Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Hissor - Norak - Kalai Khum - Rushan - Bartang Valley - Jizew - Khorog - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
We are glad to see you travelling in Tajikistan! This tour shows all the beauty of the Great Silk Road and ready to provide incredible time along past sites and highlights which will not leave anyone indifferent.
Day 1: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
We are happy to see you on Leisure tour. On arrival at the airport you will be met by the driver who accompanies you to Dushanbe. The tour will start by driving 35 km to visit Hisor fortress of VII-XVII centuries. You will be impressed by wonderful invigorated areas and sanctuary which in past times was the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara located on a high hill and was well safeguarded with 1 m thick walls and loopholes for guns. Inside you can see a pool and a garden and across from the fortress there was an eventful market square with a caravan serai and shops. Don't miss to see "Madrasa I Kuhna" of a new school of 16th-17th centuries, mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" of 16th century as well as visit Botanical garden and Victory Park with a panorama views on tours. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
In the morning we will drive to Kalai Khum village. On the way you will admire Norak water reservoir - Tajik Sea. You will pass over Shuraba pass of 2 267 m and after drive along Afghanistan border belonging to the Territory of Pamir Mountains. Before long time ago it was inspired by Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. Then drive natural border of Pyanj River. On the way you will be amazed by mountain system the ocean of white and blue mountains. Overnight is in a homestay.
Day 3: Kalai Khum - Rushan
The tour will start by driving to Rushan. It is 10 km from Kalai Khum village.This fortress was built in 3 century and in 2013 got refurbishment. We will continue to drive to Rushan where we can see afghan villages and risky path on the rocks from left side of Panj river. Rushan is the main region where start pamirian life. They have own tradition, language, religion and so on. Night is in a homestay.
Day 4: Rushan - Bartang Valley - Trek to Jizew
In the morning, we will drive to Bartang valley. It is the wildest and most notable valleys in the western Pamirs. Homeland of Pamirs. Most of the Non-Bartangi view their nationals, especially those from Upper Bartang, with deferential respect due to their punitive living conditions, which do not seem to have anything in shared with those in the regional capital Khorog. They are captivated in the face of the age-old traditions that are still alive in this chiefly distant region. Afterwards we will trek to Jizew valley and enjoy on the mountains. Night is in a homestay.
Day 5: Jizew - Rushan - Khorog
In the morning we will arrange visas for Afghanistan in Khorog. It is the smallest city on the map of the world and enclosed by Rocky Mountains. The city was constructed on the confluence of the 3 rivers where Shokhdara river and Ghund river flow into Pyanj river. On the route to Khorog you will meet Pamir people which are differ from other Tajiks and has blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes. In general, Pamirs Mountains are the highest mountains in the world with human population after the Himalayas in Tibet. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Khorog
Today you will have a guided city tour. We will visit the Botanical Garden where we can see outstanding gardens. Driving to an altitude of 2320m above sea level we will notice the famous Pamir Botanical Garden with unique plants. We are sure it will not leave anyone indifferent on tours. Then we will visit city park and handicraft shop, museum as well as a local bazar. Rest is in guesthouse.
Day 7: Khorog - Kalai Khum
In the morning we will drive from Khorog to Kalai Khum. On the way you will see the rocky mountains of over 6 000 meters and only 1 road was possible to be constructed. Travelers will have an opportunity to see the beauty of virgin environment and learn more about this region of magical landscape and background. Stopping in small villages, you can get acquainted with lifestyle of respected nationality that is always ready to meet any guest with an open heart. We will drive over the river and see Afgan stony villages and wonderful gardens. Night is in a homestay.
Day 8: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
The tour will start by driving to Dushanbe via mountain road. Driving over Khoburubot Pass of 3 252 known as Western Pamir Tract, the nature over there will catch your attention. This is the wonderful river valley and astonishing gorges in the terrain will make travelers speechless. Here you will see small villages and meet local people. They are very hard working, hospitable, and kind-hearted. So your visit will be incredible. After a long and productive day, you will spend night in a hotel.
Day 9: Flight
Transfer to airport. Tours are over. Thank you for Leisure tour.
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 1220 $
04 pax - 760 $
06 pax - 845 $
08 pax - 700 $
10 pax - 765 $
Single - 80 $
Half board - 120 $
Full board - 240 $
English speaking guide - 780 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum - Home stays
Rushan - Home stays
Jizew - Home stays
Khorog - "Lal" Guesthouse
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- GBAO permit
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide