My name is Turat. I am a Kyrgyzstan native that currently resides in Murghab, Tajikistan. I speak English, Russian, Tajik, and Kyrgyz.
My skills, interests, and hobbies: Hello! My name is Turat, i am driver Pamir Highway!
Services in: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Role: Certified/licensed Guide
3 open listings
9 received reviews (100% positive, 9/9)
Turat was not only a great and experienced driver, but a real friend for us. He drove us safely from Bishkek to Dushanbe in a 10 unforgettable days trip, with amazing conversation that really helped us to understand local culture and lifestyle (Turat speaks good English). He was very flexible and patient to fulfill our special requests, and we also had the opportunity to visit his house and family. Turat's son also came with us for the whole trip, adding a young's point of view to our conversation's and turning this trip in real fun. Strongly, strongly recommended!
Turat was an excellent guide and driver. Very professional, and well prepared, always helpful and considerate. We went with him from Dushanbe to Osh, had a great trip, completely without problems.
Happy to recommend Turat.
Turat was an amazing guide through an amazing landscape. He was able to guide me through Kyrgyzstan, the Pamir, and the Wakhan Corridor as only a local can. Although he speaks English fluently, he was patient enough to endure my mediocre Russian throughout the journey. His son Nurik accompanied us and was a great host as well.
He put together an outstanding itinerary with lots of surprises and a mix of comfortable homestays and hotels. I'd gladly recommend Turat to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and entertaining guide.
Turat was a wonderful driver and guide. He has been doing this for 10 - 15 years and grew up in the area. He loves the Pamirs and knows them well. He was able to find accommodations for my husband who is paraplegic and myself at every stop. He was willing to change plans when we wanted and was very helpful in every way.
Unfortunately we did not meet Turat after all due to unforeseen circumstances beyond his control. I am really sorry for that.
While we were preparing for the trip online, Turat was always very helpful and provided exceptional service. He organised two replacement drivers for us who were also great. Overall we had a wonderful trip in the Pamir.
Turat is the best Pamiri driver and best person you can find in the Pamir highway. He is an experienced driver and knows the road, villages, people, etc. during all the Pamir trip very well. He is open-minded and thinks about your needs every moment. Correct English and interesting discussions.
Our travel wouldn´t be the same without him. We have very good memories from our travel! We hope to see Turat again and to do more and more trips with him (maybe Afganistan or to look for Snow Leopard)! Thanks Turat.
We highly recommend him! Be their guests and your travel will be unforgettable.
David and Sandra.
Our group of three completed a successful eleven day Pamir Highway trip with Turat in his Landcruiser. We found Turat to be very professional in his dealings with us. He responded promptly during online negotiations , offered a fair price and delivered on everything he promised. Turat is very experienced at travelling the Pamir and has great connections with accommodation house owners and he always sought the best deal for us, his clients. He helped organise a birthday celebration along the highway. We would certainly use him again and strongly recommend him to other travellers.
To anyone considering going through anywhere in Central Asia (and particularly Tajikistan) please read this review: Turat is incredible - he is the best guide, and even more, the best friend, you can find in Central Asia.
We are two Canadian brothers - one of whom just graduated with a masters from Cambridge and the other who is studying at McGill in Canada. We are adventurous, we love culture and an experience, but we also have high standards. Turat delivered on every point - when we had a rough day he was compassionate and would give extra care and offer help wherever possible. I am rarely impressed by service, but this man should give lectures at Harvard Business School. In his own words, everything "Is Possible".
When we wanted to go off the beaten path and explore, he was always happy to help. He has extensive experience everywhere and appears to have connections across every region - to the governments and various important people - you always feel safe and we avoided much trouble at borders and checkpoints because he simply knew people and seemed to hold a lot of respect from them.
Turat is the father of a family and all the money he earns from these trips goes towards supporting the well-being of his family and community. He understands deeply how tourism and travellers benefit the local economy and people and makes sure to make that connection.
Please reach out to me personally if you have any questions about my time with Turat, but I can assure you that you will enjoy your trip if you go with Turat.
Thank you Turat
Anyone reading this please share with anyone else you know going to the region - I truly appreciate what this man is doing and want to support him.
Turat, with excellent English, is an amazing guide and driver along the Pamir highway. I was a difficult customer at times and he kept his cool and managed to resolve all my concerns and went out of his way to get me what I wanted. He was very friendly and helpful and planned ahead to get me vegetarian food and western toilets. He really knows the area well and is knowledgeable on history, customs and culture. He showed me so much and explained so much more. His driving skills are excellent and I always felt safe. As a solo female traveller it was good to know that he was there when I needed him but he kept his distance and allowed my privacy but provided companionship when I needed it. He was more a friend than a guide. I got to see his birthplace and his current home and met is lovely wife. Thank you Turat for a wonderful experience.