Travel in Tajikistan: Tour 5

Travel in Tajikistan: Tour 5
Destination:
Tajikistan
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake - Hissor - Norak - Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe


Day 1: Dushanbe
Welcome to travel in Tajikistan. Being at the airport, the driver will meet you 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 where we can see the Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. We will visit Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments as well as Asian bazaar. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 2: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
Our tour today is to high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.). It is found in the famous Fann Mountains. We are sure you will be impressed by stunning view of the lake. The road to the lakes goes over Anzob pass (3 372 m) where you can take photos. Upon arrival you will walk along beaches and hike 40 minutes to see a waterfall. Tajikistan takes the second place among the CIS countries for volume of water resources. It is famous for the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Night is in a homestay.

Day 3: Iskanderkul Lake
In the morning is hiking at Fann Mountains. Fann mountains are also known as "Kuhistan". Kuhistan is Farsi word for "Mountainous Country". There are more than 30 pure and multicolored lakes of different size. Fann Mountains are a popular tourist destination and weekend spot. You will enjoy trekking and climbing. This area has rich flora and fauna. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
 
Day 4: Iskanderkul Lake - Dushanbe - Hissor
Today we will travel to Dushanbe over Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. The road will go over a mountain passes. In the afternoon we will drive via Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries) of 35 km from Dushanbe. See the fortress used to be the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara and situated on a high hill and was strong with 1 m thick walls. In past times there was a pool and a garden and crosswise from the fortress there was a busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. See recently restored monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" of the 16th-17th centuries, mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" of the 16th century. Night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
Today we will drive to Kalai Khum village. On the way you will see Norak water reservoir that is called Tajik Sea. The highest point of the day is Shuraba pass (2 267 m) and drive over Afghanistan border. See unique mountains of part of the Territory of Pamir Mountains. The mountains were inspired by the world's greatest explorers as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. We will drive along natural border as Pyanj River. Rest is in a homestay.

Day 6: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
In the morning we will travel to Dushanbe through mountain road. We will drive over a high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) known as Western Pamir Tract. The road goes via the most attractive river valley and wonderful gorges in the land where you can see small villages and meet local people. Tajiks are by nature hard working and hospitable, and kind-hearted. They used to live close to the beauty of wild nature. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.


Transport:
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex


Price per person:
02 pax - 985 $
04 pax - 600 $
06 pax - 650 $
08 pax - 545 $
10 pax - 590 $
Single - 80 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $

Half board - 90 $
Full board - 180 $

English speaking guide - 610 $ per group  


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Iskanderkul Lake - Home stays
Kalai Khum - Home stays
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide