The Best of Silk Route

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
11th Aug to 26th Aug 2018
Total Driving Distance: 3,450 kms | Rental Cars: Toyota

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.

Kyrgyzstan

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!

Uzbekistan

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.

Kazakhstan

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.

Trip Itinerary:

Day 01

Arrival in Tashkent

Arrive in 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 join the Embarq briefing session

Day 02

Driving Distance: 310 kms

Drive to the beautiful city of Samarkand. Reach early to explore the town. Get the first look of some of the best architectural wonders on Silk Route

Day 03

Driving Distance: 270 kms

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

Day 04 & 05

Driving Distance: 450 Kms

Enjoy a long drive through Kyzylkum desert and visit the Amudarya River, the biggest in the region Spend the day exploring the ancient city of Khiva

Day 06 & 07

Fly back to Tashkent and then to Almaty in Kazakhstan

Day 08

Driving Distance: 255 Kms

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

Day 09

Driving Distance: 255 kms

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

Day 10

Driving Distance: 235 kms

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

Day 11

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 12

Driving Distance: 280 kms

Drive through the stunning gorges of Kyrgyzstan and indulge in a memorable lunch by a hidden lake. Spend the night at a quaint property in Karakol.

Day 13

Driving Distance: 250 kms

Stunning scenery continues, as you drive along the Issyk-Kul lake. Get stopped by the running horses and cattle. Enjoy lunch at a local eagle hunters place.

Day 14

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 15

Driving Distance: 300 kms

Drive back to Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan.

Day 16

Fly back home with numerous memories!



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