SILK ROAD BORDERLANDS
June 23 - July 8, 2018
This expedition travels overland through the mountains passes from the Silk Road bazaar town of Kashgar across the nomadic grasslands of Gorno-Badakhshon and down into the Hunza and Yasin valleys. Culturally stunning and geographically mind blowing, this trek is made for adventure seekers.
CHINA AND TAJIKISTAN
WEEK ONE: CHINA AND TAJIKISTAN
Dates: June 23 - July 1, 2018 (9 days)
Cost: $1,950 USD
Group: Min: 5; Max 12 participants
Some of the world's most dramatic mountain ranges meet in a spot sandwiched between China, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Our core week takes us from the hustle and bustle of Kashgar's diverse bazaars, over the Qolma Pass and into Tajikistan. There, we will travel with ethnic Kyrgyz yak herders to their summer pastures high in the Pamir Mountains, living with them in their yurts.
CHINA AND PAKISTAN
WEEK TWO: CHINA AND PAKISTAN
Dates: June 28 - July 8, 2018 (11 days)
Cost: $2,200 USD ($1,600 with week one)
Group: Min: 4; Max 10 participants
For the peripheral week of this trek, we cross the Khunjerab Pass from China into Pakistan's Hunza Valley. An independent princedom until the 1970s, this remote region of Pakistan is home to many ethnic groups, a large Ismaili population, and some of the world's most dramatic mountain peaks and glaciers. Here, we will hike in through jaw-dropping valleys, live with local families, and embrace this warm culture.
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Nicole is an Alaska native and hard core, no bullshit adventure traveler. She's a fearless wanderer, venturing to some of the most inaccessible corners of the planet, from Antarctica to Tajikistan to Yemen and just about everywhere in between. Not to mention, she has a particular interest in the post-Soviet world. She started her adventure travel blog in 2015 called The Adventures of Lil Nicki and spends much of her time growing her content. When not traveling, Nicole is based in Anchorage.
- Daily landscape and portrait photography lessons
- Off-roading and hiking
- Silk Road cultural and religious study through homestays and interactions
- Discussions on regional political history and modern economic relations
- Daily language lessons (Chinese, Russian and Urdu)
- First hand experience of nomadic herding life on the Steppe
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