Iskandarkul Lake Tour / Dushanbe-Iskandarkul-Dushanbe
This following tour is designed for people who are limited in time or are visiting Tajikistan the first time. This itinerary is quite suitable as well for those who are coming to Dushanbe on business. The 2 day Tour in Dushanbe and Iskandarkul is going to be the one that will make you visit Tajikistan again and again.
Dushanbe and Iskandarkul (2255m above Sea Level) are serving to be among the visiting cards of the republic, thus we encourage you to start your journey from these two magnificent places.
INCLUDED SERVICES: Full Board, Beverages (Water), Accomodation, Entrance tickets, Car with driver, fuel & petrol.
NOT INCLUDED: Visa, Hotel charges for additional services, Consular fees for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan tourist visas, Personal travel insurance.
Day 1: Dushanbe (Overnight Stay in a Hotel)
Our 2 Day tour will start with the exploration of Dushanbe or how it is known among the youth the DC (DUSHANBE CITY) at 07:00-07:30 AM.
Dushanbe (Tajik meaning - Monday).Yet during Tsarist Russia, instead of Dushanbe, there were three tiny kishlaks (villages) Sari Osiyo, Shohmansur, and Dushanbe. The last one was well known for its Monday market and the most prosperous among the three. After the Great October Revolution when the Bolsheviks took over, the three villages were united under the name of Dushanbe. On July 14, 1922, Dushanbe became the capital of a newfound Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
DURING OUR TOUR IN DUSHANBE WE WILL GO THROUGH THE FOLLOWING SITES: Ethnography Museum, Rudaki Park, Rudaki Statue, Statue of Ismoili Somoni, National Museum, National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan, Gurminj Museum, Baryraq (Flagpole). Hissar Fort.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Iskandarkul - Dushanbe (Overnight Stay in a Hotel/Hostel)
On the morning of the 2nd day, we will drive to the Iskandarkul Lake, a must-visit site without which your adventure in Tajikistan will be incomplete.
Iskandarkul (Iskandar- Aleksander, Kul - lake) or the Aleksander Lake. According to legend yet during the conquest of Persia, Aleksander the Great faced one of the most brutal resistances from Sogdians and Bactrians who were then under the jurisdiction of the Persian Ahimenid Dynasty. This made Aleksander and his troops use the Iskandarkul basin as a stop on their way to the Fergana Valley. In the end, despite all sorts of resistance, Aleksander was lucky to break the lines and occupied the above-mentioned territories.
It will take us estimated 3-4 hours to get to Iskandarkul which means we will be there by noon. We will have lunch in a Cafe next to the shore. After you will have time to take pictures, arrange barbeque, sunbathe up on a terrace, etc. Although swimming is banned, yet, sometimes it can be an exception which means it is quite likely to swim as well. By 07:00 PM we will have dinner and after some 30-45min we will make our way back to Dushanbe. By 10-10:30 PM we will be in Dushanbe and an overnight stay will be in a Hosel.
PRICE BREAKDOWN PER PERSON
1 PAX - $542
2 PAX - $350
3 PAX - $286
4 PAX - $255
5 PAX - $235
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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.