Sunday, June 30, 2013 Sydney Australia to Gobi desert Mongolia
Gobi desert and Naadam tour to Mongolia 2013.
edition number 003. 25/01/2013
contact; Gawaa 0466113909 email; email@example.com facebook; Ganbold Lundaa.
30 June. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar capital of Mongolia. Three night stay in a hotel.
01 July. Take a guided city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will see huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolia National pride and culture revival and visit National Museum of Mongolian History, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present day. (Lunch +Dinner inclusive)
02 July. UB. Excursion to Zaisan Hill War Memorial with panoramic view of the whole city, time permitting trip to local market. (Lunch included)
03 July. Early morning leave UB travel 200kms to middle of Gobi desert. Lunch in yurt with traditional nomadic family. Over night camping in our own western style tents. (all meal inclusive B+L+D)
04July. After breakfast, we will drive to Ongi river Temple ruins which once was the home to a thousand lamas. It is a ruin of big monastery Bari Yonzon Hamba on the bank of the beautiful Ongi river, winding its way through the parched desert. On the way, we will enjoy the vast steppe of the country. (B+L+D)
05 July. Bayanzag Gobi Oasis camp, free day. (B+L+D)
06 July. Picturesque Yurt camp with a vista of Khongor sand dunes. After breakfast, drive to Khongor sand dunes. This dunes are 180 kms long and at the their widest point 2 km across. From the highest point of 300 meters it seems like standing on a river of sand moving across rich green plains. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
07 July. Today will be an opportunity to explore the Khongor sand dunes area and visit a traditional nomadic family who run camel tours. Our camel guide will lead you safely through the sand dunes. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
08 July. Return to Gobi Oasis camp at Bayanzag. Opportunity to day trip on horse or motorbike and adventure on to the plains, and visit local rivers and see the flaming cliffs up close. (B+L+D)
09 July. Gobi Oasis camp. land of the Dinosaurs. Today we will drive to Bayanzag, known as the Flaming Cliffs due to their fiery appearance at sunset (where the first nest of dinosaur eggs ever discovered was found in 1922) a site famous for the remains of the Dinosaurs which lived here 100 million years ago. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
10July Gobi Oasis yurt camp. Drive to Yol Am (also called Eagle valley) – a wonderfully picturesque place with ice even in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the “Three Beauties” peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
11July. Gobi Oasis camp. Naadam festival. Naadam festival dates are set by local council dates are not known at present. Dalanzadgad soum. (B+L+D)
12 July. After breakfast back to the Ongi river yurt camp on route to UB. (B+L+D)
13 July Heading back to Ulaanbaatar travel day stay in our own tent. (B+L+D)
14 July Arriving Ulaanbaatar. Goodbye dinner, Stay in hotel Ulaanbaatar city.
15 July. Depart
(B+L+D) is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Incl.
ssDates: Winter School Holidays Monday, 02 July 2012 – Friday, 13 July 2012
TAFE holidays – semester 1 finishes Sunday 24th commences Monday the 16th
Travel dates Saturday 30th June- Sunday 15th July
VISA information visit the Mongolian embassy in Australia website
-Bring your own sleeping bag.
– No touchy doggie. Dogs aren’t domesticated and WILL bite.
– Bring your own medicines if required- local medicines may not be what you expect
– Pack light but days could be very hot and nights very cold. Could also rain. Clothing should be simple and robust- no high heels please!
Head torch could be useful- other camping equipment will be supplied.
– Black Market in UB has everything that you need.
Mongolia – Getting there.
• Air – Mongolia. The countries main airline MIAT flies to a number of destinations around Asia including Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong. If you buy your ticket soon it will be cheaper.
not making a direct connection and you wish to leave the airport you will need a Visa for that country.
• Air Tickets are currently approximately $1500 Sydney-Beijing-UB direct. Later in the year the price will rise and can cost around $2500.
• Train – Mongolia sits along the trans-Siberian route. Trains come from Beijing in the south, and from Moscow in the north. If traveling by train through China, you will need to apply for a Chinese Visa prior to leaving Australia
Costs: • Price includes: Transport, Food, Accommodation, National park entry fees. Contact me.
• Price excludes: Alcohol, Air fares, spending money, entry into museums, entry into festival (its minimal but larger events may have
additional cost), transport other than by 4WD (camel, horse, motorbike etc can cost more