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Central Silk Route & Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar to Ashgabat)

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Central Silk Route & Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar to Ashgabat) - Dragoman Overland
Central Silk Route & Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar to Ashgabat) - Dragoman Overland
Starts
Ulaanbaatar
+45 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Ashgabat
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Highlights

  • Explore the ancient Orkhon Inscriptions
  • Visit the ruins of the Kitan fortress
  • See the Khorgo and Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake
  • Marvel at the Buddha statue in the Bingling Si
  • Discover the Black Dragon temple near Lijiashan
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Camping, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
22
Transportation
Train & Rail, Overland Truck
Travel style
Adventure, Overland Truck
Operator
Dragoman Overland
Start in Ulaanbaatar and end in Ashgabat! With the adventure tour Central Silk Route & Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar to Ashgabat), you have a 96 day tour package taking you through Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and 39 other destinations in Asia. Central Silk Route & Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar to Ashgabat) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Ulaanbaatar
  2. Day 2: Ulaanbaatar
  3. Day 3: Ögii Lake
  4. Day 4: Kharkhorin
  5. Days 5 to 6: Orkhon Valley
  6. Days 7 to 8: Tsenkher
  7. Day 9: Tsetserleg-Tamir River
  8. Day 10: Chuulut Canyon
  9. Day 11: Khorgo
  10. Days 12 to 13: Zuun Lake-Mörön
  11. Days 14 to 15: Khövsgöl Lake
  12. Days 16 to 18: Selenge River-Bulgan
  13. Day 19: Amarbayasgalant Monastery
  14. Day 20: Ulaanbaatar
  15. Day 21: Ulaanbaatar
  16. Day 22: Ulaanbaatar-Sainshand
  17. Day 23: Erlian
  18. Day 24: Erlian

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

  • GrantFeringa's review about another Dragoman Overland tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip. Could not fault it. Wonderful memories, would like to do another Dragoman when I have the annual leave (getting enough paid holidays is a problem when working full time).

  • JanisHumberstone's review about another Dragoman Overland tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was a fun experience, with a nice bunch of people. We joined late in the trip but were made welcome from the start and felt part of the group from the outset.

  • VictoriaStephenson's review about another Dragoman Overland tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great trip, full of adventures, laughter, culture and history. Could not recommend it highly enough but be prepared for wild camping and basic facilities - which I think is the best bit!

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Silk Route between Ashgabat and Ulaanbaatar (from Ashgabat to Ulaanbaatar) is a group fund for this tour. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adabtable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the groups wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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Videos

  • Main Page Video
  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Overlanding The Silk Road
  • Dragoman - 2017
  • Dragoman in Central Asia and China
  • Overlanding with Dragoman
  • Overlanding Mongolia With Dragoman
  • Dragoman Overlanding 2018
  • Overlanding Kyrgyzstan
  • Dragoman Wild Camping
  • Snippet Kyrgyzstan - Russian Truck
  • Snippet Turkmenistan - Darvaza Crater
  • Overlanding Xi'An
  • Dragoman Snippet - Uzbekistan
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Central Silk Route & Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar to Ashgabat)

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  • Friday
    Jun 19, 2020
    from Ulaanbaatar
    96 Days
    Tuesday
    Sep 22, 2020
    to Ashgabat
    10+ seats left
    $168
    USD $10,357
    + $3,220 Kitty
    Sharing a twin room
  • Friday
    Jul 10, 2020
    from Ulaanbaatar
    96 Days
    Tuesday
    Oct 13, 2020
    to Ashgabat
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    $168
    USD $10,357
    + $3,220 Kitty
    Sharing a twin room
  • Friday
    Jun 18, 2021
    from Ulaanbaatar
    96 Days
    Tuesday
    Sep 21, 2021
    to Ashgabat
    10+ seats left
    $172
    USD $10,603
    + $2,540 Kitty
    Sharing a twin room
  • Friday
    Jul 9, 2021
    from Ulaanbaatar
    96 Days
    Tuesday
    Oct 12, 2021
    to Ashgabat
    10+ seats left
    $172
    USD $10,603
    + $2,540 Kitty
    Sharing a twin room

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Tugrik
Mongolia
¥
Yuan Renminbi
China
лв
Som
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
TJS
Somoni
Tajikistan
ман
Manat
Turkmenistan

Plugs & Adapters

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Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Mongolia, China and Tajikistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for China and Tajikistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for China and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.

Policies

Location
Ulaanbaatar is the starting point and Ashgabat is the endpoint.
Trusted
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Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 18 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 January 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Dragoman Overland. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
Cancellation policy
TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Dragoman Overland. Please familiarise yourself with the Dragoman Overland payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Dragoman Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Payment methods
The following cards are accepted for Dragoman Overland tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 12,709 km.
  • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
  • 310 km
  • Ogii Lake (Mongolia)
  • 64 km
  • Kharkhorin (Mongolia)
  • 98 km
  • Tsenkher (Mongolia)
  • 174 km
  • Khorgo Volcano (Mongolia)
  • 163 km
  • Murun (Mongolia)
  • 167 km
  • Lake Khovsgol (Mongolia)
  • 167 km
  • Murun (Mongolia)
  • 262 km
  • Bulgan (Mongolia)
  • 270 km
  • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
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