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The Ruski Huski

Departing: Beijing, China - 19 days
Countries visited: China, Mongolia & Russia

Go for a 'full on' adventure on this traditional winter Trans Siberian/Mongolian Experience. This is a boots 'n' all trip for the hardiest of travellers, jump on the back of your sled and get mushing! Think snow, big furry Russian hats, temperatures well below zero, oh and probably some vodka too! The Ruski Huski is a special winter itinerary that offers you the chance to go dog sledding if you are brave enough! We've also included some winter activities to keep you warm; try your hand at Mongolian cooking and experience a Russian sauna. Mush!

  

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival Beijing - Meet your Honcho and fellow travellers and start exploring.
Day 2 - Beijing - See the Great Wall covered in snow, check out Tiananmen Square and visit the bustling night markets.
Day 3 - Morning departure to Ulaanbaatar on the Trans Mongolian Railway.
Day 4 - Early afternoon arrival in Ulaanbaatar.
Day 5 - Venture out to Terelj National Park and ger our camp.
Day 6 - Terelj National Park  - Jump on a togoggan and race your friends or just enjoy the views.
Day 7 - Return to Ulaanbaatar for an evening departure to Irkutsk.
Day 8 - Trans Mongolian Railway - Make some new friends in the dining car.
Day 9 - Morning arrival in Irkutsk and head out to Lake Baikal.
Day 10 - Lake Baikal - Are you brave enough to walk on the ice?
Day 11 - Lake Baikal - Perhaps it's time to try some dog sledding? Your Honcho can help to arrange this activity. 
Day 12 - Return to Irkutsk for an early evening departure to Moscow.
Days 13-15 - Trans Siberian Railway - Settle in and watch the frozen world go by. 
Day 16 - Early morning arrival in Moscow - Perhaps some ice-skating in Red Square?
Day 17 - See Moscow's palatial underground Metro before our overnight train to St. Petersburg.
Day 18 -  Arrive into the imperial capital of St. Petersburg.
Day 19 -  St. Petersburg - Your Ruski Huski journey concludes.

Your honcho can organise these snowy winter activities and more…
Skijoring – Sounds crazy, maybe it is, or maybe it will be the highlight of your trip. It’s simple, just snap on a couple of skis, harness yourself to a few speedy dogs and yell out Davai! (Russian for “go”). Then hold on for your life as you carve across snowy Siberian fields at speeds very few have ever experienced. Sure beats a day at the office!
Ice skating, snowboarding, skiing & snowmobiling!
 

Essentials

Inclusions:

Take part in a Mongolian cooking class and experience a traditional Russian Banya!

Visa support for pre-booked services

Services of Vodkatrain Honchos in Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, Terelj National Park, Listvyanka (Lake Baikal), Irkutsk, Moscow & St. Petersburg. 

Accommodation on a share basis (twin/triple or dorm rooms, private facilities not guaranteed)

4-berth train tickets Beijing - Ulaanbaatar - Irkutsk - Moscow - St. Petersburg

All departure and arrival transfers en-route. Please note: arrival transfer on Day 1 and departure transfer at the end of your itinerary are not included. Please see the ‘Extra Stuff’ section for detail on booking these services

Extra stuff
Rail Packs. Explore China & Vietnam at your own pace with a collection of the best rail tickets that can get you from where

Linger a little longer. Pre and Post tour accommodation including visa support… stay as long as you like.

Get me to the airport on time. Take the hassle out of arriving and departing... splurge on a transfer.