Sands of Gobi

Go by train to South Mongolia. Looking out of the window, discover the changing landscapes, and take the time to talk with your Mongolian neighbours. This adventure by train, between encounters and amazement, will lead you to Khamar Monastery, an energetic centre very famous in the Buddhist religion. You will discover caves of meditation and surprising places of worship.

This short stay will also lead you to the heart of the life of a nomad family, Bactrian camels breeders in the Gobi, with whom you'll go camel trekking.

Day 1. By train in the Gobi

Ulan Bator - Sainshand
  • Transmongolian until Sainshand. In the train, Mongolians are the great majority of the travellers, so a "local atmosphere" is guaranteed ! For lunch, we will picnic in the train. All along the journey, we can enjoy the splendid landscapes of the Mongolian steppes. Arrival in the early evening.

Day 2-3. Shambala and nomadic life

Day 2
  • Visit of Khamar Monastery. The famous Mongolian teacher and man of letters Danzanravjaa created this monastery in the 1820's. It was an important centre of the Buddhist "red sect". North of the monastery, we will see some meditation caves.
  • Visit of one of the most sacred places in the Buddhist belief, the Shambala, entrance of an utopian world ruled by joy and harmony. This energetic centre has become a popular place of pilgrimage in Mongolia.
  • Camelback trekking in the desert landscapes of the area of Sainshand.
Day 3
  • Those who wish can go horseriding in the neighbourings of the nomad camp of Gobi.
  • Visit of the Museum of Danzanravjaa.
  • In the evening, we emnark on the night train towards Ulan Bator. We spend the night on the train, in comfortable berths (one cabin for four persons). Arrival at the capital the day after.

Day 4. Back to the capital

  • Transfer from the station to your hotel, located in the centre of Ulan Bator, where you can rest.

Individual price per person

You can go for a private journey to the dates of your choice for your very own group of people. In this particular case, the price proposed depends entirely on the final number of participants (please refer yourself to the prices mentioned below).

In the case of an exclusive private trip for you, this program seen here can serve as a base to draw the lines of the final offer. And you can create an entire trip « à la carte ».



  • Transfers airport / station / airport
  • Train tickets Ulan Bator / Sainshand / Ulan Bator
  • Full pension during the tour
  • Water
  • 2 nights in a host family, in guest yurt
  • 1 night on the train, on a berth in a compartment for 4 persons
  • Journeys in jeep or minibus + driver
  • Petrol
  • English-speaking guide for the days 1 to 3
  • Pony trek
  • Camelback trek
  • Local guides for the treks
  • Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
  • Equipment for meals and nights (sleeping bag)

Not included

  • International transport
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Repatriation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks / alcohols extras
  • Meals and accomodation in Ulan Bator
  • Phone calls
  • Any excursion that is not indicated in the program

3 days from 250€ per person. International flight not included.

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