Yak Riding in Pamir Explore Zor Kul area

Special Tour 4 days
Murghab, Tajikistan Tajikistan

Yak Riding in Pamir Explore Zor Kul area

TOUR DOSIER:

An excellent and adventures Yak trek will take us on the unspoiled lunar landscape of high mountains and wide plateau to Zor Kul lake.  The Eastern Pamirs have been populated by nomadic ethnic Kyrgyz since the 17th century. The traditional architecture is beautifully represented by yurts, mobile habitations made of felt on an ingenious wooden frame, with the interior decoration bearing witness to the wealth and skills of the owners. Exploring Zor kul lake, you can see the majestic northern wall of Afghanistan Hindikush and fantastic Kok jigit Lake en-rout. The lake’s eastern half lied in Tajikistan. In 1842, Lieutenant Woods of the British India Navy Explored the Pyanj and Pamir rivers as far as the latter’s source in Zor kul. Zor kul itself is 20 km long – the road runs along its northern shore.

TOUR MAP & DAILY PROGRAM:



Program Itinerary:

Day 1 – Murghab drive to Kara Jylga, Zor Kul area

An excellent and adventures two-days Yak riding will be follow the grazing route of Marco Polo sheep. Riding on the Yak you can see the majestic northern wall of Afghanistan Hindikush and fantastic Zor Kul Lake. On arrival to Kara Jylga nomadic village, overnight stay in Yurt. On arrival you will have time to explore are walking and see milking Yaks.
Overnight: Yurt Stay.
Meals: Nomadic Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 – Kara Jylga to Kara Dong,

Yak trek will take us on the unspoiled lunar landscape of high mountains and wide plateau to Kara Jylga. The Eastern Pamirs have been populated by nomadic ethnic Kyrgyz since the 17th century. The traditional architecture is beautifully represented by yurts, mobile habitations made of felt on an ingenious wooden frame, with the interior decoration bearing witness to the wealth and skills of the owners.

After the traditional breakfast in the Yurt camp, we will prepare the luggage and get start our Yak riding from Kara Jylga to Kara Dong.

We ride to the west of a high mountain plateau to view the glazy and spectacularly beautiful lake – Chakan kul Lake. Despite its name (“Small Lake”), for most of the year the cloudless skies and pure air (4135m) give it a translucent azure color. Picnic on the lunch time, after some snack, continue to ride till Small lake. Arrival to Small Lake around 20/22km riding on the Yak, Yak owner and local guide will take care for camping and local soup for dinner.

Overnight tent camping near the Small lake.
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner.

Day 3 –Kara Dong, Small Lake to Kara Jylga and see on the way Zor Kul lake,

After breakfast, continuing to ride on the Yak, via the muddy road as far as we can to reach to Zorkul Lake. Walking on this area you can see the majestic northern wall of Afghanistan Hindikush and fantastic Zor Kul Lake.
After exploring the Zor Kul lake we ride back to Kara Jylga summer pastures, and we stay in nomadic herders camp.

Overnight: Yurt Stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner

Day 4 –Kara Jylga drive to Murghab
After breakfast, transfer to Murghab end of service


Included:
  • Yak and yak owner for whole tour,
  • Meals as listed: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinners.
  • Mineral water (2L per day per person)
  • Ticket for Tajik National park and permition for Zor Kul area
  • Accommodation shared basis: Yurt stays 2. Tent camping 1.
  • Tents (for camping), cooking equipments

Excluded:
  • English speaking guide for whole tour for 161USD
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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