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10 Days to Discover the High Pamirs via Wakhan

PAMIR  TRIP 10 DAYS

OSH-MURGHAB-ISHKASHIM-KHOROG-DUSHANBE

THROUGH THE WAKHAN CORRIDOR TO PAMIR HIGHWAY

What you will see: Panj River and its gorges, along the Afghan border / The famous Wakhan valley /Ancient fortresses Kah-Kaa (III century BC-VII century) and Yamchun (III-I century BC) / Petroglyphs / Yashilkul fantastic scenery / the Pamir plateau

What you will enjoy: historical places / bathing in hot springs / amazing scenery of the Afghan Hindu-Kush / pamiri hospitality / Boating in Murghab river/Yak ride to observe the rare wildlife

Day 1. Transfer from the Osh Airport to hotel. Osh City Tour: visit Sulaimon Too, Osh Bazaar. In the afternoon heading to Sary Tash, last Kyrgyz village on our route. In the evening if no clouds on the horizon enjoying the view of Peak in (7134 m). 236 km

Day 2. Driving towards the biggest lake in Tajikistan – Karakul via Bordobo - Kyzyl Art Kyrgyz-Tajik border check post. Hiking along the Karakul lake.In the afternoon continue driving to Murghab via the highest pass in former Soviet Union, Ak-Baital (4656m). Short stop near the fist Tsarist Russian military base in the Pamirs. Murghab sightseeing: local bazaar and handicraft shops. 240 km.

Day 3. Boating in Murgab River on the route Murghab-Madian. In the evening driving back to Murghab.  0 km

Day 4. Driving to Alichur for a half day yak ride to observe the rare wildlife (in particularly Marco-Polo sheep or mountain goat). In the evening driving to Bulunkul settlement (the coldest place in Tajikistan) with a few stops on Sassykkul and Tuzkul lakes. 145km

Day 5. Departing Bulunkul and driving to Langar, the first settlement in the Tajik Wakhan on our way along the Pamir River via Khargush Pass (4344 m). Short hike to Ratm fortress watch tower (wonderful view). Kind of isolated area with wild life. 130km.

Day 6. Engels Meadow Trek. Highlights: great view of immense Engels (6507 m) South Face. Enjoy also the view of Hindu Kush mountain range on Afghan side. Come back to Hissor. 0km.

Day 7. Driving to Khorog. On the way visit the Museum of Sufi Muboraki Wakhoni, astronomer and scholar of the 19th century, ruins of Yamchun fortresses (3-1 centuries BCE), soak in Bibi-Fotima hot spring. 246km

Day 8. Half-day Khorog City tour: Botanical Garden, Historical Museum, City Park, Visitor Information Center and Handicraft shops.  Departing Khorog and heading to Bartang. 2-3 hours trekking to Jizev village. In the afternoon discovering the villages and hiking along the small lakes. 132km.

Day 9. Hiking down to the main road. Continue driving to Kalai Khumb town. On the way enjoying the view of the Afghan villages along the Panj (Oxsus) River.225km.

Day 10. Departing Kalai Khumb and driving to Dushanbe. Short stop to discover the mausoleum of a poet and scholar of the 14th century Khoja Mir Sayid Hamadani in Kulyab, Hulbuk fortress in Vo’se and on the viewpoint of Norak Lake Dam. 355km

Total Distance: 1709km

Total: 1 pax $1451

 2 pax $1602, $80 per pax/day

 3 pax $1663, $55.5 per pax/day

 4 pax $1756, $44 per pax/day

 

Price includes:

-           Transport: 4WD

-           Reliable Driver per diems

-           Fuel price for traveling to Osh from Khorog

-           Entrance fees (hot springs, Khorog Museum, Botanical Garden and National Park)

-           Boating in Murgab River

-           Office charge including tax

The price does not include:

-           Visa and GBAO permit

-           Accommodation and Food

 -         Yak Ride

-           Flights

-           Insurance

-           All other personal expenses

Note: In tour program can be included the following: one day trek to Jizev, one day trek to Peak Engels Meadow, one day de tour to Afghan Ishkashim or Shugnan, visit of Tajik/Afghan border market only on Saturdays in Kalai Khumb or in Vanj or in Khorog

Number of days: 10
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: Visa and GBAO permit, Insurance, International flights
What to bring: Hiking shoes, fleece jacket, rain jacket, hat, sun block, sun glasses, pain killers, flash light
Transport: SUV 4x4
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