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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to China

62 days from GBP £2,900 plus local payment US$1,400 (What’s this?)

Follow in the tracks of the old Silk Road.  Discover some of the oldest cities in the world steeped in history and legend.  Visit the legendary 'Stan's' taking in the bizarre city of Ashgabat and the splendour of the Old Registan in Uzbekistan.  Get outdoors in Kazakhstan and hike in the Aksu-Dzhabagly Nature Reserve, keeping an eye out for bears!  Kyrgyzstan amazes with it's deep mountain lakes and perenially snow capped peaks, before crossing the mighty Torugat Pass and traversing the whole of China.  Pandas, Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall.

Included
Turkmenistan - Letter of Introduction support and fees, Ashgabat, Darvaza Gas Craters
Uzbekistan - Historic cities; Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand
Kazakhstan - Aksu-Dzhabagly Nature Reserve
Kyrgyzstan - Ala-Archa Nature Reserve, Lakes Issyk-Kul, Semenovskre Gorge, Yurt Stay by Lake Song Kol, Tash Rabat Caravanserai
China - Chinese guide, Letter of Introduction & fees, Jiaohe Ruins, Maogao Caves, Boat Buddha Caves at Bingling Si, Labrang Tibetan Monastery, Huanglong National Park, Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre, Terracotta Army

Included

Accommodation; half camping in tents, half simple hotels
Meals prepared by group or provided - approx 50%
Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs, cooking gear
Transport Xi'an to Singapore
Fully equipped Expedition Truck from Istanbul to Xi’an

Excluded

Flights; visas; transfers; personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
Meals while in hotels
Optional excursions/side trips

Side trips / Optional extras

Krygystan - Hiking guide for a group US$ 25
Krygystan - Horse riding at Song Kol per day US$ 15
Krygystan - overnight yurt stay at Song Kol US$ 10
Turkmenistan - Ashgabat - Nat Museum $10, carpet museum $9, Arch of Neutrality $2 US$ 21
Uzbekistan - Kiva City sights pass US$ 20
Uzbekistan - Bukhara - Ark US$ 5
Uzbekistan - Samarkand – entry $10, Ave of Mausoleums $5, Registan $7, Bibi Khanym Mosque $5, Afrasiab ruins & museum $4 US$ 10
Uzbekistan - Tashkent - Bazaar US$ 0
Kazakhstan - Entry to Aksu National Park US$ 10
Kazakhstan - Day Hiking, Ranger & Entry in Aksu Nat. Reserve US$ 30
Kyrgyzstan - Museum Entrances from $2 to $10 US$ 10
China - Museum entrances from $2 US$ 10
China - Gaochang, Bizeklik Caves & Astana Graves US$ 30
China - Huanglong Park; Cable Car US$ 20
China - Jiayuguan - Last Fort - Great Wall of China US$ 20
China - Turpan; Irrigation Channel $10, Grape Valley $10 US$ 20
China - Oasis Mingsha Shan Sand Dunes & Crescent Lake; entry $20 camel ride $18, microlite $50, sandboarding $30 US$ 118

Departure Dates

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