Trans-Mongolian Railway Adventure

11 Days | Travel along the Trans-Mongolian Railway on a truly vast adventure

Explorer
Rail
From
GBP £2,395
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Want an epic rail journey that takes you to some of the world’s most remote regions? This 11-day adventure is for you. Experience riding a section of the Trans-Mongolian Railway as you make your way from China to Mongolia. Start with the bright lights of Beijing, then take a bullet train to Inner Mongolia. Then, it’s on to the vast steppes of Khustai National Park, the dunes of the Gobi Desert, the spiritual wonders of Sainshand and more. Spend time staying in a traditional ger campsite, join a family of camel herders for lunch and return home with truly unique travel stories to tell!

Trip overview

Map of Trans-Mongolian Railway Adventure including China and Mongolia
Start
Beijing, China
Finish
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Theme
Explorer, Rail
Destinations
China, Mongolia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
CBSM
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Travel along a section of the epic Trans-Mongolian Railway through Mongolia, following the ancient path of tea caravans.
  • Explore China’s Inner Mongolia region and its iconic vast rolling grasslands, sandy deserts and dunes, and an otherworldly stone forest.
  • Get a (literal) taste of local life as you stop for barbeque lunch at the Ulihan Desert Campsite, sampling the freshest local lamb.
  • Whisper your wishes at Sainshand’s Mountain of Wishes, then learn about the nomadic way of life as you join a camel herding family for lunch.
  • Spend a full day seeing Khustai National Park, staying in traditional gers and spotting free roaming wild horses, Golden Eagles and more.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Accommodation at the ger camp is twin share with bedding provided, and the shared bathroom and toilet facilities are located in a separate building. Shower units have installed water heaters, but please note that the water pressure may not be as what you would expect in urban areas.

Itinerary

Map of Trans-Mongolian Railway Adventure including China and Mongolia

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Train, Overnight train, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights), Overnight train (1 night), Tourist ger camp (2 nights)

Activities
  • Chifeng - Chifeng Museum
  • Inner Mongolia - Huanggangliang National Forest Park
  • Inner Mongolia - Asihatu Stone Forest
  • Inner Mongolia - Gongge'er Grasslands
  • Inner Mongolia - Hunshandake Sandy Land
  • Sainshand - Noyon Khutagt Museum
  • Sainshand - Khamriin Monastery, Caves & Mongolian Shambala
  • Sainshand - Mountain of Wishes
  • Sainshand - Camel Herder Family Visit & Traditional Home-cooked Lunch
  • Ulaanbaatar - Chinggis Khaan Statue
  • Khustai National Park - Leader-led Hike
  • Khustai National Park - Ungut Stone Monuments

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Important notes

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available to be booked if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 7 (Overnight Train), 8 and 9 (Ger camp), where you will be in shared accommodation. The single supplement is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

OVERNIGHT TRAIN
Our overnight train on this trip is in 4 berth compartments. Please note that cabins are allocated on a mixed gender basis, and depending on the group size some group members will share a cabin with passengers that are not part of our group. Sheets, pillow and a blanket are provided, and there are communal bathrooms at the end of each carriage.

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Trans-Mongolian Railway Adventure
From
GBP £2,395