Overland & Train
The Silk Road has and will be heaven for overlanders be
it by camel, army truck or stuck in a train carriage.
With 5-6 serious borders along your way across Central
Asia, your venture may become one of your more challengeing
experiences whether you are travelling by bus, your own
private car or train.
Nevertheless - the obstacles make part of the fun. The
overland highlights of any trip into the region could
perhaps be the mountain passes of Kygyzstan,
the endless desertlands of the Karakum
and Kyzylkum crossings or the friendly road stop where
a cup of tea is certainly waiting for the patient traveller.
A single traveller should budget no less than 1-2 weeks
per country and should certainly consider his option perhaps
skipping 1-2 countries to see a little more of the other.
1 month is not enough to see all of Central Asia. With
relatively high prices throughout the region, substituting
at least some legs of your overland trip by flights is
definitely recommendable and will help your budget and
Apart from certain overnight trains and the Urumchi-Almaty
train unfortunately travel is not entirely recommendable.
We will help you planning your overland trip. Please continue
reading for general advise under our Central
Asia Transportation section or contact us while our
Overland pages are under construction.