Trans-Siberian & Mongolia

Trans-Siberian & Mongolia information and booking

from
$3150
  • Duration
    16
    days
  • Physical rating
    6
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Beijing
Accommodation
Ger, Guesthouse, Hotel, Overnight sleeper train
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Transportation
Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Taxi, Train
Important Notes
1. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking in order for us to obtain your train tickets 2. Due to international train schedules there are no departures of this trip that will be in Mongolia during Naadam Festival in 2015.

Highlights

Traverse Russia by rail on the Trans-Siberian Railway, Take a dip in the icy waters of Lake Baikal, Experience the warmth of a Siberian home stay, Get a taste Mongolian tradition with a night in a ger, Get among the bustle of Beijing, Explore the seldom visited town of Kungur, Mix with Buryat, Russian and Old Believer cultures in Ulan Ude, Make a date with Lenin in his Moscow mausoleum

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Travel across continents and time zones on one of the world's greatest train journeys. Start in busy Beijing before heading to the untamed wilderness of Mongolia to meet its historically nomadic people. Leave Asia behind as we cross into Siberia for some traditional hospitality and stunning natural landscapes in Lake Baikal and then into Russia to arrive in majestic Moscow. This trip will open your eyes to the history, scenery and unique cultures that make up this fascinating region, so climb aboard for the ultimate Trans-Siberian experience.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Beijing/Train
Welcome to the irrepressible capital of China. If you'd like to explore Beijing's myriad incredible sights, we'd recommend arriving a few days earlier to witness places like the Forbidden City and Great Wall of China.
Days 3-6 Ulaanbaatar/Ger Camp
This surprising city combines tradition with modern day in a Soviet-style framework. Ulaanbaatar may look grey, but the city's inherent spirit and its colourful people make this a city to remember. With its rolling meadows, forested hills and imposing rock formations, a ger camp in Terelj National Park is the perfect place to take in Mongolia's natural beauty.
Days 7-10 Ulan Ude & Lake Baikal
Completely surrounded by mountains and tree-covered shores, beautiful Lake Baikal is the world's oldest and deepest lake, holding over 20% of the world's fresh water.
Days 11-12 Trans-Siberian Railway
The world's most famous train line, the Trans-Siberian is also the longest - winding its way through forests, small Siberian villages and big industrial cities to the far-flung reaches of Russia.
Days 13-14 Kungur
Kungur is a charming Siberian town with a history of leather making, trade and is home to the remarkable Kungur Ice Cave.
Days 15-16 Moscow
Whether it's awe-inspiring history, iconic architecture, edgy creative centres or stylish bars and cafes, Moscow delivers on so many levels with a surprise around every corner.