Name of the tour: Best of Tajikistan
The best attractions: Dushanbe, Kalai Khum, Rushan, Jizew, Khorog
Length of the tour: 9 days
Day 1: Dushabe – Hissor – Dushanbe
Our clients on tours today will be able to visit the wonderful Hissar Fortress – one of the most famous historical buildings in Central Asia, built 2500 years ago. The fortress has a main gate-arch, built in the 16th century by the Emir of Bukhara. At that time, the fortress served as the residence of the Emir of Bukhara. The fortress with walls about 1 meter thick consisted of a huge courtyard with a swimming pool and a large garden. Large staircases and brick-lined terraces led up to the main entrance. But, unfortunately, they have not survived to this day. Customers of the company in the tour will be able to explore the beautiful near the Hissar fortress grow two huge plane trees with an age of 500-700 years. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe – Norak – Kalai Khum
This day you will have amazing travelling to Kalai Khum via Shuraba pass (2267 meters above sea level). The Nurek reservoir is formed by a dam. When you swim on it, you are simply overcome by a genuine delight, from the beauties that surround you! It is impossible not to admire the beauty of the mountain landscape, in the midst of which such splendor is created. The reservoir impresses with its size: it is more than 70 km long, and the area of its water surface reaches 98 square kilometers. During the tour you will explore that it is also territory of the Pamir Mountains. You will be amazed by its views and explore that people as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad. On the route you will see the border of Pyanj River. Pamir mountains is considered to be the mountains which touch the sky. This night you will spend in the home stay.
Day 3: Kalai Khum – Rushan
After breakfast you will travel to Rushan. During the tour you will explore that it is 10 km from Kalai Khum. Dear tourists during tours in Tajikistan will be able to explore that this fortress was built in the 3rd century, and in 2013 it was restored. During the tours, you will be able to see that Rushan is located right in the heart of the Pamir country. Tourists will also be able to learn that a ribbon of inconsequential, potholed dirt roads stretches into the city from the east and west, partially emerging from mountain streams and so close to the Panj River in other places that an additional surge of flood water seems likely to carry it away. You will rest the night in the guest house.
Day 4: Rushan – Bartang Valley – Trek to Jizew
After the breakfast you will transfer on the main road to Bartang valley. During the tour you will explore that this site was included in TOP 100 Green Destination on the planet. And this day you will have a chance to discover this place. Along the way you will have a chance to get acquainted with really Bartang people who are still keeping their traditions for many years. This area consists of scenic forests, gravel roads, rocks, glaciers etc. You will drive from the Down Bartang to Upper Bartang along the river. The Bartang River flows into the Panj River which devise the border between Tajikstan and Afghanistan. In 1930, Pavel Luknitsky, a Russian researcher, said: "Anyone who has not been to the Bartanga Valley has not been to the Pamirs at all." And at the same time, the inhabitants of Barthang themselves are perhaps the most prototypical region of their homeland. You will spend the night in the home stay.
Day 5: Jizew – Rushan – Khorog
This day you will start the tour very early to arrange visas for Afghanistan in Khorog. You will have a chance to overlook this city that is surrounded by mountains all around. You will explore that the town was built on the confluence of the 3 rivers where Shokhdara river and Ghund river flow into Pyanj river. Along the way to Khorog you will meet Pamir locals. Life in the mountains has made the traditions of the locals different from those of the Tajik people. Our clients will be able to explore what the Tajiks are different from the Pamirs during the tour. Pamir people have a different language and appearance. You will learn that the Pamir people have light skin, light hair and blue eyes. The Pamir Mountains are the highest mountains in the world with a human population after the Himalayas in Tibet. This night you will spend in the guesthouse.
Day 6: Khorog
This day you will discover the city Khorog. Khorog is small even by the standards of Tajikistan — its population is less than 30 thousand inhabitants. Nevertheless, it is the main city of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region. Located at an altitude of more than 2200 m above sea level at the confluence of the high-altitude rivers Panj and Gunt, Khorog is of interest to curious tourists. It is located in a gorge between the mountains, which has a significant impact on the climate — the warm and dry summer season is replaced by a not very cold winter, there are no burning icy winds. In course of the tour you will have a chance to fascinate the views and visit Tajik families who live here.
Day 7: Khorog – Kalai Khum
This day you will go via the fascinating river valley and amazing gorges in the terrain. Here you can make a stop, take photos of mountains and rivers, and also explore the beautiful scenery. During the tour, you will be able to explore the beautiful scenery of the villages, and get acquainted with the life of the locals. During the tour, you can learn that Tajiks are hardworking, kind and hospitable. During the tour, you can learn that they are very fond of folklore and traditions. Tourists will enjoy the tour, especially those who are looking for exoticism, cultural diversity, marvel at the nature and beauty of the mountains. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Kalai Khum – Khoburubot – Dushanbe
After breakfast you will transfer back to Dushanbe passing mountain road. This road is named Khoburubot Pass, the second name is Western Pamir Tract. Today you will have a chance to overlook great river valley. Today you will also have a chance to meet locals on the way. Today you will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 9: Flight
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 – 1220 $
04 pax – 760 $
06 pax – 845 $
08 pax – 700 $
10 pax – 765 $
Single – 80 $
Half board – 120 $
Full board – 240 $
English speaking guide – 780 $ per group
Dushanbe – “Meridians” Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum – Home stays
Rushan – Home stays
Jizew – Home stays
Khorog – “Lal” Guesthouse
- 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