When to go

Uzbekistan, like many of Central Asia's neighbors, is a country of great climatic contrasts. Winter invariably brings freezing temperatures with little precipitation that when it occurs is snow. During the long summer, dry but very intense heat is usual, easily 40ºC or 45ºC very real in Tashkent and other lowlands.

Taking into account these extremes and that most of the scarce rain (the country is semi-desert) falls in March and April, unless you are an inveterate fan of cold, ice and snow or suffocating heat, the ideal is to plan your trip to late spring – mid March to late May – or autumn – mid September to late October.