Trans Mongolian Adventure with visit to Gobi Desert: Moscow – Irkutsk – Ulan Bator – Beijing, 20 days from 1620 EUR

A classical Trans Mongolian adventure from Moscow to Beijing includes stops both in Irkutsk and Ulan Bator, because thus you will visit two absolute must-see places – Lake Baikal and Mongolia. We give you the opportunity to experience life and customs of local families at both places. You will be accommodated in the small village of Bolshie Koty at Lake Baikal, where you can enjoy walk in the forest, swimming in the lake or home made Russian “banya” (type of sauna). In Mongolia you will explore both the vast Gobi desert and life in ger (Mongolian yurt) of the steppe nomads.

Program (Departure: Sunday in the period June – August)


Day 1 (Sunday):
Arrival to Moscow. Transport to and accommodation at a hotel (if you want to spend more time in Moscow you can arrive on an earlier day)

Day 2 (Monday): City tour in Moscow in the morning.

Day 3 (Tuesday): Transfer to the train station and departure for Irkutsk

Day 4 – 6 (Wednesday – Friday): In the train

Day 7 (Saturday): Arrival to Irkutsk in the morning, excursion to Bolshie Koty, accommodation at a local family.

Day 8 (Sunday): Back to village of Listvyanka, visit to the open air museum of Taltsi, and return to Irkutsk

Day 9 (Monday): Free time in Irkutsk. In the evening transfer to train station and departure for Ulan Bator

Day 10 (Tuesday): In the train

Day 11 (Wednesday): Arrival to Ulan Bator in the morning, city tour, accommodation at a hotel

Day 12 (Thursday): Start of Gobi tour. Accommodation at a ger camp in Ikh Gazryn Culuu

Day 13 (Friday): Driving to the south to Tsogt Ovoo, accommodation in ger camp

Day 14 (Saturday): Drive further south to the Eagle Valley, accommodation in a ger close to a nomad family.

Day 15 (Sunday): Continue to Tsagan Ovoo, visit to Onk Monastery. Accommodation in a ger camp

Day 16 (Monday): Drive to Kharkhorin – the old capital of the Mongolian Empire. Accommodation in a ger camp close to Erdene Zuu Monastery

Day 17 (Tuesday): Visit of Erdene Zuu, then drive to Erdensat, close to the Tuul River. Accommodation at a nomad family. Excursion to the river

Day 18 (Wednesday): Back to Ulan Bator with a stop at Hustai National Park. Accommodation at a hotel in UB

Day 19 (Thursday): Transfer to the train station in the morning, departure for Beijing

Day 20 (Friday): Arrival to Beijing, transfer to the hotel for accommodation or transport to the airport for departure (or you can start exploring Beijing and China; see our tours in China)

Price per person 1 person 2-3 persons 4-6 persons Single supplement 2-6 person 
Economy 2490 EUR 1705 EUR 1620 EUR 165 EUR
Standard 3155 EUR 2025 EUR 1945 EUR 225 EUR

N.B.! Please, note that on certain dates and tours you might travel in a group with other tourists, if they have booked a trip on the same dates. We cannot say if this is the case in advance. You are not entitled to any refund in this case. Prices for hotel accommodation are subject to change in periods of exhibitions or other special events.


Economy program includes:
train tickets 2nd class Moscow – Irkutsk – Ulan Bator – Beijing, accommodation as follows: Izmailovo Vega*** in Moscow without breakfast, private accommodation in Irkutsk & hotel Ovoo in Ulan Bator with breakfast (we reserve the right to change the hotels if no availability with hotels of similar standard), the mentioned tours to Bolshie Koty and Gobi Desert with transport, full board and English speaking guide, walking tour in Moscow with English speaking guide. Transport from/to airport or train station is not included, neither is the city tour in Ulan Bator

Standard program includes: train tickets 2nd class Moscow – Irkutsk – Ulan Bator – Beijing, transfers airport – hotel – airport and train station – hotel – train station, accommodation as follows: hotel Cosmos*** in Moscow, hotel Victory*** in Irkutsk, hotel Peace Bridge*** in Ulan Bator – all with breakfast (we reserve the right to change the hotels if no availability with hotels of similar standard), the mentioned tours with transport and English speaking guide

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