Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Road Trip Tashkent to Nukus


Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara: It is a 625km from Tashkent to via Qarshi. Generally able to drive at 80 km/h average except in built up areas with lower speeds and greater caution required on the Samarkand Qarshi sector due to winding hilly roads. Alternative route from Samarkand via Navoi a shorter distance around 440km and faster speeds possible than going through scenic route via Shahrisabz and Qarshi.

Bukhara – Khiva - Nukus:  It is a 460km drive to Khiva from Bukhara and a further 200km onto Nukus. The first 70km is slow however after that there is a new road all the way to Turtkul followed by more slow conditions onto Urgench and Khiva. The road however is being upgraded over last few years, and so now I expected to be much better. Sand drifts in desert sector however always an issue. Can drive at around 60Km/hr on average most of the way.

(ED: Any comments on current road conditions or other relevant information welcome below).