Tajikistan M41/Pamir highway/01.06.2020-06.06.2020
01/06-1 day-Osh city – Sary Tash 190 km
Today we will drive to Sary Tash village. The road runs over mountains and high passes. On the way you will drive over Taldik pass, which is 3615 meters high and boasts unforgettable views. The night will be spent in a house belonging to a local Kyrgyz family. It is a great chance to find out more about their life and customs. Your guide will tell you many fascinating facts about ancient and modern traditions of nomads that will shock and amaze you. The Kyrgyz people have lived in these mountains for more than 2000 years, and some keep the old ways of life.
02/06-2 day- Sary Tash-Murgab(Tajikistan) 410 km
Breakfast. Transfer to the border. After crossing the border, departure directly to Murgab via Lake Karakul. It’s possible to take a short break to take pictures of Karakul Lake and the Peaks. From here we can see the Peak Lenin (7154 m). Lake Karakul. It occupies a space that a meteorite would have dug five million years ago in the heart of the Pamir massif. No debris made it possible to confirm this hypothesis. The high level of salinity prevents all life from developing there. The color of the water is amazing, going from blue to green reflections. Then we will continue the road to Murgab by the pass "Okbaytal (4655 м)" Lunch near Karakul lake.
Arrival in Murgab
03/06-3 day- Murgab-Bulunkul lake-Yamg 260 km
In the morning we drive to the coldest place in Central Asia (-63 C in 1970th ) Bulunkul and Jashilkul lakes. Picnic. Then we will drive to Wakhan village Yamg. We will cross Horgosh pass 4344 m. Ongoing down we will have a military checkpoint. Then we will see the beautiful range of Afgan mountains, with highest point Korha Pamir 6421 (Pamir palace), also we will see on Tajik side peak of Karl Marx and F.Engels 6723. Average altitude of the road is 4000m. We drive along the wildest zone of Pamir mountains, paradise for wild animals: wolfs, bears, snow leopards. Picnic. We will have a walk in the first village-Langar, we will meet local people and we will have first contact. Arrive to Yamg village to the traditional Pamir house. Visit a Pamir museum. Dinner and night in the guest house. (2764m)
04/06-4 day- Yamg-Khorog 190 km
We ride today on the northern side of the Panj, following the river upstream. There are fantastic views of Afghanistan and the snow-capped Hindu Kush Mountains which rise up to the skyline on the far side of the water. Whilst on our side of the river we follow a well beaten track, over on the Afghan side there is only a dirt trail for people and donkeys journey on. First we will visit Yamchun fort of Fire Worshippers (built more than 2000 years ago) and Bibi Fatima hot springs, a real miracle of nature, a hot waterfall in the rocks. We will take hot baths of Bibi Fotima 15km before Ishkashim along the road, we pass the Khakha Fortress.
Khorog city, 3rd biggest city in Tajikistan. We will visit Pamiri bazar, colorful and rich. Then we will go to visit highest botanical garden in the world. Walking. To know more about this region we will visit local history museum.
05/06-5 day- Khorog-Kalaikhumb 240 km
In the morning transfer to Kalaikumb village. The road of this part is bad. All day we have beautiful views and many villages on the way. We will see a real life in Afghan part. Lunch in local bistro. We continue our way to Kalaikumb. In the evening walking in Kalaikumb. Dinner in local bistro. Night in the local house. (1263 m)
06/06-6 day- Kalaikhumb-Dushanbe 360 km
Long transfer to Dushanbe. Early breakfast at 5-30. Lunch on the way. On the way visit Hulbuk fortress, a monument of IX c. Arrival to Dushanbe and installation in the hotel. Evening walking in Dushanbe. Dinner in famous chaickana. Night in hotel.
- English speaking guide
- Half board
- Entrances to all museums
- Transport minibus 17 seats
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Flights to and from country
- Photo and video charges
- Portages at airports and hotels
- Visa in Tajikistan 53$
- GBAO permit for Pamir 20$
- Full board
- Accommodation in Dushanbe and Osh city.
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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.