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Gobi and Nomads

Departing: Beijing, China - 16 days
Countries visited: China, Mongolia & Russia

More time, more experiences. Travel out beyond Ulaanbaatar to Kharkhorin and the countries largest monastery at?Erdene Zuu. Sleep in a traditional Mongolian ger and enjoy daily on the steppe in this remote land.

  

 

Itinerary

Day 1. Beijing
Suggested sightseeing: Forbidden City, Acrobats, Tiananmen Square, Hutongs. Then depart Beijing aboard the Trans Mongolian Railway to Ulaaanbaatar.

Day 2. Ulaanbaatar
Arrive Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel (AT).

Day 3. Travel to Bayangobi (LD)
Suggested sightseeing: Sand dunes and camels.

Day 4. To Kharkhorin & Erdene Zuu (BLD)
Suggested sightseeing: Erdene Zuu Monastery

Days 5-6. Ulaanbaatar
Return to Ulaanbaatar (BL). Suggested sightseeing: Sukhbaatar Square, National History Museum, Natural History Museum, throat singing performance, Zaisan Memorial, Gandan Hiid Monastery. Then depart Ulaanbaatar aboard the Trans Mongolian Railway to Irkutsk.

Day 7. Trans Mongolian Railway

Days 8-9. Lake Baikal
Arrive Irkutsk and transfer to your homestay at Listvyanka on the shores of Lake Baikal (AT). Suggested sightseeing: Limnological Museum, Museum of Wooden Architecture.

Days 10-11. Irkutsk
Return to Irkutsk and overnight. Suggested sightseeing: Decembrists Museum, Trans Siberian Monument, Local History Museum. Then depart Irkutsk aboard the Trans Siberian Railway to Moscow.

Days 12-13. Trans Siberian Railway

Days 14-16. Moscow
Arrive Moscow and transfer to your hotel (AT). Suggested sightseeing: Kremlin, Red Square, Church of Christ the Saviour.


 

Essentials

Transfers
(AT) = arrival transfer included

Hotels
Choose from ‘Classic’ or ‘Traveller’.

Sightseeing

The suggested sightseeing in these itineraries is not included in the prices shown.

Meals
7 in total while in Mongolia as per the itinerary. B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

2 berth rail supplement - Optional
Only available when 2 people travel together. Available on all rail sectors.

Visas
Required for China, Mongolia & Russia. Sundowners Overland will provide all required visa invitation letters and full visa support including detailed visa guidelines.

From Beijing

Travel & Accommodation
Hotels - 5 nights. Twin or Single. Traditional Mongolian Ger - 2 nights (shared) Local Siberian Homestay - 2 nights (shared) Trains - 6 nights. Comfortable 4 berth sleepers (optional 2 berth rail supplement also available).