The footsteps of Alexander the Great and Marco Polo on this groundbreaking & challenging expedition along ancient trading routes. Visit the legendary ‘Stan’s’ taking in the bizarre city of Ashgabat and the splendour of the Old Registan in Uzbekistan.  Experience a night in a Yurt and camp in the epic wilderness of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan – Ala-Archa Nature Reserve, Lakes Issyk-Kul, Semenovskre Gorge, Yurt Stay by Lake Song Kol, Tash Rabat Caravanserai
Kazakhstan – Aksu-Dzhabagly Nature Reserve 
 – Historic cities; Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand
Turkmenistan – Letter of Introduction support and fees, Ashgabat, Darvaza Gas Craters



  • Transport on expedition truck with crew
  • Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs & cooking gear
  • All accommodation approx 20% camping, 80% simple hotels/hostels


  • Flights, visas, transfers, personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
  • Optional excursions/side trips

Side trips / Optional extras

Trip/extra Cost
Krygystan – Horse riding at Song Kol per day USD $15
Krygystan – overnight yurt stay at Song Kol USD $10
Turkmenistan – Ashgabat – Nat Museum $10, carpet museum $9, Arch of Neutrality $2 USD $21
Uzbekistan – Samarkand – entry $10, Ave of Mausoleums $5, Registan $7, Bibi Khanym Mosque $5, Afrasiab ruins & museum $4 USD $10
Uzbekistan – Bukhara – Ark USD $5
Uzbekistan – Kiva City sights pass USD $13
Kazakhstan – Entry to Aksu National Park USD $10
Kazakhstan – Day Hiking, Ranger & Entry in Aksu Nat. Reserve USD $30
Kyrgyzstan – Museum Entrances from $2 to $10 USD $10

Departure Dates

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Map of Bishkek to Ashgabat - Silk Road Highlights