Tajik treasure 3
Time of the tour: 6 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Seven lakes - Penjakent - Iskanderkul - Romit gorge - Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe
Upon arrival guide will meet and accompany to the capital city of Tajikistan. The city tour in Dushanbe will take place in such significant places as Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. After that you will be transferred (35 km) to Hissor fortress of VII-XVII centuries. Upon arrival you will be met by a high well protected by walls 1 m thick and loopholes for guns and cannons. This sight used to be a residence where delegate of the Emir of Bukhara lived. While exploring this place you will witness pool and a garden and across from the fortress there was a busy market square with a caravanserai and shops. From all this greatness not much survived but still you can observe two impressive towers of the gate. Being here you will have a chance to visit monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" of 16th-17th centuries, mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" of 16th century. Then we will visit Botanical garden and Victory Park with a panoramic view on the city. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Seven lakes
Today the road goes to Fann Mountains that you will reach by driving through Anzob pass which altitude is 3 372 m. During the way you will be able to see amazing views and take photos on the stops. These mountains are one of the most popular places for hiking. Continue drive to Seven Lakes. This lake is located about 60 km south of Panjakent. To reach the seven lakes you need to have a short hiking tour. Upon arrival you will be met by lakes that are located on different heights and each possesses different colors. During the travel you will have a chance to meet local people to learn more about their lifestyle, traditions and cuisine. Night is in the hotel.
Day 3: Seven lakes - Penjakent
In course of the tour you will have to travel to Penjakent that is also known as five villages. On the way to it you will pass Shahriston pass that is located on the elevation of 3 378 m above sea level. Upon arrival you will notice that this city is situated in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a Zeravshan river valley. It is considered to be that this city appeared in 5th-8th centuries AD. At that time it was known as a one of the most significant city of Sogd, which was given name "Central Asian Pompeii". You will be amazed by the well planned city with the ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich residential buildings, decorated with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. This city was found in last century but nowadays you can freely explore this incredible sight. Overnight is in hotel.
Day 4: Penjakent - Iskanderkul - Dushanbe
In course of the tour you will have a splendid day of exploring Iskanderkul Lake. This lake is situated on the elevation of 2 255 m. a. s. l. in Fann Mountains. Due to the picturesque view tours to this place are very popular. Upon arrival to the lake you will have an opportunity to stroll along the beach. If you have a desire to witness the waterfall then you can hike 40 minutes. Tajikistan on the second place among the CIS countries for volume 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. Later on is drive back to Dushanbe. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Dushanbe - Romit gorge - Dushanbe
Today you will travel to Romit gorge. Yon the way to it you will be able to have impressive views of mountains and mountain rivers. Upon arrival to the gorge you will hike to see the power of mountains. During this tour you will get more information about customs and traditions of Tajik people. There is the high possibility to bath of our spring. Then drive back to Dushanbe. Overnight is in hotel.
Day 6: 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 - 920 $
04 pax - 555 $
06 pax - 575 $
08 pax - 475 $
10 pax - 500 $
Single - 105 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $
Half board - 80 $
Full board - 160 $
English speaking guide - 550 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
7 Lakes - Homestay
Penjikent - "Umariyon" Hotel 3*
- 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