Tajikistan Tour 8

 

Tajikistan Tour 8

 

Tour structure:
Day 1: Kyrgyz border - Karakul Lake - Murgab
Day 2: Murgab - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake
Day 3: Bulunkul - Yamg
Day 4: Yamg - Khorog 
Day 5: Khorog - Kalai Khum 
Day 6: Kalai Khum - Norak - Dushanbe
Day 7: Dushanbe 
Day 8: Flight

Day 1: Kyrgyz border - Karakul Lake - Murgab
The adventure starts! Your driver will pick you up at the border and accompany you to Murgab. The road goes through mountains and high passes. On the way you will drive over Taldik pass, which is 3615 meters high. You will have a great chance to observe incredible pictures. Right on the highway of the Pamir Tract is situated the light-blue lake of Karakul (3, 815 m), the name of which can be translated as "The Black Lake". The lake Karakul is the greatest lake of Tajikistan. It is located in northern part of Pamir. You will have a chance to take unforgettable photos of the lake and then you will drive straightly to Murgab. In Pamir you can hear the phrase "to arrive here and do not see Murgab is like not visiting the Pamirs at all". Murgab is located in east part of Tajikistan at height of 3600 metres, which makes this place very unique. In the tour you will drive over the highest Ak Baital pass (4 655 m). Overnight will be at a guesthouse.

Day 2: Murgab - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake
Today you are going to discover the lakes. The most beautiful lakes of the Pamirs are Yashil Kul and Bulunkul is lake of a tectonic origin (Blue lakes), they stretched on the altitude of 3 700 meters above sea level. Yashil Kul - lake on East Pamir. The name is translated as «Green lake».Today we will spend a night near them. The color of water in Bulunkul is a subtle inter-play of violet and dark-blue in the sunlight. There is the opportunity to see yaks, a unique species of domestic animals. It really most surprising therefore head from a cow, a tail from a horse, a skeleton from a bison, and wool is similar to the goat. Horns at a yak, as at a bull, but the most interesting that it also grunts, as a pig. In the tour you will drive over Naizatash pass (4 137 m). Night is in a homestay.

Day 3: Bulunkul - Yamg
Today we will drive to Yamg. In course of the tour you will drive over Khargush pass (4 344 m). On the way you will observe unique landscape and the rocky mountains of the world have given safe haven to a unique diversity of wildlife. There are species of wild mammals are Turkestan rat, tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves. Pamirs provides a large and thriving population of Marco Polo sheep, very beautiful and majestic artiodactyl mammal and a strong population of snow leopard. It is the surprising inhabitant of mountain district, predatory, dexterous, and very graceful animal. Night will be in a homestay.

Day 4: Yamg - Khorog  
The tour starts with driving along Tajik-Afgan border to Khorog. World roof - so often translate the name of a range Pamir. Situated in the heart of Asia. Pamir - a large range in the south of Asia and extraordinary beauty of mountain with the highest tops. The land of Pamirs is located at elevations from 3 500 to 4 200 meters above sea level. The greatest, mysterious Asia mislaid in a jungle - mountains of Pamir always excited minds. Sharp peaks seemed unattainable, deep stony gorges - unapproachable, twisting roads leaving in clouds - unreliable. Over the years, communities were separated from each other by mountain ranges, and progressed into separate enclaves with different dialects and sometimes distinct or different languages. Night is in a guesthouse.

Day 5: Khorog - Kalai Khum
Today you will straightly move to Kalai Khum village in the morning. This area consists of high rocky mountains over 6 000 meters and only 1 road was possible to be built. Passing though the Pamirs, the customers have the unique chance to not only admire the beauty of virgin environment passing though the Pamirs, but also get to know how the history of humanity evolved as in the story of creation the ethnography, history and everyday life of mountain. In course of the tour you will make a stop in a small settlements to communicate with inhabitants and to see their life. Human settlements are located on both sides of the river in narrow mountain valleys. Night is in a home stay.

Day 6: Kalai Khum - Norak - Dushanbe
You will have a morning drive to Dushanbe. You will conclude drive along Afghanistan border. Shuraba pass (2 267 m) is the highest point of the day. You will be inspired by this touching place it is Territory of Pamir Mountains. The Pamirs- Roof of the world conquered the attention of world's greatest explorers - Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. You also have a great opportunity to have a tour here. After you will head along natural border - Pyanj River. And your last destination will be Norak water reservoir that is called Tajik Sea. Night will be in a hotel. 

Day 7: Dushanbe  
To be well-oriented in the capital of Tajikistan, you will observe all highlights of Dushanbe. On the way you will observe all prominent points of the city: Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. After on the tour you will discover  National park and the biggest National Flag in the world - 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. After excursion in Central Museum you will have lunch. Then you will visit to Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. The museum of Gurminj totals in the funds over 200 exhibits from all countries of Asia. To feel real life you should visit Asian bazar. It is the place where buyers attract with the fresh and tasty foodstuffs. Today we will explore prominent places of Tajikistan. Night will be in a hotel.

Day 8: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.