6 day north
Day 1: Dushanbe – Hissar fortress- Dushanbe
In the morning our guide will meet you in the airport take you to the hotel. After you will have a short city tour and then you will drive 35 km to visit Hisor fortress (VII- XVII centuries). This historical site has fortified areas and citadel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe- Iskandarkul lake
Our trip today is to high Mountain lake – Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.). It is situated in the famous Fann Mountains. This fabulous area is one of the best places of Central Asia. The road to the lakes goes over Anzob pass (3 372 m) with amazing panorama views. After arrival to the lake you will go for a walk along it beaches. This is an amazing place to have a rest. Also we will hike 40 minutes to see a waterfall. 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 home stay.
Day 3: Iskandarkul Lake – Panjakent
In the morning we will drive to Penjakent. The city of Penjakent ("five villages") is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a picturesque Zeravshan river valley. Quite possibly the five villages started the history of this remarkable city which originated in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent of that time was one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd. It was even named "Central Asian Pompeii". We will visit the archaeological site of the ruins of Old Panjakent and the Old City of Sarazm which was a popular stop on the the Silk road many centuries ago. By the evening upon your request can be organized national dish “Panjakent plov”. Overnight in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Panjakent – 7 lakes
We will drive today to the Fannsky Gory (Fan Mountains). They are one of Central Asia's most popular hiking areas. You will do a day trip from Panjakent to the Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes), about 60 km south of Panjakent. At this place you will have time to go for short hiking. There road goes along a gorge where 7 lakes are located. They are situated on different altitudes and have different colors. Also you will meet local people that live at that area. It will be very interesting to see their way of life. After hiking we will come back to your guesthouse.
Day 5: 7 lakes – Khujand
In the morning after breakfast we drive to Dushanbe. Lunch is on the way. Drive to Khujand. The road will go over a mountain passes and you will have many photo stops. Khujand is the second largest city in Tajikistan. We will try delicious kebabs of Khudjand. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Khujand- Dushanbe
In the morning we will visit the Archaeological Museum, Sheikh Muslikhiddin Mosque, the largest in Tajikistan on the market named "Panjshanbe", Arbob Palace (20th century), as well as the symbol of friendship of peoples - Kairakkum hydroelectric power station, "Tajik Sea". Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.