What? Modern-day travellers can recreate the classic hippy trail, travelling from London to Kathmandu without a plane in sight. Board the train at St Pancras station, trundle across the continent – stopping at Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw, Kiev and Moscow along the way – before swapping to a truck in St Petersburg and heading off across the Caucasus, the ’Stans and the Tibetan plateau, bound for the Himalaya. Slow, big travel at its best.
The trip: A 98-day Exploratory London to Kathmandu: Ultimate Asia Overland trip with Oasis Overland costs from £5,875pp (plus $2,250 local payment), excluding flights. When you subscribe to Wanderlust, you get a £50 voucher which you can use on this trip.
Suggested by: Jamie May, Oasis Overland
Go to: Oasis Overland's official website or call 01963 363400