Ashgabat to Bishkek Itinerary

Follow the silk road through Central Asia and travel to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. See Kyrgyz Mountains and travel to Turkmenistan’s vibrant capital, Ashgabat.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,675
      CAD $2,690
      AUD $2,600
      EUR €2,085
      GBP £1,620
      NZD $3,330
      ZAR R20,775
      CHF FR2,410
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $920
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,595*
      CAD $3,583*
      AUD $3,480*
      EUR €2,727*
      GBP £2,181*
      NZD $4,434*
      ZAR R27,173*
      CHF FR3,137*
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Day 1 Ashgabat

Start your Samarkand and Tamerlane’s Testament adventure among the futuristic architecture of Ashgabat. Spy the world's largest hand-woven rug or learn about the city's traumatic history at the Earthquake Museum.
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Day 2 Darvaza

Sleep under the stars in the Karakum Desert. See the spectacular fires of the Darvaza Gas Crater.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 3 Konye-Urgench

Continue the Overland journey through the Karakum Desert, and take in the parched landscape of Asia's hottest desert.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 4-5 Khiva

Gaze up at the ancient walls surrounding Khiva and imagine how they once provided sanctuary for weary Silk Road travellers. Explore the historic and perfectly preserved Old Town, beautifully decorated in classic turquoise tiles.
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Days 6-8 Bukhara

Get to know Central Asia's holiest city, where the combination of buildings spanning a thousand years and a thoroughly lived-in Old Town help create the awe-inspiring atmosphere.
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Day 9 Nurata

Spend a night in a yurt camp with the local nomads, sleeping among the dunes of the Kyzylkhum Desert.
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Days 10-12 Samarkand

Travel to one of Central Asia's most magical cities, Uzbekistan’s Samarkand. Discover the romance of the Silk Road in this perfectly preserved city full of exotic architecture and majestic buildings.
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Days 13-15 Tashkent

End your adventure in the most modern of Uzbekistan’s cities. Visit Tashkent’s thriving Chorsu Bazaar to pick up Soviet-style souvenirs and admire the ornately decorated Kukeldash Medressa.
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Day 16 Kokand/Fergana City

Enter the Fergana Valley and see the palace of the former Khan of Kokand.
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Day 17 Arslanbob

Make tracks across the Ferghana Valley into Kyrgyzstan.

Days 18-20 Kyrgyz Ferghana Valley

Take a leisurely three day journey through the stunning mountains and national parks of Kyrgyzstan's Fergana Valley.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 3

Days 21-22 Song-Kol Lake

Spend the night in a yurt near Song-Kol Lake and join in a game of ulak-tartysh.
ACCOM: Yurt - 2

Day 23 Kochkor

Mingle with friendly locals and relish Kyrgyz hospitality while enjoying a homestay in Kochkor.
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Days 24-25 Djety Oguz Valley

Admire the lofty sandstone cliffs in Djety Oguz Valley.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

Day 26 Karakol

Discover the remote, picturesque town of Karakol, complete with quaint tree-lined streets and colonial houses.
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Days 27-28 Chong Kemin National Park

Set off on a leisurely hike along Chong Kemin River - or if feeling adventurous, perhaps tackle one of the tough 4000 m passes.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

Days 29-30 Bishkek

Relax on the final days in Bishek. Why not stroll through the city's markets and haggle for bargains. Alternatively, relaxing in an Oak Park cafe and reflecting on the adventure is another good option!
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