The Dushanbe City Tour introduces you to the capital of Tajikistan, covering main sights and its surroundings, including the National Museum, Hissar Fortress, Oriental Bazaar Mehrgon, and the monument of Ismail Somoni with Rudaki Park.
The Pamir Highway Tours offer an unforgettable journey along one of the harshest roads nestled among the high mountains of the Pamir. Exploring this region in Tajikistan allows you to discover the unique culture of local mountaineers, witness captivating landscapes of wide gorges, snow peaks, and serene lakes. Booking one of these tours guarantees a plethora of vivid impressions, ensuring that the Pamir will hold a lasting place in your heart.
Day 1/2: Dushanbe (900m)
Day 3: Dushanbe â€“ Kalai-Khumb(370 km, 8-9 hrs 1200m)
Departure to the Pamir Mountains via the Chormazak and Shar-Shar passes involves passing through the city of Kulyab along the Afghanistan border. While descending from the Shar-Shar pass, you'll appreciate a picturesque view of the man-made Nurek reservoir. The itinerary includes a visit to Hulbuk Fortress and the museum in the Vose district, with lunch in Kulyab. Following that, a short excursion to Mir Said Aliya Hamadoni Mausoleum precedes the drive along the Pyanj River to Kalai-Khumb.
Day 4: Kalai-Khumb â€“ Khorog (240km 6-7hours 2000m)
Today, you will catch a glimpse of Afghanistan from the right side across the river before continuing the drive to Khorog. This small mountain valley town serves as the capital of the Autonomous Gorno-Badakhshan region (GBAO), situated at an elevation of 2000 m above sea level. The city is scattered irregularly along the slopes of the rushing Gunt River. A few kilometers downstream, the Gunt merges with the Panj, the river delineating the border with Afghanistan. Upon arrival, there's the opportunity to explore the town, stroll around, and appreciate the bazaar featuring a statue from the Soviet Union era.
Day 5: Khorog â€“ Yamg(140 km, 4-5hrs)
Today, your journey begins with a visit to the second-highest Botanic Garden in the world and its museum. Departing from the M41 Pamir Highway, you'll join a road that runs alongside the Afghan border, following the picturesque Wakhan Valley. The itinerary includes a stop at the famous mineral hot spring Garm-Chashma. Passing through Ishkashim, a small town at the mouth of the Wakhan valley where the 19th-century Great Game concluded, you'll continue on the north side of the river. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Pamir on your left and the Hindu Kush on the right, with several peaks towering above 6,000 m. Along the way, explore Kah-Kaha, one of the old fortresses on the Silk Road.
Day 6: Yamgâ€“ Langar(160km,5-6hrs).
Today, embark on a drive to the ruins of Yamchun Fortress (4-3rd centuries B.C.), the sacred hot springs of Bibi Fatima Zahra, and the Museum of Sufi Muborak-Kadami Vakhani. This local Sufi scholar, theologian, poet, and traveler, who passed away in 1910, had a stone pillar with a hole near his house used for calculating a solar calendar. Explore a building with inions and decorations. Additionally, the itinerary includes a visit to a Buddhist Stupa.
Day 7: Langar- Bulunkul (200km 6hours 3700m)
Today, begin the day with a journey to petroglyphs, where over 6000 rock carvings created by prehistoric people await exploration. Continue the drive to Khargush, the source of the Panj River, traversing the Khargush Pass (4344 m). Upon arrival, take a short walk to the Yashilkul lake before returning to Bulunkul village.
Day 8: Bulunkulâ€“ Murgab(280km,6-7hrs 3600m)
Rise early to witness the serene stillness of small ponds and lakes during sunrise. Then, drive from Bulunkul through the Alichur range and Alichur village, continuing the journey to Murghab.
Day 9: Murgab â€“ Karakul Lake-Osh (600km 10-11hrs)
Today, we commence the day early with a transfer to Karakul Lake. The journey to Karakul Lake takes you through the Ak-Baital (White Horse) Pass, the highest pass (4655 m) in the former USSR, often referred to as "The Roof of the World." Following a stopover at Karakul Lake, Tajikistan's largest lake at 3914 m, continue the drive to Osh in Kyrgyzstan via Kyzylart and Taldyk Passes. Upon reaching the border checkpoint located 9 km apart, Tajik and Kyrgyz drivers will interchange. Finally, head to Osh, covering a distance of 230 km in approximately 3-4 hours.
Day 10: Drive to airport is 15-20minute.
Transfer to the airport and the end of the services.