Ultimate Off-Road and Off-Grid

Ultimate Off-Road and Off-Grid

11 days

Time to go:
May to September

Starting at $3400 per person

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Tour Summary

On this expedition, we will traverse one of the lesser known remote areas of Mongolia. The province of Zavkhan is an untouched combination of all the different landscapes of Mongolia: green and snow peaked mountains, sand dune populated desert, roiling rivers, and pristine lakes. Even the locals tout this area as one of the most beautiful landscapes of their country. This area is so off the grid that we will have a caravan of 4×4 vehicles to carry our glamping equipment and our chef’s kitchen equipment. 

Did we mention roads? No? Good, because they are few and far between. This is an expedition for those that want to take the path less traveled and see few other tourists along the way. 

*The Naadam Festival can be incorporated in this tour in July*

Tour Highlights

Glamping throughout remote Mongolia

Traverse desert, steppe, mountains, forests, lakes all within a few days.

See and swim in the panoramic “Khar Nuur”, the pristine lake sandwiched by sand dunes and mountains.

Private chef to cook delicious meals in remote Mongolia

Private 4x4 vehicle with a driver and guide. Enjoy the changing scenery inside your own vehicle.

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Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar where your guide and driver will be waiting for you. You will then be transferred to your hotel where you can freshen up. If you are not too tired from your long flight, your guide will take you to the Mongolia Museum of Natural History, the Gandan Buddhist Monastery, and in the evening, you can see a traditional Mongolian folk concert with dance and throat singing.

Accommodation: Hotel

Travel: None

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Days 2-3 Flight to Uliastai and Mukhart Oasis

In the morning, we will take our flight to Uliastai, in the remote province of Zavkhan. We will then drive to the picturesque Mukhart Oasis and set up camp. This hard to reach Oasis is one of Mongolia's most beautiful and rare sights. Surrounded by the longest stretch of sand dunes in Mongolia, the small oasis holds vegetation that seems to not belong in this desert at all. During these two days, we will go on light hikes and explore the areas around the Oasis and the sand dunes.

Accommodation: Bell Tent

Travel: 80 KM (609 Miles); 2 hour flight - 120 KM (75 Miles); 3 hour drive

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Burgastai Valley via Senjit Rock

After break up our camp, we will climb up high Mountain. From the top of the Mountain you will see stunning landscape with sand dunes and green steppes. On the top of the Mountain we will stop at Senjit Rock. This rock is formed by granite rock and it is a big arch which car can go through it. After Senjit Rock, we will drive down to valley called Burgastai. This valley is very unique with sands, granite rocks and green pastures.

Accommodation: Bell Tent

Travel: 30 KM (19 Miles); 2 hour drive

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Hike to Khar Nuur

In the morning, we will take a short drive to Khar Nuur. Khar Nuur, known as Black Lake in English, is a large, beautiful lake treasured by the locals. The lake is sandwiched on one side by desert sand dunes, and mountains on the other. Once we set up our tents, we will enjoy with hike next to lake through sand dunes.

Accommodation: Bell Tent

Travel: 40 KM (25 Miles); 2 hour drive

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Khar Nuur Day

Today is our day for enjoying with nature. We will hike over near Mountains and will see the lake from bird view. We can go sand sledding from the top of the hill into the lake and go swimming. In our free time we will stop by local nomadic family.

Accommodation: Bell Tent

Travel: 5 hours hiking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Drive to Bugat Sand Dunes

After breaking up our camp site, we will drive to Bugat valley. Once we reach our destination, we will hike through the sand dunes. Keep your eyes out for the local wildlife alongside the green mountains and small creeks. There are many nomadic families in this area that we can visit.

Accommodation: Bell Tent

Travel: 50 KM (31 Miles); 2 hour drive

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Drive back to Uliastai

Early in the Morning we will drive back to Uliastai and once we check in our hotel. We will do a short city tour including visiting a local museum and the local buddhist monasteries.

Accommodation: Bell Tent

Travel: 140 KM (87 Miles); 5 hour drive

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Bogd Valley

Today we will take a day tour Bogd valley. This valley is many nomadic families summer camp and with a stunning view of Bogd valley, we will take a short hike through forested area at the Otgontenger NP area. This river is so crystal clear that we will easily be able to see rocks at the bottom of the river.

Accommodation: Hotel

Travel: 100 KM (140 Miles); 3 hour drive

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Flight to Ulaanbaatar

Today we will take a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. you will have time to see more of the sites and museums around the city that you may have missed! Undoubtedly, you will want to do some shopping for Mongolian souvenirs and some of the famous and inexpensive Mongolian cashmere. Let us take you to some of our favorite spots and even a cashmere factory if you would like!

Accommodation: Hotel

Travel: 980 KM (609 Miles); 2 hour flight

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Departure

Your driver will take you to the airport 3 hours before your international flight. You will be your guide and driver goodbye and you are on your way back home!

Accommodation: None

Travel: None

Meals Included: Breakfast

Pricing

2 Travelers: $5,850 per person

3-4 Travelers: $4,150 per person

5-8 Travelers: $3,400 per person

Our tours are all-inclusive. From the moment you land till the moment you take off.

All pricing is based on twin share rooms. Please be aware that changes in the trip can lower or raise the cost per person. If your group has more than 8 people, please contact us and we will send you updated pricing for your specific needs.

Included

All accommodations based on twin share

Private cook and kitchen car

All transportation and domestic flights

All meals on the expedition

All local staff and field guides

Entertainments as shown in the itinerary

National Park and Protected Area fees

Not Included

International flights

Overweight baggage fees

Gratuities

Travel Insurance