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Tours in Tajikistan: Tour 3

Tours in Tajikistan: Tour 3, Tajikistan tours 

Tours in Tajikistan: Tour 3
Route: Dushanbe - Hissor - Norak - Kalai Khum - Khorog - Langar - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake - Murgab - Khoburubot - Iskanderkul Lake - Dushanbe

Day 1: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
We are happy to see you in Tajikistan. The guide will transfer you to Dushanbe. Guests will have a city tour and visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Then we can visit National Park, Ministry of Inner Affairs and find the biggest National Flag in the world - 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. The tour will be continued visiting Hisor fortress of the VII-XVII centuries. Before it was the residence of the delegate of Bukhara's Emir; it was situated on a high hill with walls of 1 m thick and loopholes for guns. Inside the fortress there was a pool and a garden, and in front of the fortress there was a busy market square with caravanserais and shops. See monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" of the 16th-17th centuries, mosque, the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" of the 16th century. We will return to Dushanbe. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
In the morning we will travel to Kalai Khum village. On the route you will enjoy the beauty of Norak water reservoir that is also well known as Tajik Sea. The highest point of the day is Shuraba pass on elevation of 2 267 m and then drive lengthways Afghanistan border starts. This part will inspire you by its mountains belonging to the Territory of Pamir Mountains. The Pamirs have amazed by the world's greatest explorers such as: Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. We will drive along natural border as Pyanj River. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Kalai Khum - Khorog
In the morning is transfer to Khorog. It is the smallest cities on the world's map. This city is located in the Rocky Mountains from all four wings. The city was constructed at the union of three rivers, where the Shokhdara River and Ghund River flow into Pyanj River. On the route to Khorog you can meet the Pamir people. Amongst the Pamir people there are a lot of them with blond hair, fair skin and blue eyes. Pamir Mountains are the highest mountains in the world that have same population after the Himalayas in Tibet. Rest is in a guest house.

Day 4: Khorog - Langar
We are glad to present the next day of our tour. Visit Langar village. It is located in the heart of Asia. The Pamir is an angle of multistory building, highly mountains, unspoiled waters of lakes and rivers, wide valleys and dry deserts. It is the "Roof of the World." Pamir is located at altitude of 3,500 to 4,200 meters above sea level. People who live in the Pamirs have different dialects and sometimes different languages. A Buddhist complex of 4-7 centuries stances above the village of Vrang, on a slope of a rock dug out by caves. In Langar we will visit Abreshim Kala (Silk Fortress). Overnight is in a home stay.

Day 5: Langar - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake - Murgab
Travelers will visit the most beautiful lakes of Pamir's - Yashil Kul and Bulunkul (Blue lakes). They are located on the altitude of 3 700 meters above sea level in the Murghab district. The color of water in Bulunkul is an excess of purple and blue under the sun. There are many fish species in the lake. Travelers will see yaks giving milk and meat products. Later on we will drive via Khargush pass on altitude of 4 344 m. Night is in a guesthouse.

Day 6: Murgab - Khorog 
Today you will a great tour driving to Khorog via Pamir Highway well known as M41 Pamir Tract. It is the second highest mountainous road after Tibet's highway. We will drive on the altitude more than 4 000 meters above sea level via Koitezak pass with elevation of 4 271 m. The almost unreachable landscape and Rocky Mountains of this corner of the world have given a lodging to an excellent variety of wildlife. You can see wild mammals as tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves. The Pamir offers a large and prosperous flock of sheep Marco Polo as well as snow leopard. Overnight is in a guesthouse.

Day 7: Khorog - Kalai Khum  
We will drive to Kalai Khum. This place is surrounded by high rocky mountains of over 6 000 meters. Travelers will enjoy not only beautiful and unique nature but also to learn more about ethnography, history and everyday life of mountain dwellers. On the way you can communicate with local people on the village where you will have stops. On the other side of the river you will see Afgan stony villages and wonderful gardens. Night is in a hotel.

Day 8: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
Today we will drive via high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) or Western Pamir Tract. On a tour guests will admire river valley and perfect gorges in the terrain. It is worth taking photos of mountain and rivers. On the road you will see small villages and meet local people. Tajiks are hardworking and hospitable people. They are in love with exotics, interested in the ethnic and cultural changes and captivated by the beauty of wild nature. Night is in a hotel.

Day 9: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
In the morning we will travel to Fann Mountains - Iskanderkul Lake (2 255 m. a. s. l.). This remarkable area is one of the best places of Central Asia. You will pass via Anzob pass that has altitude of 3 372 m and brilliant panorama views. On arrival to the lake you will walk sideways its beach. Admire waterfall by walking 40 minutes. Tajikistan is the second place amongst the CIS countries for volume of water resources as well as the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Overnight is in a guesthouse.

Day 10: Iskanderkul Lake - Dushanbe
The last day of a tour will start by travelling to Dushanbe over Anzob pass and tunnel of Isticlol. Travelers will have a chance to take a lot of photos. In addition, you will hike at the Fann Mountains well known as "Kuhistan" - Mountainous Country from Farsi. On the territory of Fann Mountains you can see more than 30 parti-colored lakes of different size and forms. Today Fann Mountains are widespread place for a tour. Guests can have trekking and climbing activities and enjoy flora and fauna. We will transfer to Dushanbe. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 11: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport. Have a safe flight!

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 1 945 $
04 pax - 1 185 $
06 pax - 1 245 $
08 pax - 1 035 $
10 pax - 1 100 $
Single - 175 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $ 

Half board - 155 $
Full board - 305 $

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Dushanbe - "Meridian" Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum - "Kharon Palace" Hotel 4*
Khorog - "Lal" Guesthouse
Langar - Homestay
Murgab - "Pamir" Homestay
Iskanderkul - Homestay
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance