Join this Ultimate Expedition and venture off the tourist trail to Kyrgyzstan and follow the ancient Silk Road to Beijing on this groundbreaking & challenging trip along ancient trading routes. Discover stunning scenery and some of the oldest cities in the world steeped in history and legend from Lake IssyKul to Xi’an and its Terracotta Warriors. Days 1 to 14 Kyrgyzstan
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
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
Torugat Pass - travel through the Tien Shan Mountains & cross the border into China
Days 15 to 22 China
Kashgar - a major trading point on the old Silk Road.
Taklamakan Desert - 272,000 sq km of slowly moving sand.
Kuqa and the Thousand Buddha Caves.
Turpan - visit nearby ruins of Jiaohe City.
Days 23 to 35 Gobi Desert - one of the hottest places on earth.
Dunhuang - the famous Mogao Grottoes & the Crescent Moon Pool.
Jiayuguan - our first taste of the Great Wall of China
Xiahe - Labrang Buddhist Monastery.
Huanglong National Park - savour some of the spectacular scenery and hiking trails.
Chengdu - visit the nearby Giant Panda Breeding Centre.
Days 36 to 37 Xi’an - visit the famous Terracotta Warriors
Days 38 to 41 Overnight train to the capital.
Beijing - day trip to visit the Great Wall of China; stay a few extra days to take in all the sights including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City & the Temple of Heaven. 41 Days - Central Asia & South East Asia - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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