General

Mongolia & Siberia

The Trans-Siberian railway offers a unique opportunity to experience Mongolian culture and to contrast it with that of the Siberian plateau. Harsh winters and the difficulty of life on the steppe and in the taiga forest have made for very similar traditions of welcome and hospitality among very different peoples. The train ride between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk offers spectacular scenery and a sense of the powerful linkages between Mongolia and Siberia.

13 days/12 nights itinerary

Hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk & Listvianka, 3 nights in ger camps, 2 nights train ride to Irkutsk, 1 international & 1 domestic flight in Mongolia, Overland driving.

Highlights:

  • Explore the legendary Gobi Desert
  • Experience Trans-Siberian railway train ride
  • Discover the “Blue Pearl” of Russia
  • Learn two different cultures in one trip

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1.2

Day

Ulaanbaatar
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. City tour including Buddhist Monasteries and local museums.

3.7

Day

Irkutsk/Baikal Lake
Train ride to Irkutsk, Siberia. Transport to the Lake Baikal, the deepest lake on our Earth. Explore the Baikal Lake area on foot and by boat. Experience the Siberian hospitality while shop and dine Irkutsk city.

8

Day

 Ulaanbaatar
Take a short flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Continue to explore the city. Enjoy folklore song & dancing performance.

9.11

Day

Gobi
Discover the Gobi, the site of an ancient inland sea, a treasure chest of fossilized dinosaur bones and eggs. Known to be one of the harshest environments on the earth, with extreme temperature and seasonal changes, the Gobi is surprisingly full of wildlife such as white and blacktail gazelles, wild ass or Hulan in Mongolian, wild camel or Havtgai, antelopes, argali sheep-the biggest wild sheep on the planet, ibex-the wild goat  and the endangered Gobi bear-Mazaalai. The majority of Mongolia’s population of Bactrian camel lives in this area and visitors can take a camel ride.

12

Day

 Ulaanbaatar
Return to Ulaanbaatar. Visit Bogdo Khaan Palace Museum en route to the hotel. Leisure time for shopping and personal needs. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.

13

Day

 Departure
Transfer to the airport or train station for departure.

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