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SILK ROAD CONNECTIONS

Do you want to travel the Silk Road, but do it your way? With years of experience in organising expeditions, and doing bespoke consultancy, we know what it takes to organise something genuinely unique.

Tajikistan Discovery

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Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan Discovery

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Tash Rabat Caravanserai, Kyrgyzstan

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Tajikistan is possibly the most remote and least known of all the Central Asian countries. Half of this small landlocked country lies at over 3000m, and the beautiful Fan and Pamir Mountains offer some great trekking and hiking opportunities. Culturally the country is fascinating, with many different tribes descended from the Persians whose empire once …

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A comprehensive tour of mountainous Kyrgyzstan and neighbouring Kazakhstan’s fascinating south. Ala Archa and Aksu Djabagly National Parks offer the chance to journey deep into the beautiful Tien Shan, while the ruins of Otrar and the profusion of ancient monuments scattered throughout Kazakhstan speak of its importance along the Silk Road. The vast landscapes of …

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Stunning Son Kul Lake is the second largest in Kyrgyzstan and sits at an altitude of 3016 metres. The lake is only accessible by 4WD vehicles from mid-June to mid-September which is when the Kyrgyz nomads take their herds to the high pastures and set up camp. Staying in a yurt amongst the nomads is …

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The 15th century Tash Rabat caravanserai is a true relic of the Silk Road located in a high valley (3500m altitude) on the north side of the At-Bashy mountain range. The stone built structure, which may have started out as a Nestorian church, is half buried in the hillside and in a remarkable state of preservation …

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Fabled Kyrgyzstan offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Central Asia and is a delight for the visitor to explore. The land of the nomad forming the link between China and the rest of the Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan culture retains many of its ancient traditions. This is the land to stay in a Yurt …

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Set in the lush Tamgaly gorge some 170kms northwest of Almaty lie some 5,000 petroglyphs mostly dating back to the 2nd millennium BC. The images at this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site depict animals, hunting scenes as well as religious rituals. Wandering around this large site of nearly 900ha the skill of the artists who created …

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Kashgar is the meeting point of South and North silk road in ancient times, from Kashgar caravans split to Kyrgyzstan or Pakistan and continue to all the way west till Rome, our tour start from Kyrgyzstan and enter China via Torugart pass near Naryn. After two days visiting of Kashgar area exit to Kyrgyzstan via …

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Citizens of all countries need a visa for Turkmenistan.  For a transit visa (valid for between 3 and 7 days) you do not need an invitation letter.  However, regardless of your nationality or the place where you apply for it, getting the transit visa is a lottery. Your chances of getting one on average are …

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Best time to travel to Kazakhstan – June, September Best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan – July, August Best time to travel to Tajikistan – July, August Best time to travel to Turkmenistan – April, May & September, October Best time to travel to Uzbekistan – April, May & September, October Climate of Central Asia …

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Rare is the traveler who knows the allure of Pakistan, a deeply fascinating country with tremendous Silk Road history and sensational natural beauty – particularly in the Hunza Valley. We’ve crafted this one-of-a-kind journey to reveal its multitudinous charms, exploring Pakistan’s northeastern corner along with the westernmost edge of China. From the desert to the …

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