Explore Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes on Bactrian Camel


Bactrian camels are native to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes. The journey takes us along the sand dunes with the sight of the impressive Khogno Khaan Mountains.

4 days
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  • Family_stay
  • Ger_camp
  • Tented_camping

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Camel Riding in Central Mongolia

Day 1:
Khogno Khan Mountain and Elsen Tasarkhai known as Little Gobi
Today we will drive to Khogno Khan Mountains. It is an impressive massif mountain chain in the open steppes. In the afternoon we will hike in the area of Khogno Khan Mountains, walk up the mountain and enjoy the incredible view over the plains, the sand dune and grasslands. We will also visit the nice little Uvgun Monastery.
Not far from here runs the Elsen Tasarkhai, a 100 km long sand dune where our camel trek will begin. The area is a sharp contrast of natural beauties with semi-arid desert on grassland & mountains with rich flora and fauna abundant bushes and plants. Among others are a plant called “arts” renowned for its scent. Locals and monks collect them and use for blessing during religious ceremonies. Evening we will reach our camel breeding family and enjoy warm tea and meal.
(Family stay, L, D)
Two-Humped Domestic Camels
Day 2:
Camel Riding along Dune and Mountains
In the morning we will load our luggage on the camels and start camel riding along the dune next to which runs chain of impressive rocky mountain Khogno Khan. We will be guided by experienced camel man from the host family during our 2 days’ camel journey. We will start to know how to water the camels and take care of them as nomads do. We will have enough time to wander around the area and then set up our first camp site. Enjoy your evening as the sun sets the desert cools rapidly.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)
Little Gobi Desert
Day 3:
Camel Riding along Dune and Mountains
We will continue the camel riding journey through rolling dunes of semi-arid desert on middle of grassland. Due to its close location from Ulaanbaatar, Elsen Tasarkhai receives mass tourism however as soon as we set out further from start point there will be no sign of life except for us, camels and small animal tracks. A perfect place for overstressed city brain.
Our last day of the camel riding we will be heading back to the camel breeding family. We will get there in the afternoon and bid farewell to the family members and leave to our Ger camp for shower.
(Ger Camp, B, L, D)
Elsen Tasarkhai
Day 4:
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar
We will drive back to Ulaanbaatar, the capital city. Our team will take you directly to your hotel. You may enjoy the free afternoon to catch up all the places you haven’t visited yet. You might as well check the beautiful cultural show enjoy the colourful and rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing & admire the contortionists
(B, L)
Sand Dunes
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Camel Riding in Central Mongolia

Day 1:
Khogno Khan Mountain and Elsen Tasarkhai known as Little Gobi
Today we will drive to Khogno Khan Mountains. It is an impressive massif mountain chain in the open steppes. In the afternoon we will hike in the area of Khogno Khan Mountains, walk up the mountain and enjoy the incredible view over the plains, the sand dune and grasslands. We will also visit the nice little Uvgun Monastery.
Not far from here runs the Elsen Tasarkhai, a 100 km long sand dune where our camel trek will begin. The area is a sharp contrast of natural beauties with semi-arid desert on grassland & mountains with rich flora and fauna abundant bushes and plants. Among others are a plant called “arts” renowned for its scent. Locals and monks collect them and use for blessing during religious ceremonies. Evening we will reach our camel breeding family and enjoy warm tea and meal.
(Family stay, L, D)
Two-Humped Domestic Camels
Day 2:
Camel Riding along Dune and Mountains
In the morning we will load our luggage on the camels and start camel riding along the dune next to which runs chain of impressive rocky mountain Khogno Khan. We will be guided by experienced camel man from the host family during our 2 days’ camel journey. We will start to know how to water the camels and take care of them as nomads do. We will have enough time to wander around the area and then set up our first camp site. Enjoy your evening as the sun sets the desert cools rapidly.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)
Little Gobi Desert
Day 3:
Camel Riding along Dune and Mountains
We will continue the camel riding journey through rolling dunes of semi-arid desert on middle of grassland. Due to its close location from Ulaanbaatar, Elsen Tasarkhai receives mass tourism however as soon as we set out further from start point there will be no sign of life except for us, camels and small animal tracks. A perfect place for overstressed city brain.
Our last day of the camel riding we will be heading back to the camel breeding family. We will get there in the afternoon and bid farewell to the family members and leave to our Ger camp for shower.
(Ger Camp, B, L, D)
Elsen Tasarkhai
Day 4:
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar
We will drive back to Ulaanbaatar, the capital city. Our team will take you directly to your hotel. You may enjoy the free afternoon to catch up all the places you haven’t visited yet. You might as well check the beautiful cultural show enjoy the colourful and rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing & admire the contortionists
(B, L)
Sand Dunes

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