Silk Road overland truck tour

“Join a small group on a 30 day truck adventure stopping off in yurt camps and local guesthouses as well as 3 days in Bukhara to break up the long drives.”

Highlights

Ashgabat | Karakum Desert | Darvaza Crater | Kunye Urgench | Dashoguz markets | Khiva | 3 nights in Bukhara | Kyzylkhum Desert | Nurata Hills | Ajdar Kul Lake | Samarkand | Tashkent | Kamchik Pass to Kokand | Ferghana | Arslanbob, Ferghana Valley | Song-Kul Lake | Kochkor village | Issyk-Kul Lake | Karakol | Bishkek | Optional desert camel rides near Nurata |

Description of Silk Road overland truck tour

This amazing overland truck tour takes travellers on a real adventure across three of the Silk Road’s lesser-known stop overs: Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to invite an unforgettable experience full of fascinating folk tales and uniquely eastern encounters.

Starting from the Central Asian city of Ashgabat this 30 day tour progresses across the deserts and past the gas craters of Turkmenistan before crossing the border into Uzbekistan where the ancient cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand await.

As your truck tour continues across the Kyzylkhum Desert en-route to the city of Tashkent you’ll be able to take stock of what you’ve experienced so far with time to get to know fellow travellers prior to heading into the Fergana Valley and crossing over into your final destination, Kyrgyzstan.

From yurt camps and village homestays to guided trekking and wild camping in Chong Kemin, this overland truck tour takes travellers to sections of the Silk Road rarely seen by tourists and if you’re looking for an authentic adventure, packed with eastern promise, here’s where your journey begins.

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13 May 2018
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01 Oct 2018
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Silk Road overland truck tour

We are dedicated to minimising the effects our trips have on the environment, and are committed to ensuring that we have a positive impact on the local communities we travel through.

On this epic trip through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, we will be travelling overland using our specialist overland vehicle, thus cutting out the need for air travel and reducing carbon-emissions. Going overland (by car and on foot for excursions) means you get to experience physically crossing the borders between countries as well as explore places which are off the beaten track.

In order to minimise the impact of our presence on the wildlife and ecosystem of the areas where we travel, we explicitly forbid any involvement in activities that harm or exploit animals, and advise our crew in specific activities to avoid in this regard.

We believe that local culture and communities must be an integral part of our trips. We recognise that we are guests of the local communities we travel through and strive to make these communities into our partners.

Wherever we are in the world, we prefer to use smaller locally-owned businesses, ensuring that local communities gain a direct economic benefit from our business, for example, we use small locally owned hotels, campsites and activity providers wherever possible. In the Kyzylkhum Desert and at Song Kul Lake we stay in locally-owned yurts, and in Arslanbob and Kochkor we stay in homestays within the community, which provide local rural people with tourist revenue and employment, as well as providing a superb opportunity for local interaction.

We use local guides and operators throughout the trip; for example, in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan we use responsible local operators that provide training and employment to many local people as guides, providing them with stable employment in the tourism industry.

All of our vehicles conform to UK emission controls when they leave the UK and are regularly serviced and maintained in established, locally-owned workshops ensuring that they run as efficiently as possible and our economic returns to a country reach beyond tourism. Waste products such as oils and tyres are often reused several times after we have finished with them, as we pass them on to local people.

All trucks carry a 350-litre water tank, providing drinking water for the group and minimising the need to purchase bottled water. Rather than using plastic bags when shopping for food, we also provide reusable longer lasting bags; we bury our bio-degradable waste or give it to local people to feed livestock; and for cooking we generally use gas instead of wood, a cleaner fuel which leaves natural resources for local people. Passengers and crew are encouraged to use rechargeable batteries for items such as cameras, which can be charged from mains supplies or on our trucks as we travel.

In the office and as a company: We are committed to trying to reduce, re-use and recycle as much as is possible: we reduce what we print by using email and online media for the majority of our communication; any necessary print is always 2-sided and all paper products (in addition to plastics, glass, cardboard, oils and metal) are recycled. We minimise our energy consumption in whatever way we can (e.g. using energy efficient light bulbs and minimising water usage with reduced water cisterns in the bathroom for example).

We are committed to promoting human rights within our sphere of influence – this means trying to ensure that everybody involved with us are treated with fairness and respect, including our office staff, crew, local guides and suppliers, as well as all the other stakeholders.

We are also involved with a variety of community projects in key destinations as we visit. Our involvement with these projects is a long-term commitment, allowing us and our passengers to participate directly in delivering real practical benefits to the communities we travel through on the ground. The projects are not tourist initiatives, but a way of employing tourism to generate funding and support and facilitate community interaction.

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