Tajikistan Tour 8

Tajikistan: Tour 8, Tajikistan tours 

Tajikistan: Tour 8
Days of tour: 9
Country: Tajikistan
Places: Dushanbe - Hissor - Norak - Kalai Khum - Rushan - Bartang Valley - Jizew - Khorog - Khoburubot - Dushanbe

Day 1: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
Meet your driver at the airport and drive to Dushanbe. Today we will drive 35 km to visit Hisor fortress of VII-XVII centuries. In past times it was the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara and placed on a high hill and was well defended with 1 m thick walls. In addition, you will see a pool and a garden and crossways from the fortress there was a market four-sided with a caravan serai and shops. Also, in Hisar include you will see the recently restored 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. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 2: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
Today we will drive to Kalai Khum village. On the way you will admire the beauty of Norak water reservoir or Tajik Sea. The highest point you will drive over is Shuraba pass (2 267 m) along Afghanistan border. This part will astonish you by its celestial mountains. It is already Territory of Pamir Mountains. Over the centuries, the Pamirs have stimulated the world's supreme explorers like Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. The next destination is driving natural border as Pyanj River. Night is in a homestay.

Day 3: Kalai Khum - Rushan
In the morning we will drive to Rushan. In 10 km from Kalai Khum we will see the ancient fortress built in III centuries and in 2013 got refurbishment. We will continue drive to Rushan. On the way we will see a lot of afghan villages and extreme 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
Today we will travel to Bartang valley. The Bartang Valley is one of the wildest and most adorable valleys in the western Pamirs. The Pamiri themselves reflect the Bartang valley as the maybe most ideal region of their homeland. On the one hand most of the Non Bartangi view their nationals, especially those from Upper Bartang, with deferential respect due to their punitive living conditions, which do not seem to have anything in common with those in the local capital Khorog. Conversely they are captivated in the face of the age-old traditions that are still alive in this mainly remote region. We will trek to Jizew valley to immerse into present life on the mountains. In the morning we will continue our hiking in the foremost valley will back to home stay. Overnight is in a homestay.

Day 5: Jizew - Rushan - Khorog
In the morning you will get visas for Afghanistan in Khorog. It is the smallest cities on the map of the world. It is bounded by stony mountains. This city was built on the confluence of the 3 rivers where Shokhdara river and Ghund river flow into Pyanj river. On the tour to Khorog you will meet Pamir people. They have a high percentage 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 in Tibet. Rest is in a guesthouse.

Day 6: Khorog
Today we will a city tour. First of all, 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 well-known Pamir Botanical Garden with plants, brought from different parts of the world. Later on we will visit city park and handicraft shop, museum and of course a local bazar. Don't miss to see the main highlights of Khorog and learn more about interesting facts about Pamirian people. Rest is in a guesthouse.

Day 7: Khorog - Kalai Khum
On this tour we will drive from Khorog to Kalai Khum. On the way you will see high rock-strewn mountains of over 6 000 meters. Travelers will see the Pamirs and inspire the beauty of virgin environment and learn more about the history. We will have a break in small villages to communicate with local people and to see their life. In addition, we will see Afgan stony villages and gardens. Night is in a homestay.

Day 8: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
Today we will drive to Dushanbe through mountain road. We will drive over high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) or the same name as Western Pamir Tract. The road goes over the most scenic river valley and remarkable gorges in the terrain. Here you will see small villages and meet local people. They are hospitable and respect its traditions and folklore. Night is in a hotel.

Day 9: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport.


Transport:
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


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