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Trans-Mongolian Railway Adventure

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Trans-Mongolian Railway Adventure

Want an epic rail journey that takes you to some of the world’s most remote regions? This 11-day adventure is for you. Experience riding a section of the Trans-Mongolian Railway as you make your way from China to Mongolia. Start with the bright lights of Beijing, then take a bullet train to Inner Mongolia. Then, it’s on to the vast steppes of Khustai National Park, the dunes of the Gobi Desert, the spiritual wonders of Sainshand and more. Spend time staying in a traditional ger campsite, join a family of camel herders for lunch and return home with truly unique travel stories to tell!

  • Chifeng - Chifeng Museum
  • Inner Mongolia - Huanggangliang National Forest Park
  • Inner Mongolia - Asihatu Stone Forest
  • Inner Mongolia - Gongge'er Grasslands
  • Inner Mongolia - Hunshandake Sandy Land
  • Sainshand - Noyon Khutagt Museum
  • Sainshand - Khamriin Monastery, Caves & Mongolian Shambala
  • Sainshand - Mountain of Wishes
  • Sainshand - Camel Herder Family Visit & Traditional Home-cooked Lunch
  • Ulaanbaatar - Chinggis Khaan Statue
  • Khustai National Park - Leader-led Hike
  • Khustai National Park - Ungut Stone Monuments
  • Travel along a section of the epic Trans-Mongolian Railway through Mongolia, following the ancient path of tea caravans.
  • Explore China’s Inner Mongolia region and its iconic vast rolling grasslands, sandy deserts and dunes, and an otherworldly stone forest.
  • Get a (literal) taste of local life as you stop for barbeque lunch at the Ulihan Desert Campsite, sampling the freshest local lamb.
  • Whisper your wishes at Sainshand’s Mountain of Wishes, then learn about the nomadic way of life as you join a camel herding family for lunch.
  • Spend a full day seeing Khustai National Park, staying in traditional gers and spotting free roaming wild horses, Golden Eagles and more.
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For over 30 years we've been taking travelers around the globe. That's over 30 years of adventures, of visiting new places and old friends, of countless unforgettable moments. More than 30 years of changing the way people see the world, on small group tours with like-minded Intrepid people.

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Jun 30, 2025 through
Aug 11, 2025
Aug 7, 2025 7:00 PM
10 Nights from
$3,830.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
Jun 16, 2025 through
Jun 26, 2025
Jun 12, 2025 7:00 PM
10 Nights from
$3,365.00 (USD)
Per Person
Aug 25, 2025 through
Sep 04, 2025
Aug 21, 2025 7:00 PM
10 Nights from
$3,685.00 (USD)
Per Person
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Day Destination
1 Beijing
2 Inner Mongolia / Reshui
3 Inner Mongolia / Reshui
4 Inner Mongolia / Xilinhot
5 Erlian / Sainshand
6 Sainshand
7 Sainshand / Overnight Train
8 Ulaanbaatar / Khustai National Park
9 Khustai National Park
10 Ulaanbaatar
11 Ulaanbaatar
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.