Expedition to Yagnob AND Upper Zarafshan Valleys, 11 Days

This Expedition includes a trek over Tabaspin Pass (4040m ) and further descend towards Zarafshan river valley. The mountain pass does not require any technical experience and the skills required on the mountain, it will be taught on the higher slopes. The last part of the trek is more picturesque than further part of the valley, with long scree slopes leading down to the river gorge, interspersed with typical mountain villages surrounded by woods and fertile fields. The trek finish in the Langar Village, situated along Zarafshan river. The village has houses with walled gardens and orchards of apples, almonds, walnuts, apricots and mulberries, so creating a green patch in a rather arid area. The program includes a day
stop in Veshab village before departure.

Moderate Trekking Trip
• 3 travellers 805 $/pp
• 6 travellers 655 $/pp
Duration 11 days

Day 1
Welcome to Tajikistan! On arrival at Dushanbe airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the hotel. For the rest of the day you can rest or explore Dushanbe.

Day 2We start our journey towards Yagnob over the Anzob mountain pass, Overnight at the guesthouse in Margeb (135km , 3 hours). The village is located in dramatic location surrounded by jagged peaks, with the giant Zamin-Karor rock wall looming over it from behind.

Day 3
We hike towards the first Yagnob village (Bedef) requires at least four hours of walking (18 km). Camping in the meadow near village orchards.

Day 4
This day starts with an easy walk along Yagnob river by taking the clear path, then passing by three other villages,nd few bridges to cross. Overnight at the Yagnobian guesthouse in Pskan.

Day 5
This day we will have opportunity to acquaint with indigenes in Pskan and other surrounding villages and continue the journey after the lunch. Camping near the Qiansi village.

Day 6
After breakfast, we ascend to upper side of the Valley leaving the Yagnobi villages behind and enjoying wild unexplored nature. From this part up to Langar there will be no any settlements on the way except some summer camp of shepherds Marmots are the most frequently met friends among the Yagnob fauna

Day 7
Another hike day along the Yagnob river with hops across side streams before the most challenging day summit Tabaspin pass. Therefore, we take easy this day and hike only 8 km, to save energy for the next day.

Day 8
Early morning we start trekking over Tabaspin Pass (4040m) and further descend towards Zarafshan river valley. The mountain pass does not require any technical experience and the skills required on the mountain, it will be on the higher slopes.

Day 9
The last trekking day, we continue descend (18km) in the area with towering mountains with hanging glacier, beautiful meadows and the narrow Tabaspin gorge dotted with juniper. There are several shepherds’ houses on the way who can invite you for tea. There will be a car waiting us to pick us up from the further point it can get on. In Langar we will be hosted at Kholov’s guesthouse, a very interesting person who has а big and well-groomed garden near his house and down near Zarafshan river.

Day 10
The trek finish in the Langar Village, situated along Zarafshan river. The village has houses with walled gardens and orchards of apples, almonds, walnuts, apricots and mulberries, so creating a green patch in a rather arid area. After а nourishing breakfast, we follow the route to the old Tajik Village – Veshab where the inhabitants have preserved old traditions in their everyday life till this day. The houses built on top of each other, a creative solution for survival in such a mountainous area.

Day 11
The way back to Dushanbe/Khujand, after 6 hours ride and you are at your hotel.

Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: Offroad vehicle 4x4
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