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Mongolia is a country that remained deeply rooted in traditional ways of life of pastoral nomadic people. If you want to feel your steps and those of your camel melt in the emptiness of the Gobi sands, if you dream of immersion in the green and blue world of the steppes, where the sky speaks to the soul by its deep ethereal, if you finally want to discover the timeless universe of nomad camps, enjoying a bowl of milk tea or airag at the foot of the yurt, Mongolia is your destination. You will enjoy the sand dune of Khongoriin Els..  5 days are for riding out of 12 days.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Day 1: Flight to Ulaan Baator.
  • Day 2: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 3: Umnugobi aimag
  • Day 4: Mountains of Zuulun
  • Day 5: Maraat Wells
  • Day 6: Khongoriin Els
  • Day 7: Khongoriin Els
  • Day 8: Khongoriin Els
  • Day 9: Dalanzadgad
  • Day 10: Fly to UB
  • Day 11: In the morning, head to the Monastery of Manzuchir.
  • Day 12: Flight back

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  • Day 1: Flight to Ulaan Baator.

    Fly to UB
  • Day 2: Ulaanbaatar

    Arrive in Ulaan Baatar, and transfer to the hotel. After having some rests, directly visit to Gandan Monastery, Mongolian Historical Museum, Zaisan Hill and Bogd Khan Winter Palace. Stay in hotel.
  • Day 3: Umnugobi aimag

    In the morning flight to Dalanzadgad, capital of South Gobi (Umnugobi) province. 4x4 trip to join Khoolt, where we will meet with camels and camel drivers. Bivouac near the nomad family camp
  • Day 4: Mountains of Zuulun

    Introducing the camel riding where leaving the group through a small edge to the valley of Gyalaan and Mountains of Zuulungiin. Possibility to see the bighorn sheep (argali), wild goats (yanguir) and hawks.
  • Day 5: Maraat Wells

    On camel or by walk, through the canyon Gylaan, passes, valleys and alpine meadows, crossing the mountain Zöölöngiyn Nuruu which faces the Altayn Nuruu and its "Three Belles" and arrival in the evening to the dunes. We will see the engravings. Bivouac near Maraat wells.
  • Day 6: Khongoriin Els

    The caravan passes by a large and imposing plateau picketed with white yurts, which lies between mountains and sand. Arrive at Khongoriin erg / Uujim where striking contrast between the soft green grass bordering the dunes and the arid environment. Bivouac at Balga.
  • Day 7: Khongoriin Els

    Progress on the edge of the Saxaul forest of Dundad Us to bypass the mountain and then, on foot or on the backs of camel get to a river of salt water and its amazing colors. Picnic lunch, then resume the trip to reach the camp at the edge of the Chono Kharaikh, facing the mountains.
  • Day 8: Khongoriin Els

    Last day of camel riding, walk in the sands and crossing from south to north of the dune Khongoriin. From the top of the bridge, following the course of the river, arrivel in the valley of Ulaan Tsonj and then to Adag Nuur Lake. Across imposing plateau picketed with white yurts, between sand and mountains, arrive in Khongoriin Els. Overnight in ger camp.
  • Day 9: Dalanzadgad

    Departure to the direction of Dalanzadgad by 4x4, crossing the national park of Yoliin Am which is near the mountain Gobi Gurvan Saikhan (Three Beautiful Mountain of Gobi), walk into the canyon to see birds like bearded vulture, sheeps and ibexes if we are lucky. Bivouac in the mountains of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan or in a tent city near Dalanzadgad
  • Day 10: Fly to UB

    Flight to Ulan Baator. Free in the afternoon in town, shopping for souvenirs or visit of museum. In the evening traditional dances and songs. Overnight at the hotel.
  • Day 11: In the morning, head to the Monastery of Manzuchir.

    On the southern slope of Mount Bogd, not far from the city of Zuun Mod, there are the remains of the importance of Manzchir, built in the eighteenth century and remained active until its almost total destruction in 1937. Visit of the temple, the small museum of natural history and hiking in this beautiful "Alpine" site. Back to the ger camp in Mount Bogd which is 6km away from Airport.
  • Day 12: Flight back

Single supplement charge US$300   


Included Services

  • Full-time services of your local guides.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Private transfers and transports
  • Twin/double share accommodation: Centrally located, good 3* hotel in Ulaanbaatar, good tourist camps at each destination
  • Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Naadam Festival tickets and arrangements
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable
  • Exclusive Great Naadam festival souvenir!


Not included in the price


  • International Airfare/train tickets + Tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary). 


