Tajik melody Tour 8
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Hissor - Norak - Kalai Khum - Rushan - Bartang Valley - Jizew -Khorog - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
The team of us is happy to see you on Tajik melody Tour 8. You will meet the driver at the airport and travel to Dushanbe. We will visit Hisor fortress of VII-XVII centuries, located in 35 km. On arrival, you will find a fortress used to be the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara and located on a high hill with a pool and a garden. From the fortress there was a busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. In addition, you will visit the recently restored monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Later on we will visit Botanical garden and Victory Park with a panorama view. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
Today we will drive to Kalai Khum village. On the way we will see Norak water reservoir - Tajik Sea. Driving over Shuraba pass (2 267 m) along Afghanistan border starts we will see a wonderful territory belonging to the Territory of Pamir Mountains. In past times it was amazed by the world's greatest explorers as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. In the afternoon, we will drive along the natural border - Pyanj River and see the famous Pamirs. For sure you will like it on tours. Overnight is in a homestay.
Day 3: Kalai Khum - Rushan
The tour will start by travelling to Rushan. It is just 10 km from Kalai Khum where we can see an ancient fortress built in III century and in 2013 got restoration. On arrival to Rushan will see a lot of afghan villages and risky path on the rocks from left side of Panj river. Rushan is the original region where starts the pamirian life. It is an idea to learn more about their tradition, language, religion and so on. Rest is in a homestay.
Day 4: Rushan - Bartang Valley - Trek to Jizew
This day will start by driving to Bartang valley. The Bartang Valley is one of the wildest and most notable valleys in the western Pamirs. It is a prototypical region of Pamiri homeland. Most of the Non Bartangi outlook their nationals, especially those from Upper Bartang, with deferential respect due to their severe living conditions with the provincial capital Khorog. In general, they are riveted in the face of the age-old traditions prevailing in this remote region. Afterwards we will trek to Jizew valley and admire the mountains. Today you will spend night in a homestay.
Day 5: Jizew - Rushan - Khorog
After getting visas for Afghanistan, we will drive to Khorog. It is one of the smalles cities on the map of the world and bounded by rocky mountains from all four sides. This city was built on the confluence of the 3 rivers where Shokhdara river and Ghund river flow into Pyanj river. It is an idea to meet Pamir people and learn more about their appearance where the high percentage of people with blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes. It is important to note that Pamirs Mountains are the highest mountains in the world with human population after the Himalayas in Tibet. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Khorog
Today we will have a guided city tour and visit the Botanical Garden enclosed by many gardens. It lies at an altitude of 2320m above sea level on the coastal zone of the Shakhdara River and situated in the famous Pamir Botanical Garden with exclusive plants, got from different parts of the world. Later on we will visit city park and handicraft shop, museum as well as a local bazar. We are sure you will like to immerse into atmosphere of Tajik people on tours. Transfer to a guesthouse.
Day 7: Khorog - Kalai Khum
This tour will start from Khorog to Kalai Khum. We will drive over the high rocky mountains of about 6 000 meters. Passing the Pamirs, you will admire the virgin environment, where you can learn more about the history and everyday life of mountain people. In addition, you will have stop in small villages to communicate with local people. Here you will see Afghan stony remote villages and outstanding gardens. Night is in a homestay.
Day 8: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
The last day of our unforgettable tour will start driving to Dushanbe along the mountain road of over high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) or Western Pamir Tract. Travelers will admire the beauty of attractive river valley and wonderful gorges in the terrain. Don't make to take photos of the mountain and rivers. See small villages and meet local people. Tajiks are very hospitable and will treat every traveler with an open heart. Don't miss to mesmerize by the beauty of wild nature. In the end of a wonderful day is transfer to a hotel
Day 9: Flight
End of Tajik melody Tour 8. We hope you liked our tours!
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 1220 $
04 pax - 760 $
06 pax - 845 $
08 pax - 700 $
10 pax - 765 $
Single - 80 $
Half board - 120 $
Full board - 240 $
English speaking guide - 780 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Kalai Khum - Home stays
Rushan - Home stays
Jizew - Home stays
Khorog - "Lal" Guesthouse
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- GBAO permit
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide