Every day is different - and equally amazing

All our guided tours will take you to some of the most remote parts of Mongolia and will give you opportunities to see their fascinating nomadic lifestyle.

Mongolia - an inspiring destination for everyone

You can get a rough idea of where you are coming from and where you are going to by looking at a map of Mongolia, but the maps are small scale and it's better to trust your leader.

There is no better way to discover Mongolia than on own steam

Experience a variety of Mongolia's landscapes including desert, mountain, steppe and forest. Accommodation overnight will in traditional ger camps in the most beautiful locations.

You will be amazed at what you see

The views that you may see whilst trekking in Mongolia are beautiful, unusual and probably enjoyed by few other people. We hike in remote parts of the country rarly visited by foreign tourists.

Our itineraries seek the best locations within Mongolia

The remote snow capped peaks of Khovsgol province are the setting for a truly wild and adventurous trek in Northern Mongolia, where you will be delighted by the unspoiled beauty of this vast and varied country.

If you would like to travel to Mongolia from Moscow or Beijing on the infamous Trans Siberian train, we can arrange it. From Moscow, crossing five time zones and taking five whole days, this amazing journey from west to east is a once in a lifetime experience. The train passes through the great cities of Perm, Ekatarinberg, and Irkutsk, beyond which you travel along the shores of 'Lake Baikal' then cross the border into Mongolia.

After the thrilling 6300 km journey, taking 106 hours, the train arrives in Ulaanbaatar. From Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, East to West, it is equally exciting, but the journey takes only 35 hours, 1356 kilometers. As the train passes through Mongolia it is sometimes called the Trans Mongolian Train.

Moscow to Ulaanbaatar
  • Total Distance 6300 km

  • Total 106 Hours

  • 5 Different Time Zones

  • 3 Different Countries

Trans Siberian Train

The Trans Siberian Train Route from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar and on to Beijing is an economic lifeline for the towns and cities through which it passes on its route to Asia. If you want to start in Ulaanbaatar and get the train to Moscow, we can also arrange it for you. For the last century, intrepid travellers have set out on the journey of a lifetime, travelling 7,656 km (4,785 miles) by train along a track which reaches from the very heart of the Russian capital, past forbidden cities and rural villages scatted through the vast forests of Siberia.

Train Time Table
No. DIRECTION TRAIN NUMBER DEPARTURE DAY ARRIVING DAY
1 MOSCOW - ULAANBAATAR No.4 (Russian train) Tuesday Sunday
2 MOSCOW - ULAANBAATAR No.6 (Mongolian train) Wednesday Monday
3 MOSCOW - ULAANBAATAR No.6 (Russian train) Thursday Tuesday

*NOTE: Above fees are only an example and may differ in other countries, may change without notice

Beijing to Ulaanbaatar takes about 35 hours and includes changing the bogeys. The whole train is lifted into the air, one carriage at a time, and the 'Bogeys' substituted for the different gauge. The timetable for this train is complicated because it changes every year, starting from the end of May. The Railway Authorities of China, Mongolia and Russia have a grand meeting in April and decide the timetable for the coming year.
     

Ticket classes and terminology

On Russian trains, 1st class is "Lux" and 2nd class is "coupe". On Chinese trains they are called "Delux", "Soft" and "Hard" seats.

Facilities On The Train
Carriages have compartments with 2 or 4 beds, a table, and plenty of storage space. In each carriage (not in each compartment) there is a toilet and sink, and a "Samovar" dispensing hot water for tea and coffee. Attendants are constantly present to keep the train clean and orderly. "Lux" compartments have two beds and are relatively luxurious. 'Coupe' class have 4 bunks per compartment, all with clean sheets and blankets.
Train Time Table
No. DIRECTION TRAIN NUMBER DEPARTURE DAY ARRIVING DAY
1 BEIJING - ULAANBAATAR No.K3 (all year around) Wednesday Thursday
2 BEIJING - ULAANBAATAR No.K23 (Chinese train) Tuesday Wednesday
3 BEIJING - ULAANBAATAR No.K23 (Mongolian train) Monday Tuesday
*NOTE: Train no.23 departing Tuesdays is expected to run again in 2017. There is usually an additional train put on for the summer months, but departure day is not decided until the grand meeting of Railway Authorities in April. It might be Mondays in 2017.

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