The Name of tour: Tajikistan discovered
Duration: 8 days
Visiting landmarks: Dushanbe, Kalai Khum, Khorog, Bulunkul Lake
Day 1: Dushanbe
Upon arrival you will get acquainted with driver. After that you will travel to Dushanbe. Today you will have a chance to explore the main sites in the capital and have city tour. This day you will have a chance to explore the fascinating attractions as Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. After that you will direct to National park where you will take pictures of Ministry of Inner Affairs. This day you will observe the biggest National Flag in the world that estimates 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Further you will explore ancient artifacts Central Museum. In the second part of the tour you will discover Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. You will continue the tour with exploring Asian bazar. There you will explore the bustling life of the city, buy souvenirs and fresh fruits. After that you will get acquainted with the cultural attraction, discover the charming landscapes and take a lot of colorful photos. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe – Khoburubot – Kalai Khum
In the morning you will travel to Kalai Khum village through enchanting mountain road. This day you will travel along high Khoburubot Pass (3 252). You will discover that this road also names as Western Pamir Tract. This day you will have a chance to see picturesque landscapes, where guests will have a chance to enjoy the pristine nature, discover beautiful rivers and gorges, and take many photo stops. During the tour you will see the small villages and discover the way of life of local people. This day you will meet local residents and talk to them. In the tour you will be able to explore that the Tajiks are very hospitable and friendly people, they are kind and always invite guests. They are not afraid of work and are very hardworking. They also take great care of their customs and traditions, pass on folklore from generation to generation, and respect their elders. In the tour you will be able to see Tajikistan will appeal to those who love the exotic and want to enjoy the color of the country, explore the wild nature, and you will also be able to compare nature. This night you will spend in the home stay where you will have a chance to observe the local people’s life.
Day 3: Kalai Khum – Khorog
In the morning you will travel to Khorog. In the tour, you will be able to see for yourself that khorog is a small city, and rather it is depicted on the map as the smallest. Here you can explore Cho city from all sides surrounded by beautiful mountains. It's like a tree growing on a steep cliff-small, but looking down on the world. The city is the roof of the world and from here the journey to the Pamirs always begins. Khorog itself was built at the confluence of 3 Shokhdar rivers and the Gund River flow into the Panj River. Along the way you will have a chance to communicate with Pamir people. During the tour, you will learn that the Pamir people differ from the Tajiks in anthropological features; they have blue eyes, light skin, and light hair. This day you will discover the Pamir Mountains are the most populous after Tibet and the Himalayas. Life in the mountains made the Pamir people different from the Tajiks, especially customs, traditions and language. This night you will spend in the hotel.
Day 4: Khorog – Yashil Kul Lake – Bulunkul Lake
Iin the morning you will have a wonderful transfer to charming lakes of Pamirs - Yashil Kul and Bulunkul (Blue lakes), This is a fresh lake, which has a tectonic origin and is located in the Murghab district of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan at an altitude of 3737.4 meters above sea level. In the tour you will be able to explore that the maximum depth of the lake is about 2 meters and the transparency is more than 1 meter. You will have a great opportunity to see the lake and explore it. The lake itself has a rich fauna and is home to many fish. Do not miss the opportunity to see the yaks of domestic animals, which contain the characteristics of cows and sheep. In the tour you can learn that yaks are useful for people, they give milk, wool and meat. Along the way you will travel along the charming Koitezak pass (4 271 m). This night will be in the homestay.
Day 5: Bulunkul – Khorog
This day you will travel to Khorog along Pamir Highway, known as M41 Pamir Tract. You are going to see high-altitude road is considered the second after Tibet. The height is about 4000 meters above sea level over mountains and passes. Here you will have a chance to see the fabulous flora and fauna that is home to such animal species as Turkestan rat, tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves. Here is also home for rich animal world. It is also home to Marco Polo sheep, which differs from the usual sheep size and in the highlands listed in the red book snow leopard. Today you will spend the night in the guesthouse.
Day 6: Khorog – Kalai Khum
In the morning you will travel from Khorog to Kalai Khum. This day you will transfer the same road. Here you will have a chance to explore that in this part of the Pamir highlands that reaches 6000 meters, there was only one road to build. You will see that the villages are located on both sides of the river in narrow mountain valleys. You will see the Afghan rocky villages and gardens on the other side of the river. In the tour you will be able to explore that in the Pamirs you can learn a lot of information about ethnography and explore the wildlife, explore the culture, and customs and traditions, and how life was born here in the past. You will have the chance to visit small villages, meet the locals and also explore their way of life. This night you will spend in the home stay.
Day 7: Kalai Khum – Norak – Dushanbe
This day you will travel to Dushanbe. This day will be the last active day. Today you will finish transferring along Afghanistan border. You are going to transfer along Shuraba pass (2 267 m). Here you will be amazed by the fascinating views of unique mountains – it is Territory of Pamir Mountains. A long time people were amazed by the real beauty of Pamir mountains and such famous discoverers wanted to visit Pamir as – Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. This day you will have a chance to travel along natural border – Pyanj River. In the tour you will be able to explore that the Pamir is increasingly attracting tourists ' attention and also guests have a unique chance to enjoy the mountains. Tourists on the tour will be able to see the beautiful Pamir and learn that it is also called the ocean system of blue-white mountains. In course of the tour you will also explore Norak water reservoir that is called Tajik Sea. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Dushanbe – Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 320 $
04 pax – 790 $
06 pax – 870 $
08 pax – 715 $
10 pax – 780 $
Single – 90 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $
Half board – 110 $
Full board – 215 $
English speaking guide – 700 $ per group
02-04 pax – Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax – 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax – 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Dushanbe – “Meridians” Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum – Home stays
Khorog – “Lal” Guesthouse
Bulunkul – Home stays
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- GBAO permit
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide