Good old Gelli. A wealth of information on most topics on this site!!! I too was considering doing a trans-siberian trip at some stage while in Europe. Not sure when or how, but with all that information there im sure i will be all set if/when the time comes.
I'm planning a trip far in the future. Does anybody know of a train that will take me from Moscow and to India? I want to do that so badly.
There is no such train. But it is possible to travel overland from Moscow to India (mostly by train).
There are two routes:
1) From Russia to Kazakhstan, (Usbekistan,)Turkmenistan, Iran, Pakistan to India or from
2) Russia, (Kazakhstan or Mongolia,) China, Tibet, Nepal to India.
Both are a bit difficult to do. The biggest problem is getting all the necessary visa for the trip. The Turkmenistan-Iran border crossing is rumoured to be problematic, the crossing from China to India even more. Apparently you need a permit to go into Tibet on your own.
Ask in the Asia forum for more info.
[ Edit: Edited on Feb 4, 2007, at 10:52 AM by t_maia ]
Yeah, not sure either of those routes would be too safe for me. For several reasons I would be highly questioned around some of those borders. I think I can change my route, however, and fly to India from South Africa. Ahh.. so far in the future, and so much to look forward to.
I'm going on a working holiday to Japan this summer, then getting the trans-mongolian back to either Moscow or St. Petersburg (not sure yet). I'd be getting the train around the end of Augest.
Just wondering if any one has some useful information, or will be getting the train aound then?
Im planning a trip from Belfast (Ireland) to Singapore via Europe, Russia (trans siberian), Mongolia, China & SE Asia. I'm planning to leave at the end of september. At this point in time im heading off on my own, none of my friends have done any saving so can't really go.
It would be ace if anyone else was around, especially for the russian side to hook up for some beers or check out the st petersburg or moscow clubs before heading out on the trans siberian.