Embrace the Wild Beauty:
Wander Through Mongolia's Unspoiled Wilderness!

Contrast of Nature

This tour itinerary is best for people who wants to discover contrast of mongolian beautiful landscapes on one tour. Everyday the landscape is changed and you can have many different feeling from this wonderful tour. You will travel from South with huge sand dunes to North with lake of freshest water. You can see animals from camel to reindeers on one tour. Isn't it wonderful?
  • Baga gazar rock formation 
  • Exploring flaming cliff
  • Climbing up to the sand dunes
  • Walking through Yol valley 
  • Seeing Yol birds
  • Exploring white stupa
  • Riding camels
  • Exploring culture of nomads
  • Enjoying wild nature
  • Visiting national parks
15 Days, 14 Nights
Group Size
2-12 People
Apr-October 2024


Our journey to the amazing Gobi Desert with mystical mirage will start right from here. Drive for a few hours mostly on asphalt road to Baga gazariin chuluu, picturesque mountain in the middle of the Gobi Desert elevating up to 1,751 meters. The beautiful area sheltered Zanabazar, the first reincarnated Bogd, during the conflicts between the Khalkh and Oirad Mongols in 17th century. Later, the rock formation was home to two revered monks who left rock inscriptions in the 19th century. Also you can see Bolort cave, pure spring for people to wash their eyes for healthy eyes, petroglyphs, burial mounds and many other sightseeing. In this rocky area, we will go for hiking and relax mentally. 


In this beautiful morning, we will leave the rock formation area of Baga Gazar for the amazing White Cliff. The name Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa) is given by local people to the impressive and legendary cliff which is a sheer slope that was an ancient seabed that featured a sedimentary structure. Imagine a 400m-long jigsaw of white-sand cliffs, striped pastel shades of purple, orange and red, and the thrumming beat of swallows' wings as they zoom toward the cliffs, veering off at the last heartbeat before impact. Having 10 million years of history, the cliff indicates different times by its colored layers. During downpour water flows after fain from its vertical walls, it looks like a massive waterfall and also looks like a ruined city from big distance. 





Our adventure will take us today to a totally different landscape, Yol Valley (Lammergeier Gorge or Lammergeier Valley). Another wonder of Gobi Desert is Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, a massive rocky mountain was originally established to conserve the birdlife in the region but now is more famous for its dramatic rocky cliffs, narrow and heavily shaded canyons that allow sheets of blue-veined ice to survive well usually until or late of July. There is great hiking opportunity from the parking areas to the glacier following the stream for 3km leads to the ice-filled gorge. In winter time glacier is up to 10m high and visitors come here to observe wild animals. You might see wild ibex or argali sheep up in the mountain.


After exploring the beautiful Yol valley, we will continue our tour for 150 km to the next destination, Khongor Sand Dunes popularly known as Singing Dunes is one of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia. The wind continuously blows from North towards West, the sand mountain can reach amazing heights, between 100 and 300 meters at their highest points and is 12 km wide and 100 km long. Getting to the top (45 minutes to one hour) is exhausting, but the views of the desert from the sandy summit are breathtaking wonderful. This dramatic scenery features many colors of nature including yellow sand dune, green grass, red-blue mountains and the eternal blue sky.


In the morning, we will have our private hours. After lunch, we will hike shortly to a camel herding nomadic family to get to know of the nomads.  After getting introduced and offered with the traditional tea with milk, dairy products, we will have enough time to have conversation with the family members to know camel herding families’ life style and how they still keep the nomadic culture in the modern days. We will also have opportunity to learn how to milk the camel and produce the dairy products. Then we will go for camel riding for 1-2 hours along the sand dunes. Riding through the Arabian-like sand dunes with ever-changing attractive curves on a camelback will be a life-time experience.


After having good rest at the sand dunes, we will head to Flaming Cliff which was the motherland of the Dinosours once in old times. The area is a classic desert of rock, red sands, scrub, sun and awesome emptiness.  Mongolians call this place as Bayanzag which means ‘rich in saxaul shrubs. However, the world knows this place as Flaming Cliff named by the palaeontologist Roy Chapman Andrews first found dinosaur bones and eggs in the area while he was researching a trace of ancient people with his crew in 1922. During this period, Andrews and his team discovered a dinosaur’s nest with an eggs’ clutch. This discovery drew the whole world’s attention. Hiking through the Flaming Cliff will make you to feel you are in different planet. 


