Exploratory - Moscow To Bishkek (7.5 Weeks) - Ultimate Asia Overland

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Run by: Oasis Overland

Reference number: 409

From: £3149.00

Take a walk in Red Square, journey€ross the Caspian sea for a 4x4 adventure in the Turkmen desert. Travel the old Silk Road through Uzbekistan and hang out with Nomads in Kyrgyzstan. Take the route less travelled through Tajikistan on the Pamir Highway and end your adventure in the Capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. PLEASE NOTE: This is an Exploratory trip with several new areas for Oasis. Things will change and we may not do everything on the itinerary, but equally we may visit lots of places not listed. Basically come with an open mind and an easy going attitude for an adventure of a lifetime! Days 1 to 3 Fast train to St. Petersburg.  2 days to see the city – onion domed Cathedral, Hermitage museum and more. 

Days 4 to 12 Russia

Join the Overland truck.  South to Veliky Novgorod, Lake Ilmen and east to Suzdal open air museum.

South towards Georgia, exploring this little visited part of Russia.

Days 13 to 20 Georgia

Stepantsminda – spectacular mountains and hiking.

Tbilisi – Georgia’s capital city.

Telavi – ancient wine growing area.

Days 21 to 25 Azerbaijan

Mud Volcanoes

Baku – capital city

Ferry€ross the Caspian

Days 26 to 30 Turkmenistan

Turkmenbashi – interesting port town.

Transfer to jeeps – desert crossing – Balkan mountains and Yangikala Canyon.

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

Kunye Urgench - see the 60mtr high minaret

Days 31 to 41 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.

Termez – border town with Afghanistan.

Days 42 to 50 Tajikistan

Dushanbe – the capital.

Pamir Highway – stunning views from the top of the world.

Khorog and the Koi Tezek Pass (4272 mtrs).

Murgab – Ak Baital Pass (4655 mtrs).

Kara Kul Lake – highest lake in Central Asia.

Days 51 to 54 Kyrgyzstan

Osh, the 2nd largest city in Kyrgyzstan & home of the Great Silk Road Bazaar.

High passes and the turquoise waters of Toktogul Reservoir.

Arrive Bishkek.

Day 55 Your trip ends after breakfast. 7.5 Weeks - Central Asia & South East Asia - FALSE Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website

Departures

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11/04/2020 04/06/2020 Places Availabl £3149.00

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