Ever since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, intrepid travellers have been flocking to the Central Asian countries affectionately known as the Stans, to retrace the steps of ancient explorers down the famous Silk Road. What began as a trading route between East and West is nowadays considered one of the most adventurous overlanding expedition road on the planet. As one adventurer so eloquently put it: only the crazy ones come here! On your multi-country expedition, you can expect to experience the utter isolation of the Kyzyl Kum Desert and startling beauty of the Registan in Uzbekistan, conquer the ‘roof of the world’ by crossing the formidable and unforgiving Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan and be totally enthralled on a multi-day horseback adventure through the luscious Fergana Valley of Kyrgyzstan. Your endpoint of this journey will see you stand in absolute awe in front of Xian’s Terracotta Army in China. This phenomenal overland expedition will be neither cheap, easy or short, yet it is bound to go down as one of the most remarkable things you’ll ever do in your entire life.