Kyrgyzstan & the Chinese Silk Route

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 43 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Chuy Province , Kyrgyzstan
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  • Guided tour of Xi'an's world famous Terracotta Warriors
  • Overnight homestay at a traditional rural Kyrgyz village
  • Explore the colourful natural phenomenon of the Rainbow Mountains
  • Stay overnight in a Lijiashan cliffside guesthouse built into a cave
The trip Kyrgyzstan & The Chinese Silk Route starts in Beijing and ends in Chuy Province. This is a trekking trip that takes 43 days taking you through Beijing, Zhangye, Liujiaxia, Dunhuang and 17 other destinations in Kyrgyzstan and China. This is a guided group trip that includes accommodation, transport and others.

The western end of the Silk Route, is arguably the most historic. This was the end that

started it all, when the Han Chinese emperor Wudi commissioned Zhang Qian to open up

trade to Central Asia and to map the route.

The link between the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan and China is the remote Torugart

Pass, and our route takes us through this high Tian Shan mountain pass to the fabled city of

Kashgar with its unique Sunday Market.

Then there is the vast Taklimakan Desert, the western end of the Gobi and some stunning

scenery complete with oasis towns of major historic importance to the Silk Road. The route

then climbs onto the lower slopes of the wild Tibetan Plateau through to the holy Tibetan

town of Xiahe. It’s not until we reach Xi’an that we really hit China’s tourist trail and that is

where the trip ends; it’s a perfect example of the importance of the journey and not the


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  • Day 1: Beijing
  • Day 2: Beijing
  • Day 3 - 4: Chengde
  • Day 5: Jinshanling
  • Day 6 - 7: Datong
  • Day 8 - 9: Wutai Shan
  • Day 10 - 11: Pingyao
  • Day 12: Lijiashan
  • Day 13 - 14: Yan'an
  • Day 15: Xi'an
  • Day 16: Xi'an
  • Day 17: Xi'an
  • Day 18: Xi'an
  • Day 19 - 20: Pingliang
  • Day 21 - 23: Xiahe
  • Day 24: Liujiaxia
  • Day 25: Zhangye
  • Day 26: Zhangye
  • Day 27 - 28: Dunhuang
  • Day 29 - 30: Turpan
  • Day 31 - 32: Heavenly Lake
  • Day 33 - 34: Bayanbulak
  • Day 35 - 37: Kashgar
  • Day 38: Kashgar
  • Day 39 - 40: Tash Rabat
  • Day 41: Kochkor
  • Day 42: Bishkek
  • Day 43: Bishkek
  • Overland expedition vehicle, Public bus, Taxi, Boat, Metro
  • 2 Dragoman crew, Local guides where necessary, 1 local crew in certain areas
  • 5% Camping - 95% Hotels
  • Any international flights to Beijing and from Chuy Province 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 Kyrgyzstan & the Chinese Silk Route tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days before departure.

Travel Insurance

Kyrgyzstan & the Chinese Silk Route 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 Kyrgyzstan & the Chinese Silk Route 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.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kyrgyzstan & the Chinese Silk Route 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.
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