Design your own Mountain and Desert Adventure!
This itinerary is one of our popular tours for those who want to see a little bit of everything, that you can customize to meet your needs.
DURATION: Minimum 5 days, 4 nights
HIGHLIGHTS: Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes, Khugno Khan National Park, Kharkhorin and Erdene Zuu Monastery, Hustain National Park, Terelj National Park, camel riding, horse riding, nomadic life
Available all year
This short trip gives you the chance to experience the diverse desert, steppe, taiga, and mountain landscapes of Mongolia. Bayangobi (meaning rich gobi) has a completely unique ecology, with mountains, sand dunes and freshwater marshlands (frozen during winter)! The wildlife is abundant and you are sure to see many birds of prey in the Khugno Khan National Park. Ride a camel, climb on sand dunes and discover the hidden ruins of a 17th century monastery. Visit the ancient capital of Kharkhorin to see the peaceful lives of the Buddhist Monks, now living and studying in the Erdene Zuu Monastery. You can also see the world’s only remaining truly wild horses at the world famous Khustai National Park. Have an adventure in the Terelj National Park, a beautiful area of forests, rivers and mountains before seeing the majestic Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue.
Day 1: Drive to Bayangobi and hike in the Khugno Khan National Park. RIde a Bactrian camel on the Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes.
Day 2: Visit the site of the ancient capital Kharkhorin, now the home to one of the largest Buddist Monasteries in Mongolia, Erdene Zuu.
Day 3: Join a safari to see the Przewalski’s horse in Hustai National Park.
Day 4: Horse ride in the beautiful Terelj National Park. Enjoy dog sledding or kayaking, depending on the time of year.
Day 5: Climb to the top of the Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue for spectacular views.