Mongolia Ring Road Selfdrive 14 Days Tour

  • Route

    Ulaanbaatar to Tuv Aimag via Orkhon Valley & Terelj National Park

  • Travel

    14 days

  • Visit

    Up to 14 Destinations

Price from $3531 USD

Exploring Mongolia's Diverse Landscapes: A 14-Day Adventure on the Ringroad

Mongolia, with its boundless horizons and sprawling steppes, is a paradise for those in pursuit of pristine natural beauty, diverse cultural experiences, and the thrill of exploration. A journey through Western Mongolia and the mesmerising mini-Gobi Desert introduces travellers to the nation’s untouched wilderness, where the tradition of eagle hunting soars and the terrain is captivatingly alien.

Traverse Mongolia’s landscapes with a fusion of historical wonders and cultural richness. Navigate comfortably on the recently constructed ring road in a modern Toyota Landcruiser. Your accommodations will vary from cozy ger camps and hotels to rejuvenating hot springs, along with the unique experience of staying with a nomadic family and camping under a star-blanketed sky.

Wishing you a journey filled with safety and marvels!

Why Choose Avis Mongolia Tours

  • Global presence with over 5000 locations in 165 countries.

  • Comprehensive in-car amenities including camping and off-road gear in Mongolia.

  • Latest car models such as UAZ Patriot and Toyota Landcruiser.

  • Professional tour guides for optimal self-drive route planning and guided tours in Mongolia.

The Best Cars and Camping Gear


UAZ Patriot

  • Air conditioned
  • 5-Seat
  • Manual

Toyota Landcruiser 250

  • Air conditioned
  • 5-Seat
  • Automatic

Toyota Landcruiser 76

  • Air conditioned
  • 5-Seat
  • Automatic

The vehicles come standard with top-quality camping equipment, featuring either a rooftop tent or a contemporary inflatable ground tent. They are also outfitted with various gadgets, including a camping shower, chairs, a table, and cooking and dining essentials.

Rooftop Tent

Spacious rooftop tent for up to 4 person with strong wind resistance.


Spacious and easy to set-up heavy duty tents.


BBQ gear for campfire cooking and gas stoves ideal for a camping kitchen.

Table & Chairs

Table & Chairs Lightweight table and camping chairs ideal for dining and relaxing outdoors.

Sleeping & Hygiene

Camping showers or toilet tents, sleeping mattress and bed solutions.

Starlink Satelliete Internet

Access uninterrupted internet connectivity anywhere in Mongolia and a power solutions to charge electronics.

What is Included


Choose from three options:

  • 1/ Hotel or Ger Camp for every night included
  • 2/ Mix of hotel, ger camp and camping
  • 3/ No accommodation included


Breakfast is included in all hotel stays. Groceries are excluded.

Team & Transport

24/7 Travel Manager, Tour Guide on Arrival Day, Airport Transfers, Guided grocery shopping, car hand over and introduction, Dinner


Wild horse and Deer observation during sunset, Horseback riding, Swimming in hot springs, Hiking on the extinct volcano, Visiting Erdene Zuu Monastery and the Kharakorum Museum, Camel ride, visiting Chinggis Statue

Trip Highlights

  • Ancient Capital
  • Camel riding on sand dunes
  • Mini Gobi
  • Volcano
  • Lakes

Trip Itinerary

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  • Fly into Mongolia, settle in Ulaanbaatar and explore the city if you arrive early. You can add in optional activities to your day if you have time. Pick up your rental car and go out to buy groceries before you relax at a nice dinner in one of the many nice restaurants around the Choijin Lama Temple.

  • Begin your adventure by packing your rental car and setting off on your journey. Your first destination is Khustain Nuruu, Mongolia's most famous national park, home to the world's only true wild horses and a variety of deer. As you drive westward out of Ulaanbaatar, you'll pass by intriguing Soviet-era relics. Make sure to visit Gandan Monastery, Mongolia's most renowned monastery, along the way. Once you've left the city's hustle, take a break for a picnic amidst the vast open spaces. Plan to explore the national park in the late afternoon; this is an ideal time as the setting sun creates a beautiful backdrop, and the wild horses are more active and visible.  Camping close to Khustai Nuruu National Park to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty and serenity of the area.

  • Journey to Lake Ugii in Arkhangai for an unforgettable camping and horseback riding experience. This picturesque freshwater lake, renowned for its rich birdlife and serene beauty, is a perfect destination for nature lovers. Set up your camp near the lake's shores, where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The clear waters and gentle breeze create a calming atmosphere. As part of your adventure, take part in horseback riding, a popular activity in the area. Riding through the scenic landscapes around Lake Ugii offers a unique way to explore the region's natural beauty.

