Khulan Tour

Into Gobi desert / 14 Days

Day 1/ 2. Flight and arrival at the international airport „Chinggis Khan“ in Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel. Breakfast and break until lunch. We will then visit Gandan monastery, with it’s 26 m high and gilded Buddha statue nowadays being the biggest and most important monastery in Mongolia. Then, we will go to ‘Zaisan’ hill, which offers a beautiful view over Ulaanbaatar. Dinner, overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3-5. Drive to the pilgrimage site of Mother Rock ‘Eedsh Khad’ and hike to the picturesque oasis Sum Khuh Burd where temple ruins from the 10th century are to explore. Overnight stay in tent at the foot of Baga-Gazarin Zuluu mountain.

Day 6. ‘Flaming Rocks’ Bajan Zag: There, during the 1920s the palaeontologist and adventurer R. Chapman Andrew found remains of almost 100 dinosaurs; later, in this place the first fossile nests where discovered. Hike and walk through a Saxaul forest. Overnight stay at yurt camp.

Day 7. ‘Vulture Ravine’ Yolyn Am: impressive ravine hike. Overnight stay in tent in the south of national reserve Gobi Gurvan Saikhan.

Day 8. ‘Chanting Dunes’ Khongorin Els: in the early morning we drive to the 180 km long and void dune chain of Khongoin Els and mount them. Overnight stay at yurt camp.

Day 9. Today, we rest and relax. You can spend the day as you wish – writing diary, hiking, riding, dozing and looking at the beautiful landscape.

Day 10. Drive towards Dalanzadgad, overnight stay at yurt camp.

Day 11. Flight to Ulaanbaatar: Visit at the museum of national history and science, where original dinosaur sceletons and other palaeontologic discoveries of Bajan Zag are shown. Sightseeing tour, overnight stay in hotel.

Day 12. Today we drive to Terelj national reserve near Ulaanbaatar. We are accompanied by a shaman. In 1993, this region was put under national protection. Unique rock formations such as the famous ‘turtle rock’ and meadows full of edelweiss and gentian are awaiting us. Visit at Gunjin temple, a very nice place for meditation. Here, we spend the whole day with a shaman and we will have a shaman ritual at the end of the day.

Day 13. Ulaanbaatar: shopping tour, dinner and Mongolian traditional dance and music. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14. Breakfast, transfer to the airport and flight.