Worried about the Weather?
If you have ever wanted to challenge yourself in the area of travel — this is the time to sign up. UTC12 is going to take you almost 15,000 miles (25,000 kilometers) from one end of the Earth to the other.
All by the best mode of transport, the glorious train.
Are you worried about doing it in November? Fair enough. The weather in Russia, Mongolia and northern China is likely to be chilly. Average temps in that part of the world at that time are hovering around freezing.
Why Shouldn’t You Worry Too Much About the Weather?
First, you are going to be mostly in the trains for that part of the journey. It takes a full six days on the trains to get between Moscow and Beijing. Given the pace you are going to have to set to make the whole journey in 30 days, I doubt you will have more than one day off the train (I suggest at Irkutsk which is next to the largest lake in the world, Lake Baikal). While you are on the trains, the temperatures are going to be toasty. Those Russians love to heat their trains. If anything, you will feel more like you are on a beach, getting a suntan, than in any sort of winter climate.
Second, think about the photos! Siberia in the late autumn, early winter? Likely snow on the ground. The photographer in me is jealous already.
Hmmmmmmm, maybe I need to join this journey yet again this year.