Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat)

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Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat) - Dragoman Overland
Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat) - Dragoman Overland
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+11 Destinations
Silk Road


  • Explore the Guri-Amir Mausoleum
  • See the stunning plaza of The Registan
  • Visit the Ulug Beg Observatory
  • Discover wild camping in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan
  • Take a tour to the mausoleum of Shah-I-Zinda
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Camping
Max Group Size
Overland Truck
Travel style
Adventure, Overland Truck
Dragoman Overland
Start in Bishkek and end in Ashgabat! With the adventure tour Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat), you have a 30 day tour package taking you from Bishkek to Ashgabat and through Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and 11 other destinations in Asia. Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Bishkek
  2. Days 2 to 3: Ala Archa-Chong Kemin Valley
  3. Day 4: Karakol-Cholpon Ata
  4. Days 5 to 6: Jeti Oguz Valley
  5. Day 7: Kochkor
  6. Days 8 to 9: Song Köl Lake
  7. Days 10 to 12: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  8. Day 13: Arslanbob
  9. Day 14: Fergana Valley-Fergana City
  10. Day 15: Tashkent
  11. Day 16: Tashkent
  12. Day 17: Samarkand
  13. Days 18 to 19: Samarkand
  14. Day 20: Nurata
  15. Day 21: Bukhara
  16. Days 22 to 23: Bukhara
  17. Days 24 to 25: Khiva
  18. Day 26: Kunye Urgench
  19. Day 27: Darvaza
  20. Day 28: Ashgabat
  21. Day 29: Ashgabat
  22. Day 30: Ashgabat

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Additional Services

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    Written on July 16, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Was a perfect mix of weird (Turkmenistan), culture (Uzbekistan) and nature (Kyrgyzstan) all in a month. Just as you thought you’d seen enough minarets and ancient cities the trip switched to mountains and lakes. It was also a good balance of included... Read more

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Silk Route between Ashgabat and Bishkek (from Bishkek to Ashgabat) is a group fund for this tour. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adabtable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the groups wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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  • Overlanding Kyrgyzstan
  • Dragoman Wild Camping
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Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat)

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  • Monday
    Jun 29, 2020
    from Bishkek
    30 Days
    Jul 28, 2020
    to Ashgabat
    6 seats left
    USD $3,311
    + $1,000 Kitty
    Sharing a twin room
  • Monday
    Aug 24, 2020
    from Bishkek
    30 Days
    Sep 22, 2020
    to Ashgabat
    USD $3,311
    + $1,000 Kitty
    Sharing a twin room
  • Monday
    Sep 14, 2020
    from Bishkek
    30 Days
    Oct 13, 2020
    to Ashgabat
    USD $3,311
    + $1,000 Kitty
    Sharing a twin room
  • Monday
    Jun 28, 2021
    from Bishkek
    30 Days
    Jul 27, 2021
    to Ashgabat
    10+ seats left
    USD $3,390
    + $1,000 Kitty
    Sharing a twin room
  • Monday
    Aug 23, 2021
    from Bishkek
    30 Days
    Sep 21, 2021
    to Ashgabat
    10+ seats left
    USD $3,390
    + $1,000 Kitty
    Sharing a twin room
  • Monday
    Sep 13, 2021
    from Bishkek
    30 Days
    Oct 12, 2021
    to Ashgabat
    10+ seats left
    USD $3,390
    + $1,000 Kitty
    Sharing a twin room

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About the countries

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Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

Plugs & Adapters

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and TurkmenistanUzbekistanTurkmenistan


Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 10 days before travel.


Bishkek is the starting point and Ashgabat is the endpoint.
Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
For any tour departing before 17 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 17 January 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Dragoman Overland. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Some departure dates and prices may vary and Dragoman Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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Covering a total distance of approx 2,604 km.
  • Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 118 km
  • Chong-Kemin National Park (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 198 km
  • Karakol (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 0 km
  • Karakol (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 220 km
  • Kochkor (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 64 km
  • Song Kol Lake (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 499 km
  • Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • 264 km
  • Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
  • 215 km
  • Bukhara (Uzbekistan)
  • 388 km
  • Khiva (Uzbekistan)
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