Travel in Tajikistan: Tour 7

Travel in Tajikistan: Tour 7
Destination:
Tajikistan
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum - Khorog - Khoburubot - Khujand


Day 1: Dushanbe
The driver will meet you in the airport and accompany to Dushanbe. Today is a city tour. First of we will visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. We will walk to National park and Ministry of Inner Affairs where we can see the biggest National Flag in the world of about 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. In the afternoon we will drive to Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments and Asian bazaar. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
Today we will travel to Kalai Khum village. On the way you will admire beauty of Norak water reservoir or Tajik Sea. We will drive over Shuraba pass (2 267 m) as well as drive along Afghanistan border starts. The road will impress you by high mountains which is already Territory of Pamir Mountains. The Pamirs have encouraged the world's greatest explorers - Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. Then we will drive via natural border - Pyanj River. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Kalai Khum - Khorog
This tour will start by visiting Khorog. This place is enclosed by rocky mountains and built 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 and see them 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. Overnight is in a guesthouse.

Day 4: Khorog
Today is a city tour. We will visit the Botanical Garden bounded by many beautiful gardens. Over the east part of the city at an altitude of 2320m above sea level on the coastal zone of the Shakhdara River is found the prominent Pamir Botanical Garden with plants, got from different corners of the world. Travelers will have a chance to visit city park, handicraft shop and museum. In addition, you can visit a local bazaar. Rest is in a guesthouse.

Day 5: Khorog - Kalai Khum
We will pass from Khorog to Kalai Khum. The way contains of high rocky mountains over 6 000 meters. Travelers will have chance to admire beauty of landscape and take many vibrant photos. You will learn more about history and everyday life of mountain dwellers. On the way we will stop in small villages to communicate with local people and to see their life. On the other side of the river you will see Afgan stony villages and amazing gardens. Night is in a home stay.

Day 6: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
In the morning we will travel to Dushanbe via mountain road. Drive over high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) identified as Western Pamir Tract. The road goes via the most charming river valley and remarkable gorges in the terrain. Guests we will see small villages and meet local people. Tajiks are hospitable and captivated by the beauty of wild nature. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Dushanbe - Khujand
This tour will start by driving to Khujand city. The way to the lakes goes over Anzob pass (3 372 m) with astonishing panorama views. Khujand is the second largest city of Tajikistan. It is situated on the Syr Darya River at the mouth of the Fergana Valley. The population of the city is 149,000. It is also the capital of the northernmost province of Tajikistan (Sughd). In the afternoon visit a Cultural Palace of Khujand where the first president of Tajikistan was elected. Then we will go to see Central Mosque in the middle of the city. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 8: 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 - 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


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
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:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide