Tours in Tajikistan: Tour 8
Route: Dushanbe - Hissor - Norak - Kalai Khum - Rushan - Bartang Valley - Jizew - Khorog - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
Welcome to Tajikistan. You will be met by the driver at the airport and travel to Dushanbe. Later on we will drive 35 km to visit Hisor fortress of VII-XVII centuries. It is ancient site has encouraged areas and citadel and used to be the house of the representative of the Emir of Bukhara and located on a high hill with a pool and a garden and transversely from the fortress there was a busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. Separately from the entrance gate with its two striking towers. In Hisar we will visit monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Then we will visit Botanical garden and Victory Park. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
We will drive to Kalai Khum village. On the way we will visit Norak water reservoir or Tajik Sea. The uppermost point of the day is Shuraba pass (2 267 m) and after drive along Afghanistan border starts. This part will astonish you by its unique mountains of Territory of Pamir Mountains. The Pamirs have stirred the world's utmost surveyors - Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. Then drive along natural border as Pyanj River. Night is in a homestay.
Day 3: Kalai Khum - Rushan
This tour will start by driving to Rushan. It is 10 km from Kalai Khum. You will admire fortress built in III century and in 2013 got refurbishment. Then we will drive to Rushan and enjoy seeing afghan villages and dangerous path on the rocks from left side of Panj river. Rushan is the first region where start pamirian life. Pamirian people vary from others by their tradition, language, religion and so on. Overnight is in homestay.
Day 4: Rushan - Bartang Valley - Trek to Jizew
We are glad to impress you by the next day of a tour visiting Bartang valley. The Bartang Valley is one of the roughest and most unforgettable valleys in the western Pamirs. Most of the Non Bartangi view their nationals, particularly those from Upper Bartang, with deferential respect due to their harsh living circumstances, which do not seem to have anything in mutual with those in the provincial capital Khorog. They are captivated in the face of the age-old traditions that are still alive in this chiefly remote region. We will trek to Jizew valley to feel the local life on the mountains. In the morning we will continue our hiking in the foremost valley. Overnight is in a homestay.
Day 5: Jizew - Rushan - Khorog
Early in the morning we will arrange visas for Afghanistan in Khorog. This city is surrounded by stony mountains and built on the confluence of the 3 rivers where Shokhdara river and Ghund river flow into Pyanj river. On the way to Khorog we will meet Pamir people. The Pamir people are different from the Tajik people. Amid the Pamiris, there is a high section of people with blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes. Pamirs Mountains are the highest mountains in the world with human population after the Himalayas. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Khorog
Today the whole day is devoted to a guided city tour. We will visit the Botanical Garden. The city is enclosed by many gardens. Over the east part of the city at an altitude of 2320m above sea level on the coastal zone of the Shakhdara River is located the famous Pamir Botanical Garden with single plants, brought from different parts of the world. The tour will be continued visiting city park and handicraft shop as well as museum. Visit local bazaar and see people selling and buying goods. Overnight is in a guesthouse.
Day 7: Khorog - Kalai Khum
In the morning we will drive from Khorog to Kalai Khum. This area entails of high stony mountains over 6 000 meters. Driving via the Pamirs, the sightseers have an opportunity to enjoy environment, learn more about history and everyday life of mountain dwellers. On the way we will stop in small villages to communicate with local people and to see their life. On the other side of the river you will find Afgan stony villages and amazing gardens. Night is in a homestay.
Day 8: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
In the morning we will travel to Dushanbe through mountain road. We will drive over high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) known as Western Pamir Tract. The road goes via the most scenic river valley and astounding gorges in the terrain. On the way you will see small villages and meet local people. Tajiks people will impress by high hospitality. They are fun of exotics and mesmerized by the beauty of wild nature. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 9: Flight
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 - 1220 $
04 pax - 760 $
06 pax - 845 $
08 pax - 700 $
10 pax - 765 $
Single - 80 $
Half board - 120 $
Full board - 240 $
English speaking guide - 780 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum - Home stays
Rushan - Home stays
Jizew - Home stays
Khorog - "Lal" Guesthouse
- 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
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