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Silk Route between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar (Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar) - Dragoman
Silk Route between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar (Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar) - Dragoman
Starts
Ulaanbaatar
Destinations
+54
Ends
Istanbul
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Highlights

  • Go through the area of Khovsgol
  • Meet the local Tsataan Reindeer Herders
  • Visit the National Museum of Mongolia
  • Enjoy a soak in the natural hot springs
  • See two monoliths with inscriptions in Old Turkic script
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Camping, Sleeper Train
Transportation
Train & Rail, Jeep & 4WD, Overland Truck, Local Transport, Ferry
Start in Ulaanbaatar and end in Istanbul! With the overland truck tour Silk Route between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar (Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar), you have a 120 day tour package taking you through Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and 51 other destinations. Silk Route between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar (Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Istanbul
  2. Day 2: Göreme
  3. Days 3 to 4: Göreme
  4. Day 5: Zara
  5. Day 6: Sumela
  6. Day 7: Batumi
  7. Day 8: Kutaisi
  8. Day 9: Gori-Mtskheta
  9. Day 10: Stepantsminda
  10. Day 11: Tbilisi
  11. Day 12: Tbilisi
  12. Day 13: Telavi
  13. Day 14: Telavi
  14. Day 15: Lagodekhi
  15. Day 16: Sheki
  16. Day 17: Gobustan
  17. Days 18 to 20: Baku
  18. Day 21: Caspian Sea
  19. Day 22: Turkmenbashi
  20. Day 23: Geok Tepe
  21. Day 24: Ashgabat
  22. Day 25: Ashgabat
  23. Day 26: Darvaza
  24. Day 27: Kunye Urgench
  25. Days 28 to 29: Khiva
  26. Day 30: Bukhara
  27. Days 31 to 32: Bukhara
  28. Day 33: Nurata
  29. Day 34: Samarkand
  30. Days 35 to 36: Samarkand
  31. Day 37: Tashkent
  32. Day 38: Tashkent
  33. Day 39: Tashkent
  34. Day 40: Fergana Valley
  35. Day 41: Arslanbob
  36. Days 42 to 44: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  37. Days 45 to 46: Song Köl Lake
  38. Day 47: Kochkor
  39. Days 48 to 49: Jeti Oguz Valley
  40. Day 50: Karakol
  41. Days 51 to 52: Chong Kemin Valley-Cholpon Ata
  42. Day 53: Bishkek
  43. Day 54: Bishkek
  44. Day 55: Kochkor
  45. Day 56: Tash Rabat
  46. Day 57: Kashgar
  47. Day 58: Lake Karakol
  48. Day 59: Kashgar
  49. Days 60 to 61: Kashgar
  50. Days 62 to 63: Aksu-Bayanbulak
  51. Days 64 to 65: Heavenly Lake
  52. Days 66 to 67: Turpan
  53. Days 68 to 69: Dunhuang
  54. Day 70: Jiayuguan
  55. Day 71: Zhangye
  56. Day 72: Liujiaxia
  57. Days 73 to 75: Xiahe-Bingling Si
  58. Day 76: Lanzhou
  59. Days 77 to 78: Pingliang
  60. Day 79: Xi'an
  61. Day 80: Xi'an
  62. Day 81: Xi'an
  63. Day 82: Yan'an
  64. Day 83: Lijiashan
  65. Days 84 to 86: Pingyao-Lijiashan
  66. Days 87 to 88: Wutai Shan
  67. Days 89 to 90: Datong
  68. Day 91: Jinshanling
  69. Days 92 to 93: Chengde
  70. Days 94 to 95: Beijing
  71. Day 96: Beijing
  72. Day 97: Erlian
  73. Day 98: Sainshand
  74. Day 99: Ulaanbaatar
  75. Day 100: Ulaanbaatar
  76. Day 101: Ulaanbaatar
  77. Day 102: Ögii Lake
  78. Day 103: Kharkhorin
  79. Days 104 to 105: Orkhon Valley
  80. Days 106 to 107: Tsenkher
  81. Day 108: Tsetserleg-Tamir River
  82. Day 109: Chuulut Canyon
  83. Day 110: Khorgo
  84. Days 111 to 112: Zuun Lake-Mörön
  85. Days 113 to 114: Khövsgöl Lake
  86. Days 115 to 117: Selenge River-Bulgan
  87. Day 118: Amarbayasgalant Monastery
  88. Day 119: Ulaanbaatar
  89. Day 120: Ulaanbaatar

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Videos

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  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Overlanding The Silk Road
  • Dragoman - 2017
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Questions & Answers

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

  • April 23, 2015

    What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Silk Route between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar (from Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar) 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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  • Victoria8th April 2018
    Website was very straight forward and easy to use, I was able to tick exactly where I wanted to go which I was unable to do with other websites. very reasonably priced trips.

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Tugrik
Mongolia
¥
Yuan Renminbi
China
лв
Som
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
ман
Manat
Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan
Lari
Georgia
Lira
Turkey

Plugs & Adapters

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Visa

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.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Mongolia and China. Ideally 6 months before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for China and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.

Policies

Location
Ulaanbaatar is the starting point and Istanbul is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Dragoman to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 July 2018 the full payment of $11,597 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $11597 for Silk Route between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar (Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar), but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Dragoman tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 14,446 km.
  • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
  • 270 km
  • Bulgan (Mongolia)
  • 54 km
  • Selenge River (Mongolia)
  • 282 km
  • Lake Khovsgol (Mongolia)
  • 167 km
  • Murun (Mongolia)
  • 163 km
  • Khorgo Volcano (Mongolia)
  • 174 km
  • Tsenkher (Mongolia)
  • 98 km
  • Kharkhorin (Mongolia)
  • 64 km
  • Ogii Lake (Mongolia)
  • 310 km
  • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
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