Tour to Gobi Desert 2017

                                            Tour to Gobi Desert 2017

30 June.  Arrive in capital city, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We will pick you up from the airport & drop you at your hotel where you will stay for 3 nights.

There will be a Welcome Dinner in the evening of the first night.

I RECOMMEND YOU BOOK YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION TO SUIT YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND BUDGET… etc. DOUBLE ROOM / TWIN ROOM / SINGLE ROOMS

Try  www.guide-hotel.mn or search via  http://www.tripadvisor.com.au.  

Please choose centrally located accommodation for convenience (e.g. transport pick up).

Please make sure your return accommodation is also booked for when you return to UB. 

Book your accommodation in Ulaanbaatar on 30th June, 1st, 2nd July, and also 10th, 11th, 12th July (after return from Gobi Desert)

If you need help choosing or booking your hotel, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

1 July.  We take a guided city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will be see the huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival. Then visit the national Museum of Mongolian History where we will see artefacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to present day.

 2 July.  Ulaanbaatar excursion to  Zaisan Hill which is the War Memorial with panoramic views of the  whole city. Time permitting, there will be a trip to a Cashmere outlet. In the evening we shall watch a traditional Mongolian music concert.

 3 July.  Today we will be sightseeing Baga Gazariin Chuluu. Overnight stay in Ger camp. (B, L, D)

 4 July.  After breakfast we will be heading south to White Stupa. Overnight in tourist Ger camp. (B, L, D)

5 July. Drive to Yol Am (also called Eagle Valley) which is surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Mountain National Park. Overnight in GobiOasis tourist camp. (B, L, D)

6 July. After breakfast we will explore the Khongor sand dune area. This dune is 100kms long and at its widest point is 2km across with highest point 300m. It seems like standing on a river of sand moving across rich green plains! We then visit a traditional nomadic family who run camel tours. Overnight in Ger camp. (B, L, D)

7 July. Khongor sand dunes. Free chill out day. Overnight stay in Gobi tourist camp.(B, L, D)

8 July. Travel to Flaming Cliffs, so named because of their “flame-like” appearance at sunset. This site is famous for the remains of the dinosaurs which lived here 100 million years ago. Overnight in Gobi oasis tourist camp. (B, L, D)

9 July. Ongi River Monastery and stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

10 July. After breakfast we will heading back to Ulaanbaatar.  (B, L,D)

11 July. Naadam Festival ( Horse racing and then after that we will heading to The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a 40 metres tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, where according to legend, he found a golden whip.

12 July.  Free Day and Good bye Lunch or Dinner  ( Do whatever you feel like!)

13 July.  End of the tour 

Price: $2500

(B+L+D) is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinking water and also some Mongolian really famous vodka included (in the countryside only).

Dates:

Winter School Holidays Saturday, 02 July 2016 – Sunday, 17 July 2016

Travel dates Thursday 30th June- Thursday 13th July

VISA information visit the Mongolian embassy in Australia website

http://www.mongolianembassy.org.au/

            What to bring? and advice:

  • Bring your own sleeping bag
  • DO NOT TOUCH THE DOGS! They 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 might be 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.

   Mongolia – Getting there.  

  • Air Tickets are approximately $1500 for Sydney-Beijing-UB direct if you book  early, (5 or 6 months before tour start).
  • If you book your air tickets bit close, price will rise and can cost around  $2000-$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, and Accommodation, National park entry fees.
  • Contact me.
  • Price excludes: Alcohol, Airfares, spending money, entry into museums, entry into  festival
  • (its minimal but larger events may have additional costs), transport other  than by 4WD
  • (i.e. camel, horse, motorbike etc, can cost more).

Contact:

0433 454 071  Bukhu

Email:

bukhu@horsefiddle.com

6 Comments

  1. Dear Bukhu,
    I am very interested in joining your tour to the Gobi Desert this year. Could you please let me know if there are any places available. My son and daughter may also join but while they are thinking about it I wish to move forward and secure a place for myself. My daughter is vegetarian and has asked me to find out about the food. Is it possible to cater for her and what type of food would be on offer?
    Regards,
    Jan.

  2. Judith Davis-Lee

    March 29, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Hello Bukhu – I saw you perform at the National Folk Festival on the weekend – and at Woodford 2015/16 with Equus – I enjoyed the performances very much. I didn’t know until this weekend that you take tour groups to Mongolia once a year. I can’t come this year as I already have other travel plans, but would like to be on your mailing list, in the event that you take another group in 2017.
    The trip looks very interesting. Kind regards, Judith

    • Dear Judith

      Thanks for sending me email 🙂 I’m taking maximum 15 people next year 2017 and 5 people booked for next year already . If you want me to save your place for next year let me know.

      Kind Regard

      Bukhu

  3. Hello Bukhu
    I learned of your tours when you played with Equus in Grafton which was totally invigorating.
    I thought going to Mongolia for my 60th birthday would be the penultimate. However my niece has thrown in a wedding so… I’m going to have to wait til 2017-can i?

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