Travel around Tajikistan: Tour 6
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum - Khorog - Langar - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake - Murgab - Kyzyl Art border
Day 1: Dushanbe
The driver will meet you in the airport and accompany to Dushanbe. You will have a city tour and visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Then walk to National park to make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and the see the biggest National Flag in the world. It is about 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. We will visit to Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments and visit Asian bazar. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
Today we will travel to Kalai Khum village. On the way you see Norak water reservoir, called Tajik Sea. The highest point of the day is Shuraba pass (2 267 m) and drive along Afghanistan border starts. We will astound you by its exclusive mountains. It is the Territory of Pamir Mountains. The Pamirs have encouraged the world's utmost explorers as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. We will drive along natural border - Pyanj River and see the way of local people's life. Night is in a homestay
Day 3: Kalai Khum - Khorog
In the morning we will drive to Khorog. It is the tiniest cities on the map of the world and encircled by stony mountains from all four sides. The town was constructed on the confluence 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
Today is a guided city tour. We will visit the Botanical Garden. The city is enclosed by many gardens. Over the east part of the city at an altitude of 2320m above sea level on the seaside zone of the Shakhdara River is located the celebrated Pamir Botanical Garden with exclusive plants, brought from different parts of the world. Afterwards we will visit city park and handicraft shop, museum as well as a local bazar. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 5: Khorog - Langar
Today we will travel along Tajik Afgan border to Langar village. It is located in in the heart of Asia. The Pamirs are a corner of sky-scraping and celestial mountains, see-through clear blue waters of lakes and rivers, wide valleys and deserts. They are the highest mountains of the world as "the Roof of the World". The Pamirs is located at elevations from 3 500 to 4 200 meters above sea level. Over the years, peoples were remote from each other by majestic mountain ranges, and advanced into distinct reserves with altered dialects and sometimes distinct or different languages. Night is in a home stay.
Day 6: Langar
Today you will discover all the day the Langar village and Wakhi people. In the morning you hike up for around 2 hours beyond Langar village to see the petroglyphs. On the way you will see the Hindu Kush range. You will visit Abreshim Qala (Silk fort) and the shrine of Shoh Qambari Oftob. Overnigth is in home stay.
Day 7: Langar - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake - Murgab
The most gorgeous lakes of the Pamirs are Yashil Kul and Bulunkul (Blue lakes), strained on the altitude of 3 700 meters above sea level and located in the Murghab district. The color of water in Bulunkul is violet and dark-blue. There are a lot of fish like in the lake. In addition, you will see yaks giving milk and meat products. On the way to the lake you will drive over Khargush pass (4 344 m). Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 8: Kyzyl Art border
In the morning is transfer to Kyrgyz border.
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 375 $
04 pax - 830 $
06 pax - 940 $
08 pax - 770 $
10 pax - 850 $
Single - 60 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
Half board - 105 $
Full board - 210 $
English speaking guide - 1010 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum - Home stays
Khorog - "Lal" Guesthouse
Langar - Home stays
Murgab - "Pamir" Guesthouse
- 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