Travel in Tajikistan: Tour 8

Travel in Tajikistan: Tour 8
Destination:
Tajikistan
Duration: 10 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake - Hissor - Norak - Kalai Khum - Khorog - Khoburubot - Dushanbe


Day 1: Dushanbe
Welcome to Tajikistan. You will be met by the driver at the airport and travel to Dushanbe. Upon arrival you will have a city tour. We will visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament, then walk to the National park and Ministry of Inner Affairs. Here you will see the biggest National Flag in the world. It is 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Afterwards we will visit Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments as well as Asian bazaar. On the way you will learn more about mnay interesting facts about Tajik people. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 2: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
In the morning we will travel to high Mountain lake as Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.) located in the famous Fann Mountains. This excellent area is one of the best places of Central Asia. The road to the lakes goes over Anzob pass (3 372 m) with perfect panorama views. On arrival we will have walk along it beaches as well as hike 40 minutes to see a waterfall. Tajikistan takes the second place among the CIS countries for volume of water resources. It is also 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
Today is a hiking at the Fann Mountains. Fann mountains is an exclusive mountain area known in ancient times as "Kuhistan". Kuhistan is Farsi word for "Mountainous Country". In Fanns you can see more than 30 pure and multi-colored lakes. Fann Mountains are a widespread tourist destination and weekend spot. It is best for trekking and climbing destination. You will be impressed by flora and fauna and enjoy great views. Overnight is in a homestay.
 
Day 4: Iskanderkul Lake - Dushanbe - Hissor
In the morning is transfer to Dushanbe. The way goes over Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. On the way you will have many photo stops. In the afternoon we will have a journey to Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries). It is 35 km from Dushanbe. The fortress was the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara and located on a high hill with 1 m thick walls. In past times there was a pool and a garden and transversely from the fortress there was a busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. See monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (new school of 16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
We will have a tour to Kalai Khum village. There is a chance to see Norak water or Tajik Sea. The highest point of the day is Shuraba pass (2 267 m) and drive along Afghanistan border starts. The road will impress you by unique mountains of Territory of Pamir Mountains inspired the world's greatest explorers as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. The next destination is driving over Pyanj River. Rest is in a homestay.

Day 6: Kalai Khum - Khorog
In the morning we will travel to Khorog surrounded by rocky mountains. The town was 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. The Pamiris have a 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 7: Khorog
Today is a guided city tour. We will visit the Botanical Garden bounded by gardens. By 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 famous Pamir Botanical Garden with beautiful plants, brought from different parts of the world. We will walk among city park and handicraft shop as well as museum. You can also visit local bazar. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 8: Khorog - Kalai Khum
We will pass from Khorog to Kalai Khum. You will see high rocky mountains over 6 000 meters. Everyone will enjoy seeing untouched nature and capture unforgettable moments. On the way we will stop in small villages to talk with local people and to see their lifestyle. In addition, we will see Afgan stony villages and gardens. Rest is in a home stay.

Day 9: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
This tour will start by travelling to Dushanbe by mountain road over high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) or Western Pamir Tract. The road goes via the prettiest river valley and astounding gorges. Travelers will see small villages and meet local people. Tajiks are hardworking and kind-hearted. They are lovers of exotics and enchanted by the beauty of wild nature. Night is in a hotel.

Day 10: 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 - 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  


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