Mongolia Ring Road Selfdrive 9 Days Tour

  • Route

    Ulaanbaatar to Uvurkhangai via Tsetserleg

  • Travel

    9 days

  • Visit

    Up to 8 Destinations

Price from $2270 USD

9 Days of Adventure on Mongolia’s Ringroad: A Journey Through Mongolia's Diverse Landscapes

Set off on an unforgettable 9-day adventure through the heart of Mongolia, beginning in the bustling capital, Ulaanbaatar, and culminating in the mesmerizing Elsen Tasarkhai, often referred to as the mini Gobi Desert. This expedition promises a deep dive into the country's boundless skies, expansive steppes, pristine nature, and distinct cultural experiences, creating a journey unlike any other.

Navigate comfortably along the modern ring road in a Toyota Landcruiser, experiencing the changing landscapes of Mongolia. Your accommodations will vary, offering the charm of traditional ger camps and the comfort of well-appointed hotels. Enjoy the soothing embrace of hot springs and experience the heartwarming hospitality of a nomadic family. Camping under the starlit sky will be among the unforgettable moments of your trip.

The route includes a visit to the peaceful Elsen Tasarkhai, providing a window into the grandeur of the mini Gobi Desert. The journey concludes with your return to Ulaanbaatar, bringing an end to a remarkable 9-day voyage. Wishing you safe and enriching travels across Mongolia's majestic lands!

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


Wild horse and Deer observation during sunset. Horseback riding, swim in hot spring, visiting Erdene Zuu Monastery and the Kharakorum Museum, and camel ride.

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.

  • 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.

  • Camp at the Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes, also known as the Mini Gobi, for a straightforward and enjoyable experience in Mongolia. This area, a mix of desert and greenery, provides a great setting for camping. Spend the night under the stars in this quiet spot. As the sun sets, the dunes take on a golden color, making for a great evening outdoors.

    A key part of this trip is a camel ride across the dunes. Riding these camels, you'll get a feel for traditional Mongolian nomadic life. This simple yet engaging activity offers a chance to connect with the natural environment and gain insight into the way of life of Mongolian nomads.

  • 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 9 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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