Gobi Desert - Let's Roam the Land Where Dinosaurs Once Roamed

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Mongolia the land where many dinosaurs once roamed, where its Gobi desert is mostly not sandy, and yet you can ride a camel up to one of the largest sand dunes in the world, a desert where you can find thick ice all year round.  Join me in this nomadic journey to diverse landscapes where you will get to live in ger, stargaze in the desert, camel ride in the dunes, and roam the largest desert in Asia.

Gobi Desert - Let's Roam the Land Where Dinosaurs Once Roamed  starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaRiding camel on Khongor Sand Dunes 

Highlights
- Walk the land of Dinosaurs, Bayanzag, famous for its first discovery of dinosaur eggs
- Discover Gobi Desert the largest Asian desert, the 5th largest in the world, UNESCO called it the world’s largest “fossil reservoir.”
- Explore Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park, the second-largest protected area in Mongolia
- Explore Yol valley, famous for its dramatic and very unusual scenery, though it also has ice that is meters thick all year around
- Climb the Khongor Sand Dunes also known as the Singing Sands, the largest sandy areas of Mongolia
- Climb a 1750m high basalt and granite rock formation, Baga Gazryn Chuluu
- Explore Tsagaan Suvarga a dried up seabed from millions of years ago
- Sleep in traditional Ger and spend time with Nomadic Family
- Ride a camel up the largest sand dunes

Gobi Desert - Let's Roam the Land Where Dinosaurs Once Roamed  starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaGer on the grassland

Gobi Desert is the largest Asian desert, the 5th largest in the world. The desert stretches out in two countries, one to southern part Mongolia and another to north and western of China. The desert holds a very important historical place, the great Mongolian Empire, part of the Silk Route.  Surprisingly most of the desert is free of sand, only 5% of the desert is covered by sand dunes.  We will be visiting Khongor Sand Dunes, Baga Gazryn Chuluu, Tsagaan Suvarga, Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park, Yol valley, Bayanzag, and a secret mountain all in the Gobi Desert.

Gobi Desert - Let's Roam the Land Where Dinosaurs Once Roamed  starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaDomesticated camels in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

The park is the largest of Mongolia’s national parks and the second-largest protected area in Mongolia. A Land of contrast its iconic sand dunes, ice canyon and stunning mountain vistas, gravel and rubble plains, salt wetlands, dry valleys, springs and oases. Surprisingly, despite the barren landscape and hostile climate, the Gobi Gurvansaikhan provides a home to a wealth of wildlife.

Gobi Desert - Let's Roam the Land Where Dinosaurs Once Roamed  starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaBayanzag, known as the Flaming Cliffs

Gobi Desert - Let's Roam the Land Where Dinosaurs Once Roamed  starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaBayanzag 

Gobi Desert - Let's Roam the Land Where Dinosaurs Once Roamed  starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaBayanzag in the early morning

The Flaming Cliffs that glows with a fiery red light that mimic the radiance of the setting sun.  This area is most famous for the first discovery of dinosaur eggs.  Walk on land where dinosaurs once roamed.

Gobi Desert - Let's Roam the Land Where Dinosaurs Once Roamed  starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaTsagaan Suvarga

Tsagaan Suvarga a dried up seabed from millions of years ago, also known as White Stupa, these rocky formations eroded by the wind look like a ruined city from a distance. This is considered to be largest site of Rock drawings in Central Asia.
Gobi Desert.

Gobi Desert - Let's Roam the Land Where Dinosaurs Once Roamed  starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaEnjoying a sunset view after a climb of Khongor Sand Dunes

Khongor Sand Dunes also known as the Singing Sands, the largest sandy areas of Mongolia, dunes reaching breathtaking heights of between 100 and 300 metres, more than 180 km long and can reach 27 kilometres wide. The dunes continually change shape due to wind and reflect yellow-white colours as the intensity of light changes during the day.  This area is also very rich in dinosaurs’ fossils.  Riding the camels across the majestic sand dunes.

Gobi Desert - Let's Roam the Land Where Dinosaurs Once Roamed  starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaYol valley

One of the natural secret of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park and its beautiful deep canyon and rocky cliffs famous for its dramatic and very unusual scenery. Yol valley is in the middle of the Gobi Desert with meters thick ice almost all year around.  Although the sun shines a lot in this region, the canyon remains dark, so that in the bottom, a part of the river remains nearly all year long covered by a thick layer of ice.

Gobi Desert - Let's Roam the Land Where Dinosaurs Once Roamed  starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaBaga Gazryn Chuluu

A 1750m high basalt and granite rock formation is beautifully located in the middle of a vast steppe. This rock mountain contains the ruins of a Buddhist meditation temple that dates back to the 17th century.
 

Itinerary

Day 1. Travel from Singapore to Ulaanbaatar
Day 2. Travel to Horizontal Rocky Hills in the Middle Gobi
Day 3. Explore White Cliffs
Day 4. Travel to Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park / Hiking through the Yol Vulture Valley
Day 5. Discover Khongor Sand Dunes
Day 6. Camel Riding Trip / Climb & Enjoy Sunset on the largest Sand Dunes in the Gobi
Day 7. Explore Flaming Red Cliffs
Day 8. Explore Secret Mountain Area
Day 9. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar
Day 10. Travel from Ulaanbaatar to Singapore

Reviews

  • I had a amazing trip with a group of friendly and warm tour mates. Carly was such an assuring tour leader. Excellent and safe Vietnamese driver, Jerry. well spoken English Vietnamese guide Tommy. I enjoyed myself very much and look forward for another trip!

  • Excellent short trip with beautiful verdant countryside and charming local tribal people not corrupted by tourism yet . Be prepared for long drive on narrow winding mountain roads.

  • Best trip ever ! Everyone laughed and enjoyed the hols as if we have known each other all our lives instead of meeting for the first time ! Everyone kept their cool when faced with an unforseen delay . The scenery at Ha Giang is simply superb . There are so many small towns within the mountains with... Read more Best trip ever ! Everyone laughed and enjoyed the hols as if we have known each other all our lives instead of meeting for the first time ! Everyone kept their cool when faced with an unforseen delay . The scenery at Ha Giang is simply superb . There are so many small towns within the mountains with so many minority races living together . Their costumes are so colourful and the ladies' headgears are so lovely to gawk at . If I could , I would love to go again . Highly recommended for gungho people with "throw everything to the wind" attitude . Fantastic local guide and driver (Tom & Jerry) and pats on the back for Carly (Singapore guide) too . Thanks .........rosse and raymond . Read less

  • Georgina was great in: 1) giving reminders so that people can un-RSVP for others on wait list to get a spot. 2) giving clear instructions, photos, links on how to get to the meeting point, 3)explaining why everyone had to be on time and what the program is expected to be and when it might end. ... Read more Georgina was great in: 1) giving reminders so that people can un-RSVP for others on wait list to get a spot. 2) giving clear instructions, photos, links on how to get to the meeting point, 3)explaining why everyone had to be on time and what the program is expected to be and when it might end. Late evening slot was a good idea as we got to see the night installations at The PathFinder portion, but food stalls already closed upon exit. There are toilets inside the exhibit in Fort Canning Center itself. Cleaner than the mobile toilets outside. Thank you for helping to get us tickets when it is so difficult to do so. Read less

  • My wife, son and I never regret of signing up this trip. My 8 year old son enjoyed the walk on the rocky beach. Best moment of the walk was that we came closed to the corals, crabs ???? and ???? shrimps. Thank you threeplaygrounds!