The Best Of Silk Route

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Ideal time to visit: May to Mid-October
Vehicle: Car/Motorcycle that suits your needs with clear title

The Silk Route exhibits its fascinating history in over 40 countries, but there are 3 that take away the top prize… Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Flaunting one of the world’s largest deserts, colossal rivers, stunning lakes and gorges and snow-capped mountains, this historic route treats you with every possible shade of brown, blue and green. With Embarq’s premium self-drive trip, relive the magical history of Silk Route; drive through majestic canyons, gape at the captivating minarets standing tall since centuries and give your imagination wings at the ancient trader domes. And while doing all this, give your own history, a beautiful chapter.


Spellbinding heritage, intricate architecture and ancient cities... Uzbekistan is nothing short of a beautiful chapter in history. It boasts a vast treasure of forts, mosques and minarets as well.


The ninth-largest country in the world, Kazakhstan is blessed with vivid landscapes and a distinct culture. Not just that, every part of the country speaks of its gripping history.


What best describe Kyrgyzstan are snow-capped mountains, stunning turquoise lakes, gorges, glacial rivers, vast swathes of velvety grasslands dotted with wild horses and cattle grazing peaceful… Truly surreal!

Standard Itinerary:

Day 01

Arrival in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Arrive in the lively city of Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan famous for its many museums and mix of modern and Soviet-era architecture. Also, known for the Monument of India’s Prime Minister, Mr. Lal Bahadur Shastri. Enjoy a walk in the city before you start your drive the next day

Day 02

Driving Distance: 310 kms

Drive to the beautiful city of Samarkand.

Day 03

Driving Distance: 270 kms

Drive to the ancient town of Bukhara, explore the caravanserais, trader domes, and all other minarets standing beautifully for the past 1000 years.

Day 04

Driving Distance: 450 kms

Drive to Khiva through the stunning desert region, enjoy the evening exploring this ancient city.

Day 05

Fly to Almaty in Kazakhstan

Day 06

Driving Distance: 255 kms

Visit the magnificent canyon, cracked open and enlarged by the Charyn river.

Day 07

Driving Distance: 255 kms

Spend the day exploring Canyon and drive back to Almaty by evening.

Day 08

Driving Distance: 235 kms

Experience crossing the border by land into Kyrgyzstan, the Switzerland of Central Asia

Day 09

Driving Distance: 280 kms

Enjoy a show of traditional horse games on the way. Get the first sight of Issyk-Kul lake, known as the "Pearl of Central Asia". Stay at a beautiful resort by the lake

Day 10

Driving Distance: 280 kms

Drive through the stunning gorges of Kyrgyzstan and indulge in a memorable lunch by a hidden lake.

Day 11

Driving Distance: 250 kms

Stunning scenery continues, as you drive along the south side of Issyk-Kul lake. Get stopped by the running horses and cattle.

Day 12

Driving Distance: 300 kms

Experience the thrill of driving through mountains and crossing the most beautiful pass at an altitude of 3000 meters and then drive down into the sleepy town of Naryn

Day 13

Driving Distance: 300 kms

Enjoy the highway drive back to Bishkek.

Day 14

Fly back home with numerous memories!

A trip with the above itinerary starts from 3710 USD per head (with 2 people in one car). we can curate an itinerary for you that suits your budget, dates and convenience. To know more or to customize this drive, click here!