  • For children of a family (0 – 3 years old) is 100% free of charge
  • For children of a family (4 – 12 years old) is 40% free of charge
  • Courier bringing min 4 pax
  • More attractive prices for groups of 12 and more people!
  • 1 free space for every 16 PAX

Accommodation on Mongolie Voyages tour 

Ulaanbaatar: Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia has many hotels ranging from basic 1* to high-end 5*. Some international hotel chains have opened such as Kempinski, Ramada, and Best Western to name a few. Some of Mongolie Voyages tours do not include hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar, where clients are advised to take care of their own accommodation in Ulaanbaatar. Please refer to your tour program (Included services and Exclusions section) for more details. Your Mongolie Voyages travel advisor is happy to assist you with hotel booking on your request. Below you will find some suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar: 

  • Best Western Gobi Kelso ***
  • Springs hotel ***
  • Ramada hotel ****
  • Kempinski Khan Palace ****
  • Best Western Premier *****

Outside Ulaanbaatar: Please take in mind that traveling in the countryside of Mongolia is often tough, a trip is conducted in remote areas where there’s no hotel and paved roads exist.

Outside of Ulaanbaatar, tourist Ger camps are the best accommodation for travelers. A Ger is Mongolian traditional dwelling made of felt layers and wooden construction, and the Mongols have lived in Gers since the time immemorial. Tourist Ger camps offer comfortable Gers with 1-4 beds with good bedding, and also have western style showers and WCs (mostly shared). A few Ger camps offer en-suite Gers at additional charge (please ask your Mongolie Voyages travel advisor for this). Due to remoteness some tourist Ger camps may not excel in service, so travelers may not always expect high pressure showers, bubble baths or gourmet food etc. 


Food on Mongolie Voyages tour 

During your tour in Mongolia you will be eating in good restaurants in Ulaanbaatar, we have a great variety in restaurants in the capital city. Once you are outside the capital, Ger restaurants in Ger camps and local cafes in the small towns and villages will be the places where you will be eating. Ger restaurants often have set menu, but their food is usually very good (Ger camps provide mostly continental breakfast, lunches consist of salad, soup, main course and dessert, whilst, dinners are usually salad, main course and dessert).

During your longer driving days you will take packed lunch from Ger camps (often vegetable salad, main course such as fried chicken/noodles/dumplings and a chocolate bar etc). Vegetarians are well taken care of both in Ulaanbaatar restaurants and tourist Ger camps.


Luggage allowance on Mongolie Voyages tour 

When you travelling overland in a vehicle (minivan & jeep), it would be suitable if you have 20kg luggage per person (max). However, please kindly note that domestic flight luggage allowance per person is 15 kg (10 kg for the check in luggage and 5 for the carry on luggage). For 1kg extra luggage you pay US$2 - 5. 



The Naadam festival is the biggest and most joyful celebration of the Mongols. It takes place on the 11-12th July annually. 

The festival itself originated from the era of Hunnu Empire (209 BD) and was originally organized as a competition to test the skills of Mongol warriors between tribes. The festival comprises the "Three Manly Sports": wrestling, horse racing and archery. A fascinating and interesting event for all is where the 9 White Flags of Chinghis Khan are carried in a ceremonial parade from the State Parliament House to the Central Stadium and many other events to name a few.

512-1024 wrestlers compete on the green field of the State Central Stadium-there is no time limit, no weight category and the arena is not fixed. They have the most number of tricks and the Mongolian national wrestling is the most challenging wrestling in the world. Mongolian wrestlers wear traditional Mongolian boots and special clothes for wrestling, Zodog - a small open-fronted vest.

It's impossible to imagine the Mongols without their horses. Mongol horse is small in body but as strong as rocks! There are 6 different categories of Mongol national horse racing depending on the age of horses. The riders, both boys and girls are aged between 5-12 and the distance of the race ranges from 15-30 km. Horses race on natural track and natural barriers. The racers train their horses for a month on a strict diet and everyday training.

There's no need to argue on that the Mongols are the best archers in the world. Archery, originating from time immemorial, is the oldest sport of the Mongols. Traditionally, this was only men's sport but nowadays both men and women compete in separate divisions. Male archers shoot on a 75m range while female archers shoot on a 60 m range.

Why to take a Naadam festival tour? Naadam festival tour includes the Mongolia Great Naadam Festival Holiday that takes place in mid July once a year. Naadam festival tours are the highlight of Mongolia and the Naadam festival itself is a fantastic event. We invite you to our Naadam festival trips in Mongolia.

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