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From Capital to Capital

Destination:
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
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Highlights
  • Historical and cultural exploration of Eastern Siberia and Mongolia through their capitals
  • Excellent English-speaking guide during all your journey
  • Acquaintance with Russian, Buryat and Mongolian cultures
  • Discovery of three different religions: Shamanism, Buddhism, Orthodoxy
  • Accessible to everyone
  • On the route of the Transmongolian
Tour Overview

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.

Tour programme
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  • Day 11
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                        Detailed description
                        New departures available soon
                        Price includes
                        • English-speaking guide
                        • Accommodation as per itinerary
                        • Transport as per itinerary
                        • Meals
                        • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
                        • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
                        • Letter of invitation
                        • Horse and equipment rental
                        Price does not include
                        • Administrative registration
                        • Personal expenses and tips
                        • Visa fees and travel insurance
                        • Meals in train
                        • Airline tickets
                        For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
                        Note

                        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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