7-Days Cross country tour: Dushanbe - Wakhan valley - Osh

Duration:     6 days / 6 nights                                                      

Season:        May - October

 

Highlights:   Pamir is a remote area, with isolated villages and rare wildlife, and little has changed here in centuries. We travel through some of the most incredible landscapes you are ever likely to see, following the border with Afghanistan to Khorog – tantalizingly close across the river Panj. Our trip takes us to long abandoned Silk Road fortresses and Buddhist remains, a legacy of the region’s position on strategic trade routes, and we meet local people along the way. A challenging journey through an enigmatic region – exciting is an understatement.

Itinerary: 

Day 1:  Dushanbe – Khorog.  (610km, 12-14h drive)     Altitude: 800m ↑     Meeting the guests at the airport, loading the luggage and start driving towards Pamirs. En route visit of Norak water reservoir. Long day drive but sightseeing of both sides of Panj river. Overnight in guesthouse in Khorog. L/D

 

Day 2 :  Khorog – Yamchun  (240km – 1 - 2 h, Trek 3-4 h)  Altitude: 2200m ↑  Sight seeing of Khorog. Botanical garden –the second highest in the world, souvenir shops and start driving upstream of Panj river to Wakhan valley. If our visit happens on Saturday, we will visit one of the most famous tajik – afghan bazaar in Afghanistan territory, near the bridge in Ishkashim.  We stop to observe the Darshay canyon and ancient shrine and make a 3-4 h trekking to Darshay gorge with ancient handmade mountain paths which are still used by locals. After we drive to relax in famous hot springs of Bibi Fatima and visit the fort of Yamchun III-I B. C - one of the most important fortifications belonged to Zoroastrian worshippers.. Overnight in guesthouse in Yamchun. B/L/D.

 

Day 3 : Yamchun – Langar. (60 km – 5 - 6h, Trek-1-2 h)   Altitude: 3600m ↑     This morning we start with sightseeing of Yamchun fortress III-I B. C and enjoy the view to all Wakhan valley. We spend all day exploring the mysterious Wakhan corridor. We visit Solar calendar and House museum of Sufi –Muborak. After we visit the Buddhist Stuppa dated back to IV century. Trek to ancient petroglyphs 1200m higher Langar. Overnight in Langar. B/L/D

 

Day 4 : Langar – Bulunkul  (110 km – 5 - 6h, Trek-1-2 h)   Altitude: 3735m ↑    Today our journey take us over Kargush pass 4344m to Military Camp in Kargush and after formalities drive along Pamir river to Bulunkul valley. We will make a short stop to observe all Wakhan valley from birds fly altitude and carry on driving the serpentines. After, we drive down to visit the most beautiful alpine lake of pamirs – Yashilkul lake. Good chance of trying the delicious fish of the lakes. Overnight in local homestay in Langar. B/L/D.

 

Day 5 : Bulunkul – Murghab  . (240 km - 3 h,)  Altitude: 3566m ↑    After, continue the journey to Murghab 3633m.through Pamirs plato – the roof of the world thru picturesque Alichur valley. Murgab is located in a valley at about 3,000 m above sea level and surrounded by high peaks.. At night the clear view of the Milky Way is unparalleled. Accommodation in homestay. Overnight in homestay in Murghab. B/L/D.

Day 6 : Murghab – Karakul – Osh. (480 km, 6 - 8 h)  Altitude: 4655m ↑  Start of journey to Karakul lake which at 3,915 m is too high to support aquatic life. Drive from Murgab over Ak-Baital Pass (The White Horse Pass 4655m).The highest section of road in the former USSR... We drive towards Tajikistan - Kyrgyzstan border enjoying the views of Lenin peak (7,134 m) which dominates over the area. End of tajik section at Kyzyl Art pass (4,280 m) which forms the border with Tajikistan. Border formalities and drive down to Osh. Meals: B/L/D. 

Day 7: Osh.   Altitude: 600m   Transfer to hotel. Our service ends with transfer to airport.

Price includes:

  • All overlandtTransportation 
  • Accommodation (homestays and guesthouses)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Bottled water provided during the tour
  • English speaking guide service
  • All entrance fee per sights

Price excludes:

  • Visa & GBAO permission
  • Personal expenses.

Tour is sheduled, so you can join this tour in following  fixed dates

 

May 2 to May 9. 2018.         3 place left

May 12 to May 19. 2018.     3 place left     

 

June 2 to June 9. 2018.         4 place left

June 15 to June 21. 2018.     4 place left

 

July 10 to July 17. 2018.         4 place left

July 20 to July 27. 2018.         4 place left

 

June 2 to June 9. 2018.         4 place left

June 15 to June 21. 2018.     4 place left

 

August 2 to August 9. 2018.         4 place left

August 15 to August 21. 2018.     4 place left

 

September 2 to September 9. 2018.         3 place left

September 15 to September 21. 2018.     4 place left

 

 

 

 

Number of days: 7
Covered regions:
Dushanbe
Pamir
Wakhan valley
Fann mountains
North
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Tajik visa and GBAO permit
Transport: Offroad vehicle 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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