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UNIQUE SUV EXPEDITIONS FROM THE SAHARA TO THE HIMALAYAS

Journeys designed by Dusko M DuSwami

 

MONGOLIA - EUROPE OVERLAND

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2018

MONGOLIA - TUVA - ALTAI - VOLGOGRAD - CHECHNYA - INGUSHETIA - GEORGIA - TURKEY

2 SUV’s in our convoy from Mongolia to Turkey!

Fly-in via Ulaan Bataar to:

  1. -Hovd, Hovd aimag (HVD)  or

  2. -Ulgii, Bayan-Ulgii aimag (ULN)


We will be covering between 200 and 700 km a day - depending on the terrain and our trekking, kayaking, shamanistic or sauna activities.



We’ll be exploring the mountains of mystical Buddhist Tuva, the waterfalls, the dunes, the gers, the temples, the nomads, the forgotten villages, the enormous plains, eagles and mountains of Western Mongolia & the vast emptiness in between.


About accommodation: camping in Western Mongolia - this is nomadic territory after all, talso camping in raditional Mongolian tents (gers); our accommodation in Russia will be in family guest houses, dachas or smaller hotels; same in Georgia and Turkey if you continue with us all the way to NE Turkey.


NEW and UNIQUE: 4 days in Chechnya and Ingushetia!



Itinerary:

24 days: 8 days Western Mongolia,  14 days Russia - mostly in Buddhist & shamanastic Tuva; 3 days in Chechnya & Ingushetia, 2 days in Georgia.


1 - Ulaanbataar - Khovd Airport.


2 - Khovd - Ulgii, maybe some live Kazakh music! 200km.


3 - Ulgii - Khushuut - Altai Navan Bogd NP; White River. 100km.


4 - Potanin Glacier, Trekking.


5 - Trekking to Malchin, great views of Russia, Kazakhstan and China.


6 - Khushuut - Khurgan Lake. Tuvan nomads! 50km.


7 - Khoton Lake - Khur Nuur. Kazakh nomads. 50km.


8 - Khur Nuur - Khushuut - Biluu - Ulaanbaishint Border, 100km.


9 - border - Gorno Altaysk, 500km


10 - Gorno Altaysk - Turochak - Tashtagol - Ust Kabyrza - Tashtyp, 440km.


11 - Tashtyp - Abaza - Kyzyl, 750km


12-13 - Kyzyl - Abakan - Sharypovo - Kemerevo - Novosibirsk. Great road trip. 1300km.


14-18 - Novosibirsk - Omsk - Ufa - Volgograd, 3250km. Long Russian road trip, we'll be staying in dachas and guest houses in small Russian towns - avoiding big cities as much as possible - Novosibirsk & Volgograd are wonderful exceptions.


19-20 Volgograd - Grozny, capital city of Chechnya, 800km.


21 - Grozny - Ingushetia /Armkhi, 150km.


22 - Ingushetia - Republic of Georgia, Kazbegi / Stepantsminda, 35km.


23 - Day off, maybe some trekking.


24 - Kazbegi - Tbilisi & flight "home", 150km.


From 4400€/person





Itinerary B:

24 days from itinerary A

  1. +2 extra days in Georgia

+ 4 days in Turkey.

From 5200€/person




Price includes:

  1. -most of the food in Mongolia, breakfast in Russia, Georgia & Turkey

  2. -accommodation in cozy little family-owned hotels, guesthouses or campgrounds with rooms - sometimes these can be exclusive establishments... sometimes less exclusive...

  3. -all transport in sturdy, comfortable, air-conditioned Japan made SUV’s

  4. -organization & excellent logistics


Prices are based on 4 passengers per vehicle + guide/driver with booking made at least 6 months in advance. But we still need to hear from you to finalize all the technicalities and the price.

If you want to travel as a couple or as a solo traveler, see the prices below:

1 passenger per vehicle: price above x3

2 passengers per vehicle: price above x2