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Itinerary for Short Moscow-Tumangang (North Korea) Trans-Siberian Tour

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To make sure you get tickets for the desired dates please book your trip at least 2.5 months in advance.

Cross Eurasia over the longest railroad in the World and see the the whole Russia from the train! Take train from Moscow all the way to Khasan, Russian city on the border with North Korea, and enter DPRK by train via Friendship bridge. This is the only land link between Russia and North Korea. From the Friendship bridge you can see tri border area - where Chinese, Russian and North Korean borders come together in one point. In North Korea our final destination will be Tumangang city, located in Rason Free Economic Zone, which you can explore with KoreaKonsult in a 2 or 3 night tour with an option to extend tour to Chilbo mountain included in UNESCO tentative list. From Rason you can go either back to Russia by train or go to China (Yanji) by bus.

  • Tumangang - entry point to the special economic zone Rason in North Korea
  • Tri-border area - the point in Tuman river where borders of three countries come together: Russian, Chinese and North Korea
Options before the trip
  • Book hotel in Moscow
  • Book a city tour around Moscow
Day 1
  • At 13.50 at Moscow Yaroslavsky Railway Station catch up train departing to Tumangang
Day 2-7
on the train
  • Enjoy landscape scenery from the train

Day 8


Russia, Korea


Tri-border area

  • In the morning arrival in Khasan (Russia), borfer with North Korea
  • While staying on train go through Russian passport control and customs. After customs formalities you can leave the train and explore Khasan railway station or do some shopping for about 1 hour
  • Get back on the train and depart to Tumangang via Friendship bridge over Tumen river
  • One of the highlights of this trip is the border crossing by train from North Korea to Russia via Friendship bridge, the only land connection between the 2 countries with passenger trains running only 4 times a month. From the bridge you can clearly see the unique tri-borders area where Chinese, Russian and North Korean borders come together in a single point
  • Arrive in Tumangang and pass through North Korean passport and customs controls
  • Welcome to North Korea (Rason free economic zone)!
  • Begin your tour in Rason
Options after the train trip

Important! The itinerary is a PRELIMINARY one and it can be customized according to your request: you can add new stop over cities, choose trains, starting dates and stop's duration or connect it with journeys in North Korea, China, Mongolia, or South Korea.

The tour price covers:
The tour price doesn't cover:  
  • Train tickets from Moscow to Tumangang in 2nd class (4 bed-sleeper)
  • Twin room shared accommodation at mentioned hotels (or same level hotels)
  • Guide and transportation service according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Tickets from your residence country to Moscow and from tour final point to your next destination
  • Transportation and guide in Moscow
  • Russian visa fee (vary depending on your nationality).Please refer to our visa support service
  • Tour or Guide in North Korea: to enter North Korea the North Korean guide or tour in North Korea / Rason should be arranged in advance
  • Train meals
  • ev. single room supplement