Tour Lake to Lake, Khojand-Dushanbe-Wakhan-Eastern Pamir-Osh

Tour Dossier

Northern Tajikistan’s main city, Khojand sits on a cartographic periscope that pokes up between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to peer into the mouth of the Fergana valley. The M34 road that heads there from Dushanbe,dramatically traverses the Hissar Zerafshan/Fan and Turkestan mountain ranges. Beautiful Iskander Kul lake, dramatic Margeb and the timeless Yagnob and Zerafshan valleys all make great summer excursions. We will explore Unique Lakes of Tajikistan Eastern Pamir. Follow in the footsteps of Ancient traders and pilgrims,and Victorian explorers in discovering a region largely isolated from the world beyond,a land where each villages speaks its own different dialect and local traditions have been maintained for countries. Traveling the legendary Pamir Highway.this trip start in the North of Tajikistan Khojand but quickly leave modern world behind as you mind your way along difficult mountain roads and high passes, in the shadow of some of the highest mountains on our Planet. We vizit ruined forts from the days of the old Silk Road, and pass gem mines mentioned by Marco Polo. Spending many nights in homestays in small communities, we are able to gain a great insight into what it means to leave in this harsh but majestic region. This trip ventures to a remote and enchanting land that has remained hidden to the rest of the World, a Land of towering Peaks,unique Lakes,turbulent Rivers and fascinating People. Travel with us on one of the most Amazing journeys you are ever likely to make.

Itinerary

Day1

Khojand meeting sightseeng of Khojand town 349m.Sheikh Massal ad-Din complex this religious complex comprises the 1394 brick Mousoleum of Sheikh Massal ad-Din (1133-1223),vizit Panchshanbe Bazar.vizit Lenin Statue.overnight in Grand Hotel.meals BLD

Day2

Khojand to Penjikent 282-km 5/6hours driving with stops on the way.at Istaravshan we will vizit Abdulatif Sultan Medressa (Kok Gimbaz),centrepiece of a working Islamic school whose eye-catching Timurid architecture gives it is nickname Blue Dome.after continue driving.on the way stop for lunch.today we cross Shakhriston tunnel 4km.stop for good viwe.the Penjikent vizit Ancient Penjikent,are the ruins of a major Sogdian town,which was briefly (5th to 8th centuries)one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the Silk Road.overnight in Maqsud Guesthouse.meals BLD

Day-3

Penjikent to Iskander Kul 2195m Sarytag. 168km5/6hours driving.today we will driving via Zerafshan valley.different villages we will turn up to Iskanderkul lake.Iskanderkul lake an opal-blue mountain lake thats looks tropical in strong sunlight.we will driving up to Sarytag village.wolking around.overnight in Homestay Shahboz.meals BLD

Day4

Iskanderkul to Dushanbe 118km4/5hours driving.today we will drive to capital of Tajikistan Dushanbe.Dushanbe is a relatively modern town that rose to prominence during the Soviet era,whan it was made the capital of the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic and named Stalinabad.its name means Monday in the Tajik language arising from the fact that this was the day that the market was held when Dushanbe was still a small and fairly insignificant village.the ousted Emir of Bukhara,fleeing from the Bolsheviks,stayed in Dushanbe and cooperatef with Enver Pasha’s Basmashis until he had to leave the region.from Dushanbe,he fled to Afganistan in 1921.the year the town was freed from the Basmachis as well.have a lunch in Choy Khona(tea house) Rokhat.afternoon sightseeing center of Dushanbe.overnight in hotel Meridian.meals BLD

Day5

Dushanbe to Khalai Kum 360km 8/9hours of ride.transfer from Dushanbe to Kalaikum through Kulob.exellent views.we will stop for photos shooting.have a lunch on the way tea house.breathtaking landscape along the Panj river(Amu Darya).across the river lies Afganistan.we will drive along the river.overnight in Homestay Roma.meals BLD

