Tour to Heavenly Lakes
Duration: 11 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Hissor - Norak - Kalai Khum - Khorog - Langar - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake - Murgab - Khoburubot - Iskandekul Lake - Dushanbe
This tour is intended for those who want to learn about the history and culture of the country while seeing the incredible beauty of nature. During the tour you will see everything that the country is so attractive for. We are pleased to offer a tour that will show you this country full of interesting places and animals. Spend your weekend crawling around famous places.
Day 1: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Dushanbe. In course of the tour you will visit such prominent places as Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. In National Park you will have an opportunity to take a lot of colorful photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world. The size of which is 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. After it you will explore the famous Hissor fortress. This site of VII-XVII centuries that has strengthened areas and a citadel. Moreover this fortress once was residence of the delegate of Bukhara's Emir The location of this site will impress you because it was located on a high hill with walls of 1 m thick and had loopholes for guns and cannons. This outstanding sight had a pool and a garden, and in front of the fortress there was a busy market square with caravanserais and shops. Unfortunately from this grand historical monument nit much survived but even nowadays you can witness two imposing towers. Among other attractions of Hissor are: the recently renovated monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" dated back 16th-17th centuries, mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" of 16th century. Then you will return to Dushanbe. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
In curse of the tour you will drive to Kalai Khum village. On the way to it you will have a stop to explore the Norak water reservoir known as Tajik Sea. During the drive to it you will pass the Shuraba pass which located at 2 267 m high as well as Afghanistan border. You will be impressed by the outstanding view of Pamir Mountains. During the time many famous travelers witness this mountains such as: Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. And now you also have a great opportunity to be here. You will drive along natural border - Pyanj River. While being here many of them said that Pamir mountain is system of the ocean of white and blue mountains. This night you will spend in a home stay to see the way of local people's life.
Day 3: Kalai Khum - Khorog
In the morning you will have a drive to Khorog. This city is considerate to be the smallest one in the world map. You will find this place encircled by the Rocky Mountains from all four sides. This city appeared in the confluence of three rivers, where the Shokhdara River and Ghund River flow into Pyanj River. During the drive you will have a great chance to meet the Pamir people. It should be noted that their appearance, they are different from Tajiks. Pamir people have blond hair, fair skin and blue eyes. After the Himalayas in Tibet, Pamir Mountains are the highest mountains in the world that have population. Due to the harsh life in mountains the traditions of local people different from Tajik people. Overnight is in guest house.
Day 4: Khorog - Langar
Today your destination is Langar village that you can find in the heart of Central Asia. While travel in Pamir you will witness that it is the place where could be found highly mountains, pristine waters of lakes and rivers, wide valleys and dry deserts. They were called the "Roof of the World" for many centuries. The altitude of Pamir varies 3,500 to 4,200 meters above sea level. The people of pair mountains were isolated many years from each other due to it they have different dialects and even different languages. In course of the tour you will have lot of photo stops where you can capture a lot of vivid places as well as exploring them. Such as the Buddhist complex of 4-7 centuries that can be found above the village of Vrang, on a slope of a rock dug out by caves. Upon arrival to Langar we will visit Abreshim Kala (Silk Fortress). Overnight is in home stay.
Day 5: Langar - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake - Murgab
In course of the travel you will visit the most popular place that tourist want to visit - lakes of Pamir's known as Yashil Kul and Bulunkul lakes. These lakes can be reach on off road car due to the location on the altitude of 3 700 meters above sea level in the Murghab district. You will be impressed by the color of Bulunkul lake water under the sun overflow of purple and blue. On the way to it you will have a chance to see domestic animals as yaks, exceptional species of domestic animals, sharing features of cow and sheep, traditionally used as a beast of burden apart from giving milk and meat products. You will drive via Khargush pass on altitude of 4 344 m. Overnight is in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Murgab - Khorog
The tour continues to Khorog via the famous Pamir Highway also known as M41 Pamir Tract. People are known this site as the second highest mountainous road after Tibet's highway. The road will go on the elevation of more than 4 000 meters above sea level as well as passing the Koitezak pass which lays on the altitude of 4 271 m. Due practical isolation this area is the home for an exceptional diversity of wildlife. Here you will be able to find such animals as tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves. The Pamir provides a large and prosperous flock of sheep Marco Polo, the largest sheep in the world, with a year-round stay and a large population of endangered snow leopard. Night is in guest house.
Day 7: Khorog - Kalai Khum
You will return to Kalai Khum by using the same road that you had before. Due to the Rocky Mountains that had altitude of 6 000 meters above sea level it was possible to build only one road. During the drive you will have an incredible opportunity to admire the unique nature as well as learn more about ethnography, history and lifestyle of mountain dwellers while imaging the history of this area. On the way it will be possible to meet new people and learn more about their life and traditions. Upon arrival you can witness on the other side of the river Afgan stony villages and gardens. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
The road to Dushanbe will go through the Khoburubot Pass which elevation is 3 252 meters above sea level and known as Western Pamir Tract. This road will show you the incomparable beauty of the river valley and gorges in the terrain. It will be impossible for you to stop taking photos. During the drive you will meet a lot of locals as well as villages. In core of the tour to Tajikistan you will find out that Tajiks are hardworking, hospitable, and kind-hearted people. Even nowadays you can witness their respect for traditions and folklore. These tours for those who love active vacation. Night is in a hotel.
Day 9: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
Today you will drive to witness the beauty of one of the most famous lakes which situated in Fann Mountains on the altitude of 2 255 m. a. s. l - Iskanderkul Lake. This place is very popular as the recreation area. To reach this lake you will drive via Anzob pass with the altitude of 3 372 m while enjoying breathtaking panorama views. Upon arrival you will have time to explore the beach of the lake. Moreover it will be possible to reach a waterfall after hike for 40 minutes. Tajikistan takes the second place among the CIS countries for volume of water resources: it has the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 10: Iskanderkul - Dushanbe
Toady you will have a return to Dushanbe while dive through Anzob pass and tunnel of Isticlol. While driving through mountain passes you will be able to take a huge number of wonderful photos which will captivate all people. In course of the tour you will have a great chance to hike at the Fann Mountains that was known as "Kuhistan" - Mountainous Country from Farsi. While exploring the whole Fann Mountains it will possible to see more than 30 pristine lakes that have different size and forms. Today Fann Mountains are very popular place for vacation for tourist and locals. Those who love active sport come to have trekking and climbing tours. This place has rich flora and fauna which is unique and diverse. You will have a chance to enjoy great views around and have a wonderful time. After it is transfer to Dushanbe. Night is in a hotel.
Day 11: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 945 $
04 pax - 1 185 $
06 pax - 1 245 $
08 pax - 1 035 $
10 pax - 1 100 $
Single - 175 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $
Half board - 155 $
Full board - 305 $
Dushanbe - "Meridian" Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum - "Kharon Palace" Hotel 4*
Khorog - "Lal" Guesthouse
Langar - Homestay
Murgab - "Pamir" Homestay
Iskanderkul - Homestay
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance