DISCOVER THE PAMIRS IN 6 DAYS
THROUGH WAKHAN CORRIDOR
What you will see: Panj River and its gorges, along the Afghan border / The famous Wakhan valley /Ancient fortresses Kah-Kaa (III century BC-VII century) and Yamchun (III-I century BC) / Petroglyphs / Yashilkul fantastic scenery / the Pamir plateau
What you will enjoy: historical places / bathing in hot springs / amazing scenery of the Afghan Hindu-Kush / Pamiri hospitality / to see Indian goose (Anser Indicus)
Day 1. Meeting with a driver at a hotel/guest-house in Dushanbe and heading to the Pamirs via Kulyab. On the way enjoy the view of Nurek lake dam and discover Hulbuk fortress in Vose. Overnight in a home-stay in Kalai-Khumb town. 355km.
Day 2. Departing Kalai-Khumb (Darvaz) and heading to Khorog. Short stop in Porshinev at the monument of Nasir Khusraw, one of the great poets of Persian language and an important Muslim philosopher. Overnight in a homestay in Khorog. 250 km.
Day 3. Khorog City Tour: Botanical Garden, Historical Museum, City Park and Visit Tourism Information Center. After lunch heading to Ishkashim. On the way watch from the distance Kuhi La’l ruby mines. Driving to the Wakhan Corridor. Visiting the ruins of Kah-Kaha and Yamchun fortresses, Bibi Fotima hot-spring, pre-Islamic shrines, Museum of Sufi Muboraki Vakhoni, astronomer and scholar of the 19th century and Langar petroglyphs. Overnight in a homestay in Hisor village. 250km
Day 4. Driving to Bulunkul (coldest place in Tajikistan) along Pamir River via Khargush Pass (4344 m). 2-3 hours hike to the pass viewpoint (Panarama Ridge) for the great view of the whole Wakhan valley, both Tajik and Afghan. Drive to Burunkul and Yashilkul (‘Green) lakes. Driving to Alichur through Sasykul and Tuzkul lakes to observe and see beautiful landscape. In the afternoon continue driving to Murghab. Overnight in a homestay/hotel in Murgab. 275km.
Day 5. Departing Murghab and driving to Rangkul and Shorkul lakes. Good chance to see the rare Indian goose (Anser Indicus). In the afternoon heading towards the biggest lake in Tajikistan – Karakul (‘Black lake’). Continue driving to Karakul village via the highest point of the Pamir Highway, Ak-Baital pass (4656 m). Short stop near the fist Tsarist Russian military base in the Pamirs. In the afternoon hiking along the Karakul lake. Overnight in a homestay or yurt in Karakul village. 210km.
Day 6. Departing Karakul and heading to Sary Tash of Kyrgyzstan. On the way short stop to see the Karaart geoglyphs (8th-3rd century BC). After discovering the village of Sary Tash. If there are no clouds on the horizon enjoying the view of Lenin Peak (7134m). Afternoon drive to Osh. 292km.
Total distance: 1632 km.
Total price for;
1 pax $1182 2 pax $1195,
3 pax $1367 4 pax $1381
• Transport (4x4), including fuel
• Reliable driver
• Entrance fees (hot springs, Khorog Museum, Botanical Garden and National Park)
• Office charge including tax
Price does not include:
• Visa and GBAO permit
• Food and accommodation
• All other personal expenses
Note: In tour program can be included the following: one day trek to Jizev, one day trek to Peak Engels Meadow, one day de tour to Afghan Ishkashim or Shugnan, visit of Tajik/Afghan border market only on Saturdays in Kalai Khumb or in Vanj or in Khorog
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.