Tours in Tajikistan: Tour 8

Tours in Tajikistan: Tour 8, Tours in Tajikistan

Tours in Tajikistan: Tour 8
8 days

Day 1: Kyrgyz border - Karakul Lake - Murgab
Welcome to Tajikistan. When you arrive at the border, the local guide will meet you transfer to Murgab. Travelers will drive via mountains and high passes. Here we also will drive over Taldik pass, which is 3615 meters high. Right on the highway of the Pamir Tract is found the light-blue lake of Karakul (3, 815 m) and means "The Black Lake". Karakul is large mountain lake of the world as Tibet and Titicaca. After that we will drive to Murgab. People say to the Pamir: "to arrive here and do not see Murgab is like not visiting the Pamirs at all". It is the Roof of the World, Murgab. On the way you will drive over the highest Ak Baital pass (4 655 m). Night is in a guesthouse.

Day 2: Murgab - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake
The most gorgeous lakes of the Pamirs are Yashil Kul and Bulunkul (Blue lakes), strained on the altitude of 3 700 meters above sea level, are located in the Murghab district. The color of water in Bulunkul is violet and dark-blue in the sunlight. There are a lot of fish in the lake. Travelers will see yaks. They are domestic animals producing 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 over Khargush pass (4 344 m). The almost unreachable landscape and the rocky mountains of this corner of the world. Here you will learn more about wildlife. Admire species of wild mammals like Turkestan rat, tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves. It is important to note that in Pamirs is found the Marco Polo sheep. It is the largest sheep in the world. Travelers can see snow leopard too. Night is in a homestay.

Day 4: Yamg - Khorog  
In the morning we will travel along Tajik Afgan border to Khorog. It is located in the heart of Asia. The Pamirs are majestic mountains with transparent clear blue waters of lakes and rivers, extensive valleys and deserts. They are also called "the Roof of the World". The land of Pamirs is located at elevations from 3 500 to 4 200 meters above sea level. Pamirs is possibly one of the few areas in Central Asia where ancient ethnic and cultural features of the Pamir people occur. Overnight is in a guesthouse.

Day 5: Khorog - Kalai Khum  
We will travel to Kalai Khum village of over high rocky mountains over 6 000 meters. We will pass via the Pamirs and enjoy the view of unique nature, high passes, rich flora and fauna as well as take a lot of vibrant photos. On the way we will stop in small villages to have a conversation with local people and to see their lifestyle. They are located on both sides of the river in narrow mountain valleys. On the other side of the river you will find Afghan stony villages and stunning gardens. Night is in a home stay.

Day 6: Kalai Khum - Norak - Dushanbe
In the morning we will drive to Dushanbe along Afghanistan border. The highest point of the day is Shuraba pass (2 267 m) where you can be impressed by unique mountains. It is the Territory of Pamir Mountains. The Pamirs have encouraged by the world's highest explorers as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. Then drive along natural border as Pyanj River. You will be inspired by huge mountain system the ocean of white and blue mountains. See Norak water reservoir or Tajik Sea. Transfer to a hotel for sleep. 

Day 7: Dushanbe  
In the morning is a guided city tour. Travelers will see the Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament then walk to the National park, Ministry of Inner Affairs and see the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. In the afternoon we will have an opportunity to visit Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. Then we will walk to Asian bazaar and learn more about local life selling and buying oriental goods. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 8: Flight
Transfer to the airport.

02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10- pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex

Price per person:
02 pax - 1 240 $  
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

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
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:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms
- GBAO permit
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide