About Gobi desert in southern Mongolia

The Gobi Desert is a vast and diverse region located primarily in southern Mongolia, but it also extends into parts of northern China. It is known for its unique landscapes, ranging from expansive sand dunes to rugged mountains and rocky canyons. Here are some highlights and attractions of the Gobi Desert:

Here’s a suggested itinerary for a Gobi Desert tour package in Mongolia:

Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Take some time to rest and explore the city.

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar City Tour

Begin your tour with a guided city tour of Ulaanbaatar, visiting key attractions such as the Gandan Monastery, Sukhbaatar Square, and the National Museum. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Mongolia.

Ulaanbaatar city
Ulaanbaatar city

Day 3: Fly to Dalanzadgad and Yol Valley National Park

Take a domestic flight to Dalanzadgad, the gateway to the Gobi Desert. Upon arrival, transfer to a ger camp and visit Yol Valley National Park. Enjoy a hike amidst breathtaking scenery and encounter unique wildlife like the elusive snow leopard.

Yoliin am
Yoliin am

Day 4: Khongor Sand Dunes

Journey to the Khongor Sand Dunes, also known as the Singing Dunes, known for their vast expanse and beautiful shifting sands. Enjoy camel trekking across the dunes and witness a mesmerizing sunset.

Khongor sand dunesss
Khongor sand dunes

Day 5: Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)

Explore the legendary Bayanzag, or Flaming Cliffs, famous for its dinosaur fossils and stunning red sandstone formations. Learn about the region’s paleontological significance and the expeditions of Roy Chapman Andrews.


Day 6: Return to Dalanzadgad

Reach the Dalanzadgad town and stay at the local hotel.

Day 7: Return to Ulaanbaatar

Return to Ulaanbaatar by domestic flight, followed by a transfer to your hotel. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the city, do shopping, or indulge in traditional Mongolian cuisine.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the airport for your departure, bidding farewell to Mongolia with unforgettable memories of your Gobi Desert adventure.

Please note that this itinerary is a general outline and can be customized to suit your preferences, budget, and time constraints. Additionally, the availability of certain activities and accommodations may vary depending on the season and local conditions.

Tour costs:

  • 2 people $2,180US PAX
  • 4 people $1,750US PAX
  • 6 people $1,650US PAX
  • 8 people $1,540US PAX
  • 10 people $1,400US PAX

Price includes:

  • Domestic plane tickets between Ulaanbaatar and Dalanzadgad
  • Driver and van + gasoline
  • Cheff & cooking (We need own cook as those places have no restaurants)
  • All meals and food in Mongolia
  • Translator guide
  • Horses for riding
  • Camel riding
  • Visiting nomadic families.
  • Hotel nights + All lodging
  • Airport pick up and take to after the tour as well.
  • All national park permits and fees.

Price excludes:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks in the car
  • Personal shopping

The best time for this tour

This tour is available from beginning of May until beginning of October.

We are here to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have about Mongolia or planning tours in Mongolia. Please feel free to ask, as we are delighted to provide our support and guidance.

Let me know if you have any specific requests or requirements, and I’ll be happy to assist you in planning your Gobi Desert tour!

Here’s a suggested packing list for a Gobi Desert tour in the summer:

  1. Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack lightweight and loose-fitting clothing made of breathable materials such as cotton or linen. Consider packing long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect yourself from the sun and insects.
  2. Hat and sunglasses: Protect yourself from the intense sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  3. Sunscreen and lip balm: The desert can be quite sunny, so pack a high SPF sunscreen and lip balm to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays.
  4. Comfortable shoes: Choose comfortable closed-toe shoes or hiking boots, as you might encounter uneven terrains and rough surfaces.
  5. Sandals or flip-flops: Pack a pair of sandals or flip-flops for relaxation and comfort when not actively exploring the desert.
  6. Lightweight jacket or sweater: Evenings and nights in the desert can get cooler, so it’s a good idea to pack a lightweight jacket or sweater.
  7. Sleeping bag and camping gear (if necessary): If you plan to camp in the desert, bring a lightweight sleeping bag, camping stove, utensils, and other necessary camping gear.
  8. Insect repellent: To protect yourself from potential insects, pack insect repellent.
  9. Water bottle: It’s important to stay hydrated in the desert, so bring a reusable water bottle to refill throughout the day.
  10. Personal toiletries: Don’t forget your personal hygiene products, including toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer, and any necessary medications.

Remember to pack light and only bring the essentials. Additionally, check with your tour operator for any specific items they recommend for the Gobi Desert tour. Have a fantastic trip!