TRAVELLING THROUGH
THE ENDLESS STEPPE

Eastern Mongolia

5 DAYS
From June until October

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The development of railway networks came at a little later stage in Mongolia comparing to the rest of the world. Construction of the Trans-Mongolian line began in 1947, reaching Ulan Bator from the north in 1950 and the Chinese border in 1955. The Trans Mongolian Railway would bring you to Sainshand the center of Dornogobi province. Khamriin Khiid was founded in 1820 by Danzanravjaa, a charismatic 17-year-old lamaist monk of the Nyingma red hat school of Buddhism.

Ulaanbaatar – the capital city has the seat of major art establishments, museum, and educational institutions, as well as having a range of modern services. And much more to discover.

Travel highlights

The Trans Mongolian train, Khamriin Khiid, and Ulaanbaatar City

Travel length & Availability

From June until October & 5 days

For your Mongolian travel experience, we can organize some of nights in Mongolian ger, instead of a hotel. For more details, please contact our travel experts.

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Day 1. Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner at a fine restaurant. Overnight at hotel. Half and full day tours are available on the request.

Day 2. Dornogobi / Sainshand

Travel by the Trans Mongolian Railway to the east from Ulaanbaatar through the gentle hills and the boundless steppe. Through the window of the train, you can spot the herds on the steppe, white tailed gazelles and the gers of the nomad families. After arriving at Sainshand, drive to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 3. Dornogobi / Khamriin Khiid

After breakfast, proceed to Khamriin Khiid, which some say is the world energy center. Khamriin Khiid was an important Red Hat sect Buddhist monastic, cultural, and education center in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert region until its destruction in 1937. It is located approximately 47 km south of the provincial center. At its height, the monastery reportedly accommodated over 80 temples and some 5000 monks. There is a tradition to visit the monastery and Har Uul Mountain, a site that is believed that one’s wish is made true if made there. Back to the provincial capital and visit the Danzanravjaa Museum,  established in 1991 in honor of the fifth Goviin Dogshin Noyon Khutagt (Terrible Noble Saint of the Gobi), one of the greatest and most unusual intellectuals in Mongolian history. Dinner at the restaurant and proceed to the station to catch the train back to Ulaanbaatar

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 4. Ulaanbaatar City Sights

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar early in the morning. Visit Gandan monastery, the largest Buddhist Monastery in Mongolia that houses well over 500 monks. The full name of Gandan is Gandantegchilen, translates as ‘The great place of complete joy’. Have lunch in a Mongolian buffet restaurant where you can create your own stir fry bowls and barbeques. Visit National History Museum and Sukhbaatar square which would cover the spot where Mongolia’s independence was proclaimed in 1921.

In the afternoon explore the southern part of Ulaanbaatar that includes Bogd King Palace museum, known as Winter Palace. This large complex of seven halls and a two-storey Russian style house was the winter home of Mongolia`s last theocratic leader and third line in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy after the Dalai Lama and Panchen Rimboche. Reach the upper part of Zaisan Memorial Hills to have a panoramic view of the city. If time permits, you can go for shopping for Mongolian cashmere in the Factory outlet store. Have dinner in a restaurant and enjoy your evening. Overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 5. Departure

After breakfast check out of the hotel and transfer to the Railway Station or Airport for your international departure.

Breakfast included