Mongolia & Tibet: Steppes To… (trip)

Mongolia & Tibet: Steppes To The Roof Of The World

  • Beijing Airport, China
  • Culture & Nature
“"The scenery is gorgeous and it was a treat to be able to have some time to walk and to… ”
Mongolia, Tibet, Asia

from $4,995* per person14 DaysMay, August
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: MIR Corporation 16 people max
The peoples of the Mongolian steppe and of the Tibetan Plateau have much in common. Both espouse Tibetan Buddhism and unfurl painted silk thangkas on festival days.  Both were originally nomads, the Mongolians relying on the horse and the Tibetans on the yak for sustenance. From the "Roof of the World" to the Gobi Desert, dive deep into both enduring cultures.

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Mongolia, Tibet, Asia

1 testimonial about this trip

  1. Reviewer: Shirley N Bosmajian
    "The scenery is gorgeous and it was a treat to be able to have some time to walk and to see things up close. The people were so friendly and I was impressed by how many spoke English. All of this was above and beyond what we ever expected. Our sincere thanks to all responsible for such elegant treatment. We are already spreading good words about MIR."

3 testimonials about the provider, MIR Corporation:

  • Reviewer: K. Knack located in Malibu, CA USA
    Every day I am grateful for this fabulous trip. The destinations you specialize in are of much more interest now that I know what a well-delivered service you provide.

    MIR's tour manager made my trip more deeply meaningful and made sure that everyone on the train came away with a greater appreciation for this vast country. Thank you so much for your great itinerary, for the tremendous abilities of your staff... You can be certain I will recommend your company.

  • Reviewer: The Tobys located in Rockville Center, NY USA
    …It is safe to say without the expertise of your superb cadre of guides in the country we never could have put it all together. In fact, we were totally dependent on them to benefit from the extraordinary experienced of visiting three regions of [Ukraine] within a two-week time period.

    Clearly, MIR Corporation has a well-deserved reputation for superb customer service. We support that well-deserved reputation, which is possibly rooted in the fact that your associates like their jobs and that job satisfaction has been transferred to customer and client relations….

    Honestly, we were duly impressed with each of the regional guides and the drivers who accompanied us. Their local knowledge of the unique features of their respective region was so evident, impressive, and unmatched by any we have encounters over our 40 years of visiting 140 countries.

    I want to thank you for a most stupendous trip; 5 stars plus. Loved Ukraine, the people, the sites, the precision of our tour; the fine quality of the guides and drivers - how much they care, how much they know and how much they kept our interests foremost in their hearts and their minds. It was just stupendous.

    It was so fabulous we cannot stop talking about it. Again, thank you very much. And I will certainly recommend MIR Corporation when it is appropriate for our friends & colleagues.

    It was excellent beyond all expectations.

  • Reviewer: The Repkos located in Princeton, NJ USA
    We don’t know where to start – a perfect itinerary which satisfied all of our needs, excellent accommodations superbly located, flawless execution of all aspects including visas, vouchers, theatre tickets, etc., and last but certainly not least, truly outstanding and professional guides and drivers.

    …We only wish that MIR provided tours everywhere, in which case we would never use another tour company again..

    MIR Office in Seattle was outstanding…We have already told several friends about MIR and how wonderful they are! You all put together a trip for us that was perfect to our budget, time frame and interests. Russia is a fabulous destination – wonderful history, magnificent sites we can’t say enough about MIR and Russia.

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Days 1-3: Beijing

The journey begins with a two-night stay in Beijing, exploring the classic sites including the Forbidden City. Fly to the Tibetan Plateau and drive to Tsetang.

Day 4: Tsetang, Yarlung Valley

In the shadow of Mount Gampo, tour the Drepung Monastery, home to 500 monks. Explore the cradle of Tibetan civilization in the beautiful Yarlung Valley. Visit the 8th century Samye Monastery, its three floors presenting the different styles of Tibetan, Indian and Chinese Buddhism.

Days 5-6: Lhasa

Drive to the “City of the Sun,” Lhasa, Tibet’s nearly 12,000-foot-high capital. Explore the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace, and the Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s most sacred site. Encircling the Jokhang is the traditional Barkhor Market, Lhasa’s central trading area for hundreds of years.

Days 7-12: UlaanBaatar, Gobi Desert

Fly to the Mongolian capital of UlaanBaatar via Beijing, and on to the Gobi Desert. Motoring across lands once roamed by Genghis Khan’s mounted warriors, admire the sand dunes, Yol Valley and the Flaming Cliffs. At a nomadic family’s ger, perhaps taste yogurt made from camel’s milk.

Days 13-14: UlaanBaatar

Back again in UlaanBaatar, explore the Gandan Monastery and attend a concert of Mongolian throat-singing before celebrating the journey from the mountains to the steppe at a farewell dinner.

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