The Gobi Desert. Dinosaur graveyard

Days: 18

Dates: 07/05/2018 - 07/21/2018                             Remained places: 8  

Price: 111 000 rubles for 1 person

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The Gobi Desert is fascinating place filled with enigmas and mysteries. Scientists and researchers from all around the world still keep their eyes on it and always searching for something there. In Mongolia there exists a legend that says, that somewhere in The Gobi Desert's sands there is a lost entrance to the mystical valley of the Dinosaurs. Perhaps, many curious researchers are trying to discover this very place. But nobody managed to do it yet.

You have a unique opportunity! Take your camera and follow us. Ex-pro team will show you how excellent The Mongolian Gobi desert is. A true two-week photo tour is waiting for us: breathtaking mountain lakes, buttes of cretaceous period, a bright red canyon, entire graveyard of dinosaurs, a national festival Naadam and hospitable yurts. This is unforgettable and will forever remain in your memory, in your soul and in your photographs. We have planned your route very carefully to fill it with the most notable places throughout the Mongolia. You will see: the tract of Herman Tsav and the Nemegatinsky hollow, the "singing sands" of Khongoryn Els, and the cemetery of dinosaurs Bayanzag, the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator with its famous neighborhoods (the statue of Genghis Khan - Genghis Khana Moret), and the Buddhist monastery Erdeni-Dzu. After that we will go through the lake Hubsugul, to the border with Russia.


1 day.

Straight forward along the Chuysky Trakt.

Today we begin our photo tour on specially prepared SUVs. We leave Barnaul and forward - 600 km along the Chuysky tract. You can prepare cameras - along the way we will meet the gloomy Seminsky pass, the chike-taman's zigzags and sheer smooth bumps. The first shots are provided to you. We will stop for the night in the Kurai steppe at the foot of the North Chuy ridge.

2 day.

First meeting.

Early morning climb, go to the border of Russia - Mongolia. Crossing the border, go to Bayan-Ulgiy. The picturesque Mongolian city is friendly and hospitable. Here we will exchange rubles for tugers and replenish our stocks. Also try the national cuisine in the restaurant Arvin. Today, an easy day, to the campsite, the Khovd River, is 300 km away.

3 day.

Roads and direction of Mongolia.

Today is the long day of moving to the same name city Altai. But first of all we will drive to the "Big high-boot" monument, which is located in the center of Khovd. We have free support, called mosquitoes, so that, without slowing down the pace and with a minimum of stops we move to the designated place. At sunset we arrive in the city and settle into the hotel. Tomorrow we are waiting for a long-awaited and unforgettable meeting with the Gobi Desert.

4 day.

Meeting with the Gobi Desert.

True and scorched, incredibly interesting and diverse, these all is about the Gobi desert. We are moving to the Shinejinst village. Due to its geographical location, this village is a true gateway to the desert. Along the way we will meet the colourful yurts and kind inhabitants. We will set our tent camp in Shinejinst. Near the evening campfire we will discuss the use of additional equipment for shooting. Overnight stop is in the tents.

5 day.

Dinosaur graveyard.

We drive out of the village early in the morning. Today we will overcome one more pass, but we will be rewarded. After coming down from the pass, we get into the heart of the Gobi Desert. There is heat, hot sand and very rare haloxylon. Are you ready for the desert drought? But do not worry, because a real oasis is waiting for us along the way. In the evening we will set the camp in a shady and protected Hermen Tzav canyon. 

6 day.

The most hard-to-get place in the Gobi.

Hermen Tzav canyon is surrounded by majestic barkhans, scarp slopes, and columns of sandstone, weathered in bizarre shapes, which have been observed by tamarisks for many years. This natural boundary is one of the most hard-to-get areas in Gobi. That's why Hermen translated from Mongolian means a hermit. As a result of weathering there were formed such relief elements as stone-sand columns. The view is amazing. There are different types of columns: small, large and giant, when approaching to it. There is a viewing platform. This day is dedicated only to it. Overnight stop is in the tents.

7 day.

Singing sands.

Our journey continues. Along the way we will visit the place of rock engravings. The famous sand barkhans Hongoryn Els ("light-red sands"), also known as "singing sands" – that is our goal for today. At sunrise and sunset the sand dunes are illuminated by golden light and mysterious melodies can be heard over the whole territory. All this is explained by scientists as a constant movement of sands. But it is still unknown how it happens. Fans of extreme sports today can use a unique opportunity to ride on a real sand dune using skiing and snowboarding.

8 day.

Civilization.

We say to the sands "Goodbye" and go further. Civilization is near, today we will spend the night in a hotel of the city of Dalanzadgad, take a shower and have supper in a local cafe.

9 day.

Next to the capital.

Breakfast. We have patience and hit the road Today, we need to overcome a considerable distance in order that the next day would shine descendants of Genghis Khan's capital and its outskirts are not less interesting The camp today will be installed in 30 km from Ulaanbaatar.

10 day.

The capital of Mongolia. 

In the morning we will take a trip again. Today we will find ourselves in Ulan-Bator - the capital of Mongolia. We will go to buy some memorable souvenirs in the shops. After having a lunch in the restaurant we will go to Dinosaur Museum. Then, we leave the walls of the museums with great delight and go to the largest monument of Genghis Khan in Mongolia. It is the biggest statue of horse rider in the world (34 meters). We will spend a night in an abandoned camp of the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Overnight stop is in the tents.

11 day.

Heritage.

Today we go to the city of Kharkhorin, which is located in the valley of the river Orkhon, and is part of the World Heritage. Nearby are the ruins of the ancient city of Karakorum, which for a short time served as the capital of the Mongolian empire. Tomorrow we will visit a partially functioning Buddhist monastery.

12 day.

To the river.

After breakfast, we will go to another important object in Kharkhorin - the Erdeni-Dzu Monastery. All the surviving churches, with the exception of one, are used as a museum and representatives of religion do not belong. Let's hit the road. Today we will get to the river Idar, where we will spend the night.

13 day.

Day trip on the river.

Today we have a day in the "do not rush, relax" regime. Those who wish can photograph, they can fish. And we will definitely put a bathhouse. In the river Idar - grayling, taimen, lenok and other fish live, which makes it attractive for fishing.

14 day.

To the high mountain lake.

Hubsugul is the second largest and the deepest lake in Mongolia. Today we will go to him. Sometimes the lake is called "younger brother of Baikal".

15 day.

Way home...

Today begins the most sad part of the trip. We leave this picturesque country and go to our habitual rhythm of life. Soon we will all return to the city routine, boring offices, but bright memories in our hearts and on the film will brighten up the gray, winter evenings. Irkutsk - meet! 

Days: 18 
16,17,18 day (2 days - the road to the city of Barnaul, 1 day - force majeure).

 Dates of the tour are on request.

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The cost of the trip includes:

  • All transformational costs on the route;
  • Meeting at the airport/ railway station in Barnaul;
  • Provision of the necessary equipment (mats, sleeping bags, tents, dishes);
  • Three meals daily in the journey;
  • Guide and instructor services;
  • Accident insurance;
  • Satellite Communications ;
  • The group first aid kit.

Additional services (not included in the tour price):

  • Meeting at the airport in Novosibirsk;
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Barnaul;
  • The costs associated with the purchase of souvenirs;
  • Alcoholic drinks.

 

Traveling does not require any special training or additional skills.

But if you have a serious illness, it is necessary to notify at the time of filing the request.

 

In group and individual applications are possible any day of arrival.

Recommend travel "The Great Lakes basin" (9 days), "Ukok Plateau. Treasury of the ancient Scythians" (8 days) journey.

 

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