Discover the Pamirs in 9 Days
Through Wakhan Corridor
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 and the mausoleumof a poet and scholar of the 14th century, Khoja Mir Sayid Hamadani in Kulyab.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. 250 km.
Day 3. Half day Khorog City Tour: Botanical Garden, Historical Museum, City Park and Visit Tourism Information Center. After lunch heading to Ishkashim. On the way short stop to soak in Garm-Chashma hot spring, and watch from the distance Kuhi La’l ruby mines.122km.
Day 4. 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. 2-3 hours trek on the route Zong-Langar to see the ruins of Abreshimkala (‘Silk fortress’) and Langar petroglyphs.155 km
Day 5. 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. In the evening drive to Yashilkul (‘Green) lake to meet the sunset.134km
Day 6. Driving to Alichur through Sasykul and Tuzkul lakes for a half day ride to observe and see beautiful landscape. In the afternoon continue driving to Murghab. Murghab sightseeing: handicraft shop, Information Center, local mosque and bazaar. 152km.
Day 7. Day boating on Murghab River on the route Murghab-Madian valley: enjoying the Eastern Pamir landscape from a different prospective. In the evening driving back to Murghab. Overnight in a homestay/hotel in Murghab. 0 km
Day 8. 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. 190km.
Day 9. 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 in Peak (7134m). Afternoon drive to Osh. 302km.
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 / Boating in Murghab river/ to see Indian goose (Anser Indicus)/Yak safari to observe the rare wildlife
Total distance: 1660 km.
Total; 1Pax $1136.3, 2 pax $1161.6, 3 pax $1187, 4 pax1212
∣ Transport (4x4), including fuel
∣ Reliable driver
∣ Food and accommodation
∣ Office charge including tax
Price does not include:
∣ Visa and GBAO permit
∣ Yak Ride
∣ Boating on Murgab River
∣ Entrance fees (hot springs, Khorog Museum, Botanical Garden and National Park)
∣ All other personal expenses