Travel to Tajikistan: Tour 8
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Kyrgyz border - Karakul Lake - Murgab - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake Yamg - Khorog - Kalai Khum - Norak - Dushanbe
Day 1: Kyrgyz border - Karakul Lake - Murgab
We wish you happy holidays on Tajikistan tour. You will be met at the border and transfer to Murgab over mountains and high permissions. On the way you will drive over Taldik pass of 3615 meters high. The Pamir Tract is located the light-blue lake of Karakul (3, 815 m) and translated as "The Black Lake". Karakul is the uppermost large mountain lake of the world, eliminating those in Tibet and Titicaca. Then we will drive to Murgab. The second name of the lake is the Roof of the World, we mean Murgab. On the way you will drive over the uppermost Ak Baital pass (4 655 m). It is worth seeing by own eyes. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 2: Murgab - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake
The most attractive lakes of the Pamirs are Yashil Kul and Bulunkul (Blue lakes), strained on the altitude of 3 700 meters above sea level, are set in the Murghab district. Bulunkul has violet and dark-blue colors. There a lot of fish in the lake. There is the opportunity to see yaks providing milk and meat products. On the way to the lake you will drive over Naizatash pass (4 137 m). Rest is in a homestay.
Day 3: Bulunkul - Yamg
The tour will start by driving to Yamg. On the way you will pass over Khargush pass (4 344 m). and enclosed by the rocky mountains. Guests will see the diversity of wildlife. Amid the most common species of wild mammals are Turkestan rat, tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves. Pamirs offers a rich and flourishing population of Marco Polo sheep, the largest sheep in the world as well as great population of the highly rare snow leopard. Night is in a homestay.
Day 4: Yamg - Khorog
Today we will drive along Tajik Afghan border to Khorog located in the heart of Asia. The Pamirs are an angle of sky-scraping and majestic mountains with blue waters of lakes and rivers, valleys and dry deserts. It is also called "the Roof of the World". The land of Pamirs is situated at elevations from 3 500 to 4 200 meters above sea level. Pamirs is perhaps one the few areas in Central Asia where ancient cultural and national customs of the Pamir people exist. They have different dialects and different languages. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 5: Khorog - Kalai Khum
Today we will visit Kalai Khum village. This area entails of high rocky mountains over 6 000 meters. Passing via the Pamirs you will admire beauty of environment, history and everyday life of mountain dwellers. On the way we will stop in small villages to connect with local people and to see their life. Human dwellers are located on both sides of the river in narrow mountain valleys. On the other side of the river you will see Afgan stony villages and gardens. Night is in a home stay.
Day 6: Kalai Khum - Norak - Dushanbe
In the morning we will travel to Dushanbe lengthwise Afghanistan border. The maximum point of the day is Shuraba pass (2 267 m). This part will astound you by its exclusive mountains which is the Territory of Pamir Mountains. The Pamirs have encouraged the world's utmost travelers - Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. We will drive laterally natural border - Pyanj River. It is a great mountain system the ocean of white and blue mountains. On the path see Norak water reservoir (Tajik Sea). Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Dushanbe
The entire day is devoted to a city tour. We visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament then walk to National park, Ministry of Inner Affairs as well as the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Afterwards we will visit to Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments as well as Asian bazaar. Being there you will have an opportunity to buy fresh goods. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport. It was a great tour!
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10- pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 240 $
04 pax - 755 $
06 pax - 845 $
08 pax - 695 $
10 pax - 760 $
Single - 70 $
Half board - 105 $
Full board - 210 $
English speaking guide - 880 $ per group
Murgab - "Pamir" Guesthouse
Bulunkul - Home stays
Yamg - Home stays
Khorog - "Lal" Guesthouse
Kalai Khum - Home stays
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- GBAO permit
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide