Elsen Tasarkhai, otherwise known as the Little Gobi are majestic golden sand dunes. These sand dunes spread for around 80 km across 3 of the 21 provinces of Mongolia: Tuv, Bulgan, and Uvurkhangai.
Located a 4-hour drive from the capital city, Ulaanbaatar, this location is perfect if you would like to see Mongolian golden sand not too far from the capital. If you simply do not have time for a longer trip to visit the Gobi Khongoriin Els Sand dunes in the far southern parts of Mongolia on our 15-day tour these dunes are perfect for you.
Elsen Tasarkhai is a very popular destination for Mongolians. In fact of the wide expanse, a certain area of the golden sand is quite close to the tarmac road that travelers take when going on a journey to Kharkhorin or Karakorum, the ancient Mongol capital.