Trekking in Turkmenistan/ in Karakum Desert

4 stars
Turkmenistan. Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi- Yangy Kala-Gozli Ata- Gaytarmysh Ata-Melegoch- Karakum Lake-Darwaza-Damla- Murzechirla-Gonur Depe-Mary-Ancient Merv-Mary-Ashgabat
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  • Classic Tours
  • Duration:7 day/s 7 nights
  • Max:20people

Country: Turkmenistan
Tour route: Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi-   Yangy Kala-Gozli Ata-   Gaytarmysh Ata-Melegoch-  Karakum Lake-Darwaza-Damla- Murzechirla-Gonur Depe-Mary-Ancient Merv-Mary-Ashgabat
Duration: 7 day/s 7 nights
Quality of persons: 20 persons maximum
Hotel type: 3-4 *
Meal: FB
Placemen: single, twin

Day 1
Day: Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi

Meet with the local guide at the Ashgabat International Airport.
Transfer to the hotel.
Ashgabat city tour: visit main  tourists’ attraction in the capital: parks and monuments, impressive mosque and other iconic building.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon a transfer to the airport to domestic flight Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi at 20:00/20:55. Transfer to the hotel in Turkmenbashi. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Turkmenbashi – Yangi-Kala

Drive to Yangi Kala canyons. The natural park is most beautiful during the sunset when everything is painted hot red. Barbeque style dinner. Overnight in tent.

Day 3
Yangi-Kala – Gozli-Ata – Gaytarmysh-Ata – Melegoch

After breakfast a trip to Gozli-Ata.  Walk among the old tombstones, observe the rituals of locals at the place, visit Mausoleum of Gozli Ata and enjoy the view of the variegated mountain.
Drive to Gaytaramysh-Ata. Visit mausoleum and explore terrain around. Continue driving to Melegoch. Visit villages along the route. Camping in the desert. Barbeque style dinner.  Overnight in a tent.

Day 4
Melegoch- Karakum desert – Darwaza

After breakfast, trekking through the Karakum desert. Stop-off at the Karakum Lake. Continue driving to Darwaza Crater (Door to Hell). In the evening, observe a spectacular and fascinating view of the gas crater. Picnic style dinner (barbecue), overnight at the tent in 50-100 meters from the crater. Overnight in a tent.

Day 5

After the breakfast, continue trekking in Karakum desert. Crossing the barchans, discover landscape. Stop for a walk in the desert and lunch. Arrive at Damla village. Meet local people and discover their life style. Continue driving to Murzechirla village. Overnight in a tent.

Day 6
Murzechirla- Gonur Depe – Mary

After the breakfast, continue trekking in the desert.
Arrive at  Margiana/Gonur Depe archeological site.
Recognized as the cradle of Bronze civilization – Margush was gradually uncovered since the early 1970s by belated Professor Viktor Sarianidi the head of Margiana Archaeological Expedition.
Arrive in Mary. Local restaurant dinner. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 7
Mary – Ancient Merv – Ashgabat

After the breakfast visit the Ancient Merv which was located on the Great Silk Road and was one of the largest and important cities of the ancient world. Guided tour: Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum, and Ibn Zeid Mausoleum.
Lunch at a Mary restaurant. Evening flight to Ashgabat. Dinner at Ashgabat restaurant.
Accommodation at the hotel.
Night transfer to the Ashgabat International Airport for the flights of Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkmen Airlines, S7. End of the Program.



Groups: Price Transportation
2 pax $ 1968 per pax JEEP-Sedan
8 pax $ 1330 per pax JEEP-MINIBUS
10 pax $ 1310 per pax JEEP-MINIBUS
S\S $ 100 per pax


Cities Hotels
Ashgabat «Ak Altyn» 4*
Yangy-Kala Tent
Darwaza Tent
Mary «Mary» 4*


  • Tour package  (LOI, Register fee., permit fee)
  • Hotel stay  (4 nights – incl. the first night of arrival)
  • Camping tents with sleeping bags (3 nights)
  • Guide (7 days)
  • Transport (7 days)
  • Meal (FB) during the all route
  • Entry tickets
  • Domestic flights air tickets (Ashgabat – Turkmenbashi, Mary- Ashgabat)
  • Transfer (hotel – airport – hotel)
  • Daily1.5lt water

  • Visa fee
  • Migration tax (12$)
  • Extra meal, services, Folklore concerts and show
  • Private expenses, gratuities
  • Insurance
  • Fee for using cameras on monuments
  • Tips for driver and guide $ 5 per day per person

Note: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5×6) to be presented at the points of entry.

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