Kyrgyzstan & the Chinese Silk Route

Beijing - Bishkek

43 days through China, Kyrgyzstan
FROM: $5100 USD + 1,380 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Metro, Taxi, Local Bus, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 6 nights
Basic Hotel 24 nights
Guesthouse 6 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Yurt Camp 2 nights
Homestay 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 18, Lunches x 5, Dinners x 6
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
EEB
Deposit:
$435 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

The western end of the Silk Route, is arguably the most historic. This was the end that
started it all, when the Han Chinese emperor Wudi commissioned Zhang Qian to open up
trade to Central Asia and to map the route.

The link between the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan and China is the remote Torugart
Pass, and our route takes us through this high Tian Shan mountain pass to the fabled city of
Kashgar with its unique Sunday Market.

Then there is the vast Taklimakan Desert, the western end of the Gobi and some stunning
scenery complete with oasis towns of major historic importance to the Silk Road. The route
then climbs onto the lower slopes of the wild Tibetan Plateau through to the holy Tibetan
town of Xiahe. It’s not until we reach Xi’an that we really hit China’s tourist trail and that is
where the trip ends; it’s a perfect example of the importance of the journey and not the
destination.

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

An easy trip, with some altitude to cope with and some long days drives. But this is definitely made up for by the things to do and see along the way. Many hotels but with some stunning wild camping.

Day 1 - Beijing (12th July 2021)
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 (13th July 2021)
Day 3 - Chengde (14th July 2021)
Day 4 - Chengde (15th July 2021)
Day 5 - Jinshanling (16th July 2021)
Day 6 - Datong (17th July 2021)
Day 7 - Datong (18th July 2021)
Day 8 - Wutai Shan (19th July 2021)
Day 9 - Wutai Shan (20th July 2021)
Day 10 - Pingyao (21st July 2021)
Day 11 - Pingyao (22nd July 2021)
Day 12 - Pingyao (23rd July 2021)
Day 13 - Lijiashan (24th July 2021)
Day 14 - Yan'an (25th July 2021)
Day 15 - Xi'an (26th July 2021)
Day 16 - Xi'an (27th July 2021)
Day 17 - Xi'an (28th July 2021)
Day 18 - Xi'an (29th July 2021)
Day 19 - Pingliang (30th July 2021)
Day 20 - Pingliang (31st July 2021)
Day 21 - Xiahe (1st August 2021)
Day 22 - Xiahe (2nd August 2021)
Day 23 - Xiahe (3rd August 2021)
Day 24 - Liujiaxia (4th August 2021)
Day 25 - Zhangye (5th August 2021)
Day 26 - Jiayuguan (6th August 2021)
Day 27 - Dunhuang (7th August 2021)
Day 28 - Dunhuang (8th August 2021)
Day 29 - Turpan (9th August 2021)
Day 30 - Turpan (10th August 2021)
Day 31 - Urumqi (11th August 2021)
Day 32 - Urumqi (12th August 2021)
Day 33 - Korle (13th August 2021)
Day 34 - Aksu (14th August 2021)
Day 35 - Kashgar (15th August 2021)
Day 36 - Kashgar (16th August 2021)
Day 37 - Kashgar (17th August 2021)
Day 38 - Kashgar (18th August 2021)
Day 39 - Tash Rabat (19th August 2021)
Day 40 - Tash Rabat (20th August 2021)
Day 41 - Kochkor (21st August 2021)
Day 42 - Bishkek (22nd August 2021)
Day 43 - Bishkek (23rd August 2021)

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12 Jul 21 Beijing
23 Aug 21 Bishkek

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02 Aug 21 Beijing
13 Sep 21 Bishkek

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