Silk Route & Mountains of Central Asia

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  • duration 47 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • Ends Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore the unique Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on a guided tour
  • Wild camp near the 'Door to Hell' Darvaza Crater
  • Overland in to the Karakum desert
  • Explore the ruined city of Kunye Urgench
Starting in Ashgabat and ending in Dushanbe, the trip Silk Route & Mountains Of Central Asia is a guided adventure trip that takes 47 days. You will visit Sary Tash, Kunye Urgench, Bukhara and 28 other destinations in 5 different countries. Silk Route & Mountains Of Central Asia is a group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

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  • Day 1: Ashgabat
  • Day 2: Darvaza
  • Day 3: Kunye Urgench
  • Day 4: Khiva
  • Day 5: Khiva
  • Day 6: Bukhara
  • Day 7: Bukhara
  • Day 8: Bukhara
  • Day 9: Kyzylkhum Desert
  • Day 10: Samarkand
  • Day 11: Samarkand
  • Day 12: Samarkand
  • Day 13: Tashkent
  • Day 14: Tashkent
  • Day 15: Tashkent
  • Day 16: Fergana Valley
  • Day 17: Arslanbob
  • Day 18: Arslanbob
  • Day 19: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 20: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 21: Son-Kol Lake
  • Day 22: Son-Kol Lake
  • Day 23: Kochkor
  • Day 24: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  • Day 25: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  • Day 26: Karakol
  • Day 27: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 28: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 29: Bishkek
  • Day 30: Bishkek
  • Day 31: Toktugal Lake
  • Day 32: Osh
  • Day 33: Osh
  • Day 34: Tulpar Kol Lake
  • Day 35: Murghab
  • Day 36: Langar
  • Day 37: Ishkashim
  • Day 38: Khorog
  • Day 39: Khorog
  • Day 40: Khalaykhum
  • Day 41: Kulob
  • Day 42: Iskanderkul Lake
  • Day 43: Fann Mountains
  • Day 44: Bibijanat Lake
  • Day 45: Alaudin Lake
  • Day 46: Dushanbe
  • Day 47: Dushanbe
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Russian Bus
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
  • Comfortable Hotel 12 nights
  • Camping without facilities 5 nights
  • Basic Hotel 12 nights
  • Yurt Camp 4 nights
  • Homestay 5 nights
  • Wild Camp 5 nights
  • Guesthouse 2 nights
  • Camping 1 night
  • 80 Breakfasts
  • 32 Lunches
  • 38 Dinners
  • Any international flights to Ashgabat and from Dushanbe are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Silk Route & Mountains of Central Asia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Silk Route & Mountains of Central Asia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 13 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 June 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Silk Route & Mountains of Central Asia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Silk Route & Mountains of Central Asia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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