The Silk Road & Himalayan Explorer

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  • Adventure
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 119 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 26
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore the amazing sights of Istanbul
  • Guided tour of Ancient Troy
  • Visit the Gallipoli Peninsular and the battlefields
  • Ancient ruins of Ephesus
Starting in Istanbul and ending in Kathmandu, the tour The Silk Road & Himalayan Explorer is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 119 days. You will visit Urumqi, Shigatse, Dunhuang and 64 other destinations in 9 different countries. The Silk Road & Himalayan Explorer is a group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

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  • Tatjana
  • On Jun 04 2015
5 - Excellent
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“Great crew, could NOT be any better, my compliments on their performance.”
  • Merinda
  • On Sep 19 2017
5 - Excellent
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“Fantastic way of travelling, very organised yet free enough to make spontaneous decisions!”
  • Christine
  • On Jun 04 2015
4 - Very Good
Christine's review for another Dragoman tour
“Rob is an outgoing fun individual who puts the requirements of the clients first. He is friendly and helpful.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Istanbul
  • Day 2: Gallipoli
  • Day 3: Selcuk
  • Day 4: Selcuk
  • Day 5: Pamukkale
  • Day 6: Olympos
  • Day 7: Olympos
  • Day 8: Egirdir
  • Day 9: Goreme
  • Day 10: Goreme
  • Day 11: Zara
  • Day 12: Sumela
  • Day 13: Batumi
  • Day 14: Kutaisi
  • Day 15: Tbilisi
  • Day 16: Tbilisi
  • Day 17: Lake Sevan
  • Day 18: Yerevan
  • Day 19: Yerevan
  • Day 20: Armenian Highlands
  • Day 21: Borjomi-Kharagauli NP
  • Day 22: Mtskheta
  • Day 23: Stepantsminda
  • Day 24: Telavi
  • Day 25: Telavi
  • Day 26: Lagodekhi
  • Day 27: Sheki
  • Day 28: Lahij Village
  • Day 29: Baku
  • Day 30: Baku
  • Day 31: Caspian Sea
  • Day 32: Turkmenbashi
  • Day 33: Ashgabat
  • Day 34: Ashgabat
  • Day 35: Darvaza
  • Day 36: Kunye Urgench
  • Day 37: Khiva
  • Day 38: Khiva
  • Day 39: Bukhara
  • Day 40: Bukhara
  • Day 41: Bukhara
  • Day 42: Kyzylkhum Desert
  • Day 43: Samarkand
  • Day 44: Samarkand
  • Day 45: Samarkand
  • Day 46: Tashkent
  • Day 47: Tashkent
  • Day 48: Tashkent
  • Day 49: Fergana Valley
  • Day 50: Arslanbob
  • Day 51: Arslanbob
  • Day 52: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 53: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 54: Son-Kol Lake
  • Day 55: Son-Kol Lake
  • Day 56: Kochkor
  • Day 57: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  • Day 58: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  • Day 59: Karakol
  • Day 60: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 61: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 62: Bishkek
  • Day 63: Bishkek
  • Day 64: Kochkor
  • Day 65: Tash Rabat
  • Day 66: Kashgar
  • Day 67: Kashgar
  • Day 68: Kashgar
  • Day 69: Kashgar
  • Day 70: Kashgar
  • Day 71: Aksu
  • Day 72: Korle
  • Day 73: Urumqi
  • Day 74: Urumqi
  • Day 75: Turpan
  • Day 76: Turpan
  • Day 77: Dunhuang
  • Day 78: Dunhuang
  • Day 79: Jiayuguan
  • Day 80: Zhangye
  • Day 81: Liujiaxia
  • Day 82: Xiahe
  • Day 83: Xiahe
  • Day 84: Xiahe
  • Day 85: Lanzhou
  • Day 86: Pingliang
  • Day 87: Pingliang
  • Day 88: Xi'an
  • Day 89: Xi'an
  • Day 90: Pingliang
  • Day 91: Pingliang
  • Day 92: Lanzhou
  • Day 93: Xiahe
  • Day 94: Xiahe
  • Day 95: Xiahe
  • Day 96: Liujiaxia
  • Day 97: Qinghai Hu
  • Day 98: Qinghai Hu
  • Day 99: Golmud
  • Day 100: Amdo
  • Day 101: Amdo
  • Day 102: Amdo
  • Day 103: Lhasa
  • Day 104: Lhasa
  • Day 105: Lhasa
  • Day 106: Lhasa
  • Day 107: Gyantse
  • Day 108: Shigatse
  • Day 109: New Tingri
  • Day 110: Rongbuk
  • Day 111: New Tingri
  • Day 112: Friendship Highway
  • Day 113: Nuwakot
  • Day 114: Nuwakot
  • Day 115: Pokhara
  • Day 116: Pokhara
  • Day 117: Khatauti Khola
  • Day 118: Kathmandu
  • Day 119: Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Comfortable Hotel 25 nights
  • Multishare Hostel 6 nights
  • Camping without facilities 11 nights
  • Basic Hotel 41 nights
  • Guesthouse 14 nights
  • Wild Camp 7 nights
  • Homestay 8 nights
  • Overnight Boat 1 night
  • Yurt Camp 4 nights
Meals
  • 138 Breakfasts
  • 42 Lunches
  • 68 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Overnight Boat, Jeep, Russian Bus, Local Bus, Boat
Guide
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas, One Local Crew Member
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Istanbul and from Kathmandu 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 The Silk Road & Himalayan Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Silk Road & Himalayan Explorer 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.

Payment

For any tour departures within 15 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Silk Road & Himalayan Explorer 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.

Visa

For this The Silk Road & Himalayan Explorer 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.

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