Pamir Highway Tour 8 Days

Special Tour 8 Days Availability: 2022-05-14
Таджикистан Tajikistan

8 Days tour Along The Pamir Highway


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 3.   Meals: (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)


Day 4 – Khorog – Ishkashim (128 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)

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


Day 5 –Ishkashim – Langar (128 km 4/5 hours, altitude 2765mh)

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


Wakhan Valley

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

We drive up back to to Khorog via the Kargushi 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 famouse 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 7 – Khorog to Kalaikhumb (260 km 6/7hours)

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.

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


 Day 8 – Kalaikhumb to Dushanbe (320 km 7/8hours)

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 9 – Dushanbe departure transfer airport


 End of service.

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 4)
  • Meals as listed: 8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 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 permission

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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Total: $800.00 From $800.00 /person

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