Bishkek To Ashgabat (20 Days) Silk Road Highlights

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Run by: Oasis Overland

Reference number: 233

From: £1195.00

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 shorter section of the Silk Road. Days 1 to 5 Please note: our 2nd Aug and 18th Aug 2019 departures do not visit Osh, Fergana Valley, Khujand or Tajikistan.  Please contact us for an itinerary for these departures.

Stunning mountains and lakes

Osh – home to oldest Bazaar in Central Asia

Uzbekistan

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

Khujand – an important city on the old Silk Road

Tajikistan

Iskanderkul Lake and Tajikistan’s highest waterfall

Fann Mountains – 5000 mtr+  peaks

Days 6 to 15 Dushanbe – Tajikistan’s Capital

Drive west towards Uzbekstan border

Stop off in the Unesco town of Shahrisabz (time allowing)

Uzbekistan

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

Kyzylkum Desert - beauty & harshness in one.

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

Khiva - explore the ancient medressas, mausoleums and museums.

Aral Sea - ships marooned in the desert

Days 16 to 18 Turkmenistan

Kunye Ugench - see the 60mtr high minaret!

Darvaza Gas Craters - a result of Soviet-era gas exploration.

Kara-Kum Desert - arduous days are rewarded by camping out in this barren terrain.

Ashgabat - the fascinating and slightly bizarre ’White City’, fashioned out of marble.

Day 19 Turkmenistan

Ashgabat – Free time and City Tour

Day 20 Ashgabat – Trip ends and transfer to airport. 20 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
08/09/2020 27/09/2020 Places Availabl £1195.00

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