Sherpa Everest

The Sherpa Everest trip that I was on was just excellent. The Aussies , the leaders, cook, sherpas and porters were the best. I just wish we could have had one more beautiful day in Namche so we could have gone to the Everest Hotel. One of the days we walked through 7-8 inches of snow and unfortunately we did not see the mountains. That was a day to remember. The next day it was unbelievably clear in Namche but we had to start our return towards Lukla. All in all, it was great trip.

I was amazed how well I did on the Sherpa Everest trip and I believe the Aussies and the leader were amazed too. I believe it was the way the sherpas lead us up the hills. A nice slow and steady pace along with staying in Namche for two days. Keep up the good work.

Evan Klofach | USA
 
 

Tashkent to Isfahan

Samarkand was regarded as one of the most important markets on the legendary Silk Road between China and Europe. On our overland journey from Uzbekistan to Iran we trace the western section of the Silk Road, a bustling corridor through which caravans laden with goods would pass enroute to the ancient city of Constantinople. Travelling to the renowned Central Asian cities of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Merv we gain a rich sense of the intricate history, before crossing the awesome expanses of both the Karakum Desert and the high mountain passes that link Central Asia and Persia. Our trip coincides with the amazing Sunday camel market at Ashgabat before taking the dramatic mountainous drive across the Kopet Dag Mountains to Iran - a land of dramatic contrasts ranging from snow clad mountains, deserts, oasis towns and ancient cities that reveal a deep and rich history. We diverge from the traditional Silk Road itinerary with exciting excursions to Isfahan, Shiraz and Persepolis - the summer capital of the vast Persian Empire, before concluding this epic journey in the vibrant city of Tehran.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Tashkent
DAY 2 In Tashkent, drive to Samarkand
DAYS 3/4 In Samarkand
DAY 5 Drive to Bukhara
DAYS 6/7 In Bukhara
DAY 8 To Mary (Turkmenistan)
DAY 9 Visit the ancient Silk Road town of Merv, fly to Ashgabat
DAY 10 In Ashgabat
DAY 11 To Mashad (Iran)
DAY 12 Fly to Shiraz
DAY 13 In Shiraz
DAY 14 Visit Persepolis
DAY 15 Drive to Yazd
DAY 16 In Yazd
DAY 17 Drive to Isfahan
DAY 18 In Isfahan
DAY 19 Morning in Isfahan, fly to Tehran
DAY 20 In Tehran
DAY 21 In Tehran, trip concludes

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