Day 3:Visit Khamriin Khiid, the energy centre known by Mongolians
Day 4:Camel trekking
Day 5:Camel trekking
Day 6:Trans-Mongolian train back to Ulaanbaatar
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by our team. We will bring you to your comfortable, centrally located hotel. Depending on your arrival time, city tour will be organised. City sightseeing includes Gandan monastery, Chingis Khaan Square, Zaisan Memorial Hill and the last Mongolian king’s winter and summer Palace. (Half-day city tour covers about 4 -5 hours)
We will embark on the Trans-Mongolian train in the morning at 9:43 AM. We will travel whole day on the famous railroad linking Moscow with Beijing. You’ll arrive in Sainshand at 19:33 PM. A jeep will be waiting for you at railway station and bring you to the Monastery area.
Visit Khamriin Khiid, the energy centre known by Mongolians
Today you will explore the grounds of Khamriin Monastery (Sambala Khiid), you will discover petrified wood, dinosaur’s bones, Sambala energy complex, the cave monasteries. We'll wander around in the beautiful, red coloured sand dunes.
Today we will arrive at two humped camel breeding family and get introduced to their simple, humble, hard yet amazing way of life. Gobi desert being the coldest desert of the world with cold wind blowing pretty much throughout whole autumn, winter and spring without any shelter exposed in plains demands extreme survival method of living. Gobi nomads are well-known for their hard working quality in whole Mongolia. We will experience the warm hospitality offered by the Mongolian families. For dinner we will be offered a typical Mongolian barbeque that will be prepared by nomads. Those who want will have the opportunity to try the “airag” or fermented horse milk. Our guide - translator will help us to forge contact with the local population.
Today we will trek on our camels to Zuunbayan and visit this ghost town. It used to be a Russian military base, but since the Russians left this town was abandoned. Now empty buildings are remaining. Experience the strange contrast of this abandoned ghost town in Middle of Gobi.
You will take the evening train back to Ulaanbaatar at 21:10 PM. Overnight in train.
Trans-Mongolian train back to Ulaanbaatar
You will arrive at 7:15 AM in Ulaanbaatar. We will go and visit cashmere factory. We will see different process of goat cashmere going through into becoming fine delicate clothes. This afternoon we will have free time to explore further the town and to shop for souvenirs. In the evening we will share memories of our trip over final farewell dinner at one of the city's best restaurant.
You may depart anytime. Time to say final good bye to the Land of Blue Sky.