ensure a respectful and enriching experience.
  5. Meals: The tour includes all meals, featuring traditional Mongolian cuisine. We can accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences with prior notice. Please inform us of any specific requirements.
  6. Travel Essentials: Please bring a reusable water bottle, personal toiletries, a camera with extra batteries, and any other personal items you may need. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.
  7. Insurance: We highly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other potential risks associated with adventure travel.
  8. Guides and Safety: Our experienced guides are well-versed in the local terrain and culture. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities, and our guides will ensure that you have a memorable and secure journey.

We are excited to have you join us on this extraordinary journey through the Gobi Desert. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Warm regards,


Tour Price Includes

  • Accommodation in hotels and ger camps.
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transportation including airport transfers.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to national parks and museums.
  • Camel trekking and equipment.

Tour price excludes

  • Personal needs
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities

Tour details /Bactrian camels/:

          Please dress according to the weather forecast. Make sure your camera and mobile phone are fully charged. Please also bring a day pack with the following items: sunglasses, fresh water, sunscreen, waterproof jacket, hand sanitiser, toiletries. And please have some cash in case you want to go shopping or buy souvenirs.

There are plenty of places to go to the toilet. But please let your guide know in advance. Sometimes in traffic it can be difficult to find and stop for the toilet, so please make sure you go to the toilet before you get in the car. Thank you very much.

During the tour you will visit the places that are famous to the locals and are an important part of the city’s culture.

We are responsible for picking you up at the time we have arranged. We are responsible for visiting the places and seeing the attractions that we have mentioned on our itinerary. We are responsible for guiding you with pleasure and giving you a great city tour.

We are not responsible for any unplanned inconvenience during the tour. We are not responsible for the traffic in the city and finally we are not responsible for the bad weather conditions that you have to be prepared for in advance.

Our guide is a tour leader, we kindly ask you to follow his/her instructions and respect his/her job. Please do not hurt the feelings of the locals and respect their traditions.

Please be prepared for the trip and get ready on time.

Please remember that we are happy to meet you and it is our pleasure to guide you today.  It is going to be a great day, so please enjoy your trip.

Please check the weather forecast once you have chosen your tour date. And try to pack an extra jacket for the evenings.

We kindly ask you to pay a deposit to confirm your trip.

The remein balance can be paid 7 days before the start of the tour (but we are very flexible with payment terms)

Here is our cancellation policy that we recommend our clients follow.

Cancelling the tour within more than 2 months, 50% of your deposit payment will be reinbussed.

Cancelling the tour less than one month, the deposit payment will not be reinbussed.

We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be staying in a standard 3-4 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 to 4 people per ger) in the countryside. All accommodation offered by Correct Mongolia is personally checked by our staff to ensure high standards.

In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice, and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.

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