Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

Hiking Pshart Valley Tajikistan

Photo Journey: The Pamir Highway

In September 2016, we hopped in a cramped 4WD to begin our journey along the Pamir Highway. We begun in Osh, Kyrgyzstan and finished our journey two weeks later in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. This incredible highway was built during Soviet times to transport military gear, and reaches heights of more than 4,000 metres above sea level. It has to be one of the most iconic (and sometimes dangerous) road journeys on earth. Here are our favourite photos from our trip of…

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Bishkek

Hanging Out In Bishkek

We ended up spending far more time in Bishkek than we anticipated, which was actually a blessing in disguise as it gave us time to chill out and relax for a few days. Most travellers doing Central Asia overland seem to end up spending a few days here as they wait for visas – Kyrgyzstan is visa free for 90 days for most nationalities so it’s a handy visa stop. There aren’t heaps of tourist attractions in the city, but there…

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Pamir Highway

Guide To Driving The Pamir Highway

Driving along the high altitude Pamir Highway in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is an absolute highlight of Central Asia. You climb above 4,000m above sea level during this epic journey, and the scenery is spectacular. There is also plenty of hiking opportunities and friendly locals who open their homes to give you a comfy bed along the way. Here are our tips on how to organise your own unforgettable Pamir Highway trip. Suggested itinerary Most people travel the Pamir Highway between Dushanbe, Tajikistan and…

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Trekking to Song Kul Kyrgyzstan

Trekking to Song Kul in Kyrgyzstan

We just returned from an amazing three-day trek to Song Kul (‘the Last Lake’) in Kyrgyzstan. We are not experienced trekkers, and we do not have our own camping gear, so we decided to do the trek with a guide through CBT Kochkor. Here is a quick run down on how to organise your own Song Kul trekking trip! Getting to Kochkor We arranged our Song Kul trek in Kochkor. There are a number of tour operators, guesthouses, and supermarkets…

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Silk Road itinerary

Our 3 Month Silk Road Itinerary

We are lucky enough to be travelling to many countries along the Silk Road from late July to early November 2016. We are not strictly travelling along the main Silk Road routes, which traditionally begin in China, but we are visiting many of the highlights. We will be travelling by local transport, but we have met lots of people travelling this route by bicycle, motorbike or hitchhiking. Our Silk Road Itinerary We have posted our rough itinerary below (we may…

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