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Halbaga nugas_Anas clypeata_Gankhuyag
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Trip Summary

Durgun Lake has an area of 311 km2, stretching from the southeast to the northwest. The water volume is 4367 million cubic meters, and the average depth is 14.3 meters. The shore of this lake, which is adjacent to the Black Lake, is more barren than other lakes, and it is 50-100 meters higher than the northeastern side of the lake. The dunes of Baga Lake cover the bottom of the lake by pushing their sand and water deep. On the west side of the lake, the Tavan Khar tal, which is the foothills of the Jargalant Khairkhan mountain, the branch of Altai, is covered with Gobi pebbles. A small amount of sugarcane grows only in the area of Khom Strait, Green Lake Market, and Mergeni Shana. Since this lake has no outlet, it has very salty and brackish water.

In the morning, leave for Durgun Lake 75 km to the west. Having birdwatching, visiting the community’s eco-camp, boating in the lake, fishing, riding horses and camels, see the step ungulates in Khomyn tal area. Stay a night near the lake in a tent having a star gazing. Climbing sand dunes Bor khoshuu, enjoying an breathtaking view of "Durgun" lake and the famous Altai-mountains in the west. Visiting the local nomads, riding horse and camel, a patch of Gobi bushes.

  • Distance: 80 km /one way/ 
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Transportation: Jeep 4x4, Russian van 4x4
Tour highlights:
  • Enjoy meeting with nomads and exploring the nomadic culture of Mongolia
  • Explore the most diverse ecosystems and unique scenery of the Gobi desert in western Mongolia
  • Be a part of "Everyday life activities of Nomads", such as making dairy products
  • Camel riding with a stunning view of Bor Khoshuu sand dunes Tsonj historic tea road
  • Wildlife spotting at the wide steppe around the lake
Allium mongolicum_Humuul1
Netta rufina_Gankhuyag
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Prices start from:
  • 1-3 travelers: $300 per person
  • 4-6 travelers: $280 per person
  • 7 and more travelers: $220 per person
Prices include:
    • Accommodation in the camp for one night
    • Local transportation
    • All meals indicated as B, L (Mongolian food while visiting the nomadic family) and D
    • Park entrance fee
    • Biologist and driver
    • Bed levy to local community
    • Drinks and snack during the day-tours