Ashgabat To Bishkek (36 Days) Silk Road Highlights And Kyrgyzstan Overland

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Run by: Oasis Overland

Reference number: 306

From: £1645.00

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 – Arrive and transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Day 2 Ashgabat – Free time and City Tour

Days 3 to 4 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 5 to 14 Uzbekistan

Aral Sea - see 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.

Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s capital

Days 15 to 19 Kazakhstan

Aksu-Dzhabagly Nature Reserve – green valleys, wildlife and snow capped peaks!

Time to explore this southern corner of Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan

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!

Day 20 Bishkek

Free day

Days 21 to 35 Ala-Archa Nature Reserve - an option to go trekking to the edge of glaciers, in spectacular scenery.

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.

Bishkek - Capital City.

Day 36 Your trip ends after breakfast. 36 Days - Central Asia & South East Asia - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
13/05/2019 17/06/2019 Places Availabl £1645.00
13/07/2019 17/08/2019 Places Availabl £1645.00
08/07/2020 11/08/2020 Places Availabl £1645.00

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