Tour in Tajikistan: Tour 6
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Hissor - Ramit - Iskanderkul Lake - Seven Lakes - Penjakent - Jartepo border
Day 1: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
In Tajikistan the driver will meet you at the airport and accompany to Dushanbe. Guests will drive 35 km to visit Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries). This historical site used to be the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara and located on a high hill. Also, there was a pool and a garden and crossways from the fortress there was market square with a caravan serai and shops. In Hisar see monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Return to Dushanbe and visit Botanical garden and Victory Park. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Ramit - Dushanbe
Visit the state natural reserve "Ramit" originated by the Government of the Tajik SSR in 1959. It is situated in Ramit gorge, next the town of Vahdat, more than 80 kilometers from the city of Dushanbe. The territory of the reserve is at an altitude of 1176-3195 m above sea level, on the slopes of the Hissar Range. In the Ramit Gorge, see a river with trout fish. In the mountainous area there is a rich flora as well as medicinal herbs. There is a chance to see mountain goats, wild boars, and other species of animals and birds. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
Today is a trip to high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul of 2 255 m. a. s. l. It is located in the famed Fann Mountains. This wonderful area is one of the best places of Central Asia. The road to the lakes goes via Anzob pass (3 372 m) with marvelous panorama views. We will reach to the lake and walk along beaches. Later on, we will hike 40 minutes to see a waterfall. Tajikistan is one of the CIS countries for volume of water resources with 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 homestay.
Day 4: Iskanderkul Lake
Have a hiking at Fann Mountains known in ancient times as "Kuhistan". Kuhistan is Farsi word for "Mountainous Country". In Fanns see more than 30 pure lakes of different size. These days Fann Mountains are a common sightseer destination and weekend spot. It is also an ideal trekking and climbing destination. This area has rich flora and fauna which is exclusive and diverse. Enjoy the great views around and have a brilliant time. Overnight is in a homestay.
Day 5: Iskanderkul Lake - Seven Lakes
We will drive today to the Fannsky Gory (Fann Mountains) over pass Shahriston (3 378 m). They are one of Central Asia's most widespread hiking areas. Have a trip to the Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes), about 60 km south of Panjakent. We will have a short hiking and see 7 lakes location. They are found on different altitudes. Also you will meet local people and see their way of life. Night is in a homestay.
Day 6: Seven Lakes - Penjakent
Drive to Penjakent. It is ("five villages") and located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in Zeravshan river valley. This impressive village originated in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent of that time was one of the most important crafts centers of Sogd and named "Central Asian Pompeii". It was a beautifully invigorated well-organized city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses decorated with paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. The ruins of this ancient city were found only in the last century. Find out remains of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers church. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Jartepo border
In the morning is transfer to Uzbek border. It was a great time with you.
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 835 $
04 pax - 530 $
06 pax - 560 $
08 pax - 470 $
10 pax - 505 $
Single - 80 $
Half board - 90 $
Full board - 180 $
English speaking guide - 660 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Iskanderkul Lake - Homestay
Seven lakes - Homestay
Penjakent - "Umariyon" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide