Great Silk Route Tour
The Great Silk Route Tour embodies a transcendent passage through time, history, and natural beauty, traversing Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, and Pakistan. This iconic journey unfurls an intriguing narrative of ancient trade routes, where cultures meld and landscapes captivate. Embarking on this expedition, travellers witness the vibrant pulse of civilizations and untamed natural splendour, delving into the significance of the Silk Route across Central Asia and Kazakhstan.
Cultural Immersion Amidst Natural Splendors:
The tour showcases a tapestry of diverse cultural traditions alongside nature's breathtaking landscapes. From ancient trade routes to historical monuments, high mountains, forests, and deep river gorges, this route reflects a vivid blend of history and natural beauty. Enthusiasts encounter vibrant tribes with their living traditions, enhancing the cultural kaleidoscope along the journey.
Historical Legacies and Pathways of the Silk Route:
Travellers traverse ancient living traditions, historical monuments, and the footsteps of different tribes, absorbing the remnants of old civilization. The tour encapsulates the intricate languages, diverse tribes, and lofty peaks that defined the Silk Route's legacy. This exploration brings forth an intricate fusion of ancient history, showcasing the interwoven tales of various nations along this pivotal trade path.
Arrival in Tashkent, followed by a half-day city tour after a short rest and lunch.
Flight to Urgench and a subsequent drive to Khiva.
Sightseeing in Khiva followed by a drive to Bukhara (6-7 hours).
Travel from Bukhara to Samarkand (4 hours) and explore the sights in Samarkand.
Drive to Bishkek (12-13 hours) and sightseeing around the city.
Further exploration and sightseeing in Bishkek.
Drive to Naryn –Tash Bashat (4-5 hours).
Journey to Kashgar (9-10 hours).
Full-day city tour in Kashgar.
Drive to Tashkurgan (5-6 hours).
Travel to Passu via Khunjerab Pass.
Drive to Karimabad, visit Gulmit en route, and explore Baltit Fort & Karimabad Bazaar in the afternoon.
Visit Altit Fort & Duiker, witness the sunset at Eagle's Nest, and overnight stay in Duiker.
Experience the sunrise, followed by a drive to Gilgit to visit the Bazaar & Kargah Buddha.
Travel to Besham, visiting rock carvings near Chilas & at Shatial.
Drive to Islamabad, exploring the Taxila archaeological site and museum en route.
Visit places of interest in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Drive to Lahore via Khewra Salt Mines, further sightseeing in Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan.
Full-day sightseeing in Lahore, including a visit to the Wagah Border.
Departure day, transfer to the airport for the return flight.
This detailed itinerary offers an exciting exploration covering various cultural and historical sites across Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and the journey's endpoint in Lahore.