6-Days Tajikistan Pamir Wakhan Adventure
Day 1: Dushanbe to Kalaikhumb 360km 7/8hours
Our driver will meet you at your Hotel and transfer to to Kalaikhumb.
We set off east towards the Pamirs and Kalaikhumb, driving through beautiful scenery and interesting villages en route. This area is a little more conservative, and we see many men with beards, and women wearing traditional dress. We will cross the Shurabad Pass (2200m high) On the road we will visit to the ancient fortress Hulbuk dated by VIII century recently restored under the decree of the president. The local guide will talk interesting stories about the life in the fortress, shows outlines of the bases of rooms, halls and harems of the local governor’s palace. Arrive to Kalaikhumb in the early evening.
Overnight in Guest House. Meals included: (1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
Day 2: KalaiKhumb to Khorog. 250km 6/7 hours
From Kalaikhumb we leave for Khorog some of terrain ahead of us This rout passing lakes, and the rivers traversing some of the most magnificent scenery in the Pamirs. We have reached the capital of Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO).The route passes through amazing twists and turns. The snow-capped mountains, criss-crossed by wild rivers and lakes. Arrive to Khorog , the capital of the Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO).
Overnight at the hotel Lal in or similar Meals: (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
The capital of Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast, Khorog is a small town that at various times has been under the control of the Russia, the Emirate of Bukhara and Afghanistan. The Russians built a fort here in the Soviet era, with Khorog being in a highly strategic location on the border with Afghanistan, but today it languishes and is one of the least developed parts of the country, with the Aga Khan Foundation contributing to the bulk of the local economy. It holds the distinction of being home the second highest botanical garden in the world, at 3900m.
Day 3: Khorog to Langar (through Koitezek and Khargush Passes) 300km 7/8hours
After breakfast we will drive to Langar via the Koitezek pass (4272 meters) and Kargushi Pass (4344 meters). On this journey we leave behind the lush valleys of the M41 and enter to Wakhan Valley landscape that is rocky, mostly barren but nevertheless dramatic.
Overnight at the homestay Meals: (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
Day 4: Langar to Ishkashim (130km 6/7hours)
Driving along wakhan valley and visit detour to the nearby village of Namadguti to visit the Khahkha Fortress. This impressive structure rises from a naturally formed platform of rock and dates back to the Kushan era of the 3rd Century. number of stops will be made throughout the day. Drive to Vrang a stroll through the village will bring you to a number of caves dug by Buddhists who inhabited the area at one time. In addition there the remains of a number of fire – worshipping platforms and Buddha stuper. At Yamg, visit a quirky museum of Sufi Muborak-Kadam, a local Sufi scholar. After short driving you will be to see the Kakhka kala Fortress which dates from the 3rd C. Yamchun fortress or Zulkumor Fort is located on ridge overlooking the valley and river below. Further up the hillside there are the hot springs at Bibi Fatima. The water at Bibi Fatima is crystal clear. It is possible to take a natural stream bath in a rocky cave. Your next stop will be at the Abrashim Fortress. It was built to guard this branch of the Silk Road from Chinese and Afghan Invaders. Afternoon you will arrive to Ishkashim the center of Wakhan valley, which stands at the mouth of wakhan River valley. This is where the 19th C Great Game ended; When Britan and Russian signed a treaty adding a strip of the Wakhan valley to Afghanistan to create a neutral buffer zone between their two empires. As you enter the Wakhan, there are amazing views of the Pamirs to the right and the Hindu Kush to the left.
Overnight at the guest house.Meals: (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
The Wakhan Valley (also pronounced Vakhan) is a majestic alpine valley in the Badakhshan region of Afghanistan and Tajikistan (the “Wakhan Corridor” refers to the part of the valley in Afghanistan). It is located in the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia. Its upper reaches consist of two wide, hilly plains surrounded by alpine peaks, beginning near the Chinese border in one of the most remote regions of the world. Further down, where the Pamir and Wakhan rivers join to form the Pyanj River, the valley narrows, finally becoming a severe canyon with roaring river rapids at its end in Ishkashem. Its muddy rivers are fed by water from huge glaciers on some of the highest mountains on the planet, fantastic views of which are visible throughout the area.
Day 5: Ishkashim to Khorog 130km
After breakfast we will drive via Wakhan valley to Khorog, along the road to our next stop at Garmchasma hot springs for an (optional) dip in the waters. After exploring or taking a shower we will have a lunch than transfer to Khorog.
Overnight at the hotel Lal in. Meals: (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
Day 6: Khorog to Dushanbe 610km 9/10 h
Today we set off in Dushanbe, driving through beautiful scenery and interesting villages en route.This area is a little more conservative, and we see many men with beards, and women wearing traditional dress. The road joins the river Pianj, which in turn forms the border with Afghanistan. We will cross the Shurabad Pass (2200m high) It was a map of all historical places and sights of Tajikistan.
Accommodation and dinner on your own arrangements Meals: (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch )
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Level of difficulty: This tour is suitable for both children and adults.
Conditions: If you have some specific sicknesses you need to bring own first aid kit with necessary medicaments
- All accommodation on twin share basis (Hotel 3, Guest houses 2, home stays 1)
- Meals as listed: 5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners.
- Entrance fees for sites listed as part of the itinerary.
- All transfers according the program (price includes driver’s per diem, road and parking fees, all necessary permissions fuel and taxes;) Experienced and basic English speaking drivers, type of car: (A/C Toyota Land Cruiser or Nissan Patrol)
- Mineral water (1L per day per person)
- International flights
- Supplement for single room 46 USD
- Early checking for first night
- English speaking guide service for whole tour 242USD
- Any airport taxes
- Ticket for Tajik National park and permit ion
- Travel Insurance
- GBAO permit
- Tips and gratuities
- Any personal expenses
- Any services not included in the above itinerary
- Important – early arrival is not included.
- Some sightseeing places and excavations might be closed / not possible to visit due to local changes, reconstruction, roads condition, and security reasons. We do not guarantee all advised places will be covered, but we will try to do our best to cover them. Pricing is confidential & non commissionable
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