Mountains of Asia & Northern China

Beijing - Tashkent

58 days through China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
FROM: $6465 USD + 1,760 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Metro, Taxi, Local Bus, Boat, Jeep, Russian Bus
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 8 nights
Basic Hotel 26 nights
Guesthouse 6 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Yurt Camp 4 nights
Homestay 3 nights
Wild Camp 7 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 32, Lunches x 11, Dinners x 15
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ENB
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This adventurous overland tour takes us on a journey along the ancient Silk Route, along which traders in ancient times would travel between Europe and the Far East. We take in the great outdoors and spectacular mountain scenery of the countries of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. These remote and rugged lands are often among our travellers' favourites in Central Asia. Home to nomadic peoples who will host us during our slow journey across the region, we'll have time to explore the wilds and for easy trekking and horse-riding.

In China we continue along the Silk Route and up into China’s historic north, taking in key sights like the Terracotta Army near Xi'an, the giant Buddha of Bingling Si, Beijing's Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery near Datong, and of course the Great Wall itself.

 

Guided tour of Xi'an's world famous Terracotta Warriors
Explore Xi'an and its myriad of attractions
Stay overnight in a Lijiashan cliff-side guesthouse built into a cave
Visit the beautiful and ornate Black Dragon temple near Lijiashan
3 nights in Pingyao to explore sites such as Mian Shan Mountain Resort and Zhangbi Underground City
Explore the myriad of temples at Wutai Shan
2 nights to explore Datong's Hanging Monastery and the stunning Yungang Caves
Fully explore the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
Explore the Imperial city of Chengde, summer home to the Emperor's family
Discover the varied and interesting history of China at the National Museum

This is a great tour for those who like to get outside their comfort zone. In Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan we'll be getting out into the great outdoors, sometimes travelling through mountains at over 3,000m altitude, and wild camping and staying with locals in traditional yurts. When we travel along the Silk Road in China we'll be staying mostly in small hotels and local guesthouses. There are some long drive days on this tour but the scenery and the atmosphere is spectacular.

 

Day 1 - Beijing (13th July 2020)
Border Information: if joining in Beijing, you will most likely enter China at Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA code: PEK).

There will be a group meeting today at 6:00pm - please look out for a note from your tour leader at the hotel reception with more information about this important meeting. The rest of the day will be free to explore the incredible city of Beijing!

Please note that many of the optional activities will only be possible for those with extra time in Beijing before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Beijing.


Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Beijing (14th July 2020)
Day 3 - Chengde (15th July 2020)
Day 4 - Chengde (16th July 2020)
Day 5 - Jinshanling (17th July 2020)
Day 6 - Datong (18th July 2020)
Day 7 - Datong (19th July 2020)
Day 8 - Wutai Shan (20th July 2020)
Day 9 - Wutai Shan (21st July 2020)
Day 10 - Pingyao (22nd July 2020)
Day 11 - Pingyao (23rd July 2020)
Day 12 - Pingyao (24th July 2020)
Day 13 - Lijiashan (25th July 2020)
Day 14 - Yan'an (26th July 2020)
Day 15 - Xi'an (27th July 2020)
Day 16 - Xi'an (28th July 2020)
Day 17 - Xi'an (29th July 2020)
Day 18 - Xi'an (30th July 2020)
Day 19 - Pingliang (31st July 2020)
Day 20 - Pingliang (1st August 2020)
Day 21 - Xiahe (2nd August 2020)
Day 22 - Xiahe (3rd August 2020)
Day 23 - Xiahe (4th August 2020)
Day 24 - Liujiaxia (5th August 2020)
Day 25 - Zhangye (6th August 2020)
Day 26 - Jiayuguan (7th August 2020)
Day 27 - Dunhuang (8th August 2020)
Day 28 - Dunhuang (9th August 2020)
Day 29 - Turpan (10th August 2020)
Day 30 - Turpan (11th August 2020)
Day 31 - Urumqi (12th August 2020)
Day 32 - Urumqi (13th August 2020)
Day 33 - Korle (14th August 2020)
Day 34 - Aksu (15th August 2020)
Day 35 - Kashgar (16th August 2020)
Day 36 - Kashgar (17th August 2020)
Day 37 - Kashgar (18th August 2020)
Day 38 - Kashgar (19th August 2020)
Day 39 - Tash Rabat (20th August 2020)
Day 40 - Tash Rabat (21st August 2020)
Day 41 - Kochkor (22nd August 2020)
Day 42 - Bishkek (23rd August 2020)
Day 43 - Bishkek (24th August 2020)
Day 44 - Chong Kemin Valley (25th August 2020)
Day 45 - Chong Kemin Valley (26th August 2020)
Day 46 - Karakol (27th August 2020)
Day 47 - Jeti-Oguz Valley (28th August 2020)
Day 48 - Jeti-Oguz Valley (29th August 2020)
Day 49 - Kochkor (30th August 2020)
Day 50 - Son-Kol Lake (31st August 2020)
Day 51 - Son-Kol Lake (1st September 2020)
Day 52 - Kyrgyz Fergana Valley (2nd September 2020)
Day 53 - Kyrgyz Fergana Valley (3rd September 2020)
Day 54 - Arslanbob (4th September 2020)
Day 55 - Arslanbob (5th September 2020)
Day 56 - Fergana Valley (6th September 2020)
Day 57 - Tashkent (7th September 2020)
Day 58 - Tashkent (8th September 2020)

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