Overland Travel in Uzbekistan
The double-landlocked country of Uzbekistan offers overlanders the opportunity of driving through the desert for days on end. To camp on the soil of what not too long ago was the Aral Sea. To drive not only to the Silk Road jewels in Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva, but to find the remains of settlements, forts, and Buddhist remains far off the beaten path, where few other travelers venture.
Uzbekistan offers the best of the best when it comes to architectural highlights of the Silk Road era, but definitely is a true overland destination as well with a very distinct challenge: the desert climate.
In our Uzbekistan Budget Report we detail our road-trip expenditures on documentation, fuel, the Land Cruiser, camping, and more.
Overland travel information for Kazakhstan: roads, navigation, gas stations, camping, and more in our Kazakhstan Travel Guide.
Overlanding in Uzbekistan brings specific challenges: finding diesel, understanding SIM Card logics, and registering on the app.
The Silk Road history in Uzbekistan’s southern city of Termez isn’t well known but rich in ancient cities, mosques, monasteries, mausoleums.
To buy new AGM or Gel batteries we drove to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where we also found a place to weld a new battery box on the chassis.
An overview with books about Central Asia (Mongolia, Stan Countries) and the Silk Road: Non Fiction, Fiction, Travel Memoirs, Guidebooks.
Prepare your overland journey to Northern Asia: schedules, roadmaps, and guidebooks for Central Asia (Stan countries), Russia, and Mongolia.