Pamir Highway Tour 6-Days

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Special Tour 6 Days Availability: 2022-05-07
Tajikistan Tajikistan

Tour Dosier:

Many people know more about the surface of the moon more than about Tajikistan, a small jewel of a country perched between Afghanistan and China. Foreigners rarely visited it, except with the official invitation and under strict supervision. Even after the fall of the USSR in 1991, few outsiders visited beyond aid workers and journalists because of the civil war that made parts of the country insecure into the late 90s. Now Tajikistan is an independent country where peace has found it place among the nation. There are many chances for travelers to visit and discover the country that, even now, is not known to millions of people. Let’s Discover and explore with us.

Program Itinerary:

Day 1 – Dushanbe

Arrival to Dushanbe, meeting at the airport and transfer to Hotel.  ‘Dushanbe’ means Monday in Tajik, with the town named for the small weekly bazaar which was once all the town had to recommend it. Now it is a pleasant, if small, capital, with broad tree-lined avenues and pleasing architecture surrounded by mountain scenery. 

Overnight in Hotel

Meals included: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)


Day 2  – Dushanbe – Kalaikhumb 360km 7/8hours altitude 1245 mh

We set off east towards the Pamirs and Kalaikhumb, driving through beautiful scenery and interesting village’s 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: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 3 – Kalaikhumb to Khorog    260 km, 7/8hours altitude 2131 mh.

From Kalaikhumb we leave for to Khorog. From Kalaikhumb village, for Khorog along river Pianj. We have reached the capital of Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO).

Overnight in Hotel Lal 3Star  Meals: (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)


Day 4 – Khorog – Ishkashim Langar (280 km 4/5 hours, altitude 2665mh)

On this tour an route we will stop at Garmchasma hot springs for an (optional) dip in the waters. Visit detour to the nearby village of Namadguti to visit the Khahkha Fortress. From here, we enter the Tajik half of the Wakhan Valley (shared with Afghanistan) Driving along the 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. There are a number of these ancient fortresses in the area, and we also visit Yamchun fort, perhaps the most impressive of them. We take a break at the Bibi Fatima hot springs, named for the Prophet Mohammed’s sister and where local women believe they can increase their fertility. Continuing on we then stop at the 4th Century Buddhist stupas at Vrang, reminders of the ancient pilgrim caravans that passed through the region. 

Overnight in Guest House.  Meals included: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner


Day 5 – Langar back to Khorog through Pamir Highway (365 km 6/7hours altitude 2882mh)

We drive up back to to Khorog via the Khargushi Pass (4344 meters). On this journey we leave behind the lush valleys of the Wakhan Valley and enter a landscape that is rocky, mostly barren but nevertheless dramatic. This is the famous Pamir Highway we have anticipated, with the route between Khorog and Osh completed in 1931 across a Tibetan-plateau style high altitude terrain.

Overnight in Hotel LAL Inn.   Meals included: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner


Day 6 – Khorog to Dushanbe (620 km 9/10hours)

Today we set up to 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.

Accommodation: Hotel.   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 7 – Dushanbe departure transfer airport


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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

Tour Includes & Excludes

Inclusions:

  • All accommodation on single basis (Hotels 4, Guest House 2)
  • 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 (1/2L per day per person)
  • Ticket for Tajik National park and permition

Excluded:

  • International flights
  • Supplement for single rooms per person USD 104
  • English speaking local guide for whole tour USD 410
  • Any airport taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • GBAO permit
  • Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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  • 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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