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Vladivostok, Irkutsk, Baikal, Beijing, and maybe Ulaanbaatar? The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest route in the world, having 9288 km. See what to take and what to watch for when traveling.

 

Traveling the longest railway in the world requires proper preparation - see what you will really need and what will not be useful at all.

 

In the case of the Trans-Siberian Railway, things are needed that would not normally occur to us. That is why we have prepared a proven (and reliable) MUST HAVE, i.e. a list of items without which it will be difficult for you to travel to Siberia.

 

Route: Warsaw -> Moscow -> Irkuck -> Olchon -> Irkuck -> Moscow -> Warsaw

Nights: 20

Accommodation: Hostel / tent

Purpose: Zwiedzanie i hiking

Ready to pack list

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Timetables: Moscow time

Life on the train: local time

Baggage allowance: 36 kg

Ticket price:

1) Platzkarta: from 100 EUR

2) Coupe: from 200 EUR

LIST PREPARED FOR THE SUMMER FOOT TRIP (approx. 20 days)

SUGGESTED LUGGAGE: 65l backpack

 

DOCUMENTS

  • Passport and visa
  • Photocopy of passport and visa (it is also good to have an electronic version)
  • Payment / credit card (it is worth ensuring SMS password protection)
  • ID card

 

FOOD (everything can be bought on site)

  • Water
  • Vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers)
  • Fruit (bananas, apples)
  • Bread
  • Oatmeal (for pouring boiling water)
  • Chinese soups
  • Canned
  • Dried fruits
  • Dried meat

 

CLOTHING

  • Sleeping set
  • Underwear x6
  • Socks x6
  • Swimming trunks
  • Sweatpants
  • Long trousers
  • Shorts
  • T-shirt x2
  • Breathable t-shirt x2
  • Fleece / sweatshirt
  • Rain jacket
  • Cap

 

SHOES

  • Flip flops
  • Comfortable shoes

 

TOILET BAG

  • Deodorant
  • Brush and protector
  • Toothpaste
  • Quick-drying towel
  • dry shampoo
  • Lipstick
  • Wipes
  • Antibacterial gel

 

FIRST AID KIT

  • slices
  • Bandage
  • tweezers
  • safety-pin
  • Throat remedy
  • Antidiarrheal drug
  • Painkiller
  • Antipyretic
  • Vitamins and drugs supporting immunity

 

ACCESSORIES

  • Power bank
  • Charger
  • Sunglasses
  • Spare laces
  • Cup
  • Mess tin (for cooking on a bottle / live fire)
  • Cutlery
  • A flashlight
  • Book / eBook
  • Polish-Russian phrasebook
  • Backpack cover

 

HIKING

  • Tent
  • Kari-mat
  • lead
  • Whistle
  • Trekking shoes
  • Pocket knife
  • Rope (string)
  • Torch
  • Insecticide

 

FOR PHOTOGRAPHER

  • The camera
  • Spare battery
  • Memory card

 

MYLUGGAGE TIPS

HYGIENE

Most trains do not have a shower. You get the impression that it does not bother anyone. However, not everyone accepts such conditions. We advise that if you want to keep clean, you can take a quick shower in the toilet. The water on the train is constantly topped up, so you can take a quick "shower" with a mess tin. We advise, however, to do it discreetly because the guides (ladies operating the wagon), if they notice it, immediately hand the mop to your hand.

 

SECURITY

In Trans-Siberian turn, it's very safe. Passengers watch over each other, and the whole is always supervised by two guides that know all passengers by heart and do not let anyone enter the wagon.

 

TEMPORARY HOUSE

Complaining will not make the train go faster. The sooner we accept the fact that this is our new home and we have roommates in it, the sooner we will start to make new, interesting acquaintances.

 

RAILWAY FROM STORIES

Everyone who plans to go to Siberia has certainly heard a lot of stories about how life on the train looks like. The editorial experience is rather inclined to the opinion that they are often stories colored. Russians use the train like a regular train and take care of their lives there. Interesting stories happen, but the train staff try to keep calm and quiet.