Tours Short Tours Elsen Tasarkhai

Price: ( 2 days )

Elsen Tasarkhai is one of the most picturesque places of Mongolia. This 80 km long sand dune is located only 300 km away from Ulaanbaatar. The main road separates the dune into two parts, Mongol Els on the south and Khugnu Tarnyn Els on the north. The sand here is sodden under its surface, so shrubberies such as willow, elm and dogwood, grow in the area. Elsen Tasarkhai lies less than a hundred km away for Kharkhorin, or rather Karakorum, where Chinggis Khaan established a supply base in the mid-13th century. His son Ögedei ordered the construction of a proper capital, a decree that attracted traders, dignitaries and skilled workers from across Asia and even Europe.

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar - Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes

In the morning yopu will meet your guide and driver, and drive west to the beautiful sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai. You will eat lunch in a ger camp. After that you will switch to horses and go for a tour to Erdene Khamba Temple located at the base of picturesque Khugnu Khan Mountain. In the evening you will have some free time to enjoy your time at the send dunes.

Overnight in a ger camp. L+D

Day 2. Elsen Tasarkhai - Kharkhorin - Ulaanbaatar

You will start your day with a hour long camel ride. Then you will leave Elsen Tasarkhai and drive to Kahrkhorin, a city which used to be the capital of Mongol Empire. In Kharkhorin our guide will take you to Erdene Zuu, one of Mongolia's oldest and largest monasteries, built in 16 century by Zanabazar, the frist Buddhist leader of Mongolia. From Kharkhorin you will drive back to Ulaanbaatar.



The price includes:

  • Car, driver and fuel,
  • English speaking guide,
  • Accommodation,
  • Meals,
  • Drinking water,
  • Entrance fees to national parks and monasteries,
  • Horse / camel riding if mentioned in the itinerary.

The price doesn't include:

  • Personal shopping,
  • Insurance,
  • Alcoholic drinks,
  • Activities, which are optional or not mentioned in the itinerary.


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