Gobi Desert Off Road Motorcycle Trail
31 August - 9 September 2017 only USD $3195
This trip is a fascinating cultural experience as well as an off-road bike tour across Mongolia of over 1750km. Apart from a few villages and small towns that we pass through on the way, most of the population have a nomadic lifestyle, frequently moving with their round white felt yurts ("gers") and herds of camels, goats and horses. This tour is nearly all on rough jeep tracks across the rolling hills of Middle Gobi and the sparse desert of South Gobi.
Khongor Els Dunes
Khongoryn Els is the largest accumulation of sand in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. The wind blows continually, so the dunes can reach an imposing 200 meters height. The highest dunes are called 'Singing Sands' by the local inhabitants.
Tsagaan Suvaraga (White Stupa) limestone rock is about 30 metres high and shaped strangely as a result of wind and water erosion. This area is rich in marine fossils as a huge inland sea once covered it. In the year 2000 an earthquake shook the eastern part of the White Stupa and it partly collapsed.
Ongii Hiid, a once large Buddhist Monastery destroyed in the 1930s lies in the hills on the edge of a bend in the Ongi river. It is a quiet and spiritual place; one can imagine the original busy monastery on one side of the river and the non-religious community on the other side.
The Bearded Vulture, 'Yol' in Mongolian, has given the valley its name: 'Yolyn Am' means Vulture Gorge. The Gurvan Saikhan National Park is the only area in the southern Gobi Altai region where copses of beech and willow trees have been preserved.
All nights are spent at ger camps where the accommodation is in traditional Mongolian round white felt tents, and there are restaurant and bathroom facilities. Some days are long and require stamina, but towards the end of the tour the distance between ger camps is less and riding days shorter.
Gobi Desert Off Road Motorcycle Tour Map
Circular route starting from Ulaanbaatar and going to the western edge of the Gobi Desert
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Gobi Desert Off Road Motorcycle Tour Video
Look at this video to see the kind of terrain and the different landscapes and sights you will see on this Gobi Desert motorcycle tour.