The Way Back filming locations and itinerary from Siberia to India
The Way Back is a 2010 movie that tells the story of a group of prisoners who escape from a Gulag in Siberia. It is based on the story of Sławomir Rawicz, although it’s not clear whether all the facts are true.
In The Way Back the prisoners reach China after passing by Lake Baikal and crossing the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. They continue their trip through the Himalayas to reach the capital of Tibet, Lhasa. This extraordinary itinerary ends with Darjeeling in India.
Quite an inspiration for adventurous holidays but don’t be fooled: The Way Back filming locations are actually mostly in Bulgaria and Morocco. Only the scenes in India were actually shot in India. So no Lake Baikal or Gobi Desert but that’s just one more reason to go check these destinations by yourself!
Step by step
Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Erfoud & Ouarzazate (Morocco)
It is the only "real" filming location of the movie since the scenes in Darjeeling with the tea fields were actually shot there.