Today is a day we will leave the South Gobi back for the Middle Gobi. After enjoying 140 km of driving while looking at the Gobi’s mystical mirage, we will reach Ongi temple ruin. Formerly one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, Ongi monastery was founded in 1660 and consisted of two temple complexes on the north and south banks of the Ongi River. In 20th centuries, it was destroyed by communists, but you can still see how big, important temple it was from its ruins. There is a big river named Ongi and are many beautiful trees which are great to walk around.





Today we are traveling to a historical place,Kharkhorin which was the capital city of Great Mongolia Empire in the 13th century. In 1380, Kharkhorin was destroyed. But approximately two centuries later, on the same site, there arose the yurt of Avtai Khan, founder of the Erdene Zuu Monastery. The great circular platform which form its base is still visible today. The monastery of Erdene Zuu is a focal point in the history and culture of the Mongol people. We will visit the active monastery and see the famous musuems of Mongolian Buddism and Arts. However the kharkhorin has now appearance of a town, you can see how big and important place for mongolians in ancient time from a musuem there.




After exploring the ancient city of the Great Mongolian Empire, we will head to our next destination White Lake also named as Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake. On the way, we will  pass  by a great canyon named Chuluut which is also called as Chuluutin havtsal is 25 meters deep and a must see to stop by. Chuluut River flows through the wide rocky canyon that was made up of basalt from lava of extinct volcanoes including Horgo. It provides perfect streams for white water rafting.  In February, 2011 The great lake Trekh was featured get away location on CNN.com. The Terkh lake is a spectacularly beautiful lake with crystal clear water.  The lake is 16km long from east to west, around 4-6km wide from north to south. Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake itself, birdlife and mountains around are now protected within the national park's restriction. The lake is perfect for swimming which has white sandy beaches. Enjoy evening by walking along the lake.





Today we will travel to the next destination Jargalant hot spring. The Jargalant is natural hot spring and good for health. We drink it for health reason and relax in the hot bath filled with the spring as well.However the spring comes out from 150 meter of the ground, the water is not mixed with soil and it is hot at 70 Celsius. 





After hearty breakfast, we will travel to Lake Khuvsgul. On the way, we will visit Murun which is capital of Khuvsgul province and see the local market etc. Afterwards, we will travel shortly to the extraordinary Khuvsgul Lake is 2760m above sea level, its length is 136 km and width 36.5 km. This lake is revered to all Mongolians and is known as "Mother Sea". Many Mongolians are proud to call this lake as "Blue Pearl of Asia ". Untouched by industry and modern urban life, the Khuvsgul Lake's water is unbelievably clean. The scientists have announced that Lake Khuvsgul contains two percent of the world's fresh water resources.  Once we arrive at the ger camp near the lake, you will have a chance to go off hiking or taking rest sitting at the shore of the lake. This is a place in Mongolia where one can get sense of total unspoiled wilderness. 





After a nice breakfast at shore of the freshest lake of Mongolia, we will hike to the mountain nearby to see panoramic view of the lake and surrounding area. It will be light exercise to make your body more energized and the view from the top will be breathtaking. After lunch, we will visit yak herding family. It will allow us to consider the difference between yak herding family and reindeer herders. In the evening, you will have your own time to relax.





In the morning, we will leave the lake for our next destination,Uran Togoo Mountain. About 60 km directly west of Bulgan city is the extinct volcano of Uran Uul and nearby Togoo mountain, now part of the 1600 hectare Uran-Togoo Tulga Uul Natural Reserve in the sum of Khutag-Ondor. Trails to the top of the relatively unimpressive volcano lead up from the west side, which also has some nice camping areas. The Uran-Togoo Tulga Uul Natural Monument is a national protected area in the Bulgan Province of Mongolia. This mountain ranks as 4th highest mountain in Bulgan province. We can climb up to the mountain top to see the dead volcano full of grasses and flowers on it.





After fresh breakfast, we will travel to one of Mongolian 3 biggest monasteries, Amarbayasgalant. It was built by Manchu Emperor between 1727-1736 with more than 40 temples in honor of Saint Zanabazar, the first Bogd and the great artist. The architectural construction of the monastery is amazing. The main style is Chinese while it combines little Tibetan and Mongolian architecture. During 1930s the monastery was destroyed by the communists. The monastery was being restored by UNESCO from 1975 until reopening in 1990. A couple of new monuments – golden Buddhist statue and a stupa –are situated on the hills behind the monastery. You could continue hiking up the mountains for even better views of the valley.





After visiting our one of the most respectful monasteries, you must have had a night with very good sleeping. Today we will drive on asphalt road back to Ulaanbaatar. However our tour goes to ending, there is one more highlight to see. That is Aglag Creative Monastery. The area and nature around is like a small heaven on the earth. When we get back to UB city, we will have farewell dinner at a good restaurant and take you to the hotel.