As the name suggests, the aim is to go to Mongolia. However there is no set route and you are free to come up with whichever one takes your fancy. The final route will require a room with a lot of floor space, many pencils rubbers and bits of string, but we hope it will look a little something like this.
It all starts on the 20th of July in Battersea Park, London
In Turkmenistan we hope to get the chance to visit the Door to Hell, the remnants of a mining operation where the gas was ignited to burn it off. This was in 1971 and it’s still burning today. From Turkmenistan we head north-east into Uzbekistan, where we will be visiting Samarkand
A quick hop over the border pouts us into Tajikistan where we will start our traverse of the Pamir Highway, an old silk road through the mountains. It promises to be a challenge but the scenery looks spectacular.
Once in Mongolia (we anticipate it will take a little while to cross the border), we have to navigate the Mongolian roads and get our car to Ulaanbaatar in once piece. We are told that 25% of the cars don’t make this last stretch.
But our journey doesn’t finish in Ulaanbaatar. From there, the car will be loaded into a container and taken by train to eastern Europe for us to collect at a later date. We however, will board the Trans-Siberian Express and take the train all the way from Mongolia to Moscow.
From there, a few connections across Europe will see us on the Eurostar and speeding back home. Infact, it should be possible to go from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Kingham, Gloucestershire, UK only using trains.