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Bishkek to Ashgabat - Silk Road Highlights

36 days from GBP £1,650 plus local payment US$925 (What’s this?)

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

Kyrgyzstan - Ala-Archa Nature Reserve, Lakes Issyk-Kul, Semenovskre Gorge, Yurt Stay by Lake Song Kol, Tash Rabat Caravanserai
Kazakhstan - Aksu-Dzhabagly Nature Reserve 
 - Historic cities; Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand
Turkmenistan - Letter of Introduction support and fees, Ashgabat, Darvaza Gas Craters


Transport in expedition truck
Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs, cooking gear
Accommodation; half camping in tents, half simple hotels
All accommodation approx 20% camping, 80% simple hotels/hostels


Flights; visas; transfers; personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
Optional excursions/side trips
Meals out or taken while in hotels or hostels - allow $20 day

Side trips / Optional extras

Turkmenistan - Ashgabat - Nat Museum $10, carpet museum $9, Arch of Neutrality $2 US$ 21
Uzbekistan - Bukhara - Ark US$ 5
Uzbekistan - Tashkent - Bazaar US$ 0
Uzbekistan - Samarkand – entry $10, Ave of Mausoleums $5, Registan $7, Bibi Khanym Mosque $5, Afrasiab ruins & museum $4 US$ 10
Uzbekistan - Kiva City sights pass US$ 20
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
Krygystan - Horse riding at Song Kol per day US$ 15
Krygystan - Hiking guide for a group US$ 25
Krygystan - overnight yurt stay at Song Kol US$ 10

Departure Dates

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