Land of the Eternal Blue Sky. Evoking thoughts of yaks, great hats for the winter and thousands of years of history. The good side of the climate in Mongolia is that it rarely rains, the bad side is that the average daily year-round temperature in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city, is 29F or -1C. Brrr. The summers though are generally warm and pleasant over most of the northern part of the country. However, should you venture to this remote part of the world you will be rewarded with vistas and landscapes unlike anywhere else.The extraordinary views across the endless steppes, the dramatic mountains, almost always covered with snow with a backdrop of brilliant blue sky.Gers (yurts) dot the horizon and you’ll see yaks, marmots and oxen along the way. The local food is limited, with dairy products and meats and forms of pasta as the staples although in the cities the menus are more extensive. The Trans-Siberian railway is the major line through the country as it runs from Russia to China as part of its 5,772-mile journey.
Train Holidays to Mongolia
The Golden Eagle Danube Express - Winter Wonderland - Eastbound 15 days from £9895
Take in snow-capped mountain peaks, vast expanses of frozen wilderness and beautiful cities from years past on this uniquely Eastern European tour aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.
Departs from February 2017 to February 2017.
The Trans-Siberian: Moscow to Beijing 20 days from £7295
Let the Tsar's Gold Train take you on an adventure across almost half of the surface of the world, from the ornate splendour of Moscow to the bustling beauty of modern and ancient Beijing, through the remoteness of Siberia, the beautiful scenery of Mongolia and the vast, arid landscape of the Gobi Desert.
Departs from May 2017 to September 2018.