Bayan Gobi Sand Dune

You will come across sand dunes lost in the middle of a mountainous area in the central part of Mongolia. Bayan Gobi is well known and  called Elsen Tasarkhai,”the sand fracture”, and extend on 80 kilometres (49,71 miles) in the South of the Khögnö Khan National Park. The main road separates this sand dune into two parts, Mongol Els on the south and Khugnu Tarnyn Els on the north. There are many tourist camps around the sight. Elsen Tasarkhai is surrounded by Mount Khugnu Khan on the north and Mount Ikh Mongol on the south. The sand is sodden under its surface; that allows shrubberies such as willow, elm and dogwood, grow in the area. The area is surrounded by sand dunes, hills covered with rare bushes and a small forest near a river.

Together this presents a unique combination of Mongolian mountains, forests and Gobi-type landscape in one location. During the trip, you will also have opportunities to visit a local nomadic family, to ride two-humped Bactrian camel, walk on sand dunes, experience staying in a traditional Mongolian dwelling, the ger, and walk and relax in beautifully serene nature. Sand dunes is perfect for people who do not have time to make a full trip to the Gobi desert but who do not want to miss out on the chance to see sand dunes.