Tour in Tajikistan: Tour 2
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Hissor - Norak - Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Iskanderkul Lake - Penjakent - Seven lakes - Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
Meeting with the guide at the airport and transfer to Dushanbe. City tour. Visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal and House of parliament. The tour continues visiting National park, Ministry of Inner Affairs. On the route you will see the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Drive 35 km to visit Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries). See fortified areas and citadel. Before the fortress was the house of illustrative of the Emir of Bukhara which was located on a high hill with walls of 1 m thick. If you go inside you will find a pool and a garden. Across from the fortress there was a market square with a caravan serai and shops. Distinctly from the entry gate there are two large towers. In Hisar site you will see monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Back to Dushanbe. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
Travel Kalai Khum village. Travelers will see Norak water reservoir - Tajik Sea. It is the highest point of the day is Shuraba pass (2 267 m). Drive along Afghanistan border starts and the celestial mountains. It is a part of the Territory of Pamir Mountains. Before long time ago the Pamirs have stirred the world's highest voyagers as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. We will drive along natural border as Pyanj River. Pamirs are the ocean of white and blue mountains. Night is in a homestay.
Day 3: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
Drive to Dushanbe. The road will will go through mountain road and high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) (Western Pamir Tract). On the way you will be awe-struck by the spectacular view of river valley and gorges in the land. Have stop to see small villages and meet local people. It is the best idea to learn more about nomadic lifestyle. They are very hospitable and touristic oriented. There is a possibility to see wild mountain inhabitants. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
The tour will start by visiting high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul. It is 2 255 m. a. s. l. It is situated in the famed Fann Mountains. The path to the lakes goes over Anzob pass (3 372 m) where you apprehend superb panorama views. On arrival you will have a short hiking trip and see beaches with the pristine nature. Spend 40 minutes and esteem brilliant nature. Tajikistan is deliberated to be the second place among the CIS countries for capacity of water resources and has the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 5: Iskanderkul Lake - Penjakent
In the morning we will drive to Penjakent via pass Shahriston (3 378 m). Penjakent ("five villages") is found in Khujand area of Tajikistan in Zeravshan river valley originated in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent was one the important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd and called "Central Asian Pompeii". It had well-ordered city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, amusing dwelling houses adorned with plentiful paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. Find out remnats of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers' church. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 6: Penjakent - Seven lakes
This day is devoted to Fannsky Gory (Fann Mountains). The lakes go over Anzob pass (3 372 m). Relish magnificent panorama views and take vivacious photos as well as hiking. The Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes) take area of about 60 km south of Panjakent. Travelers will enjoy remarkable road and see the virgin nature. The interesting shapes of these lakes won't leave anyone indifferent. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 7: Seven lakes - Dushanbe
Fann Mountains are one of the most popular places amongst travelers and ready to charm people from around the world. Then you will have a hiking in the Fannsky Gory (Fan Mountains) and adore your special tour. This place will inspire by trekking along Fann Mountains. In addition, you will meet with locals and learn more about their lifestyle. Night is in the homestay.
Day 8: Airport
Morning transfer to airport.
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 365 $
04 pax - 820 $
06 pax - 840 $
08 pax - 695 $
10 pax - 730 $
Single - 135 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $
Half board - 100 $
Full board - 200 $
Dushanbe - "Meridian" Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum - "Kharon Palace" Hotel 4*
Iskanderkul - Homestay
Penjakent - "Umariyon" Hotel 3*
Seven Lakes - Homestays
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance