Tajik treasure 8
Time of the tour: 10 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake - Hissor - Norak - Kalai Khum - Khorog - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe
Tajik treasure 8 is happy to see travelers on tours. Meet the guide at the airport and drive to Dushanbe. On arrival, you will have a guided city tour. It is worth visiting Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. We will walk in National in order to make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs as well as the biggest National Flag in the world - 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Afterwards we will drive to Central Museum and the Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. It is worth visiting our national Asian bazaar. Travelers will have an opportunity to get acquainted with local life selling and buying goods. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
In the morning we will drive to high Mountain lake as Iskanderkul. It is about 2 255 m. a. s. l and located in the legendary Fann Mountains. This wonderful area is one of the best places of Central Asia. You will pass over Anzob pass of 3 372 m with marvelous panorama views. On arrival, you will walk along it beaches and hike 40 minutes to see a stunning waterfall. In general, Tajikistan occupied the second place among the CIS countries for volume of water resources. There are more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Rest is in a homestay.
Day 3: Iskanderkul Lake
We will have a hiking tour on Fann Mountains. Fann mountains is known since ancient times as "Kuhistan" which means "Mountainous Country". You will see more than 30 lakes of different size. Fann Mountains are a popular among tours. Travelers and locals just love this place. There is flora and fauna shows great views around. It definitely will catch attention. Night is in a homestay.
Day 4: Iskanderkul Lake - Dushanbe - Hissor
The morning will start by driving to Dushanbe over Anzob pass of about 3 372 m and tunnel of Isticlol. On the you will take many vibrant photos. The second half of the day is dedicated to a journey to Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries). It will take 35 km from Dushanbe. You will see the fortress used to be the house of the representative of the Emir of Bukhara and located on a high hill and was well defended with 1 m thick walls where can be found a pool and a garden and across from the fortress there was a market square with a caravan serai and lots of shops. Travelers will see monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Transfer to a hotel for rest.
Day 5: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
We are glad to present the next day of driving to Kalai Khum village. On the route you will see Norak water reservoir that is called Tajik Sea. The maximum point of the day is Shuraba pass of 2 267 m and drive along Afghanistan border which belong to the Territory of Pamir Mountains. The Pamirs was famous among the greatest explorers as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. The next destination is border - Pyanj River. On the way, you will see the mountain system of white and blue mountains. Night is in a homestay.
Day 6: Kalai Khum - Khorog
This tour will start by travelling to Khorog. On the way you will be impressed by rocky mountains from all sides which was built on the confluence of the 3 rivers where Shokhdara river and Ghund river flow into Pyanj river. In addition, you will meet Pamir people. They are alike from Tajik people with different appearance of blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes. Pamirs Mountains are the highest mountains in the world with human population after the Himalayas in Tibet. Rest is in a guesthouse.
Day 7: Khorog
Today you will have a guided city tour. We will visit the Botanical Garden and see beautiful gardens. The east part of the city lies at an altitude of 2320m above sea level. On the seaside zone of the Shakhdara River is located the popular Pamir Botanical Garden with exclusive plants. The tour will be continued visiting the city park and handicraft shop, museum and of course local bazar. We are sure you will like to learn more about the main highlights of Khorog and Pamirian people. Night is in a guesthouse
Day 8: Khorog - Kalai Khum
We will travel from Khorog to Kalai Khum. This area contains of high rocky mountains over 6 000 meters. The tourists will enjoy the beauty of virgin environment and learn more about, history and everyday life of Tajik people. We will stop in small villages to communicate with local people and to see their life located 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. Rest is in a home stay.
Day 9: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
Today we will drive to Dushanbe via mountain road. You will drive over high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) known as Western Pamir Tract. The road goes through the most attractive river valley and astonishing gorges in the terrain, where we can use this place for rest and take photos of the mountain and rivers. See small villages and meet local people. They are very hospitable and open minded. We are sure they will not leave anyone indifferent on tours. Night is in a comfortable hotel.
Day 10: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport. Thank you for Tajik treasure 8. It was amazing tours!
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 1320 $
04 pax - 825 $
06 pax - 920 $
08 pax - 770 $
10 pax - 835 $
Single - 100 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
Half board - 135 $
Full board - 270 $
English speaking guide - 880 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Iskanderkul Lake - Home stays
Kalai Khum - Home stays
Khorog - "Lal" 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