Name of the tour: Tajikistan’s Treasures
The best attractions: Dushanbe, Kalai Khumb, Iskanderkul Lake, Penjakent, Seven Lakes
Length of the tour: 8 days
Day 1: Dushanbe – Hissor – Dushanbe
Today you will get acquainted with the guide at the airport and then he will accompany you to the capital of Tajikistan Dushanbe. You will have a wonderful city tour today. You will observe today the fabulous attractions as Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. After that you will explore National park where you will have a chance to take pictures of Ministry of Inner Affairs. This day you will also discover the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. You will travel today about 35 km to explore Hissor fortress (VII–XVII centuries). You are going to explore an open-air Museum. It was not completely preserved, only the monumental gates remained intact, but they also required serious restoration. Here also located the palace of representative of the Emir of Bukhara. The location of this citadel is on a high hill with walls of 1 m thick. In this place you will also discover a pool and a garden. There were before a market square with a caravan serai and shops. You will also have a chance to explore recently restored monuments of “Madrasa I Kuhna” (new school of 16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of “Mahdumi Azam” (16th century). Then you will be driving to Dushanbe. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe – Norak – Kalai Khum
Today you will travel to Kalai Khum village. During the tour you will discover the fascinating site of Tajikistan Norak water reservoir that is known as Tajik Sea. Today you will transfer along the high pass Shuraba (2 267 m). After that you will drive along the fascinating Afghanistan border. Today you will be amazed by the fabulous scenery and explore views of high mountains. You will have a chance to explore the Territory of Pamir Mountains. You will also explore the fabulous views and know that in the ancient time such explorers as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. Today you will have a great chance to discover these territories. Today you will transfer along the natural border as Pyanj River. You will know that travelers usually call this place as the Pamirs as the ocean of white and blue mountains. You are going to rest the night in the home stay, Here you will have a chance to explore the way of life of local people.
Day 3: Kalai Khum – Khoburubot – Dushanbe
Today you will travel to Dushanbe. You are going to travel today along the mountain road and high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) known as Western Pamir Tract. Today you will have a chance to overlook the pure nature, amazing scenery and river valley and gorges in the landscapes. Today you will have a chance to make a lot of mesmerizing photos. Today you will discover the small villages and visit locals. You will also explore the interesting information about nomads. You will see that Tajik are hard workers, hospitable and kind. These people carefully respect their customs and traditions, cultures and folklore. In our tours, you will be able to explore what they value the older generation and explore and preserve their history. During the tour, you will be able to find out that there is a unique flora and rich fauna here. The overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 4: Dushanbe – Iskanderkul Lake
You are going today to amazing lake of Tajikistan Iskanderkul Lake named after Alexander the great and located at the altitude of 2 255 m. a. s. l. The lake is situated in the heart of Fann Mountains and fascinates people due to its enchanting views. It is considered to be the most fascinating area of Central Asia. You will drive today over the amazing Anzob pass (3 372 m) where you will find the enchanting views and take photos. After arrival to the lake you will have a hiking along it beaches and reach the waterfall (40 minutes). You will like it! I would like to mention an interesting fact that Tajikistan is rich in water resources and is on the second place among the CIS countries, and on the 1st place among the countries of Central Asia. Tajikistan is rich with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. You will spend the nght otday in the guesthouse.
Day 5: Iskanderkul – Penjakent
This day you will travel to Penjakent via the fascinating pass Shahriston (3 378 m). In the future you will be able to explore what the city Panjakent means "five villages". You can learn that this unique city is located in the Khujand district of Tajikistan, in the magnificent valley of the Zeravshan River. You can also find out that in the 5th-8th centuries AD, the history of the year began. During the tour, you will be able to explore what the city was called as "Central Asian Pompeii", as it was a significant craft and cultural center of Sogd. In ancient times there were a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, amusing dwelling houses decorated with abundant paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. You will discover that the ruins of this ancient city were found only in the last century. Today you will also have a chance to explore remains of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers’ church. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 6: Penjakent – Seven lakes
Today you will travel to Fannsky Gory (Fann Mountains). Tourists will have a chance to travel to the fascinating lakes via charming Anzob pass (3 372 m). Guests of the country will have a chance to explore the charming panorama views and take the fabulous photos. Today in the tour you will also have a chance to hike. The Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes) have a territory about 60 km south of Panjakent. During the tour you will be amazed by the pure nature and stunning gorgeous road. Our team promises you will like this tour and admire the fascinating scenery. The lakes have different colors and shapes. You will also explore that the lakes also have the different names. The night you will spend in the hotel.
Day 7: Seven lakes – Dushanbe
Today you will have a chance to explore Fan Mountains that are amazing part of Tajikistan that charms residents with its unique views and landscapes. This day you will have a chance to stroll and hike in the Fannsky Gory (Fan Mountains) and be inspired by the fabulous tour where you will see the color and exoticism. During the tour you will know that the Fann Mountains are visited by more than 1,000 travelers a year. This day you will also have a chance to visit the locals and learn about their life and culture. After that you come back Then you will transfer backto your home stay. This night you will spend in the homestay.
Day 8: Airport
Morning 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 – 1 365 $
04 pax – 820 $
06 pax – 840 $
08 pax – 695 $
10 pax – 730 $
Single – 135 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $
Half board – 100 $
Full board – 200 $
Dushanbe – “Meridian” Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum – “Kharon Palace” Hotel 4*
Iskanderkul – Homestay
Penjakent – “Umariyon” Hotel 3*
Seven Lakes – Homestays
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance