Travel to Tajikistan: Tour 3
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake - Penjakent - Seven lakes - Khoburubot - Kalai Khum - Norak - Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe
Have a pleasant time on a tour in Tajikistan. On arrival you will be accompanied to Dushanbe and have a guided city tour. We will visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Afterwards we will drive to National park, walk to Ministry of Inner Affairs and see the biggest National Flag in the world with the sizes of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Then visit Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments as well as Asian bazaar. The rich variety of goods at the best price will surprise you. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
Today we will start driving to Iskanderkul Lake laying at the altitude 2 255 m. a. s. l. It is located on Fann Mountains. This area is the most attractive in Central Asia. The road goes via Anzob Pass with the altitude of 3 372 m where you can adore implausible panoramic view. We will have a 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. The highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries in Tajikistan it has more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Night is in a homestay.
Day 3: Iskanderkul Lake - Penjakent
The tour will start by driving to Penjakent also known as "five villages". It is located Khujand area of Tajikistan in Zeravshan river valley. You will relish the beauty of five villages began its history of this wonderful city which found in the 5th-8th centuries AD. It was one of the most cultural and crafting centers of Sogd and called "Central Asian Pompeii". It was astonishingly fortified well-organized city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses decorated with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. The remnants were found in last century. Currently you can see ruins of houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers church. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Penjakent - Seven lakes - Penjakent
In the morning we will travel to visit Fann Mountains. It is one of the famous hiking areas in Central Asia. Then we will have a trip to Seven Lakes. It is situated about 60 km south of Panjakent. Travelers will enjoy hiking via the gorge to see Seven Lakes. All Lakes are situated on the different altitude and have diverse color. Then we will come back to hotel.
Day 5: Penjakent - Dushanbe
You will drive back to Dushanbe. This city means "Monday". Dushanbe is the capital of Tajikistan and as well as the economic and political center which was able to uphold the atmosphere of a real Asian city. This city will admire everyone by its unique beauty of wonderful nature. Overnight is in hotel.
Day 6: Dushanbe - Khoburubot - Kalai Khum
Today we will drive to Kalai Khum village over mountain road, that goes via the Khoburubot Pass (3 252) or Western Pamir Tract. On the way you will adore the most gorgeous river valley and remarkable gorges in the countryside. On the route you will have a chance to meet locals and learn about their lifestyle and friendliness. People here importantly respect their traditions and folklore. Night is in a home stay.
Day 7: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
In the morning is transfer to Dushanbe. On the way you will admire the beauty of the Pamirs impressed by the greatest explorers - Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. Being in the Pamir Mountains you will see the greatest mountain system the ocean of white and blue mountains. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Dushanbe - Norak - Dushanbe
Guests will drive to Norak city where Norak water reservoir is located. This reservoir is also called Tajik Sea. Norak is placed in the Khatlon province of Tajikistan, on the Vakhsh River, 885 m above sea level, and is 70 km southeast of the capital, with the population of 19,000. We will drive over Chormahzak and Shar - Shar passes counting the tunnels. This city was built on the former village of Nurek and means «pomegranate» in Tajik language. As the modern city it was time-honored in 1960 to sustenance the construction of nearby Nurek Dam, which was accomplished in 1980. This Dam is the highest in the world - 300 m and situated in a deep gorge along the Vakhsh River in western Tajikistan. We will drive back to Dushanbe. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 9: Dushanbe - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 255 $
04 pax - 760 $
06 pax - 840 $
08 pax - 695 $
10 pax - 755 $
Single -140 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
Half board -130 $
Full board - 250 $
English speaking guide - 730 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Iskandarkul - Home stays
Penjakent - "Umariyon" Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum - 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