1.Day Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, airport transfer, hotel check-in, program meeting. Afterwards we will visit Ulaanbaatar. You will visit the famous Gandan Monastery with the 27 mtr. high Buddha statue. The monastery museum of Choydshjin - Lama, the important lama in the history of Mongolian Buddhism and a small city tour are also on the program. In the evening you will visit a folklore performance with traditional musical instruments, snake girl and the famous throat singing.
2.Day Takeover of the motorcycles, technical briefing, getting ready of the vehicles and off towards the small earth stones - Baga gazriin chuluun. Just south of Ulaanbaatar, the grass steppe begins, into which we dive. The route leads us alternately over wide plains and smaller mountains. We will have lunch on the holy mountain.
3.Day Continue to Dalandzagad through the Mongolian step towards Dalandsagad. In Mongolia, the steppe is the dominant landscape form. It occupies about 80 per cent of the country's land and is Mongolia's most important natural resource, as grassland provides extensive grazing grounds. In the arid climate, hardly any forests thrive, but the grassland is all the more luxuriant. We will also use this day to take a closer look at nomadic life. Overnight accommodation Tsagaan Suwarga in Tsogt Ovoo region in the Mongolian steppe.
4.Day Drive through a small mountain range with beautiful valleys over Tsogt - Ovoo. Around noon, the first contact with the many crescent dunes around the Vulture Gorge (Joly Am). Arrival in Dalanzagad, continue towards the Vulture Gorge, overnight stay near the gorge.
5.Day Hike through the gorge. The gorge begins in a very narrow valley and in it there are still large masses of ice until well into the summer. We can also see the bearded vulture, which is still present in large numbers in the mountains. These vultures are surrounded by interesting legends and stories. Continue to the southern Gobi. Now it's getting really desert-like. Overnight stay in the Noyon region.
6.Day From Noyon we go to the small village of Guvantes, the southernmost point of the tour. Here we have to fill up our tanks and supply ourselves with drinking water before we reach the Nemengt mountains.
7.Day A day in the gorges of the Nemengt Mountains. We explore the unique canyon system formed by water and wind with our motorcycles. Here you can also find dinosaur bones.
8.Day Drive from the gorges of Nemengt to the sand dune Khongoryn Els, which we cross in the evening. As it goes downhill, you don't have to worry about passing through the 5 km wide sand dune.
9.Day Bypass of the southern foothills of the Altai Mountains in the direction of Bulgan and Bajandsag. In the region around Bayandsag with its red sandstone formations, the first dinosaur bones were found in Mongolia. If you're lucky, you might find some. Bajandsag is also home to the largest Saxaul forests in Mongolia. The Saxaulbaum (Salzkraut) is an extremely slow-growing hardwood tree, which usually does not grow larger than 30 - 40 cm. Overnight stay in the unique rock formations of Bayandsag.
10.Day Drive to the Ongij monastery and visit the ruins of the monastery. Before we reach the monastery, or rather the monastery ruins, we drive through the plain of Ongii and pass the Ulaan Nuur (red lake). The Ulaan Nuur is only available periodically as a lake, because it is fed only by the rainwater of the Gobi. In the late afternoon we reach the monastery of Ongii, which was once one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia. Today some monks are trying to rebuild the monastery. We have the opportunity to talk to the monks and visit the monastery.
11.Day From the monastery of Ongi, we walk through the Mongolian steppe towards the Orchon waterfall. We leave the Gobi and drive into the Archangai Mountains. The way leads us over the district capital Arwaicheer to the Orchon waterfall.
12.Day Detailed tour of Karakorum. It was only under Ugedai Khan, the son and successor of Genghis Khan that Karakorum developed into the first capital of the Mongol Empire. From 1235 onwards, the important residence was converted into a real city and additionally equipped with fortifications. In Karakorum, the Dschinghis Khan also showed their second, completely different face to the following, cruelly warlike and tyrannical Khane. Due to its tolerant attitude towards everything new and unknown, its capital became in the 13th century not only the headquarters of the Reich's administra-tion and a centre of trade and craftsmanship, but also a melting pot of different religions, cultures and peoples. Visit of the monastery "Erdende Zuu" and drive to the mountains of Hognon Han.
13.Day Return drive to Ulaanbaatar. On an asphalt road back to Ulaanbaatar. We will arrive in the afternoon.
14.Day Airport transfer and flight back at home.
*) Program and route may be subject to change. The travel process is binding, as it is sent in the booking confirmation