12 Days to Discover the High Pamirs via Wakhan


Trip Description

Day 1. After flying into Osh, Kyrgyzstan, heading to Sary-Mogol, a village which offers the best views of Lenin Pik (7134 m). Half day hike towards the Lenin Pik base camp. Overnight in a homestay in Sary-Mogol.

Day 2.  Drive to the border and cross over into Tajikistan. Short hike along the biggest lake – Karakul. Visit solar calendar. Continue driving to Murghab via the highest mountain pass in the former Soviet Union – Ak-Baital (4656 m). Short stop near the fist Tsarist Russian military base in the Pamirs. Murghab sightseeing tour: local bazaar, handicraft shops, Tourism Information Center. Overnight in a homestay in Murghab.

Day 3. A day boating on Murgab River. Enjoying this stunning landscape from a new perspective Overnight in a homestay in Murghab.

Day 4. Heading towards Bulunkul village (the coldest place in Tajikistan). A day yak safari to observe the wildlife (particularly Marco-Polo sheep) with binoculars / spotting scopes. In the evening drive to Bulunkul village. Overnight in a homestay in Bulunkul. 

Day 5. Early morning visit of Yashilkul and Bulunkul lakes. Heading to the Tajik Wakhan via the Khargush pass (4344 m). 2-3 hours hike to the viewpoint of the pass for the great view of the entire Wakhan valley. Overnight in a homestay in Langar village.

Day 6. 2-3 hours mountain trekking on the route Langar- Zong. Highlights: great view to the whole Wakhan valley with Afghan Hindu-Kush on the background, ruins of Abreshimkala fortress, petroglyphs, good view of  the Engels south face (6507 m). In the afternoon visit Solar Calendar and Museum of Sufi Muborak, ruins of ancient Yamchun fortress. Soak in Bibi-Fatima hot spring. Overnight in a homestay in Vichkut village.

Day 7. Heading to Khorog. On the way short stop to discover the ruins of Kah-Kaha fortress and watch Kuhi-Lal ruby mines from distance. Soak in Garm-Chashma hot spring. Overnight in a homestay in Khorog.

Day 8. Khorog City Tour: Botanical Garden, Khorog Historical Museum, University of Central Asia, City Park, Visitor Info Center, handicraft shops. Overnight in a homestay in Khorog.

Day 9. Drive to Bartang vally. 2-3 hours hike uphill to Jizev village. Discover the small villages and the lakes. Overnight in a homestay in Jizev village.

Day 10. Hike down to the main road. Drive to Kalai-Khumb. On the way short stop to see the Vomar fortress. Enjoy the view of the Afghan villages along the Panj river. Overnight in Darvaz Guest-house.

Day 11. Drive to Dushanbe. On the way discover Hulbuk fortress and enjoy the view of Nurek lake dam. Overnight in a private apartment in Dushanbe.

Day 12. Dushanbe city tour: Museum of Antiquities, Local Bazaar, Ismaili Center, Gurminj Museum of National Musical Instruments, Dushanbe downtown. Farewell dinner.

Day 13. Dropping-off at the Dushanbe International Airport.

 

Price per person:

1 person - $200 USD per day

2 persons - $112 USD per day

3 persons - $87 USD per day 

Number of days: 12
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
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: Jeep
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