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Karakorum & Elsen Tasarhai Sand dune

Tour info

Tour code: OC3-1
Days in the countryside: 3 full days
Season: May 15 – Sep 30
Number of participants:  min 2- max 30
Transportation:  4x4 WD vehicle
Driving distance: 850 km

Highlights & Activity

Highlights: Kharkhorin - the ancient capital of Mongol Empire & Erdenezuu monastery, Karakorum museum, Nomads everyday life, various landscapes of steppe, grassland, river, combination of sand dune of Elsen Tasarhai & mountain of Hugno Khaan.
Activity: Hiking wide-open plain, climbing sand dunes, visiting nomadic herder family, Experience of riding of "two-humped" Bactrian camel or horse.
Tip: Almost every day, it is possible to watch sunset, sunrise thousands of stars at during the night sky.

Brief IT:

Day 1. Arrival Ulaanbaatar
Day 2. Sand dunes and camel riding.
Day 3. Karakorum, Erdenezuu monastery.
Day 4.  Journey back to Ulaanbaatar.
Day 5. Departure Mongolia.

Itinerary & map    

Day 1,2.
Arrive Mongolia and we will pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Available city tour on request. Next morningwe will drive to Sand dunes of Elsen Tasarhai where we will be hiking around and see beautiful landscape, combination of classic Gobi sand dune and mountain ranges Hugnu-Khaan. Afterwards, the tour will take you to visit a nomadic family and you will be given a chance to ride the central Asia’s famous “two humped Bactrian camel” or Mongolian horse. The day will end with overnight stay in a very comfortable traditional ger tourist camp.
Day 3.
On the day 3 of the tour – we will be going to the ancient capital city of Mongolia (12-13th Century) where you can visit the Kharkhorin museum,  Erdenezuu monastery, turtle rock and  territory statue of Mongol Empire of Genghis  Khaan. Day 3 ends with staying at another ger tourist camp.
Day 4.
We will head back to Ulaanbaatar and on the way, you will see various landscapes of steppe, grassland, rivers, combination of sand dune of Elsen Tasarhai & mountain of Hugno Khaan. This part of Mongolia is pretty stunning and we highly encourage you to take pictures and videos. We are expected to arrive in the evening in Ulaanbaatar and then we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Day 5.
Transfer to airport/ train station for your departure Mongolia


Date & Price

May 15- Sep 30
Tour price from 590 usd


  1. All activities described in the itinerary
  2. Accommodation: Twin shared comfortable ger tourist camp (with hot shower, bathroom, bedding, towel, restaurant)
  3. Full board in the Gobi : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ( Mongolian/European meal)
  4. Bottled water 1,5 liter p.p. daily in the countryside
  5. English speaking experienced guide 
  6. 4x4 wheel drive vehicle with experienced local driver
  7. Admission tickets for museums & National Parks
  8. Two-humped camel  riding for 1 hour
  9. Airport transfers
  10. Tax, VAT


  1. International & Domestic air fare
  2. Hotel & other expenses in Ulaanbaatar
  3. Camera, video permits inside the museums and temples.
  4. Alcoholic drinks & beverages
  5. Passport, visa & visa services
  6. Laundry service and items of a personal nature
  7. Travel insurance
  8. Tips and gratuities
  9. Anything not mentioned in the included part
590 USD   Хэвлэх

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