The Silk Road & Tibet

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Run by: Dragoman

Reference number: EST

From: £8120.00

Asia is the continent where overlanding all started, and Dragoman has been the leading operator there since our first trucks went through in the 1980s - take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading into the wilds, well away from the usual tourist trail. Starting our epic journey in the evocative Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, we'll head into the legendary land of Tibet - here we'll cross breathtaking 5000m-high mountain passes, taking in some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world, and become fully enveloped in the incredible Buddhist culture. We'll see prayer flags snapping in the wind, visit monasteries with burgundy-robed monks and witness a way of life unchanged for centuries as we travel through Tibet, past Mount Everest, the iconic city of Lhasa, and into central China. We'll visit the phenomenal giant Buddha statue at Bingling Si en route to Xi'an, the home of the world-famous Terracotta Warriors! From here we'll head through the the temples of Mount Kongtong and acsend to the Tibetan town of Xiahe, before overlanding to the western end of the Great Wall of China. We'll visit the incredible Buddha caves of Mogao and the oasis of Turpan in China's remote western provinces, then cross the isolated Taklamakan Desert to the arrive at the fascinating city of Kashgar. We continue on to the stunning Lake Karakol in the colossal Karakoram Mountains before ascending to cross the Torugart Pass into the mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan. We will overland across the remote and desolate mountains in the south of the country to the stylish capital of Bishkek. From Bishkek we will set off to fully explore the wonderful country of Kyrgyzstan - we will absorb ourselves in the breathtaking scenery, stay in local homestays and yurt camps, and take advantage of the phenomenal trekking opportunities in this incredible country on a flexible itinerary, before heading into the equally-amazing land of Uzbekistan. We will overland through the stunning lands of the fertile Fergana Valley before arriving at the pleasant capital of Tashkent. We will venture across the phenomenal country of Uzbekistan, visiting the astonishing ancient cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, and enjoying a yurt stay in the incredible Kyzylkhum Desert before crossing the vast deserts of Turkmenistan. Here we will visit the stunning Darvaza gas crater before arriving in the surreal capital of Ashgabat. From Ashgabat we will visit the Kow-Ata underground lake en route to our adventurous ferry crossing over the Caspian Sea to Baku. We will to the discover the charming towns and ancient petroglyphs of Azerbaijan before heading to the wonderful wine regions of Georgia en route to Tbilisi. From there we will ascend to the stunning mountains of Kazbegi, visit Stalin's birthplace of Gori, and discover the ancient town of Kutaisi before crossing into Turkey. We overland via the breathtaking ancient monastery of Sumela to the magical land of Cappadocia, before our final journey to the magnificent historic city of Istanbul. Join us on this unforgettable epic Asian overlanding experience!

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
02/05/2019 19/08/2019 0 £8120.00

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