Uzbekistan | Adventure: Trekking, Hiking & Tours | World Expeditions


Retrace the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Tamerlane along the Silk Road, the famous ancient route that brought the flow of trade and knowledge from East to West. Tour Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, the striking oasis cities of the Silk Road, and admire the vaulted domes, towering minarets and intricate tile work of medieval Islamic architecture, including Samarkand's spectacular Registan Square.

Enjoy the museums, monuments and markets of Tashkent; tour ancient palaces, mosques and mausoleums; wander the narrow streets of walled cities and shop for colourful carpets, silks and ceramics in bustling bazaars.

Cycle your way through contrasting desert and mountain landscapes, and engage with the cultures and age-old traditions of local communities by camping under the stars in the Kyzyl Kum desert.

From engaging city tours and comfortable cycle journeys, to more challenging treks and mountaineering expeditions, World Expeditions leads a host of unique adventures tailored to get you deep into the heart of Central Asia.


Innovative itineraries

Whether you are hiking, cycling or touring through Uzbekistan, the country offers endless adventures for the active traveller. Famous for its mosques, mausoleums, and Silk Road sites, our adventures encompass the highlights of the impressive and ancient culture.

Experienced local guides

Our local experts aren't just guides; they are also keen adventurers like you. Their passion for exploring their country will shine through as they share their local knowledge and take care of all logistics to ensure your journey is a smooth one.

Ultimate value

Our Uzbekistan itineraries offer great value for money, featuring park permit fees and fully supported camping accommodation. We aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals and private, air conditioned transportation, eliminating the need for you to carry large sums of money.


Leave No Trace

We operate our itineraries following the principles of Leave No Trace, ensuring that we take out all waste that we bring in and more where possible.

Child safe tourism

Children working and living in tourist areas are especially vulnerable to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. We protect vulnerable children by adhering to our Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Animal welfare focus

We advocate for cruelty free animal encounters, encouraging travellers to follow the guidelines in our comprehensive Animal Welfare Code of Conduct as we seek to inform stakeholders about animal welfare matters.


In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.


Enjoy our fully supported camping in quality two person tents erected in scenic wilderness.


Gain wonderful insight into the local culture during a homestay, a style of accommodation where a local family opens their home to you.


We use quality inns, typically situated in natural environments. They are not luxury inns however we ensure they offer you a truly authentic experience.

A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.

Pamirs Fann Mountains Trek with World Expeditions

Uzbekistani Som

USD is the best currency to carry in Uzbekistan.

We recommend you bring US Dollars cash only dated no earlier than 2006 (the newer the better) in varying denominations as your main source of money. ALL notes should be in excellent condition. They should not be torn or have any writing on them. If in doubt ask your bank to supply alternatives.

Credit cards and ATM’s are not as widely accepted in Uzbekistan so it is not recommended to rely on these solely.

International Dialing Code


Type C plug

Electricity in Uzbekistan is 220 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).


Visas are required for Uzbekistan for passport holders from the following countries:-


New Zealand


United States

United Kingdom

Currently if you do not have an embassy in your home country your visa is obtained on arrival. We will issue you with a visa authorization letter & number which will be used on arrival in Uzbekistan. In order to arrange your Visa on Arrival (VOA) please provide copies of airline tickets, a scanned copy of your passport and completed Visa Support Form (provided by us).

On arrival you will need to have the US$ cash available. The cost of this visa also changes regularly, however it should be around US$70.

Clients travelling from the following countries carrying the relevant passports must obtain their visa at the Uzbekistan Embassy in their home country - Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States

You should carry spare passport photos to obtain visas on arrival (approx 2 photos).

It is very important that upon arrival in Uzbekistan you fill in a customs declaration form in duplicate and retain one form in your passport for your departure from Tashkent.

All other nationalities please check with your reservations consultant.


Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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