The Silk Road & Mongolia

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4.5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Trekking
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
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  • duration 41 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Ends Xian, China
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Head out to see Ulaanbaatar's Gandan Monastery and National Museum
  • Spend a few hours exploring Ulaanbaatar's Mongolian Black Market
  • Stay in a local nomadic ger encampment at Ogii Lake
  • Visit ancient Karakoram, capital of the Mongol Empire at Kharkhorin
The trip The Silk Road & Mongolia starts from Ulaanbaatar and ends in Xian. This is a trekking trip that takes 41 days taking you through Ulaanbaatar, Xi'an, Selenge River, Beijing and 20 other destinations in China and Mongolia. This is a guided group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

4.5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Martyn N
  • On Sep 29 2018
5 - Excellent
“Well organised”
  • Katharine D
  • On Aug 01 2018
5 - Excellent
“First "overland" trip for me. Will not be the last!”
  • Clare M
  • On Aug 01 2018
4 - Very Good
Very Good
“Enjoyed most China, bush camping and staying in Ger tents in Mongolia.”
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  • Day 1: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 2: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 3: Ogii Lake
  • Day 4: Kharkhorin
  • Day 5: Orkhon Valley
  • Day 6: Orkhon Valley
  • Day 7: Tsenkher
  • Day 8: Tsenkher
  • Day 9: Tamir River
  • Day 10: Khorgo Volcano
  • Day 11: Khorgo Volcano
  • Day 12: Moron
  • Day 13: Moron
  • Day 14: Khovsgol Lake
  • Day 15: Khovsgol Lake
  • Day 16: Moron
  • Day 17: Selenge River
  • Day 18: Bulgan
  • Day 19: Amarbayasgalant Monastery
  • Day 20: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 21: Sainshand
  • Day 22: Erlian
  • Day 23: Erlian
  • Day 24: Beijing
  • Day 25: Beijing
  • Day 26: Beijing
  • Day 27: Chengde
  • Day 28: Chengde
  • Day 29: Jinshanling
  • Day 30: Datong
  • Day 31: Datong
  • Day 32: Wutai Shan
  • Day 33: Wutai Shan
  • Day 34: Pingyao
  • Day 35: Pingyao
  • Day 36: Pingyao
  • Day 37: Lijiashan
  • Day 38: Yan'an
  • Day 39: Xi'an
  • Day 40: Xi'an
  • Day 41: Xi'an
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Metro, Taxi
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas, One Local Crew Member
  • Comfortable Hotel 8 nights
  • Yurt Camp 9 nights
  • Camping without facilities 9 nights
  • Basic Hotel 11 nights
  • Guesthouse 3 nights
  • 64 Breakfasts
  • 20 Lunches
  • 34 Dinners
  • Any international flights to Ulaanbaatar and from Xian are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this The Silk Road & Mongolia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Silk Road & Mongolia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 14 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Silk Road & Mongolia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this The Silk Road & Mongolia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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