  • Leave the serene waters of Ugii Lake and embark on your next adventure towards the Hot Springs of Tsetserleg, located in the heart of Arkhangai province. This journey will take you through some of Mongolia's most picturesque landscapes, offering glimpses of rolling hills and vast open skies. Upon arriving in Tsetserleg, you'll find the hot springs nestled in a tranquil, natural setting, inviting you to indulge in a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The mineral-rich waters of the hot springs are not only soothing but are also believed to have healing properties, making them a perfect retreat for both the body and mind. Take your time to swim and unwind in these therapeutic waters, allowing the warmth to ease any travel fatigue. The Tsetserleg hot springs are a hidden gem, offering a unique opportunity to connect with nature and experience traditional Mongolian wellness practices.

  • Drive North-West through the hills of Arkhangai Province, to see nomadic families along the road and to explore a volcano nested in beautiful scenery. Hike up the volcano for views like nowhere else before enjoying the White Lake and its nice spots to stay overnight.

  • Follow the road west today passing gorgeous sand dunes at the mini Gobi Elsen Tasarkhai. Make a picnic stop at the sand dunes, ride camels and enjoy this beautiful place nested in between the steppes. Continue on the early afternoon to the ancient capital Karakorum to visit the old Erdene-Zuu Monastery and museum about Mongolian history.

  • Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of the Orkhon Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mongolia, where a unique camping and camel riding experience awaits. Nestled in a landscape steeped in history and natural wonders, the Orkhon Valley provides the perfect backdrop for an authentic Mongolian adventure. As you set up camp amidst the lush greenery and rolling hills, you will feel a deep connection to the land that has been a cradle of nomadic culture for centuries.

  • Head to the Orkhon Waterfall, locally known as Ulaan Tsutgalan (Red Waterfall), where you will spend a night camping. This breathtaking natural wonder, nestled in the heart of Mongolia's scenic landscapes, offers an unforgettable camping experience. As the sun sets, the waterfall's cascades reflect a mesmerizing array of colors, creating a serene and picturesque setting for your overnight stay.

  • Unwind at the Khujirt Hotel and Spa, a tranquil retreat offering a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Indulge in the hotel's array of spa treatments, designed to rejuvenate your body and mind after a day of exploration. The spa's use of traditional Mongolian techniques and natural, locally-sourced ingredients ensures an authentic and holistic experience. Alongside the soothing spa services, the hotel also offers an exciting horseback riding activity. Embrace the opportunity to connect with Mongolia's equestrian heritage as you ride through the stunning surrounding countryside, guided by experienced locals. Whether you're seeking relaxation at the spa or adventure on horseback, the Khujirt Hotel and Spa promises a memorable and enriching stay.

  • Experience the unique blend of desert and lush landscapes at Elsen Tasarkhai, known as the Mini Gobi, in Mongolia. This serene destination is perfect for camping, offering a peaceful environment to unwind under the starlit sky. Witness the stunning transformation of the sand dunes into a shimmering golden hue at sunset, enhancing your outdoor adventure.

    A highlight of your visit is the camel trek across these dunes. Embrace the rhythm of traditional Mongolian nomadic life as you ride, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and discovering the rich cultural heritage of Mongolia's nomads.

  • Visiting the majestic Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue is an awe-inspiring experience, where history and grandeur merge under the vast Mongolian sky. Towering over the landscape, this colossal monument pays homage to one of the most legendary figures in Mongolian history. After soaking in the statue's splendor, a stay at a Ger Camp in the nearby Terelj National Park offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the traditional Mongolian way of life.

    Nestled amidst rolling hills and serene landscapes, these traditional Mongolian tents provide a rustic yet comfortable retreat, allowing visitors to connect with nature and experience the nomadic lifestyle. The park itself, with its stunning natural beauty, offers a plethora of activities like hiking, horseback riding, and exploring the rich flora and fauna, making it a perfect complement to the historical exploration at the statue.

  • On this final day of your road trip, you'll be driving back to the bustling modern city life of Ulaanbaatar. Your journey takes you through Lun and then into downtown Ulaanbaatar, where you will return your rental car in the evening.

    Savor your last night in Ulaanbaatar by exploring its vibrant nightlife. Indulge in the plethora of modern restaurants and bars the city has to offer.

  • Today marks the conclusion of your incredible 14 days Mongolian adventure. Depending on your flight schedule, you might have the opportunity to explore more of Ulaanbaatar before you leave. Take a moment to unwind at a local swimming pool, or visit the Zaisan Monument for a panoramic view of the city. Alternatively, you could enjoy a final glimpse of Ulaanbaatar from one of the rooftop bars, such as those atop the Shangri-La or Blue Sky buildings.

    If time allows and you haven't yet experienced it, consider a visit to the Choijin Lama Temple, a serene and culturally rich site. Afterwards, you'll make your way to the airport, carrying memories of a lifetime from Mongolia.

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