Travel around Tajikistan: Tour 5
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake - Hissor - Norak - Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe
Tajikistan is happy to see travelers on a tour. Our driver will meet you in the airport and accompany to Dushanbe. On arrival you will have a guided city tour. First of we will visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal and House of parliament. We will walk to the National park to make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and see the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. We will visit Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments as well as Asian bazar. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
The tour will start by travelling to the high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.) situated in the well-known Fann Mountains. This wonderful area is one of the best places of Central Asia. The road to the lakes drives over Anzob pass (3 372 m) with astonishing panorama views. We will walk along it beaches and hike 40 minutes to see a waterfall. Tajikistan is the second place amongst the CIS countries for capacity of water resources. It 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 homestay.
Day 3: Iskanderkul Lake
Today we will have hiking at Fann Mountains. It is a wonderful mountain area recognized in ancient times as "Kuhistan". Kuhistan is Farsi word for "Mountainous Country". In Fanns there are possibility to see more than 30 pure and parti-colored lakes of diverse size and shape. Fann Mountains are popular among locals and travelers for trekking and climbing destination. This area has rich flora and fauna will admire everyone. Night is in a homestay.
Day 4: Iskanderkul Lake - Dushanbe - Hissor
We will drive to Dushanbe. The way goes over Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. We will pass over a mountain passes and enjoy views. The second half of the day is enthusiastic to a trip to Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries) of 35 km from Dushanbe. This site has invigorated areas and citadel as well as used to be the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara. It was located on a high hill defended with 1 m thick walls and loopholes for guns. There was a pool and a garden and through from the fortress there was a busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. In Hisar you can see monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
Today we will drive to Kalai Khum village. On the way you can see Norak water reservoir that is called Tajik Sea. We will drive via Shuraba pass (2 267 m) and after drive along Afghanistan border starts. This part will astonish you by its distinctive mountains. It is already Territory of Pamir Mountains. The Pamirs have stirred the world's greatest surveyors as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. Afterwards we will drive along natural border - Pyanj River and enjoy the giant mountain system the ocean of white and blue mountains. Night is in a homestay.
Day 6: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
In the morning we will travel to Dushanbe through mountain road over high Khoburubot Pass (3 252). It is also called Western Pamir Tract. We will drive via the most attractive river valley and astonishing gorges in the terrain. On the way we will see small villages and meet local people. Tajiks are hospitable, and kind-hearted nation who respects its traditions and folklore. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 985 $
04 pax - 600 $
06 pax - 650 $
08 pax - 545 $
10 pax - 590 $
Single - 80 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
Half board - 90 $
Full board - 180 $
English speaking guide - 610 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Iskanderkul Lake - Home stays
Kalai Khum - Home stays
- 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