Pamir Highway Group Tour – 6 Days

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Special Tour 6 Days Availability: 2022-07-24
Tajikistan Tajikistan

Pamir Highway Group Tour – 6 Days

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.

Day 1  – Dushanbe – Kalaikhumb 360km 7/8hours altitude 1245 mh  

Meeting at your hotel and start the tour to Pamir!

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 Hous     Meals included: (1 Lunch,1 Dinner)


Day 2 – Kalaikhumb to Khorog    260 km, 7/8hours 

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

Khorog town The capital of Gorno-Badakhshan 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.

Overnight in Guest House     Meals: (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)


Day 3 – Khorog – Ishkashim Langar (280 km 4/5 hours)

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 daughter 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.
This day you will have an opportunity to hike up to Petrogliph in Langar for 2 hours up and back to HomeStay

Overnight in Home Stay     Meals included: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner


Day 4 – Langar Bulunkul Yashil Kul and drive to Alichur village Nomad pasture (248 km 7/8 hours)

We drive up to Bulunkul and Yashilkul to explore and hike around this lakes. We drive via the Khargush Pass (4344 meters). On this journey we leave behind the last valley of the Wakhan Valley and enter a landscape that is rocky, mostly barren but nevertheless dramatic. We will reach to famous Pamir Highway and turn west side to drive up Bulunkul and YashilKul lakes, this lakes and around the scenery is beautiful and attractive for all visitors, you will have time to walk around and little hike for photoshoot, after having the picnic lunch near the lake we drive to Alichur for Nomad summer pasture, 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. Felt and wool serve as the basis for handicrafts. Precise stones, including rubies and emeralds, are also found in the area, and these are sometimes used in local handicrafts. You will have time to explore semi nomadic pastoral life, talk with herders’ family and taste local foods and stay in Yurt Camp.

Overnight in Yurt Stay     Meals included: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner


Day 5 Alichur to Khorog through Pamir Highway M41 (235 km 6/7hours)

This is the famouse Pamir Highway we have anticipated, with the route between Khorog and Osh completed in 1931 across a Tibetan-plateau style high altitude terrain. Arrival afternoon to Khorog and we have time explore the city and Botanical garden.

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


Day 6 – Khorog to Kalaikhumb Dushanbe (625 km 10/12hours) 

Today we set off in Kalaikhumb, driving back through beautiful scenery, The road joins the river Piano, which in turn forms the border with Afghanistan. The contrast across the river valley is telling, Tajikistan is undoubtedly a poor country, but in general the roads are sealed and buildings are connected with electricity. The situation barely 100m away is even starker, and it is as if the river represents not just a physical divide, but also a step back in time.

Continue our trip 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: On your own arrangements     Meals: Breakfast, 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

Inclusions:

  • All accommodation on single basis (Guest House 3, Home Stay 1, Yurt Stay 1)
  • Meals as listed: 5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 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 permit

Excluded:

  • International flights
  • 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

Departure from 24 July till 29 July 2022

Pax Departure Dates Customers  Prices
1 24 July 2022 Booked  
2 24 July  2022   978 -$
3 24 July  2022   725 -$
4 24 July 2022   562 -$

Departure from 25 August till 30 August 2022

Pax Departure Dates Customers  Prices
1 25 August 2022 Booked  
2 25 August 2022 Booked  
3 25 August 2022   725 -$
4 25 August 2022   562 -$

 

 

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