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Nomad’s trails: Moscow - Kazakhstan - Mongolia - Magadan

“Nomad’s trails” is an epic international expedition by Rusmototravel. It starts in Moscow, the heart of Russia, and going along Volga brings us to Caspian Sea. It continues in boundless Kazakh steppes and passes Altay mountains by legendary Chuya highway reaching no man’s lands of Mongolia. Riding through a breathtaking landscapes we reach Baikal lake - the pearl of Siberia. We continue to the Road of Bones to reach our ultimate goal – Magadan

“Nomad’s trails” is an epic international expedition by Rusmototravel. It starts in Moscow, the heart of Russia, and going along Volga, the biggest river in Europe, brings us to Caspian Sea.  It continues in boundless Kazakh steppes and passes Altay mountains by legendary Chuya highway reaching no man’s lands of Mongolia. Riding through a breathtaking landscapes of this one of the less populated countries in the World we reach Baikal lake - the pearl of Siberia. Our journey continues in the underpopulated swampy woodlands of After Baikal region, one of the most wild areas of the planet you can imagine. An Amur highway junction with the sign showing 3700 km North to nowhere is the place where the real challenge just begins. For hundreds years people have been living here always looking for a compromises with a Permafrost. The Road of Bones is people’s win against wildness. They’ve paid the highest price to give us the way to our ultimate goal – Magadan

  • Date: 1 May - 15 June 2020 and 2021
  • Duration: 46 days
  • Total mileage: 13 000 km
  • Difficulty: hard (border crossings, gravel and serpentine roads, changing weather conditions)
  • Roads: 75% asphalt
  • Price is: 19 950 EUR (includes BMW F850GS rent)
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1800 Euro (or you can purchase for 900 Euro extra all inclusive comprehensive insurance, no liability for the motorcycle, no deposit is required)
  • Price if you ride your own bike: 14 950 EUR  
  • Extra price for the passenger: 13 950 EUR
  • Single room: 1500 Euro

Key tour highlights:

  • Moscow  - the heart of Russia
  • Volga river – the biggest riverin Europe
  • Baikonur – Russian cosmodrome in Kazakh steppe
  • Astana – modern capital of Kazakhstan built in the middle of nowhere
  • Semey – the biggest in past nuclear weapons proving ground
  • Altay mountains - find your Shambala
  • Chuya highway – legendary nomad’s route
  • Mongolia – leaving the great Altai feel the breathing of Gobi
  • Ulan Bataar –the modern capital of ancient empire
  • Baikal – the deepest lake in the World
  • Yakutsk –the biggest settlement built in a permafrost area
  • Road of Bones–2000 km of a gravel challenge
  • Kolyma – the sorrowful memory of GULAG victims
  • Magadan –the harsh edge of big stamina people

Included services:

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F850GS)
  • Petrol (for rented motorcycles only)
  • Accommodation in 2-4* hotels (based on sharing a double/twin room)
  • Breakfasts (during all days)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support vehicle assistance (or a second guide with a motorcycle)
  • Entry tickets to the places of interest and excursions with local guides
  • Hotel transfers from/to the airport
  • Welcome dinner
  • Souvenir pack (t-shirt, paper maps, etc.)       
  • Visa assistance

Services not included:

  • Air tickets to/from Russia
  • Personal medical insurance
  • Visa counsel fee
  • All services not mentioned as included

Route: where we will go

Day 1. Arriving to Moscow

Day 2. Moscow. Rest day

Day 3. Moscow – Voronezh. 500 km

Day 4. Voronezh – Saratov. 520 km

Day 5. Saratov - Uralsk. Kazakhstan border crossing. 420 km

Day 6. Uralsk – Aktobe. 470 km

Day 7. Aktobe – Baikonur. 220 km

Day 8. Baikonur Rest Day

Day 9. Baikonur – Kyzylorda.  250 km

Day 10. Kyzylorda – Dzhezkazgan. 430 km

Day 11. Dzhezkazgan – Karaganda. 530 km

Day 12. Karaganda - Astana. 275 km

Day 13. Astana. Rest day

Day 14. Astana - Pavlodar. 445 km

Day 15. Pavlodar - Semey. 340 km

Day 16. Semey. Rest Day

Day 17. Semey - Belokurikha. Russian border crossing. 510 km

Day 18. Belokurikha – Tydtujaryk. 465 km

Day 19. Tydtujaryk. Rest day

Day 20. Tydtujaryk – Ulgiy. Mongolian border crossing. 200 km

Day 21. Ulgiy - Khovd 230 km

Day 22. Khovd – Altay. 440 km

Day 23. Altay – Bayankhongor. 400 km

Day 24. Bayankhongor – Ulan Baatar. 644 km

Day 25. Ulan Baatar. Rest day

Day 26. Ulan Baatar – Altanbulag. 350 km

Day 27. Altanbulag – Ulan Ude. Russian border crossing. 235 km

Day 28. Ulan Ude – Gremyachinsk (Baikal shore). 145 km

Day 29. Baikal lake. Rest day

Day 30. Gremyachinsk  – Nomad Camp.  200 km

Day 31. Nomad Camp - Chita. 530 km

Day 32. Chita – Erofey pavlovich 770 km

Day 33. Erofey Pavlovich – Tynda 320 km

Day 34. Tynda – Aldan. 470 km

Day 35. Aldan – Yakutsk. 540 km

Day 36. Yakutsk. Rest day

Day 37. Yakutsk – Churapcha 200 km

Day 38. Churapcha – Khandyga 230 km

Day 39. Khandyga – Oymyakon. The Pole of Cold. 511 km

Day 40. Oymyakon. Rest day

Day 41. Oymyakon – Ust Nera . 430 km

Day 42. Ust Nera – Susuman 400 km

Day 43. Susuman – Gerba Camp 320 km

Day 44. Gerba Camp  – Magadan. 350 km

Day 45. Magadan. Rest Day

Day 46. Magadan. Departure day

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