Trip reference number: 306

Trip Operator: Oasis Overland

Ashgabat To Bishkek (37 Days) Silk Road Highlights And Kyrgyzstan Overland

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Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and Marco Polo on this groundbreaking & challenging expedition along ancient trading routes. Visit the legendary ’Stan’s’ taking in the bizarre city of Ashgabat and the splendour of the Old Registan in Uzbekistan. Experience a night in a Yurt and camp in the epic wilderness of Kyrgyzstan. Day 1 Turkmenistan

Ashgabat – Free time and City Tour

Days 2 to 3 Turkmenistan

Kara-Kum Desert – drive€ross the barren desert

Darvaza Gas Craters – the ‘Door to Hell’, a result of Soviet-era gas exploration.

Kunye Ugench - see the 60mtr high minaret

Days 4 to 13 Uzbekistan

Aral Sea - ships marooned in the desert

Khiva - explore the ancient medressas, mausoleums and museums.

Bukhara - an important stop on the Silk Rd of old & home to over 350 mosques & 100 Islamic colleges.

Kyzylkum Desert - beauty & harshness in one.

Samarkand - as old as Babylon, view the beauty of the Registan, medressas & mosques.

Tajikistan

Drive south towards Tajikistan border.

Stop off in the unesco Town of Shahrisabz (time allowing).

Dushanbe – Tajikistan’s Capital.

Days 14 to 19 Fann Mountains – 5000 mtr + peaks.

Iskanderkul Lake and Tajikistan’s highest waterfall.

Khujand – an important city on the old Silk Road.

Kyrgyzstan

Fergana Valley – the home of silk and where the great route started from.

Osh – home to oldest bazaar in Central Asia.

Stunning mountains and lakes

Bishkek - the Kyrgyzstan capital.  Soviet built city with tree lined boulevards and parks.  A chance to let our hair down, relax and maybe remind our taste buds about western food!

Days 20 to 21 Bishkek - the Kyrgyzstan capital.  Soviet built city with tree lined boulevards and parks.  A chance to let our hair down, relax and maybe remind our taste buds about western food!

Days 22 to 34 Please note: Our 2nd August 2019 departure does not visit Almaty.  Please contact us for an itinerary for this departure.

Almaty - Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis

Lake Issyk-Kul - a massive mountain lake with magnificent scenery & loads of€tivities to choose from.

Altyn Arashan

Karakol/Jeti Orguz Region - hiking into the surrounding Terskay Ala-Too Mountains.

Lake Song Kol - Traditional yurt stay, horseback riding and trekking the surrounding areas.

Tash Rabat - visit this ancient caravanserai.

Days 35 to 36 Scenic camping spots

Bishkek - capital city

Day 37 Your trip ends after breakfast. 37 Days - Central Asia & South East Asia - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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