Camel Riding in Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dune
(4 days)

Guranteed Departure

Camel Trek in Central Mongolian Grassland
day 1
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day 2
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day 3
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day 4

Detailed description


Khogno Khan Mountain & Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dune

We will be going to Khogno Khan National Park today. We will trek in the Khogno Khan Mountains at the end of the day, walking up the mountain and taking in the incredible views of the hills, sand dunes, and grasslands. We’ll also pay a visit to the charming Ovgon Monastery. 

The Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dune, also known as Little Gobi, is a 100-kilometer-long sand dune not far from the mountain where our camel trek will begin. The landscape is a stark contrast between a semi-arid desert on grassland and a mountainous region with plentiful bushes and plants and a rich flora and fauna. The latter is well-known for its fragrances. Locals and monks gather them and use them in religious rituals to bless them. We’ll arrive at our camel breeding family in the evening and enjoy a warm meal and tea. 

(Family stay L, D) 

Camel Trek in Central Mongolian Grassland

Camel riding along sand dune and mountains

We will load our belongings onto camels in the morning and begin camel riding along the dune next to the impressive rocky mountain Khongo Khan. During our camel journey, we will be led by an experienced camel herder from the host family. We’ll learn how to water the camels and care for them in the same way that nomads do. We’ll have plenty of time to explore the area before setting up our first camp site. As the sun sets and the desert cools, enjoy your evening.

(Tented Camp B, L, D) 

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Camel riding along sand dune and mountains

We’ll continue our camel ride across semi-arid desert rolling dunes in the middle of grassland. Elsen Tasarkhai attracts a lot of tourism because of its proximity to Ulaanbaatar, but as soon as we leave, it’ll just be you and your thoughts in a never ending land. Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.

(Ger Camp B, L, D) 

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Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

The time has come to leave and drive back to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital. You can use your free afternoon to see as you fit. You could always go see lovely cultural show and admire the contortionists while watching colorful and rhythmic Mongolian dances. 

(B, L) 

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June 2024