Day 1. Arrival to Dushanbe at 03.20 AM.
Dushanbe is the Capital and largest city in Tajikistan. Its name
means "Monday" in Persian language, having been built on the site of a
Monday market. It was a small village for centuries; however, after the
Bolshevik revolution and Red Army conquest of Central Asia, it was made
the capital of the new Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (later
the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic). Under the Soviets, Dushanbe grew
rapidly, and was endowed with many industrial enterprises and cultural
institutions. The city was peaceful and prosperous, and had a very multiethnic
population due to an influx of workers, mostly Russian-speaking,
from other parts of the Soviet Union, reaching 850,000 today.
In any sights. The Statue of Somoni is one of them. It is after Somoni that the currency of this country is named. The statue of Somoni
is singularly magnificent, and the crown of Somoni itself weighs around
ten kilograms and is made of Tajik gold.
Victory Park is a well-known sight in the city. You can climb up to
the summit of this garden and take in the panoramic view of this city. The
park itself is a themed beer garden, where you can take an adventurous
and exciting trip on shaky gondolas. Turn westwards of Rudaki at the
TSUM, and you will pass by the beer factory. You can also visit this
factory if you want. The 13th century Hissar Fortress. On a Dushanbe
sightseeing tour, visitors can also view the popular Museum of
Antiquities. This museum is set on the main square and has an interesting structure. You will find several
displays in the Museum of Antiquities, which provide information about Dushanbe's history.
Lunch and dinner in the city. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2. : Dushanbe – Iskandar kul - Sari Tog 150 km, 3- 4 hours.
Iskanderkul is a mountain lake of glacial origin in Tajikistan's Sughd Province. It lies at an altitude of
2,195 meters (7,201 ft) on the northern slopes of the Gissar Range in the Fann Mountains. Triangular in shape, it has a surface area of 3.4 square kilometers (1.3 sq mi)
and is up to 72 metres (236 ft) deep. Claimed to be one
of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the former
Soviet Union, it is a popular tourist destination.
It was formed by the congestion of the Saratogh
river. It is 134 km from Dushanbe and 23 km from the
The lake takes its name from Alexander the
Great: Iskander is the Persian pronunciation of
Alexander, and kul is lake in Tajik, which is
of Turkic origin.
The outflow of the lake is the Iskander Darya, which joins the Yaghnob River to form the Fan Darya, a
major left tributary of the Zeravshan River.
Lunch and dinner on the road. Overnight in guesthouse.
Day 3. : Iskandarkul – Dushanbe 150 km, 3- 4 hours.
Back to Dushanbe
Lunch and dinner in the city. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 4. :Dushanbe - Kalai-Humb. (Via Kulyab -370
km, 7-8 hours, via Tavildara 285 km, 8-9 hours).
Departure to Pamir Mountains on Highway M41 via
Tavildara and Khaburabad pass (or via Kulyab region).
You may notice more conservative attitudes of local
dressing style and beards, but the hospitality is just as
welcoming. We pass over the Khaburabad mountain pass
to Kalai-Khumb, which is located on the Panj River.
Tavildara District or Nohiyai
Tavildara (Tajik: Ноҳияи Тавилдара/Persian:
Day 5. Kalai-Humb – Khorog (240 km, 7-8
Our road lies along the Panj River, a tributary of the
mighty Amu Darya River. You will have a chance to see
Afghanistan from the right side across the river. Continue
driving to Khorog, a small mountain valley town, the
capital of the autonomous Gorno-Badakhshan region. The
city lies 2000 m above the sea level, strung out irregularly
along the slopes of both sides of the dashing Gunt River.
A few kilometers downstream, the Gunt merges with the
Panj, the river that marks the border with Afghanistan. In
Khorog, visit Botanical garden and the local museum.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 6.: Khorog- Garmchashma-Ishkashim (116 km, 5-
In the morning visit the famous mineral hot spring
Garam Chashma. Later depart to Ishkashim, a small town at the mouth of the Wakhan corridor, where the 19th
century Great Game ended. Continue up the north side of the river with amazing views of the Pamirs to the left
and the Hindu Kush to the right; a number of peaks in view are above 6,000 m. If you are lucky and you arrive
to Ishkashim on Saturday, you can see the border Tajik-Afghan market on the Afghan side. Afghan visa is not
required to cross to the market. Overnight at guesthouse.
In Ishkashim you can rent bicycle for driving. If you are happy , and if you will be in Saturday in Ishkashim
you can visit Afghan market.
Day 7. : Ishkashim – Yamchun - Yamg. (96 km, 5-6 hours)
Drive from Ishkashim to Yamg. On the way, visit one of the old fortresses on the Silk Road Kah-Kaha in
Namadgut. Hot springs of Bibi Fatima Zahra, and ruins of Yamchun Fortress (IV-III B.C.) that guarded once
Pamir branch of the Great Silk Road. Overnight at homestay.
Day 8. : Yamg-Langar (35 km, 2-3 hours)
Drive from Yamg to Langar. Visiting Museum of
Sufi Muborak-Kadami Vakhani, a local Sufi scholar,
theologian, poet and traveller, who died in 1910. There is a
stone pillar with a hole near his house, which he used to
calculate a solar calendar and a building with inscriptions
and decorations made by the scholar. We will also visit
Buddhist Stupa in Vrang. Visit the petroglyphs. There are
more than 600 rock carvings made by prehistoric people
lying under the open sky in that area Overnight at homestay
Day 9.: Langar-Bulunkul (125 km, 6-7 hours)
Drive from Langar to Bulunkul. Continue to
Khargush, source of Amu Darya River. Cross the road via
pass Khargush (4344 m).
Bulunkul is a shallow, freshwater lake in Gorno-
Badakhshan Autonomous Province, in the south-east of the
Central Asian nation of Tajikstan, about 130 km east of the
provincial capital of Khorugh. Lying in the upper Gunt
valley of the Pamir Mountains, it has an area of 3900 ha
with a maximum depth of 6 m. Dense vegetation covers
much of its surface. It is 1.5 km from a similar lake,
Yashilkul, both of which are surrounded by other wetlands
as well as sand and pebble plains. It forms part of the
Bulunkul and Yashilkul lakes and mountains Important
Bird Area. Spend the night in a local home near Bulunkul
lake. May be in Yurt.
Day 10.: Bulunkul – Yashikul 3-4 hours. walking.
Dinner. Overnight in home stay.
Day 11. : Bulunkul-Murgab (145 km, 4 hours)
Accommodation in Murghab is in a very good homestay arranged by a local ecotourism project. There is
an opportunity to buy handcrafts made by local people from felt and yak hair. Dinner. Overnight in home stay.
Day 12. : Murgab- Rangkul-Karakul Lake. (175 km, 4-5 hours)
The views of mountains and glaciers along the way are breath-taking as the road takes us to the Ak-Baital
Pass (The White Horse Pass 4655 m). This is the highest pass in the former USSR, real “The Roof of the
World” and the hidden site in this expanse of arid landscape is the stunning Karakul Lake created millions of
years ago. Overnight at homestay.
The Karakul or Karakuli ("black lake") is a lake located 196 km from Kashgar,
Xinjiangprovince, China, in Akto County, Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture on the Karakoram Highway,before reaching Tashkurgan, the Khunjerab Pass on the China - Pakistan border and Sost in Pakistan. At an
altitude of 3,600 m, it is the highest lake of the Pamir plateau, near the junction of the Pamir, Tian
Shan and Kunlun mountain ranges. Surrounded by mountains which remain snow-covered throughout the year,
the three highest peaks visible from the lake are the Muztagh Ata (7,546 m), Kongur Tagh (7,649 m) and
Kongur Tiube (7,530 m). The lake is popular among travellers for its beautiful scenery and the clarity of its
reflection in the water, whose color ranges from a dark green to azure and light blue. There are
two Kirgiz settlements along the shore of Karakul lake, a small number of yurts about 1 km east of the bus
drop-off point and a village with stone houses located on the western shores.
Day 13 : Karakul Lake - “Kyzyl-art” border point (60 km, 1-1,30 hours) – Osh (6 hours)
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14. : Transfer to Osh airport to catch the flight at 04:30 AM by Turkish Airlines.
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