A rip roaring adventure across the Gobi Desert, through ice filled valleys, scorching dunes and volcanic mountains to the infamous Tsenker Hot Springs. Camping out in a huge, furnished yurt, you’ll have spend the days roaring across the desert on your own bike. A route guide, mechanic and translator are on hand to keep you safe. This trip is perfect for adventure junkies who love to bike.
|PRICES STARTING FROM||AUD $3080 per person twin share
LAND IN ULAANBAATAR
Arrival day. You’ll be picked up from the airport and delivered safely to your hotel. Your guide will meet you to talk over any last minute preparations and you can spend the evening relaxing in preparation for your desert adventure.
RIP ACROSS THE GOBI DESERT
We take a flight to the Gobi Desert and journey to the Yol Valley, located in the Gobi Gurvan Saikan National Park. The valley is covered in ice, even in the summer. We take a short trek through the valley, journey through Dungenee Canyon and come to the 80km long sand dune of Khongor, the most beautiful place in the Gobi.
EXPLORE ANOTHER WORLD AT THE FLAMING CLIFFS
In the morning we take a hike to the dunes and after lunch we will visit the Bayanzag also known as the flaming cliffs. These striking red cliffs and huge plunging Canyons make you feel like you’re on another planet. We finish the day with a traditional bbq dinner.
MEET THE NOMADS IN ONGI
A fun day meeting a nomadic family and riding a camel. We visit the tiny forest in the Gobi and Flaming Cliffs, a place rich of dinosaur eggs and fossils. After lunch we travel through the Ongi steppe and come to the Ongi Temple ruins, destroyed in 1937 because of socialist ideology.
EXPLORE THE ORKHON RIVER
A big day on the road travelling from the Gobi steppe zone to the mountain zone, an opportunity to absorb and enjoy the vastness of the Mongolian landscape.
BATHE IN THE TSENKHER HOT SPRINGS
We travel only 130km but this will take about 5 hours on high forest mountain roads to reach the hot spa. Here we can relax in the volcanic hot springs which emerge from the ground at 85c and contain curative properties for joints and other ailments.
EXPLORE ANCIENT ULAANBAATAR
We travel to the capital of the ancient Mongolian Dynasty, Kharkhorin, to visit the beautiful Erdenezuu Monastery decorated with 10 white stupas. In the evening we return to UB for our farewell BBQ dinner.
It’s time to say goodbye to your Mongolian adventure. We hope you had an awesome time ripping across the desert on your own bike.
About the Tsenkher Hot Springs
Set atop forested mountains the Tsenkher Hot Springs are natural volcanic springs that pump water out of the ground at a scorching 85°C. Splash pools have been set up next to the springs which reduce the temperature of the water and make it safe for bathers. The hot springs are said to have medicinal properties, easing joint and nerve pain. You can spend the day lounging in the warm water and enjoying the local hospitality.
Travelling by Motorbike
This tour isn’t for first time motorbike riders. You’ll need to have ridden a bike before, hold a valid international license and make sure you know how to handle powerful bikes. This tour is tough, liberating, heart pounding adventure. If you fancy something easier you can do the same tour in the comfort of a Jeep. When you arrive in the Gobi Desert you’ll be met by your own private Team. Each team has a mechanic and a guide trained as a translator. They’ll navigate the stunning dunes of the desert, keep you nice and safe and help you interact with the local nomads.
Minimum number of people
Due to the large number of support staff required for this trip we reccommend a minimum booking of 3 people per trip. Any less and the cost of the trip becomes very expensive.
For the first and last night of your trip you will stay in a basic but clean hotel in the capital city. For your journey across the desert you’ll stay in a traditional nomadic Ger (like a yurt). They aren’t your ordinary tent. Each Ger is shared between 3-5 people and comes furnished with comfortable beds and spaces to lounge and relax.