Travel around Tajikistan: Tour 7
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum - Khorog - Khoburubot - Khujand
Day 1: Dushanbe
On arrival at the airport and travel to Dushanbe. 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. Then we will walk to National park, Ministry of Inner Affairs and see the biggest National Flag in the world of about 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. We will visit to Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. Afterwards we will visit Asian bazaar. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
Today we will visit Kalai Khum village. On the way you will see Norak water reservoir so called Tajik Sea. We will drive over Shuraba pass (2 267 m) and drive along Afghanistan border starts. This part will astound you by its exclusive mountains. It is Territory of Pamir Mountains. Over the centuries, the Pamirs have stirred the world's greatest explorers. They are Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. You will drive along natural border - Pyanj River and enjoy the great mountain system the ocean of white and blue mountains. Rest is in a homestay.
Day 3: Kalai Khum - Khorog
In the morning we will travel to Khorog. It is walled by rock-strewn mountains from all four wings. The town was developed 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. Amid the Pamiris, there is a high percentage of people with blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes. Pamirs Mountains are the uppermost mountains in the world with human population after the Himalayas in Tibet. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Khorog
Today the entire day is devoted to a city tour. We will visit the Botanical Garden. The city is bounded 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 situated the renowned Pamir Botanical Garden with rare plants from different parts of the world. Later on, we will visit city park and handicraft shop, museum. Then visit local bazar. Rest is in a guesthouse.
Day 5: Khorog - Kalai Khum
The tour will start by driving to Kalai Khum. This area entails of high stony mountains over 6 000 meters. Travelers will have an opportunity to see the beauty of striking environment, learn more about the ethnography, history and everyday life of mountain dwellers. On the way we will stop in small villages to talk with local people and to see their life. On the other side of the river you will find Afgan stony villages and gardens. Night is in a home stay.
Day 6: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
We will drive to Dushanbe via mountain road over high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) recognized as Western Pamir Tract. The road goes over the most attractive river valley and wonderful gorges in the terrain. On the way you will see small villages and meet local people. Tajiks are by nature are hardworking and kind-hearted. This nation importantly greetings its traditions and folklore. This trip is gorgeous for the lovers of exotics. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Dushanbe - Khujand
The morning will start by driving to Khujand city over Anzob pass (3 372 m) with incredible panorama views. Khujand is the second largest city of Tajikistan. It is situated on the Syr Darya River on the Fergana Valley. The population of the city is 149,000. It is also the capital of the northernmost province of Tajikistan - Sughd. Then visit in the afternoon a Cultural Palace of Khujand where the first president of Tajikistan was chosen as well as see Central Mosque. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: 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 - 1 265 $
04 pax - 785 $
06 pax - 875 $
08 pax - 725 $
10 pax - 790 $
Single - 100 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
Half board - 105 $
Full board - 210 $
English speaking guide - 780 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum - Home stays
Khorog - "Lal" Guesthouse
Khujand - "Firuz" Hotel 4*
- 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