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Central Silk Route & Mongolia



96 Days
Next Departure
Starting at
USD 14,715.00
Price per day
USD 153.00

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Central Silk Route & Mongolia
Travel Quality
Budget Travel
Group Size
0 - 26
Age Group
18 - 99 Years


Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Day 2.
Day 3.
Ogii Lake
Day 4.
Day 5.
Orkhon Valley
Day 6.
Orkhon Valley
Day 7.
Day 8.
Day 9.
Tamir River
Day 10.
Khorgo Volcano
Day 11.
Khorgo Volcano
Day 12.
Day 13.
Day 14.
Khovsgol Lake
Day 15.
Khovsgol Lake
Day 81.
Day 82.
Day 83.
Day 84.
Day 85.
Day 86.
Kyzylkhum Desert
Day 87.
Day 88.
Day 89.
Day 90.
Day 91.
Day 92.
Kunye Urgench
Day 93.
Day 94.
Day 95.
Day 96.

Visited Countries (5): China, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Visited cities (16): Ashgabat, Beijing, Bishkek, Bucchara, Datong, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Kashgar, Khiva, Pingliang, Samarkand, Tashkent, Ulaanbaatar, Urumqi, Xian, Zhangye




  • Head out to see Ulaanbaatar's Gandan Monastery and National Museum
  • Spend a few hours exploring Ulaanbaatar's Mongolian Black Market
  • Stay in a local nomadic ger encampment at Ogii Lake
  • Visit ancient Karakoram, capital of the Mongol Empire at Kharkhorin
  • Wild camp in remote Orkhon Valley
  • Stay in traditional ger encampments in the 'Paradise of the horse herders'
  • Discover the nomadic lifestyle of local Mongul families
  • Hike to the top of Khorgo volcano
  • Hike around forests and meadows near Khovsgol Lake
  • 3 days overlanding and wild camping across central-northern Mongolia
  • Visit the Chinese-style Buddhist monastery of Amarbayasgalant near the Selenge River
  • 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
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Take the Beijing metro to the centre's famous Tiananmen Square
  • Explore Kashgar's traditional Sunday market and Animal market
  • Cross the Taklamakan Desert
  • Exploration of the oasis and the Jiaohe ruins at Turpan
  • Guided tour of the Mogao caves, Dunhuang
  • Camp near an adobe section of the Great Wall near Jiayuguan
  • Explore the colourful natural phenomenon of the Rainbow Mountains
  • Cross the northern end of the Tibetan Plateau
  • Explore Xiahe - one of Tibets most historic cities
  • See Bingling Si's vast Buddha statue and outstanding cave sculptures
  • Explore the stunningly beautiful Mt. Kongtong and its temples
  • Overland through Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley in local transport
  • See the silk-weavers of the Fergana Valley
  • Stay in traditional felt yurts at the incredible Song Köl Lake
  • Experience the daily life of the Kyrgyz mountain shepherds
  • See a demonstration from a traditional eagle hunter near Kochkor
  • Learn how Kyrgyz carpets and hats are typically made
  • Trek into the wilds of the Jeti-Oghuz Gorge
  • Walk around the incredible scenery of the Chong Kemin valley
  • Relax in the picturesque city of Bishkek
  • Explore the unique Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on a guided tour
  • Wild camp near the 'Door to Hell' Darvaza Crater
  • Overland in to the Karakum desert
  • Explore the ruined city of Kunye Urgench
  • Guided tour of the ancient and beautiful city of Khiva
  • 3 nights in Bukhara with guided tour of the many unique sites
  • Overnight in the Kyzylkum Desert staying in yurts
  • Guided tour of the historic city of Samarkand and surrounding area

Included in Price

  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas, One Local Crew Member
  • Breakfasts x 136, Lunches x 46, Dinners x 68
  • Comfortable Hotel 20 nightsYurt Camp 14 nightsCamping without facilities 13 nightsBasic Hotel 31 nightsGuesthouse 6 nightsHomestay 3 nightsWild Camp 7 nights


  • Depending on the trip, activities may include treks of 3-4 hours at altitude or across hilly terrain, multi-day treks at sea level, horseback riding, canoeing and other adventurous activities. A moderate level of fitness is required.
  • This is a trip for people with a real sense of adventure. You will be camping for the majority of the trip and the trip will include many long drive days and wild camps. The terrain may be very rough and the roads and facilities may be very basic or non existent. The itinerary may be very flexible.

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