Wild charm of Tajikistan

 Wild charm of Tajikistan

Name of the tour:
Wild charm of Tajikistan
Itinerary duration: 6 days & 5 nights

Day 1: Kyrgyz border - Karakul Lake - Murgab
Your driver will take from the border and escort you to Murgab. You will see spectacular views because the road goes over mountains and high passes. In course of the tour driving to Taldik pass, which is 3615 meters high and has enchanting pictures. On the right side of the highway of the Pamir Tract is located the light-blue lake of Karakul (3, 815 m), the name of which can be interpreted as "The Black Lake". Interesting fact, that Karakul is the highest large mountain lake of the world, except those in Tibet and Titicaca. You will have a great opportunity to take a lot of mesmerizing pictures of the lake and then we will move to Murgab. You can hear in the Pamir: "to arrive here and do not see Murgab is like not visiting the Pamirs at all". After all, by the Roof of the World, usually we say Murgab. In course of the tour you will drive over the highest Ak Baital pass (4 655 m). People constantly compare landscape of Murghab and the surface of the Moon, viewing the scene with outsiders' eyes. Night will spend is in a guesthouse.

Day 2: Murgab - Khorog
You will have a wonderful morning drive to Khorog along Pamir Highway, also called M41 Pamir Tract. This road is considered to be the second highest mountain road after highway of Tibet. The road stretches over mountains and passes on the elevations of more than 4 000 meters above sea level. In course of the tour you will move over Koitezak pass (4 271 m). The almost distant landscape and the rocky mountains of this corner of the world awarded the nature with a unique diversity of wildlife. This area is wealth with common species of wild mammals are Turkestan rat, tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves. Pamirs usually grows a large and strong population of Marco Polo sheep, the largest sheep in the world, with all year round and a great population of the highly endangered snow leopard. Night will be in a guesthouse.

Day 3: Khorog - Kalai Khum
Today in the morning you will departure to Kalai Khum village. The territory of this place consists of high stoned mountains over 6 000 meters and only one road was possible to be structured. 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 and know more about the ethnography, history and everyday life of mountain dwellers. En route on the way we will stopover in small settlements to talk with local inhabitants and to see their life. Villages are situated on both sides of the river in narrow mountain valleys. Afgan stony villages and gardens we can overlook on the other side of the river. Night is spent in a home stay.

Day 4: Kalai Khum - Norak - Dushanbe
Today we are going to head on to Dushanbe. En route we will conclude drive along Afghanistan border. Today the highest top is Shuraba pass (2 267 m). You will be inspired by its unusual mountains - it is Territory of Pamir Mountains. Through long times, the Pamirs have invited the world's greatest explorers - Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. And you also have a possibility to admire of the proud of Tajikistan. You will head on along natural border - Pyanj River. A lot of tourists who have discovered the Pamirs, named this giant mountain system the ocean of white and blue mountains. In the tour you will overlook Norak water reservoir that is named Tajik Sea. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 5: Dushanbe 
You will a full day city tour with a guide. To be well- oriented in the city first of all you will visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. You will have a chance to take a lot of photos after walk in National park Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world - 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Your next destination will be wonderful Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. You should visit Asian bazar if you would like to feel real life. The bazaar includes colorful goods, fruits and vegetables. Today we will see the most attractive places of Dushanbe and you will learn more information and many interesting facts about Tajik people. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 6: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.