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Available tour dates:
9-24 February 2025 (available)
Join us for a winter adventure across the tundra, taiga and grasslands of Siberia and Mongolia!
It will be cold outside, but all lodgings and transports are warm. Winter allows us to venture on frozen terrain beyond the rather limited road network, and go on frozen lakes and rivers - normally impassable during the other seasons.
We start in Yakutsk, capital of the Sakha Republic of Russia. Yakutsk is the coldest city on our planet. It's a fascinating place, coldest and cleanest of all Siberian cities. Everything here is pure white in winter. We will appreciate and learn how local people endure the cold. We will venture on the frozen Lena River to the Lena Pillars, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From the mining town of Neryungri we catch the Baikal-Amur railway (BAM) as it crosses some of Siberia's harshest and most rugged landscapes. The BAM, built in the 70s and 80s, is far more dramatic and remote than the Trans-Siberian railway.
We get off north of lake Baikal to spend a night in an indigenous Evenki farm, at one of the last reindeer camps in Siberia. We enjoy quaint old Siberian villages, and socialist heritage to the north of Baikal - the last unspoilt part of this Great Lake, which holds a fifth of all of Earth's fresh water. We cross the lake by hovercraft, and explore Ulan Ude, capital of Buryatia. Then we hop on the Trans-Mongolian (a spur of the Trans-Siberian) across to Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital,
is a bustling, growing city - quite a contrast with Siberia, and the rest of Mongolia! We appreciate some fascinating heritage and culture in Ulaanbaatar, and visit the city's growing ger district - where half of Ulaanbaatar's inhabitants live in yurts.
Then we set for the remote western aimags, or regions of Mongolia. Western Mongolia has the most dramatic and memorable landscapes and culture of all of Mongolia: steppe, desert and mountains meet; Muslim Kazakhs, Buddhist Mongols and shamanistic Tuvans co-exist. We end the tour in the beautiful and clean Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, not far from Ulaanbaatar.
16 days, 15 nights

YAKUTSK/2 nights - NERYUNGRI /2 night - BAM train to NOVY UOYAN/1 night - EVENKI CAMP/1 night - SEVEROBAIKALSK/2 nights - UST BARGUZIN/1 night - Night train to ULAANBAATAR/1 night - ULAANBAATAR/2 nights - ULGII/2 nights - KHOVD/1 night - GORKHI TERELJ/1 night
€5735 per person, sharing double or twin room, €860 single supplement.
Maximum number of travelers is 8.
Meet your guide
Yuri is Lyuba's son. Travel is in his blood. He's been on the road since 28 days old. Ever since, he's visited 130 countries on all continents. He is enormously passionate about the world, about art, architecture and history. He is eager to show you some of the Caucasus' and Central Asia's most splendid and least known corners, which he has explored for years. Yuri has a PhD in History.