Siberia & Russian Far East in October

October to April and it is the very long, cold and dry winter in Siberia, a vast Russian region taking in tall mountains, clear lakes, charming cities, and even sandy deserts. In Irkutsk, the region's capital, the coldest month is January when temperatures are between minus 23 and minus 13 °C (minus 8.5- minus 9.5 °F). Not bad considering Siberia's northernmost city Norilsk usually has lows of minus 35 °C (minus 31 °F) at this time. By April temperatures in Irkutsk have risen to between minus 3 and 9 °c (27-48 °F), not warm enough to take your coat off, but not nearly bone-crunchingly cold as peak winter. The intense cold, however, does not mean it is not a good time to visit, just that you need to be prepared. High quality deep-winter clothes go without saying. In fact, winter is a great times to visit Siberia for all manner of pursuits. February is the best time for tracking Siberian tigers as it is when their tracks are most visible in the snow, and they wander further out to find food. For those that want to try their hand at ice fishing, a few days ice skating, or perhaps ride a Russian hovercraft, Siberia's breathtaking Lake Baikal in winter is the time and place to do it.

Suggested Itineraries

Gemstones & Glaciers: The Treasures of Yakutsk

Discover the treasures of Yakutsk, Russia, on this five-day tour of marvels. Be dazzled by the city’s precious stones, fascinating history and warmhearted hospitality, then sail to see spectacular rock formations.

Interests Off, The, Grid, National, Parks
Duration
5 days / 4 nights
Price Per Person
From $4,700

Golden Eagle Festival & the Altai Mountains

It is said that Mongolia is the last true nomadic society left on the planet and what better way to immerse yourself in centuries-old pastoralist tradition than by attending the Golden Eagle Festival?

Interests Celebrations, Off, The, Grid
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $19,900

Journey to the East: Moscow to Vladivostok on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Ride the iconic Trans-Siberian Railway across beautifully picturesque and dreamlike landscapes over 16 days, stopping off at exquisite destinations en route. From Moscow to Vladivostok, enjoy a boundless experience while catching a glimpse of striking scenes as they sail past your window.

Interest Luxury, Trains
Duration
16 days / 15 nights
Price Per Person
From $12,000

Siberian Civilizations: Tuva & Khakassia

Plunge deep into Siberia for a unique opportunity to explore the mysteries and histories of the ancient mountain civilization of Tuva and Khakassia. Over nine days, venture from the city, deep into the mountains and taigas of Siberia, camping in traditional yurts beneath starry skies.

Interests Glamping, Heritage
Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Price Per Person
From $8,700

The Putorana Plateau: Siberia's Empty Quarter

Travel the moon-like landscapes of Russia’s Putorana plateau with this exclusive eight-day itinerary. The tour will take you through one of the least-visited, most sparsely populated areas of the globe, where sensational natural beauty prevails under a sun that never sets.

Interests Off, The, Grid, Trekking
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
From $28,000

Tracking Eastern Siberia, From Tomsk to Tyumen

Although the sheer vastness of Eastern Siberia might overwhelm some, this handcrafted seven-day itinerary guides you to the region’s must-see spots. Venture from Tomsk to the more built-up Novosibirsk, through the ancient city of Omsk, ending in Tobolsk after a week on the road and and the famous Trans-Siberian rails. 

Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Price Per Person
From $4,500

From Siberia to the South Gobi: A Remote Adventure

Venture where few travelers have gone before - isolated Siberia and the rural South Gobi Desert in this two-week tour through Russia and Mongolia. Meet isolated cultures in the desert and learn about Soviet-era times from within an authentic setting as you stay in luxurious hotels and camp underneath the stars.

Interest Luxury, Trains
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $15,000

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