Pamir Highway tour
Name of tour: Pamir Highway tour
Itinerary duration: 7 days/ 6 nights
Day 1: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
After arrival our guide will meet you at the airport and accompany to Dushanbe rom where you start your tour. Today you will be introduced to the capital of Tajikistan and begin your travelling. You will visit the main sights of the city and its surroundings: Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Then you will head to Hissor fortress where you will also see the recently restored monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna , mosque and the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" . Then you will return to Dushanbe. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
Starting from Dushanbe, your tour will go along the road passes some attractive lakes which forms Norak water reservoir. Then we will drive through the Shuraba pass (2 267 m). After, it is already Territory of Pamir Mountains. Over the centuries, the Pamirs have inspired the world's greatest explorers - Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. Having visited the Pamirs, many travellers called this giant mountain system the ocean of white and blue mountains. This night you will spend in a home stay. You will have an opportunity to see the way of local people's life.
Day 3: Kalai Khum - Khorog
Today we will move to Khorog to continue your one of the best tours in Tajikistan. One of the smallest cities on the map of the world. It is surrounded by rocky mountains from all sides. The town was built on the confluence of the 3 rivers where Shokhdara river and Ghund river flow into Pyanj river. On the way to Khorog you will meet the locals. It is impossible to unsee the difference between Pamir and Tajik people. Among the Pamiris, there is a high percentage of people with blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes. Life in the mountains made traditions of local people different from Tajik people. Pamirs Mountains are the highest mountains in the world with human population after the Himalayas in Tibet. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Khorog
When it comes to travelling in the Pamirs, all roads lead to Khorog. Today the entire day is dedicated to a city tour. The most famous attraction of the city is the Botanical Garden with its unique plants, brought from different parts of the world. There is a viewpoint to enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city. Then we will visit city park, handicraft shop and museum. To feel real life you should visit local bazar. We will see today the main highlights of Khorog and you will find out many interesting facts about Pamirian people.
Day 5: Khorog - Kalai Khum
Today we will travel back to Kalai Khum. This area consists of high rocky mountains over 6 000 meters and there is only 1 road to get back. We will stop by small villages to communicate with local people, learn more about life of mountain dwellers and try imagine how the history of humanity evolved in this area. Human settlements are located on both sides of the river in narrow mountain valleys. It is a nice chance to compare the villages of both countries. Night is in a home stay.
Day 6: Kalai Khum - Dushanbe
Today we are driving to Dushanbe via mountain road and finish the tour in Tajikistan. On the way you will see small villages and meet local people. Tajiks are well known for their hospitality and kindbess. This nation greatly respects its traditions and folklore. If you love of exotics and curious about the ethnic and cultural diversity this trip in Tajikistan is a great opportunity for you. At the end of the day the transfer will take you to the hotel.
Day 7: Flight
Transfer to the airport in the morning. End of tours.