Travel overland to Ulaanbaatar and the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

Discover the magic of Mongolia with an overland tour through the remote Gobi desert. Beginning in Ulaanbaatar, travel to Mongolia’s colourful towns, ancient ruins and stunning national parks. Learn about the conquests of Genghis Khan, bathe in effervescent hot springs and spot bountiful wildlife as you traverse Mongolia’s great plains. Tucked away between Russia and China, Mongolia remains one of the world’s true enigmas, a true Intrepid destination with a fascinating mix of cultures and landscapes. See ancient Karakorum, quirky Ulaanbaatar and the legendary Gobi Desert on an unforgettable overland journey in Mongolia.

Start
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Finish
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Countries
Mongolia
Themes
Overland
Code
CDOM
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 19
Carbon offset
861kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Learn about Genghis Khan in Ulaanbaatar
  • Travel Overland through the legendary Gobi Desert
  • Camp under a blanket of desert stars
  • Relax in sensual hot springs
  • Visit Mongolia’s renowned national parks
  • Spend time with nomad tribes
  • See flaming cliffs of Yolyn Am

Itinerary

Arrive in Mongolia’s bubbling capital, a great place to begin your overland adventure. Visit Ulaanbaatar’s many museums and learn about the most famous Mongolian - Genghis Khan.
Head into the Gobi Desert, Mongolia’s heartland and of the largest deserts in the world. Camp beneath the Baga Gazryn Chuluu rock formations.
Continue south through the Gobi Desert, admiring the rocky expanses and camping under the stars.
Visit Yolyn Am in the Great Gobi National Park. Take a nature walk to the glacier valley and try to spot some local wildlife before spending the night in a ger camp.
Bask in the orange glow of Bayan Zag, better known as the 'flaming cliffs'. This area gained international attention when a number of dinosaur eggs and fossils were found within the spectacular rock walls.
Head for the spectacular Khongoryn Els, a breathtaking collection of sand dunes that can reach heights of up to 300 metres.
Continue the Overland journey through the heart of the Gobi Desert.
Arrive in Arvaikheer and visit the ancient ruins of the Ongii Monastery.
Spend time in stunning Orkhon Valley and visit nearby waterfalls. Hike to the 17th-century Tuvkhon Monastery for a spectacular view of this verdant valley.
Cross the Khangai Nuruu mountains and be greeted by lush grasses and open valleys. Visit a nomadic family or bathe in the sensual hot springs.
Visit Karakorum, Mongolia’s ancient capital. Wander the ruins of the old city and drop in on Mongolia’s first Buddhist monastery.
Spot birdlife over the waters of Ugii Lake.
Search for wild horses in the Khustain National Park and spend the night in a ger camp.
Enjoy an action-packed stay in this alpine park. Take a scenic hike or get the blood pumping with a rafting trip.
Complete your Mongolia Overland adventure in colourful Ulaanbaatar.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (11 nights), Hotel (3 nights), Yurt (6 nights)
Included activities
  • Chinggis Khan Monument
  • Karakorum - Erdene Zuu Monastery
  • Karakorum - Old City ruins
  • Ogii Lake - Kultigen Monument
  • Ongii Monastery Ruins
  • Orkhon Valley - Tuvkhon Monastery
  • Turkish Museum
  • Visit Baga Gazryn Chuluu
  • Visit Bayan Zag
  • Visit to the Takhi (wild horse) reintroduction project
  • Visit to waterfalls
  • Visit to Yolin Am Ice Canyon

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Reviews

Our Mongolia Overland trips score an average of 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.

Mongolia Overland , May 2015

Mongolia Overland , May 2015