Siberia, Buryatia, Mongolia, these three words sound like a mysterious refrain hummed by the regular cadenza of the mythical Transmongolian. From taiga to steppe, from industrialized cities to wide wild areas, from Genghis Khan's to Stalin's heritage, you will experienced heart of Russian, Buryat and Mongolian cultures and traditions.
Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Ulan Bator, Kharkhorin: four current or former capitals with their own history directly linked with the destiny of conquerors, explorers, builders, settlers and exiles who used to live in these areas.
We will begin our trip with a visit of Irkutsk, city which was known as «Paris of Siberia» in the middle of the 19th century. Then, we will set off to Listvyanka, small typical Siberian village, nested on the banks of Lake Baikal. There we would taste the regional speciality: smoked omul. On the way, we will stop in Talsty to visit the museum of wooden architecture and to discover the locals' traditional life.
Early in the morning we will leave Irkutsk for Port Baikal where we will board the Circum-Baikal train. This unique railway with its genious architectural constructions is a unique monument of the beginning of the 20th century. From the train, we will have magnificient sceneries on the South of Lake Baikal.
By night, we will enter the terrritory of the Republic of Buryatia and we will overstop in its capital, Ulan-Ude. The main square of the city is dominated by the world's largest Lenin's head. As Buryats are known to be a Mongol people, our stay overthere will introduced us to mongolian way of life.
After a 17-hour journey by the Transmongolian train, our route will lead us to Ulan Bator, city of the red hero.
Last step of our trip, will take us to Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of Genghis Khan, the famous Mongolian conqueror. There, we will discover the ruins of the imperial city and the splendid monastery of Erdene Zuu.
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If the number of participants is less than 5, the following supplement is applied: + 4 680 RUB / pers. for the group of 4 participants + 15 320 RUB / pers. for the group of 3 participants + 21 880 RUB / pers. for the group of 2 participants Single supplement in Russian part 4 500 RUB
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