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Riding the Rails


Travel from Russia to China and see Mongolia by train!

Irkutsk - Northern Mongolia - Ulaanbaatar - Terelj - Shambhala - Erlian - Beijing

Day 1:Copyright HappyMongolia.net
Departure every day from Irkutsk at 21:00.

Day 2:
Train ride and border crossing. Arrive in Orkhon at 22:29 in the evening. Get picked up by horses and ride to the ranch. Supper and accommodation in a ger included.

Day 3:
Horse riding and enjoying the countryside. Breakfast, lunch, supper, and ger accommodation included.

Day 4:
Enjoy all day in the countryside at working Mongolian ranch. Train ride to Ulaanbaatar at 22:31. Breakfast, lunch, and supper included.

Copyright HappyMongolia.netDay 5:
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and get picked up at the train station at 06:25 in the morning. Breakfast at Chez Bernard café and have a hot shower. Two-hour bus ride to Terelj National Park at 11:00. Get picked up from the bus and taken to ger. Afternoon in Terelj. Breakfast, lunch, supper, and ger accommodation included.

Day 6:
Enjoy the national park, horse ride to overlook, and Mongolian barbeque in the evening. Breakfast, lunch, supper, and ger accommodation included.

Day 7:
Enjoy the area and visit with the locals. Breakfast, lunch, supper, and ger accommodation included.

Copyright HappyMongolia.netDay 8:
Bus ride to Ulaanbaatar at 08:00. Transfer to hotel. City tour including Gandan Monastery and the Natural History Museum. Traditional Mongolian music concert at 18:00. Breakfast and hotel accommodation included.

Day 9:
Train ride to the west Gobi at 09:50. Arrive at 20:10 and get picked up by car. Go to the Khamar Monastery. Sleep in a ger. Breakfast, supper, and ger accommodation included.

Day 10:
Explore the Shambhala area. Camel riding in the evening. Breakfast, lunch, supper, and ger accommodation included.

Copyright HappyMongolia.netDay 11:
Hike to Bayanzurkh Mountain. Drive to Sainshand and transfer to hotel. Train ride to Zamiin-Uud at 01:38 in the night. Breakfast, lunch, and supper included.

Day 12:
Arrive in Zamiin-Uud at 07:10 in the morning. Border crossing by Russian jeep to Erlian. Transfer to hotel in Erlian. Enjoy the area. Hotel accommodation included.

Day 13:
Train ride to Beijing at 00:57 at night.

Day 14:
Arrive in Beijing at 14:04 by train.

price per person
(USD / Euro)
number of persons in group:
1 2 3 4 5
regular $897 / €661 $739 / €545 $677 / €499 $646 / €476 $628 / €463
book two months in advance - 5% discount $852 / €628 $702 / €517 $643 / €474 $614 / €452 $596 / €439




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