Ultimate Mongolian Explorer

Bishkek - Ulaanbaatar

45 days through Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, China
FROM: $7605 USD
Overland Expedition Vehicle
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Comfortable Hotel 5 nights
Yurt Camp 13 nights
Basic Hotel 7 nights
Camping without facilities 9 nights
Wild Camp 10 nights
Breakfasts x 38, Lunches x 24, Dinners x 32
$435 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

A trip through Mongolia is one that is guaranteed to be memorable. It is one of the last unspoiled travel destinations in the world, where nomadic herders still tend to their flocks amongst vast grasslands, Gers remain the accommodation of choice and it's still possible to travel for days without meeting another person.  Our ultimate Mongolia overland tour sets off from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, crossing China's breathtaking north-western region and the Taklamakan Desert, before crossing the border into Mongolia near the small town of Bulgan.

Our journey will take us through the snow-capped mountains and vast rolling steppes of Altai Tavn Bogd National Park, across the forbidding wilderness of the Gobi Desert and the Khongor Sand Dunes, to the sprawling, industrialised capital city Ulaanbaatar, through the country’s central region, past Erdene Zuu monastery to the natural beauty of the Orkhon Valley and the Tsenkher hot springs, then north to the remote and spectacular Khovsgol Lake before heading back towards the capital. The country is an overlander's paradise, with challenging roads, stunning scenery and a unique and welcoming culture. The people, their culture and hospitality and the landscape is what this journey is all about.

Exploration journey across Western Mongolia and the Gobi Desert
Relax in the picturesque city of Bishkek
Overnight homestay at a traditional rural Kyrgyz village
Horse Riding in Tash Rabat
Explore Historic Kashgar, home of the Uygur people
Cross the Taklamakan Desert
Explore the Oasis and Jiahoe Ruins in Turpan
9 nights wildcamping and exploration of Western Mongolia
Wild camping in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Cross the Gobi Desert ( Flaming Cliffs, Yol Valley, Khongor Sand Dunes )

This is not just a holiday, it's an adventure; it is one of our more unpredictable journeys, where roads are limited, rivers rise and the itinerary changes. Wild camping, with limited washing facilities, Ger home stays and a few hotels may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you have a spirit of adventure and are prepared to go outside a limited comfort zone, this is an amazing trip.

Day 1 - Bishkek (16th May 2022)

Border Information: If joining in Bishkek, you will most likely enter Kyrgyzstan at Bishkek Manas International Airport ( IATA code: FRU ).

There will be a pre-departure meeting at 10.00am - please look out for a note from your leader at the reception of the joining hotel upon arrival with more details about this important meeting. Your leader will need to carefully check your visas at this initial meeting as well.

The remainder of the day is free to explore the relaxed and atmospheric city of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

Please note many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Bishkek before the start of your trip with us - please contact your sales agent if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Bishkek.

*Important note - do not bring any medicines containing tramadol, codeine, temazepam, morphine or opiates to Central Asia. These are illegal in all circumstances in most of Central Asia and you will risk arrest. If in doubt about a particular medicine, please do not bring it. See the notes at the bottom for more details.*

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel

Day 2 - Tash Rabat (17th May 2022)
Day 3 - Kashgar (18th May 2022)
Day 4 - Kashgar (19th May 2022)
Day 5 - Kashgar (20th May 2022)
Day 6 - Aksu (21st May 2022)
Day 7 - Korle (22nd May 2022)
Day 8 - Turpan (23rd May 2022)
Day 9 - Takeshikenzhen (24th May 2022)
Day 10 - Hovdiin Bulgan (25th May 2022)
Day 11 - Altai Tavn Bogd NP (26th May 2022)
Day 12 - Altai Tavn Bogd NP (27th May 2022)
Day 13 - Altai Tavn Bogd NP (28th May 2022)
Day 14 - Olgii (29th May 2022)
Day 15 - Tsambagarav NP (30th May 2022)
Day 16 - Tsenkher Caves (31st May 2022)
Day 17 - Altai (1st June 2022)
Day 18 - Taats Lake (2nd June 2022)
Day 19 - Gobi Desert (3rd June 2022)
Day 20 - Gobi Desert (4th June 2022)
Day 21 - Bayanzag (5th June 2022)
Day 22 - Yolyn Am (6th June 2022)
Day 23 - Baga Gazryn Chuluu (7th June 2022)
Day 24 - Ulaanbaatar (8th June 2022)
Day 25 - Ulaanbaatar (9th June 2022)
Day 26 - Ulaanbaatar (10th June 2022)
Day 27 - Ogii Lake (11th June 2022)
Day 28 - Kharkhorin (12th June 2022)
Day 29 - Orkhon Valley (13th June 2022)
Day 30 - Orkhon Valley (14th June 2022)
Day 31 - Tsenkher (15th June 2022)
Day 32 - Tsenkher (16th June 2022)
Day 33 - Tamir River (17th June 2022)
Day 34 - Khorgo Volcano (18th June 2022)
Day 35 - Khorgo Volcano (19th June 2022)
Day 36 - Moron (20th June 2022)
Day 37 - Moron (21st June 2022)
Day 38 - Khovsgol Lake (22nd June 2022)
Day 39 - Khovsgol Lake (23rd June 2022)
Day 40 - Moron (24th June 2022)
Day 41 - Selenge River (25th June 2022)
Day 42 - Bulgan (26th June 2022)
Day 43 - Amarbayasgalant Monastery (27th June 2022)
Day 44 - Ulaanbaatar (28th June 2022)
Day 45 - Ulaanbaatar (29th June 2022)

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Total Price (USD)
16 May 22 Bishkek
29 Jun 22 Ulaanbaatar

$7,605 USD

Status: Open

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