Tour in Tajikistan: Tour 7
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Hissor - Norak - Kalai Khum - Khorog - Ishkashim - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
Today the driver will meet you at the airport and accompany to Dushanbe. We will be transferred to Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries) and find fortified areas and citadel. It is located on a high hill. Being in Hisar travelers will visit the lately restored monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna". It is a new school of the 16th-17th centuries, mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" of the 16th century. We will drive back to Dushanbe and visit Botanical garden and Victory Park. It is a great chance to admire panorama view on the city. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
Today we will drive to Kalai Khum village. You will see Norak water reservoir that is called Tajik Sea. The highest point of the day is Shuraba pass (2 267 m) and after drive along Afghanistan border starts. This part will inspire you by mountains. It is the Territory of Pamir Mountains and explored by Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang and Mirza Muhammad Haidar. Drive along natural border of Pyanj River. Today you will spend night in a homestay.
Day 3: Kalai Khum - Khorog
In the morning we will visit Khorog. It is one of the smallest cities on the map and bounded by rocky mountains from all four wings. The town was formed on the convergence of the 3 rivers where Shokhdara river and Ghund river flow into Pyanj river. On the way to Khorog you will meet Pamir people. They have blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes. Pamirs Mountains are the highest mountains in the world with human population after the Himalayas in Tibet. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Khorog - Ishkashim
Have a break in the small village of Ishkashim. It is the capital of Ishkoshim District in Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Province in south-east of the country. It is found on the Panj River, at north. The Panj River is a tributary of the Amu Darya which is 1 125 km long and forms a significant part of the Afghanistan and Tajikistan border. The village of Ishkoshim is located near a town of the identical name in Afghanistan, though the name of the Afghan town is normally rendered Ishkashim behind Persian practice. Night is in a home stay.
Day 5: Ishkashim - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake
The most fine-looking lakes of the Pamirs are Yashil Kul and Bulunkul (Blue lakes), strained on the altitude of 3 700 meters above sea level, are located in the Murghab district. The color of water in Bulunkul is violet and dark-blue during the sunlight. Travelers will see species of fish in the lake. On the route you can see yaks. They are very famous among nomads and provide milk and meat products. On the way to the lake you will drive over Koitezak pass (4 271 m). Night is in a homestay.
Day 6: Bulunkul Lake - Khorog
In the morning we will travel to Khorog alongside Pamir Highway or M41 Pamir Tract. It is the second highest mountain road after highway of Tibet. The road is located over mountains and passes on the elevations of more than 4 000 meters above sea level. On the way you will drive over Koitezak pass (4 271 m). The nearly unreachable scenery and the rocky mountains of this corner of the world show a unique diversity of wildlife. Amid the most common species of wild mammals are Turkestan rat, tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 7: Khorog - Kalai Khum
Tour to Kalai Khum. This part entails of high rocky mountains over 6 000 meters. Passing via the Pamirs, the travelers can admire miracle the exquisiteness of environment and get additional about the ethnography, history and everyday life of mountain people. On the way we will stop in small villages to connect with local people and to see their life. Human settlements are situated on both sides of the river in slight mountain valleys. On the other side of the river you will see Afgan stony villages and gardens. Night is in a homestay.
Day 8: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
Travel to Dushanbe over high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) or Western Pamir Tract. We will pass across the most striking river valley and wonderful gorges in the land. We will see small villages and meet local people. They are hardworking and hospitable. This nation importantly esteems its traditions and folklore. This trip is good-looking for the fans of exotics and wild nature. Night is in a hotel.
Day 9: Flight
In the morning is 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 - 1300 $
04 pax - 800 $
06 pax - 900 $
08 pax - 745 $
10 pax - 815 $
Single - 80 $
Half board - 120 $
Full board - 240 $
English speaking guide - 780 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum - Home stays
Khorog - "Lal" Guesthouse
Ishkoshim - Home stays
Bulunkul - Home stays
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- GBAO permit
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide