THE GOBI DESERT - 15 DAYS - 2135 KMS
Vast expanses of emptiness, driving for days through dry, dusty land, this Gobi desert itinerary will take you to some of the iconic sites: the Khongryn Els and the Flaming cliffs. Traveling by motorcycle in the Gobi might be easier and faster than in the steppe but the distances are greater and there are fewer nomads who could help you in case of problems. Anyway, the landscapes are beautiful and nobody comes back from there without lots of stars in their eyes.
Be careful, the same village can have several different names which adds to the confusion. The best application is Mapsme which can be downloaded for free and whose names roughly match those of the map of Mongolia. Google maps is only recommended to find hotels. The names of the villages are often different
CHEKE TOURS - HUSTAI NATIONAL PARK - LUN - DASCHINCHILEN: 257 KMS
Departure from Cheketours to avoid the traffic in UB. This is the big start. Today, we drive to Dashinchilen through the Khustain Nuruu (Birch mountain) Nature Reserve. This nature reserve is a mountain where wild Prejevalsky horses are being re-introduced.
Sleep in a small hotel in Lun just opposite the petrol station or in Daschinchilen.
OGII LAKE: 108 KMS
s a freshwater lake in eastern Arkhangai, in central Mongolia. It is known for its fish and for birdlife. It is a stopover point for migrating waterbirds of the family Anatidae. Almost half the lake is less than 3 m deep.
There are several ger tourist camps around the lake. Camp or sleep in yurts from nomad families.
KHARKHORIN: 79 KMS
The ancient capital of the Mongolian Unified Empire back to the XIII century and Erdene Zuu Monastery, a monastery built back in 1586 using not a single nail
TUVKHUN MONASTERY 88 KMS -A SMALL 2 HOURS TREK -
One of most beautiful monastery complex is situated on a forested rocky mountain, on the boarder of Uvurhangai and Arhangai provinces.ﾠ
Enlightened Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar chose the place to build a monastery in 1648, when he was 14 years old. The construction of the monastery started in 1651.ﾠ
ORKHON WATER FALL 43 KMS:
Falls from a height of 20 meters at Orkhon Waterfall, which is locally known as Ulaan Tsutgalan. The width of stream at the point where it forms the spectacular waterfall is 10 meters. Sleep in yurts next to nomad families
ONGI TEMPLE: 285 KMS
It is a ruin of big monastery of BariYonzon Khamba on the bank of the Ongiin River. This monastery has 28 temples and other buildings on the south slope of the Rocky Mountain like Balsa country and stupas haven't broken. This monastery had about 1000 lamas. Which itself was badly destroyed during the Stalinist purges in 1930s. All the temples were destroyed by Stalin's thugs. Since 1994 people rebuilt one Temple. Now there are 10 lamas studying.
BAYANZAG: 208 KMS
The place is known as Flaming Cliffs so named by Roy Andrew Chapman American explorer, who had visited Mongolia in 1920. He found 10 kinds of dinosaurs 8 were found from Mongolia. Also South Gobi has an oasis and most beautiful mountains Nemegt, Altan mountains and wide steppes and valleys with exotic wild animals like Asian wild ass, black tailed gazelle, and steppe wolf. This is one most beautiful place among the 33 Gobies of Mongolia where travelers can see pre-historical rock paintings, caves where monks have made meditations and ruins of ancient temples and
KHONGOR SAND DUNES: 142 KMS
These dunes are 20 km wide and 100 km long. The Khongoryn River flows along the sand dunes and gives birth to oases. The sand dune change the color with each hour of one day, from yellow to silver to rise colored at dawn / sundown. This dune is considered one of the biggest dunes with it is length of 180 km and width of 3-5 km. The dunes make sound like plane engine in a windy day.
YOLIN AM: 200 KMS
TSAGAAN SUVARGA ROCKY FORMATION: 240 KMS
The rocky formations of Tsagaan Suvarga, ”white stupa”, are located in the Southeast of the sum Ölziit, on the Southern border of the province of Dundgovi. These rocky formations eroded by the wind look like a ruined city if you observe them from a certain distance (85 kilometres, 52,82 miles). They are about 60 metres (196,85 feet) high and 400 metres (1312,34 feet) long.
BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU: 262 KMS
The astonishing granitic formations of Baga Gazariin Chuluu, ”stone of the little place”, are located in the northwest of the province of Dundgovi, in the heart of the steppe, 250 km (155,34 miles) towards south of Ulaanbaatar, in the sum of Delgertsogt. At a height of 1751 metres (1,09 mile), they form a granite canyon erected in the heart of the steppe. The erosion polished the rock faces of the cliffs. Some of the lateral entries of the canyon are not very accessible, but most of them permit to enter and to make wonderful hikes in this rocky maze.
ZORGOL KHAIRKHAN: 97 KMS
Zorgol khairkhan is a sacred mountain, found in the area of Bayan Unjuul soum of Tov aimag/province, about 150 km from Ulaanbaatar. The peak is 1686 m ASL. Zorgol Khairkhan Mountain is venerated and revered by the local people, who believe that it is the siege of a great, benevolent spirit. The huge, red granite mountain does indeed have a diverse and beautiful nature to offer. It has many caves and water springs. home of the Argali wild sheep, Ibex and Red deer and many other animals.
CHEKETOURS: 136 KMS
CHEKE TOURS TO
HUSTAI 75 KMS
LUN 80 KMS
DASCHINCHILEN 102 KMS
OGII LAKE 108 KMS
KHARKHORIN 79 KMS
TOVKHON MONASTERY 66 KMS
ORKHON WATER FALL 40 KMS ONGI MONASTERY 285 KMS
FLAMING CLIFFS 208 KMS
SEVREY - KHONGOR SAND DUNES 142 KMS
BAYANDALAI 151 KMS
YOLIN AM 64 KMS
DALANZAGAD 51 KMS
TSAGAAN SUVARGA 189 KMS
BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU 262 KMS
ZORGOL KHAIRKHAN UUL 97 KMS
CHEKE TOURS 136 KMS
TOTAL 2135 KMS