the gobi desert, mongolia
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The Gobi Desert, Mongolia

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The Facts
Flight timefrom UK: 14 hrs; from US: 20hrs 30mins
Ideal length8 Nights
PriceFrom £1999 pp
When to goJune - August

Look forward to...

Staying in ger camps in one of the most magical and remote landscapes of our time.

Meeting the weird and wonderful animals of the Gobi desert, including the world's only desert bear - the Gobi bear.

Venturing across wild plains in a 4WD and be led out by expert local guides.

Heading northwest to Karakorum to visit the temples of the Erdene Zuu monastery and exploring the archeological ruins of a vast lost city.

Fast building a reputation as one of the must-visit destinations in the world and referred to by many as the earth's last great wilderness, Mongolia is an endless playground of blue skies, desert sands, rolling taiga and stunning mountains.

gobi desert wildlife

Our Mongolian experience lasts for eight days. You begin your trip travelling by jeep though the Gobi desert, watching as the green hills turn to scorched rock and barren landscapes of gravel plains.

bayanzag wilderness

The desert is a living mix of strange inhabitants, home to wild asses, rare Saiga antelopes, wild horses, ibex, snow leopard, wolves, two-humped camels and the world's only desert bear - the Gobi bear.

monasteries and lost cities

After exploring this stunning region, you will head northwest to Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia once home to Marco Polo and known as the ruined city. Here you will find the Erdene Zuu monastery containing three temples. Set eyes of some one of the most amazing archeological discoveries - the ruins of a vast city lost in history where only three stone tortoise statues mark its existence in time.

extreme remoteness

mongolian landscape

Throughout the trip you will be led by local guides and will stay in ger camps set out in the vast landscapes. To see these areas of Mongolia is to experience one of the most remote and beautiful landscapes of our time. Revealing not only the utter isolation of the place, it also puts you into a relaxed mindset far, far away from the daily grind.


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