Name of trip: Tajikistan discovered
Tour’s destinations: Dushanbe, Kalai Khum, Khorog, Bulunkul Lake
Arrival to: Dushanbe
Departure from: Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe
Upon arrival to the airport you will meet driver. After that he will accompany you to the capital of Tajikistan where you will have a charming city tour. This day you will discover the fascinating sites and discover Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. After that you will direct to the National park where you will take pictures of Ministry of Inner Affairs. This day you will also be offered to see the biggest National Flag in the world that estimates 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. After that you will discover the site with ancient artifacts Central Museum. In the second part of the day you will discover Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. The tour route will take you to Asian bazar. During the tour you will have a chance to discover the bustling life of the city, buy souvenirs and fresh fruits. Today you will also get acquainted with the cultural attraction, discover the fabulous landscapes and take a lot of photos. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe – Khoburubot – Kalai Khum
Today you will drive to Kalai Khum village via mesmerizing mountain road. You will travel along the spectacular high Khoburubot Pass (3 252). Today you will explore that this pass also names as Western Pamir Tract. Today you will explore that road will pass through amazing landscapes, where you can enjoy pristine nature, discover beautiful rivers and gorges, and take many photo stops. During the tour you will discover the fascinating small villages and discover the way of life of local people. Today you will also get acquainted with the local people and communicate with them. During the tour, you will also be able to explore that the Tajiks are a very hospitable, friendly and kind people. During the tour, our clients will be able to learn that Tajiks are not afraid to work and are very hardworking. From time immemorial, they respect traditions and customs, betray the folklore of their generation to generation, and also treat their elders with respect. While traveling in Tajikistan, you will be able to explore the color of the country, enjoy the exotic and also wild nature, you will have the opportunity to see many beautiful places and experience the culture. This night you will rest in the home stay where you will have a chance to observe the local people’s life.
Day 3: Kalai Khum – Khorog
In the morning you will travel to Khorog. Khorog is a small city, and probably the smallest one shown on the world map. The city of Khorog is the capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan. This small green town seems to be perched on steep rock terraces that gently descend to the very bottom of a deep canyon, where two rapid mountain rivers Gunt and Panj meet. It seems like a tree growing on a steep cliff-small, but looking down on the world. This city is like the roof of the world, from where the trip to the Pamirs begins. During the tour you will communicate with Pamir people. Along the way you will discover that The Pamir people themselves differ from the Tajiks in their anthropological features, they have blue eyes, light skin, and also light hair. On the tour, you will be able to explore the beautiful Pamir Mountains and find out that in the world they are the most densely populated after Tibet and the Himalayas. During the tour, you will notice that the life of the Pamirs is different from the Tajiks, especially the traditions and customs and also the language. This night will be in the guesthouse.
Day 4: Khorog – Yashil Kul Lake – Bulunkul Lake
After breakfast you will observe the most beautiful lakes of Pamirs - Yashil Kul and Bulunkul (Blue lakes). Lake Bulunkul is much smaller than Yashilkul and is connected to it by a narrow channel. The water in Bulunkul is fresh, there are many aquatic plants, you can often see ducks, geese swimming on the surface of the lake, and gulls scurrying over it. It is noteworthy that fishing was organized on this lake for the first time in the Pamirs. Yashilkul means "green lake". It is located in the Pamirs at an altitude of 3,700 meters above sea level. The lake was formed as a result of a blockage that blocked the Alichur River. The water flows over the blockage, and it is from this place that the Gunt River originates. This day you will have a chance to discover domestic animals yaks, they share the characteristics of cows and sheep. Yaks are useful for humans: wool, meat, and milk. In course of the tour you will travel via fascinating Koitezak pass (4 271 m).You will rest the night in the homestay.
Day 5: Bulunkul – Khorog
In the morning you will departure to Khorog along Pamir Highway, known as M41 Pamir Tract. You will discover that it is the high-altitude road is considered the second after Tibet. This day you will discover that the height is about 4000 meters above sea level over mountains and passes. Tajikistan has the pure nature and gave this mountainous and inaccessible territory that is rich in various flora and fauna which is home to such animal species as Turkestan rat, tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves. Such a high-altitude territory presented a rich animal world. During the tour you will explore that it is also home to Marco Polo sheep, which differs from the usual sheep size and in the highlands listed in the red book snow leopard. This night you will rest in the guesthouse.
Day 6: Khorog – Kalai Khum
Today you will travel back from Khorog to Kalai Khum. This day you will departure the same way. During the tour you will be able to explore that in this part of the high mountains that reach a height of about 6000 meters and therefore it was possible to build only one road. The company's clients will be able to travel around the Pamirs and explore many facts about ethnography, explore pure nature, flora and fauna. you will also have the opportunity to explore the customs and traditions and how life here began in the past. On the way to the tour, you will be able to stop in small villages and explore the local way of life by talking to the local population. Today you can see that the villages are located on both sides of the river in narrow mountain valleys. Also on the tour you will be able to see the Afghan rocky villages and gardens that are located on the other side of the river. Today you will rest the night in the home stay.
Day 7: Kalai Khum – Norak – Dushanbe
In the morning you will travel to Dushanbe. Today you will have the last active day of your wonderful tour. You will discover the interesting road and travel along Afghanistan border. This day you will transfer over Shuraba pass (2 267 m). During the tour you will be amazed by the spectacular views of of unique mountains – it is Territory of Pamir Mountains. For many centuries, many researchers and scientists have wanted to explore and enjoy the mountains such as – Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. This day you will transfer along the natural border – Pyanj River. Today Pamir attracts more and more tourists every year and you have the great chance to admire the fabulous views of such unique mountains. Visitors who have already visited the Pamirs call it the ocean system of blue and white mountains. Today you will also discover the amazing Norak water reservoir that is called Tajik Sea. Today you will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Dushanbe – Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 320 $
04 pax – 790 $
06 pax – 870 $
08 pax – 715 $
10 pax – 780 $
Single – 90 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $
Half board – 110 $
Full board – 215 $
English speaking guide – 700 $ per group
02-04 pax – Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax – 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax – 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Dushanbe – “Meridians” Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum – Home stays
Khorog – “Lal” Guesthouse
Bulunkul – 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