Pamir Highway tours
The Highlights of the Pamir highway tour:
•Visit the historical Osh (3020 thousands year of the city)
•Fully explore the Alay ranges and a branch of silk road which borders with Tajikistan.
•See in short distance the stunning view of famous Lenin Peak (7134m), Estonia Peak (6202m)
•Enjoy the magnificent of alpine lakes Kolduk lake and Tulpar-Kol,
•Visit the entire Wakhan corridor along the road, look at the side of Afghanistan
•Glimpse the whole Pamir valley (Karakol lake, Murgab, Bulung Kol lake, Yamchun fortress, Bibi Fatima hot spring, Khorog town, glimpse to Hindu Kush mountain)
Season and date: From first June to end of October
Any date is available (within the season)
Age for travelling: 12+
Warning for dressing: due to changeable weather in the mountains it will be used
warm clothes and good trekking shoes
Essentials: Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in city, cash in regions),
money belt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter
Day 1 Start from Osh to SaryMogol-Tulpar Kol lake (255km 4hourd)
Total time: 5 hours
Driving distance: 255km
Max Elevation: 3640 m (Taldyk Pass)
Min Elevation: 1000mOvernight at 3500m
Tour category: easy
Departure from Osh, Driving along the branch of Silk road which is passed through the territory of Alay and Fergana and it offers travellers the chance to see the history and sights of these fascinating regions and cultures unfold before their eyes.On the way visit the lake Kolduk (One of the beautiful mountain lakes in Alay mountains). Walk around the lakes, take photos, enjoy the grandiose view then continue the driving to Sary-Mogol, lunch in CBT guesthouse. drive forward (1hour) to marvelous Tulpar kol yurt camp. Stay in yurt.
Sary- Mogol is the most accessible point, which begins to look and reach Lenin Peak from close range.
Sary-Mogol is a village with a population of about 6,000 people in the Alay region in southern Kyrgyzstan at the foot of the Pamir-Alay Mountains. The village was founded in 1946 to grow the cattle at higher condition where crops do not grow. It is often used as an early intermediate post for climbers scaling Lenin Peak in the summer.
Day2. Walk to traveler’s pass 4140m (6hours total walking) leave the heavy bags in the yurt, walk up to the Traveler’s pass (4140) through the Base Camp enjoy the panoramic view of Lenin Peak (7134m), lunch then come back to the yurt with same route. Overnight in yurt.
Day3. Tulpar yurt camp to Murgab (Tajikistan) (260 km\ 8h)
Today we drive to Tajikistan area with M41 high way. From Tulpar yurt camp to Murgab takes whole day due to bad condition of the road. The road goes through the high mountains passes (Kyzyl-Art 4280m and Ak-Baital 4650m) most picturesque valley and amazing terrain, where one can stop for rest and shoot photos of the mountains. On the way in the small Kara Kol village you will stop for lunch and see the Kara Kol lake (Karakul is a 25-km diameter lake
It is located in the Tajik National Park in the Pamir Mountains.
H above sea level: 3,900 m
Area: 380 km²
Width: 25 km
Maximum. depth: 230 m
Day 4. Murgab-Bulunkul (155km 5h)
Lakes Yashilkul and Bulunkul are located in the Alikhur valley about 20 km north of the Pamir Highway (M41)
Lakes Bulunkul and Yashilkul - interesting tourist attractions. The area offers many "lunar landscapes", scenic views and spectacular sunsets, as well as opportunities for walking and hiking and bird and yak monitoring. Travelers can stay overnight at a guest house in the small village of Bulunkul, located near the shore of the lake.
Day5. Drive to Yam
Trip continues with a bad road. Pamir highway runs along the slope and high mountains below a large river flows, a beautiful panoramic landscape looks like an absolute wild zone. Home stay in Yam.
Day6. Yam to Khorog
Drive to Horog stay in guesthouse.
Our morning trips begin on a visit to one of the most interesting tourist sites of the Wakhan Valley. On the upland of the Yamchun village there is hot spring from the mountain with swimming pool and the most powerful castle it is protected from 3 sides by natural deep canyons, The castle had three rings of double walls up to 950 m long and up to 400 m wide with 40 towers. Scientists believe that the castle was built over 2000 years ago. The castle offers a magnificent view of The castle offers a magnificent view of almost half of the Vakhan Valley and the Hindu Kush Mountains.Next visit to another attraction from here is the famous hot spring Bibi-Fatima. The water temperature in the spring all year round exceeds 40 degrees Celsius.
Wakhan Valley (corridor)
The Wakhan corridor is a narrow strip of territory in Afghanistan, extending to China and separating Tajikistan from Pakistan and Kashmir. The corridor between the Pamir mountains in the north and the Karakoram ridge in the south is about 350 km long and 13–65 km wide. Along the Pamir Highway you will be amazed by the stunning views of mountains and scenery.
Day7. Khorog-Kalaikhum (240 km, 7 hours)
Due to bad condition road it's a long drive from Khorog to Kalaikhum. On the way attract amazing view on the Afghanistan side along the Panj River to the south and to the west. Kalaikhum (Darvoz) is one of the Pamir’s most attractive towns with a river raging through the center and with an attractive mosque and civic buildings.
Day 8. Kalaikhum to Dushanbe through Nurek reservoir (370km 8h)
You will travel along the natural border - the Pyanj River and along the border with Afghanistan. This part will amaze you with its unique mountains.Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means Monday in the Tajik language. It was named so because it grew out of a village that originally had a popular market on Mondays.In Dushanbe, there are 802 700 people (2016).H above sea level: 706 m (2,316 feet) Climate: In summer, it is hot and dry, and winters are cold, but not very cold.On reaching Dushanbe, drive to hotel stay here. End of tour-service.
Included in the price: food (breakfast, lunch, dinner + drinking water), accommodation (yurt, guesthouse), English speaking guide+5 years experience, transport from Osh to Dushanbe, Transport 4WD (one car up to 4 people, from 5 to 8 people 2cars and from 9 to 12 people 3cars).
Excluded in the price: air flight, additional drinks, sunscreen things and travel insurance
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.