Off the tourist trail to Kyrgyzstan and follow the ancient Silk Road to Beijing on this groundbreaking & challenging trip along ancient trading routes.  Discover stunning scenery  and some of the oldest cities in the world steeped in history and legend from Lake IssyKul to Xi’an and its Terracotta Warriors

Kyrgyzstan – Ala-Archa Nature Reserve, Lakes Issyk-Kul, Semenovskre Gorge, Yurt Stay by Lake Song Kol, Tash Rabat Caravanserai
China – Chinese guide, Letter of Introduction & fees, Jiaohe Ruins, Maogao Caves, Boat Buddha Caves at Bingling Si, Labrang Tibetan Monastery, Huanglong National Park, Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre, Terracotta Army, Beijing


  • Crew – Driver & Tour Leader from start to Xi’an, Tour Leader Xi’an onwards
  • Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs & cooking gear
  • All road tolls and ferry crossings
  • Accommodation – 50% camping in tents, 50% basic hotels & hostels
  • Meals prepared by group or provided – approx 50%


  • Meals out or taken while in hotels or hostels – allow $20 day
  • Optional Excursions
  • Flights, transfers, travel insurance, drinks, tips, visas, meals out

Side trips / Optional extras

Trip/extra Cost
Krygystan – overnight yurt stay at Song Kol USD $10
Krygystan – Horse riding at Song Kol per day USD $15
China – Museum entrances from $2 USD $10
China – Oasis Mingsha Shan Sand Dunes & Crescent Lake; entry $20 camel ride $18, microlite $50, sandboarding $30 USD $118
China – Jiayuguan – Last Fort – Great Wall of China USD $20
China – Huanglong Park; Cable Car USD $20
China – Gaochang, Bizeklik Caves & Astana Graves USD $30
China – Turpan; Irrigation Channel $10, Grape Valley $10 USD $20

Departure Dates

View all the dates for this tour on the departure dates page.


Map of Bishkek, Kyrgystan to Beijing, China