The winter months of December and January in Central Asia can get bitingly cold; -30 and sightseeing arenít compatible.
February is cold, but not unbearable Ė if you wrap up warm, visiting then youíll get to see an altogether different landscape covered in frost and topped by a crisp blue sky.
July and August are extremely hot in the desert areas of the Silk Road: very dry air, red-hot sand, not much cover and temperatures that can hit 40oC Ė so, if you are travelling in high summer, just make your sure your route is compatible.
In September and October, autumn is in full swing: the landscape is characterised by deep orange, green and crimson shades and lots of delicious fruits like grapes and dates ripen.
Spring is a great time for budding photographers to visit the Silk Road Ė March, April and May hover at a favourable 15-20-degrees, flowers are in bloom and the grasslands are a vivid green.
June is a warm dry month across the Stans and a fantastic time to visit cities along the Silk Road, although it can be busy; by contrast, Novemberís weather is more erratic in terms of rain and generally quite cold, but brings very low crowd numbers.