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Transfer to Hotel (check in Hotel)
Sightseeing of the Dushanbe: DUSHANBE – the capital of Tajikistan (until 1961 called Stalinabad) is located the centre of the Hissor Valley at 837 meters (2,475feet) above sea level, on junction of the Varzob and Luchob Rivers that flow together as a Dushanbinka right beneath the bridge on Ismoili Somoni Avenue. The snow – capped Hissor mountain ranga rises on the north and east of the city, and in the south, there is Kofarnihon River. The first mention of Dushanbe dates back to 1676. At the time, it was a small village on the crossroad of caravan routes connecting Hissar Valley to Samarqand and Bukhara, the Pamirs and Afghanistan. The Tajik word “Dushanbe” means Monday. The weekly bazaar was held in the village on Mondays, and that was what the place came to be called.
Situated at the confluence of two rivers, Varzob and Kofarnihon.
Tajik national antique museum, Sleeping Budda.
Monument Ismoili Somoni the founder of Tajik nation and park of Rudaki the founder of Tajik Persian classical literature.
Central Mosque and central colourful oriental “Mehrgon Market”
Dinner in restaurant (show if possible)
Overnight in 4* hotel.
Dushanbe – Iskandarkul 130km
Morning drive to Iskandarkul via Istiqlol tunnel (5km) and Varzob valley
You will see Fan Mountains – a popular tourism and mountain climbing area in Tajikistan. There are about 100 passes in h from 3200 to 5060 m (Mirali). The Fan Mountains are the highest part of Zeravshan range with 11 peaks above 5,000 m with sharp fantastical pointed forms. In the bosom of these mountains are about 30 lakes, the largest of which are Iskandarkul, and the most beautiful and picturesque, famous for the unique play of colours - Kulikalon.
Arrival to Lake
Walking near the lake
Iskandarkul lake: length - 5км, width - 3,5км and depth to - 80м, located at h 2250м. The heart of Fan mountains, the treasure of Tyan-Shan, a scenic Iskandarkul lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Tajikistan. Having emerald green and blue colour. A fast flouring Iskandar-darya river flows from the lake, forming a marvelous and gorgeous waterfall, so called the “Fan Niagara” that falls from the h 38 meters.
Lunch in Tourbase
Visit Kuli Moron (Snakes lake) and five spring
Walking near the lake. See waterfall 38m “Fan Niagara”
Dinner and Overnight in cottage by the lake
Iskandsrkul- Penjikent 270km
Drive to Penjikent
Panjakent is a town in the north of Tajikistan, located on the right bank of Zarafshon River, 60 km east of Samarqand. The Zarafshon Valley was in the ancient time known as Sughd or Sughdiana. The inhabitant of the valley were Sughdians – the direct ancestors of the modern Tajiks. In the Southern suburbs of the modern Panjakent there is a site of ancient settlement, known in science under the name Ancient Panjakent, which was the capital of the same name of least last hundred years of its existence.
It was even named "Central Asian Pompeii".
Lunch in Panjakent
Sightseeing: Museum of Rudaki – As Penjikent is a birthplace of Abu Abdallah Rudaki, considered by many to be the father of Persian Poetry.
Ancient Penjikent - ruins of old Sogdian town founded in 5th century and abandoned in the 8th century by Arabs. Foundations of houses, a citadel with a couple of Zoroastrian fire temples and city bazaar are visible in the excavated ruins.
Sarazm settlement – 5500 years
Dinner and overnight in Penjikent
Overnight in 3* hotel
Penjikent-Marguzor Lake (70+70km)
Breakfast. Drive to Marguzor Lake 70km.
Marguzol lakes: Seven beautiful lake. The first lakes name’s Mizhgon (eyelash) - Multi-coloured, one of the most beautiful Marguzor lakes. The Soya (shade) second lake and third lakes Husher (vigilance) at h 1700м. The fourth lakes name’s Nofin length 3,5км, depth 70m. The fifth lakes Hurdak. The sixth lakes Marguzor - length of lake 5км, depth of 80 metres, h on a sea level 2139м. Seventh Lake-Hazorchashma (one thousand sources) at h 2400м, length 4,5км and depth 85м.
Picnic near the lake
Drive back to Penjekent city.
Dinner and overnight in the hotel
Overnight in 3* hotel
Penjikent– Istaravshan-Khujand 280km
Breakfast at the hotel
Check out hotel
Drive to Khujand via Istaravshan
Today we’ll pass through Shahriston tunnel 5.5km) and Turkistan range mountains.
Istaravshan – (formerly Ura – Tyube, Urateppa) is located 81km northwest of Khujand. The town is one of the urban settlement in Central Asia, dating back to the first millennium BC. The record history of Istaravshan dates back to the VI century BC when the region was a province the Persian Empire under the Achaemenid. Scholars may recognize the region under it’s classical name of Kiropol, as described by Strasbo (Kirashata, according to Plotemy, Kurukada in Persian and Kurushkada in Sughdian languages). It was fortified by three rows of walls and the citadel was surrounded by a 6.000 m long wall. From the II – I centuries BC to the centuries AD, much of what is now Istaravshan known as Ustrushana, the capital of which was Bunjikat. It was a trading centre and I – II benefited greatly from its position as an important staging post on the commercial roads that linked the civilizations of East and West, through Khujand, Samarqand, Bukhara and the Fergana Valley. In the epoch of Arab invasion (Istaravshan became a province of the Arabian Caliphate in 822 AD) the region became a commercial and cultural centre of the medieval East. Istaravshan started to appear when Islamic architectural structures of portal-dome design such as mosques, madrasahs, mausoleums, minarets, etc. lunch in Istaravshan.
Sightseeing: Visit Central Bazaar, Iron craft masters and watching procedure of the tradition bread baking , visit architectural complex of Hazrati Shoh.
Continue driving to Khujand (80km more)
Arrival to Khujand
Dinner in local Restaurant
Overnight in 4* hotel.
Khujand is the second largest city in the country. It’s also one of Tajikistan’s oldest town, founded by Alexander the Great in IV BC. The fortress was fortified by Alexander the great at IV BC and named after Alexander-Eskhata (Alexandria furthest) on the place of the present Khujand fortress (the 329 BC) and become the city of highly developed culture, important commercial and crafts centre. Commanding the entrance to the Fergana Valley and the Great Silk Road passed through Khujand from early historical backgrounds. Khujand enjoyed great prosperity and it’s riches spawned palaces, grand mosques and a citadel, before Mongols stream rolled the city into oblivion in the early XII century.
Sightseeing: Visit Historical museum of Sughd region, Eastern market Panjshanbe and mausoleum Shaykh Muslihiddin
Drive to the Arbob palace and national teahouse.
Visit statue of Ismoili Somoni the founder of Tajik nation and in statue.
Lunch in local restaurant.
Dinner in traditional restaurant
overnight in 3* hotel.
Day 7, Dushanbe
Drive back to Dushanbe
Lunch in restaurant (on the way)
Transfer to the hotel,
Walking in the park
Dinner in restaurant
Overnight in 4* hotel.
Transfer to Airport
The end of the service
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