Tajik wonder tour: Tour 5
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe – Hissor – Khoburubot – Kalai Khum – Khorog – Norak – Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe – Hissor – Dushanbe
Upon arrival at the airport, the guide will meet you and transfer to a city. Guided city tour. Visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. The next destination is walking to National park, then Ministry of Inner Affairs. There is a chance to see the biggest National Flag in the world (165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long). We will drive 35 km to visit Hisor fortress (VII–XVII centuries) his ancient site has encouraged areas and citadel. The stronghold used to be the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara located on a high hill and was well defended with 1 m thick walls and loopholes for guns. Before there was a pool and a garden, busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. On the way you will see monuments of “Madrasa I Kuhna” (16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of “Mahdumi Azam” (16th century). Return to Dushanbe. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe – Khoburubot – Kalai Khum
In the morning we will travel to Kalai Khum village via mountain road. Drive over high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) – Western Pamir Tract. The road goes via the most attractive river valley and astonishing gorges in the terrain. On the way you will get acquainted with small villages and meet local people. Tajiks are hospitable and friendly. This nation significantly regards its traditions and folklore. This tour is nice-looking for the lovers of exotics. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 3: Kalai Khum – Khorog
In the morning we will travel to Khorog. It is one of the smallest cities on the map of the world. It is enclosed by rocky mountains. The town was assembled on the convergence of the 3 rivers where Shokhdara river and Ghund river flow into Pyanj river. Being in Khorog you will meet Pamir people. The Pamir people differs from the Tajik people. Amongst the Pamiris, there is a high profit of people with blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes. Pamirs Mountains are the utmost mountains in the world with human population after the Himalayas in Tibet. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Khorog – Kalai Khum
Today we will drive to Kalai Khum. This area contains of high rocky mountains over 6 000 meters. Driving via the Pamirs, the travelers have the rare opportunity to not only genius the loveliness of virgin background, but also know more about the ethnography, history and everyday life of mountain dwellers. We will stop in small villages to connect with local people and to see their lifestyle. Settlements are located on both sides of the river in slight mountain valleys. On the other side of the river you will see Afghan stony villages and gardens. Night is in a home stay.
Day 5: Kalai Khum – Norak – Dushanbe
We will travel to Dushanbe. Today we will finish drive lengthways Afghanistan border. The highest point of the day is Shuraba pass (2 267 m). This part will astonish you by its exclusive mountains. It belongs to the Territory of Pamir Mountains. Generally speaking, the Pamirs have inspired the world’s utmost explorers as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. Then we will drive along natural border – Pyanj River. This is the biggest mountain system the ocean of white and blue mountains. See Norak water reservoir or Tajik Sea. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Dushanbe – Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02-04 pax – Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax – 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax – 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 010 $
04 pax – 600 $
06 pax – 640 $
08 pax – 525 $
10 pax – 565 $
Single – 80 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $
Half board – 80 $
Full board – 160 $
English speaking guide – 520 $ per group
Dushanbe – “Meridians” Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum – 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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