OnPamir Highway Osh-Wakhan-Dushanbe-Osh
10 day Osh DushanbeHujand osh 1350$
Day 1 Osh to peak in Tulparkol lake.
In the morning you have time till lunch exploring the old city Osh, Solomon's hill, cave museum pilgrims of Sulaiman's passed through this area, at the top of hill ponaramic views of city Osh, visit the local central market it is famous enough in the area Osh market, on Saturday and Sunday there animal market before departure quick visit animal market it will be good enough fun and experience for you, after lunch leave for Tulpar kol via Alai and Chon Alai valley, best scenery of TienShan and Pamir Alai high mountain transaction, Chiyirchik, Taldik,Katin Art passes are not high compare the passes tomorrow in Pamir, at that lower passes Kyrgyz people comes with their animals for summer pasture with yurts in the alp, stop for having conversations with that nomad people and taste the Horse milk, cow, yak milk products such as Airan, Kymyz, Kurut. There your driver will be attentionally look forward to catch the local ceremonies, festivals, horse game as Kokbooru. Get to Tulparkol yurt stay.BLD.
Day 2 Tulparkol to Karakul alp lake 3950m-Murgab
In the morning take a walk around yurt camp have a beatiful scenery of peak ing and lakes sunrise views from up the hill behind the yurt, today you'd cross the country borders, each border control will take half an hour, after Kyrgyz border rive up to Kyzyl art pass 4282 m, at the top of the pass welcoming sign of Tajikistan Pamir stop for photo, there also border control check points, across the border an half an hour you ll see the largest lake Karakul, enjoy the beatiful landscape of the area, there is a small village 800 people lives,drive through second highest pass Akbaital 4655m, en route visit the First Russian fort belongs to 1873 years, before Russians came that building was a caravansarray during the Silk Road, at the top of pass have a break, photo and short hike, drive to Murghab town it is a capital town of the region, population 17000 , majority is Kyrgyz people. Overnight in a homestay.
Day 3 Murghab-Bulunkul-Yashil Kul-Langar
Leave Murgab via Bulunkul and Yashil Kul lakes. Admire the beauty of nature on the coast of these lakes surrounded by mountains. It is possible to have a picnic next to these lakes. Continue for Wakhan valley via Khargush pass 4235m. Driving through the valley full of stones,twisting roads up the hill we reach Langar village,the initial settlement of Wakhan Corridor. Here you will follow the Afghan border perhaps you'd see Afghan caravans across the Panj river.
Day 4. Langar -Ishkashim
The whole day dedicated to explore historical Wakhan Corridor. Early morning climb up the hill to see 5000 petroglyghs.Visit shrines in Darshai,then drive up the hill to observe the Yamchun Fort,this impressive structure rises from a naturally formed platform of rock and dates back to the Kushan era of the 3rd Century. Take a break at Bibi Fatima hot springs,named for the Prophet Muhammeds sister and which local women believe they can increase their fertility diving into this hot spring.Continuing on make a short stop at the 4th Centure Buddhist stupas in Vrang,reminders of the ancient piligrim caravans that passed through the region.
Visit detour to the nearby village of Namangut to visit the Khakha Fortress. From here we finish the Tajik half of the wakhan Valley (shared with Afghanistan)and pass regional gem mines mentioned by Marko Polo.The most famous mine is Koh-i-Lal ruby mine wich is visible from the road.Ishkashim itself the regional centre,but it is essentially still a large vilage and we stay there. Accomodate in a guest house.
Day 5. Ishkashim- Khorog
Leave for Khorog via Garmchashma canyon quickly drive in to the canyon for sightseeing,it is possible to swim in the hot spring. Continue to Khorog town, in Khorog visit the Botanical garden top of the mountain there is ponaramic a view of the town, also see the garden with many different trees, flowers and fruit. Visit the local museum, market, Overnight in a hotel or Guesthouse
Day 6 Khorog to Khalaikum.
Today you ll have chance to see the Afghan poeple in the market if if is Saturday every Saturday in Khorog and in Ishkashim there is market between Tajik and Afghan's, before to leave Khalaikum visit the Afghan market for couple of hours early then unforgettable trip in your life. Get Khalaikum home stay Roma.BLD.
Day 8 Khalaikum to Dushanbe via Kulob. After breakfast leave for Dushanbe via souther route Kulob the first 100km you have chance see the Afghan villages after Shurobod pass get to Kulob visit the historical sight of Mirsaidaali Hamodonie's museum and Madrassa complex, lunch in Kulob, next stop in Khulbuk there is a Khulbuk fortress belongs to the 9, 11 th centuries. Drive to Dushanbe through Sharshar pass and tunnel, on the top of the pass enjoy eye catching views of the Nurak dam, the lake in green color has spectacular scenery from the pass. Welcome to Dushanbe capital city of Tajikistan. In the evening possible to walk in the cenre of the city observing parks,statue of Ismoili Somoni,Parilament building etc.
Day 9 Dushanbe -Iskandar Kul-Hujand
Early morning leave Dushanbe to see the exciting panorama of Iskandarkul surrounded by Fann Mountains. En route visit old madrassas in Istaravshan. Continue to the most prosperious city of Tajikistan Hujand. Stay in a hotel or guest house.
Day 10 Hujand-Osh
Today is the last day in Tajikistan. Enjoy the beautiful green and lush valleys,small villages. Cross the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. It takes about 45 minutes. Drive to Batken, fist big town of Kyrgyzstan when you enter the country. Continue journey to historical town Osh. Overnight in hotel or guest house.
Total price of transportation 1528$ including driver's service
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