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The Dunes of Khongoryn Els

The best time for ascending the Khongor Sands is in the early morning or late evening, when the cool air makes the journey pleasant.

The range of dunes stretches as far as the eye can see — your driver will take you to the base of the formation, from where you can take photographs, stroll among the horses and camels in the green stream-valley, or if you are feeling more energetic you can climb the dunes to the summit of your choosing, where the view along the sand ridge opens up for excellent photographic opportunities.

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Other experiences in the Gobi Desert

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • The Flaming Cliffs Excursion
    Bayanzag, Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

    The Flaming Cliffs Excursion

    The Flaming Cliffs Excursion

    At Bayanzag, it is the landscape which is most impressive — an intense evocation of Mongolia's great emptiness. Conditions and inclination permitting, you can visit Bayanzag in Mongolian fashion — on the back of a camel.

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