As you probably know, there are two Mongolias: Inner Mongolia, which is a part of China, and Outer Mongolia, also known as the Republic of Mongolia.
Both Mongolias have evolved quite differently since their separation, it is extremely fascinating to be able to compare them and while Mongolia is now known as a prime destination for adventure tourism, Inner-Mongolia is hiding some of the best gems of China. From the ghost city of Ordos-Kangbashi to the Jurassic Park border town of Erlian, going through the provincial capital of Hohhot, this tour is sure to provide you with an extraordinary summer holiday.
Designed for the train enthusiasts who want to go from Beijing to Ulan Bator just in time for the breathtaking Naadam Festival on a budget, we are sure to make great encounters and visit some of the more off-the-beaten path locations of China before heading into the Republic of Mongolia.
The moment we arrive we’ll head to visit both the Mount Khogno natural reserve and Terelj National Park, both famed for their wildlife and unforgettable trekking opportunities. We’ll ride camels in the dunes and horses on the steppes before heading back to Ulan Bator right in time for the festivities of Naadam. Naadam is centered around 3 main sports – horse riding, wrestling and archery. After taking in the festival, we will spend a day checking out all the highlights of the capital. It wouldn’t be a YPT tour without checking out massive Soviet monuments and political museums.
Naadam is the biggest event in Mongolia, attracting massive crowds. We can expect accommodations and tickets for the festival to be sold out months in advance. Don’t be left out, book now!
And why stop there? Continue on the YPT train over the border to Russia and visit Buryatia Irkutsk and Lake Baikal!
Tuesday 5th July – Beijing
Wednesday 6th July – Ordos
Thursday 7th July – Kangbashi
Friday 8th July – Kangbashi-Hohhot
Saturday 9th July – Hohhot
Sunday 10th July – Erlian/Ulan Bator
Monday 11th July – Ulan Bator
Tuesday 12th July – Ulan Bator
Wednesday 13th July – Mount Khogno Khan Natural Reserve
Thursday 14th July – Terelj National Park
Friday 15th July – Terelj National Park
Saturday 16th July – Ulan Bator
Sunday 17th July
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– All transporation from Beijing to Ulan Bator
– Accommodation on twin share basis (single supplement available)
– Entrance fees
– Naadam stadium tickets
– YPT Tour guide as well as English-speaking local guide and cook for the last two days
– Breakfast & Lunches
– Dinners while camping
– Horse and camel rides
•Getting to Beijing
•Single supplement (not available on train, €480)
•The optional extra of Genghis Khan Mausoleum
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.