Tajikistan trip: Tour 8
Day 1: Dushanbe
It is happiness to see travelers in Tajikistan. The driver will meet you at the airport and accompany to Dushanbe. On the arrival you will have a guided city tour and 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 as well as the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. The tour will be continued to Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments and Asian bazaar. We have no doubt you will be amazed and take many vibrant photos. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Khoburubot - Kalai Khum
We will travel to Kalai Khum village through mountain road over high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) or Western Pamir Tract. The road goes over the prettiest river valley and astonishing gorges. On the way you will see small villages and meet local people. They are hardworking and hospitable. Tajiks like to live close to nature and to be captivated by the beauty of wild life. Overnight is in a guesthouse.
Day 3: Kalai Khum - Khorog
Travelers will visit Khorog and enjoy town fenced by rock-strewn mountains. The town was built on the confluence of the 3 rivers where Shokhdara river and Ghund river flow into Pyanj river. Being in Khorog you will meet Pamir people which have high percentage of people with 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 - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake
Find the most beautiful lakes of the Pamirs as Yashil Kul and Bulunkul (Blue lakes), located on the altitude of 3 700 meters above sea level in the Murghab district.The color of water in Bulunkul is a elusive inter-play of violet and dark-blue. There are a lot of fish in the lake. There is the opportunity to see yaks, a unique species of domestic animals providing 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 5: Bulunkul - Khorog
In the morning we will drive to Khorog via Pamir Highway or M41 Pamir Tract. It is defined to be the second highest mountain road after highway of Tibet. The road locates over mountains and passes on the elevations of more than 4 000 meters above sea level. Travelers will admire a unique diversity of wildlife and see wild mammals as Turkestan rat, tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves as well as Marco Polo sheep and even snow leopard. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Khorog - Kalai Khum
In the morning we will travel to Kalai Khum. This area contains of high gravelly mountains over 6 000 meters. The Pamirs, the tourists have an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of pristine environment and see life of mountain dwellers. On the road we will have a stop in small villages to communicate with local people and to see their life. Human settlements are placed on both sides of the river in narrow mountain valleys. On the other side of the river you will see Afgan stony villages and gardens. Night is in a home stay.
Day 7: Kalai Khum - Norak - Dushanbe
Today we will travel to Dushanbe along Afghanistan border. We will pass over Shuraba pass (2 267 m). This part will astonish you by its exclusive mountains belonging to the Territory of Pamir Mountains. The Pamirs have stirred the world's greatest explorers like Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. We will drive along natural border as Pyanj River. On the way you will see Norak water reservoir or Tajik Sea. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Dushanbe - Airport
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 - 1 320 $
04 pax - 790 $
06 pax - 870 $
08 pax - 715 $
10 pax - 780 $
Single - 90 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $
Half board - 110 $
Full board - 215 $
English speaking guide - 700 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum - Home stays
Khorog - "Lal" Guesthouse
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