Day6

Kalaikum to Jizev Bartahg valley. 208km6/7hours of ride.today we start earlyer morning drive to Jizev along the Panj river.After Vanj valley we will enter into the Pamir region.on the way see many different villages.viewes of the valley are amazing.entering Bartang valley.walking up to Jizev.we will cross Bartang river by bridge.wolking up 5/km.easy wolking.we will meet with local people there.wolk along small very beautiful lake 2800m.overnight in Gulsha homestay.meals BLD

Day7

Jizev to Yamg 265km.8/9hours of ride.today wolking down to the bridge there our driver will meet us we continue to the Wakhan corridor.on the way stop hot spring at Garme Chashma.after we reach the mouth of the Wakhan river valley.This is wherethe 19th centure Great Game ended,between the Russian and British empires.from here the road contiues up along the north side of the river.there are amazing views of the Pamirs to the left and the Hindu Kush to the right.we will stop along the way for a scenic picnic.we will admire the Khakha fortress,dating from the third centure B C and rising from a platform of natural rock.just 300m.futheron is the interesting Ismaili Mazar (tomb) of Shahi Mardan Hazrati Ali.after that we move to next Zoroastrian Fortress of Fire Worshippers.futher up the hillside are the hot springs at Bibi Fatima minerals and very silty the water at Bibi Fatima is crystal clear.overnight in Haidar homestay in Yamg village.meals BLD

Day8

Yamg to Alichur via Yashil Kul 3700m and Bulung Kul 3720m. 200km. 7/8hours of ride. early morning  at Yamg vizit the reconstructed home of Sufi mystic Mubarak Kadam.who died in 1910.near his house there is stone pillar with a hole in it which he used to calculate a solar calendar.we start drive on the way several places of interest to stop.above the village of Vrang.on a cliff side pitted with caves stands a Buddist complex dating from 4th 7th centures.we continue our trip follow up to Pamir river.cross Khargush pass4200m.on the way stop for a scenic picnic.after we will vizit Yashil kul and Bulung kul.overnight in Alchur village Tursunbai homestay.meals BLD

Day9

Alichor to Keng Shiber summer pasture 4100m. from Alichur we continue our trip on the Pamir Highway to Kengshiber summer pasture.the terrain here is desolate but grandiose.on the way Ak Balyk holy lake and to Bashgumbez village,9 km from the main road.we will see very old China’s tomb.overnight in Yurt with the nomadic herders in Kehgshiber.meals BLD

Day10

Kengshiber to Gartygumbez. we will drive towards Mountain.we will meet similar yurts on the way.Gartygumbez hot spring is situated above 4170m having hot pool relaxing.overnight in Kuban Homestay.meals BLD

Day11

Gartygumbez to Murghab via Shakty rock paintings 4200m 120-km 4hours of ride.there very similar figures are placed underneath the last animal.this representation hes been compared to the so called clavicorn figures of Paleolithic art.dates 8000-5000B C.drive up to Observatori view point to see Muztag Ata 7546m.Chine’s peak.than drive down to Meteorite crater.lunch in Murghab.Guesthouse Filura.meals BLD

Day12

Murghab to Kara kul lake 3900m. 130-km 4hours of ride.today we will cross Highest point of journey Ak Baital pass4655m.Karakul lake the highest salted lake in Central Asia.little wolk around lake.overnight in Homestay Erkin.meals BLD

Day13

Karakul to Osh. 290-km.5/6hours of ride.today we will cross borders and Kyzyl Art pass4200m.after border opening good view to Pamir Trans Alai moutains.continue to Taldyk pass3680m.on the way we will meet different villages and nature mo green mountains.onvthe way having lunch.Osh is south second  town of Kyrgyzstan.overnight in Eco House guesthouse. meals BLD

We have three options in our itinerary according to tourists possibilities and desire.

1.Start from Osh and finish in Khojand.

2.Start from Khojand and finish in Khojand.

3.Start from Osh and finish in Osh.

Or change the itinerary program.number of days etc.

Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included:
Alcohol drinks.viza permit
What to bring: First Aid Kit.Clofing.
Transport: Jeep
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Adventure,Sightseeing tours