Uzbekistan

Naturally Irresistible!

Uzbekistan is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia and shares borders with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Its geography ranges from dry flat desert to mountain peaks reaching 4,500 metres above sea level. South-eastern Uzbekistan is characterized by the foothills of the Tian Shan Mountains that form a natural border between Central Asia and China, while the vast Kyzyl Kum Desert dominates the northern lowlands. The most fertile part of Uzbekistan, the Fergana Valley, lies directly east of the Kyzyl Kum Desert and is surrounded by mountain ranges.

Uzbekistan’s mountains boast forests, gorgeous alpine meadows, snow-capped summits and mighty glaciers. Summer and winter in Uzbekistan’s mountains and deserts are a great time for adventure seekers.

Uzbekistan is also home to ancient cities and hundreds of architectural monuments from different ages, including minarets, grandiose mosques, palaces and mausoleums decorated with detailed ceramic ornaments. Among the great cities of Uzbekistan are Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, once centres of science and art, through which the Silk Road passed.

In addition, hospitality is deeply rooted within the Uzbek people. A cup of green tea is automatically offered to every guest. Uzbek Wines have received international prestigious awards for their high quality. Its tasty national cuisine completes

With its scenic natural beauty, ancient cities, great traditions and hospitality, Uzbekistan is one of the most interesting, undiscovered travel destinations in Asia.

What To See & Do

  • Heli-skiing in western Tien-Shan mountains

  • Camel trekking through Kyzyl-Kum desert

  • Samarkand world heritage site

  • Mountaineering expeditions

  • Wolf hunting

  • Shopping at one of the noisy, colourful bazaars

  • Bukhara and Khiva silk road cities

When To Go

Uzbekistan has a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures often surpass 40 °C, whereas winter temperatures average about −2 °C, but may fall as low as −40 °C.

Most of the country also is rather arid, with a low average annual rainfall.

The combination of snow and mostly sunny weather makes the Chimgan and Beldersay ski slopes near Tashkent a great ski destination.

Sample Itineraries

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