Mongolia Gobi Desert Tour
Adventure in the Gobi Desert
The word "Gobi" conjures up thoughts of immense sand dunes, red-colored deposits containing dinosaur eggs and fossils, camel herders, and scorching waves over the arid vast expanses. Although the Gobi Desert Tours allows visitors to experience all of these attractions, there is far more to explore the landscape that is rich with natural and human history. The Mongolian Gobi desert has a varied environment with rocky mountain ranges rising over the vast desert plains.
The Mighty Gobi Desert, which covers around 30% of the Mongolian area, is undeniably dominant in southern Mongolia. The Gobi is a wonderfully magical place that changes with the seasons. The Gobi goes green in the summer, with spectacular vast fields of blossoms of all colors.
The Gobi becomes one of the few areas in the world where sand dunes are completely blanketed in snow in the winter. Due to a dearth of freshwater resources and adequate grazing places, the Gobi is among the world's least heavily populous areas, with nomad families who live widely apart. Many of these nomads have been on the move for a long time.
The LIQUI MOLY Extreme Gobi Desert Tours will take you to several of the most renowned places during the Gobi tour, including the Yoliin Am Gorge, Yol valley as well as the Khongoryn Els - Singing Sands.
Throughout your gobi desert adventure, you'll meet Gobi nomads who have been using the desert grassland for centuries to establish their nomad herd existence focused on the wise use of extremely arid lands' limited resource base.
The 6-day entire trip package of gobi desert tours gives you enough time to explore and visit the Gobi and make the overland route back to Ulaanbaatar (Central Mongolia) a comfortable drive through Mongolia's desert steppe, rocky mountains, national parks, ger camp, stopping to see fascinating vistas, historical and ancient locations along the route.
One week with 6 intense driving days from Ulaanbaatar to the Gobi and back that you will never forget! Covering up to 2.000km of asphalt and dirt roads and tracks in this fully supported off-road tour.
The Gobi desert is an extremely diverse and interesting landscape. You will pass by interesting rock formations home of eagles, vultures, and falcons, camp among rainbow-colored rocks, cross narrow valleys covered with ice in the summer, and ride camels up high sand dunes.
On the tour, you will also meet local families, who still live the simple life and move around the steppes and desert in their ger camp with their livestock.
(All tours are subject to last minute route changes due to weather and other circumstances)
Umnugobi in Southern Mongolia (South Gobi desert province) is the largest province, with a land size of 165.400km2, and is situated in the country's south. Dalanzadgad town (approximately 357 miles from Ulaanbaatar) is the provincial capital. The Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park and Mountains, Sevrey, Noyon Bogd, Nemegt, as well as Gilbent are all prominent locations. This province is located in the Gobi Desert.
Umnugobi province is the melting pot of the Gobi desert, and its weather is the harshest, with temperatures reaching +30/+35 degrees Celsius in the summer. It is the site of a high number of dinosaur discoveries.
The first dinosaur discovered in Asia was discovered in the region of Umnugobi. It is also the location wherein living and "recent dinosaurs" could be seen on a regular basis.
Mountain sheep, leopards, antelopes, foxes, and a variety of birds such as eagles, lammergeyers, kites, and falcons, may all be found here. A fantastic excursion to the beautiful areas of Mongolia during the gobi desert tour, where many petrified dinosaur bones & eggs have been discovered, as well as an oasis that has remained unspoiled by humans.
Many notable fossil discoveries, notably the first dinosaur eggs, have been made in the Mongolia Gobi desert. Despite the difficult environment, black-tailed gazelles, marbled polecats, Bactrian camels, Mongolian wild asses, and sand plovers live in these deserts and neighboring areas.
This national park is in Mongolia's south. The park opened in 1993 and was enlarged in 2000 to its present size. The national park is Mongolia's largest national park, covering about 27,000 square kilometers.
The Gurvan Saikhan Mountains, which translates to "Three Beauties," inspired the title of the national park. The term comes from the East, Middle, and West Beauty subranges.
The national parks eastern portion is dominated by the range. The national park is located on the Gobi Desert's northeast corner. Steppe can be found at higher altitudes. The national park is home to a variety of uncommon animals and plants, such as the rare snow leopard as well as the Gobi Camel.
Sand dunes can be discovered, the most notable of which are the Khongor sand dunes, or Singing Sands. Yolyn Am, a mountain valley with a big ice field for most of the year, is another popular tourist attraction.
The Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park's major attraction is this. The site is 62 kilometers southwest of South-Gobi aimag's Dalanzadgad province center. The canyon's depth reaches 200 meters at its deepest point. If you visit there by the end of July, you will find 2-3 mts of ice cup.
Some endangered animals, such as wild mountain sheep as well as ibex, can be found in the valley. There is a tiny museum with dinosaur eggs, bones, mummified birds, and leopards on exhibit.
The Valley of Vultures is 62 miles northwest of the greatest sand dune. It's around 3-15 kilometers broad, 180 kilometers long, and 100-300 meters high. Because of the sounds of the winds roaring through the dunes, the dune's crest is known as "Singing Sand."
Going down towards the sand dune is both challenging and enjoyable. A stunning panorama of the landscape may be seen.
The flaming cliffs are near the South Gobi province's Bulgan soum hub. In 1922, American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews and workers from the Museum of Natural History of New York discovered 4-6 inch eggs of dinosaurs onsite.
A Mongolia expedition discovered the huge dinosaur skeletons now on display at Ulaanbaatar's Museum of Natural History. Because of its stunning hues and structure, Bayanzag is known as Flaming Cliffs.
This gobi tour destination also offers the option of riding horses and camels for a more adventurous experience of the area.
Bactrian camel riding, visiting nomadic people, sleep in traditional ger camps, experience a beautiful glimpse of sunset and sun-rise, and viewing meadows and breathtaking night panoramas are all on the itinerary of these trips.
Visit and spend some time with a Nomadic camel breeder's family and search about the locals' traditional rituals and way of life. We'd love to have you as a part of our group during our trip to this great place!
LIQUI MOLY EXTREME tour levels from 1-5 describe the difficulty level of a tour and take multiple factors into consideration: Required skill level for toughest offload parts (2 on this tour), endurance (4 on this tour), potential extreme temperatures and weather changes (3 on this tour), navigation skills (2 on this tour) and the overall physical fitness level.
For proper off-road driving, a 4x4 vehicle is required, but what is the distinction between a 4x4 and a typical 4x2 vehicle?
In a 4x4, unlike a 4x2, all four wheels are pushed directly, providing additional grip. A differential-lock is also included in 4x4 automobiles. The centralized differential lock and the independent differential lock for every axle are the 2 types.
You can drive on this tour without offroading experience as the tour guide will give you instructions but some offload experience is helpful.
Toyota Landcruiser is quite durable, handles well in rough conditions, has rolling bars, drives smoothly, and has lots of capacity and storage thanks to the roof rack. It does, however, have a diesel engine, which is more prone to icing and freezing than a petrol engine.
This 4x4 is used by the Russian army. It appears to be tailor-made for Mongolia and performs admirably off-road. Unlike diesel cars, it is less affected by cold weather kudos to the gasoline engine. The engine ensures that the vehicle accelerates properly.
The UAZ Patriot boasts excellent ground clearance, strong suspension, plenty of interior room, a huge trunk, and low fuel economy for its class. There is also an automatic version available.
Nearly everywhere and thats the fun part! In Mongolia's jurisdiction, there are no specific driving restrictions. The only exceptions are when you're near a border or in a region where environmental protection is in effect. If you don't have specific permission, you won't be able to move within China's border zone.
The Gobi Desert is among the world's largest and most distinctive ecosystems and the best-kept mystery is well-known in Southern Mongolia. The region is known for its unusual natural formations, as well as numerous locations with genuine dinosaur fossils and distinctive plants and animals.
The Gobi Desert is located in Mongolia's south, as well as northern and northwest China. The Gobi Desert encompasses 1.3 million square kilometers and is 1500 meters above sea elevation, making it the 5th largest desert in the world.
The Gobi Desert, which stretches across northern China through southern Mongolia, is a large expanse of arid country. Traveling across the region and viewing all of the wonderful sights can be difficult due to its size. The best and easiest way is to drive south from Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia to the middle Gobi followed by the Gobi.
Because the Gobi has a dry environment and intense direct sunshine, you should bring a sun hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, sunblock, lipstick, your own medical kit, wet wipes, sleeping bags, light food, toilet paper, camera, and any other personal items you might need to save you from challenging conditions. You must also have warm clothes due to the harsh cold temperatures at night. Firewood is scare in the Gobi and it should be purchased and carried from Ulaanbaatar.
It's worth noting that Mongolians eat a lot of meat (beef, horse, goat, sheep, and camel), which helps them keep their fat and heat during the long winters. Though vegetarians would not have been able to survive here in the past, there are now many meat-free options for visitors..
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