Pamir Highway Group Tour 20179 Days | Dushanbe, Hissar fortress, Kalai-Khumb, Khorog, Ishkashim, Langar, Murgab, Karakul Lake, Kyzylart BP

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Pamir Highway Group Tour is a fascinating trip to Tajikistan where you will cross many high-mountain passes, winding serpentine roads, see monuments of the Islamic, Buddhist and unique Pamir cultures. Moreover, you will have around like-minded adventurers to share your impressions and experiences.
Pamir Highway Group Tour will start in the capital of Tajikistan where you will see the main sights of Dushanbe and its surroundings. After this informative entry, you will have a week of snow-capped mountains, as the height will be closer, you will have acclimatization to the air of the Pamir Mountains. You will see beautiful villages, wild flows of the River Pyandj, cross one of the highest passes – Ak- Baytal (4655 m) and learn a lot about the history of the Pamir tract once connected to the Great Silk Road and the Great Game.
Pamir Highway Group Tour is not merely a walking trip. It is a choice of real adventurers. Check out the detailed tour program, select the appropriate date, and start preparing for a memorable expedition!

Group size: Max - 12 persons. Min - 4 persons
Single supplement: 150$

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Dushanbe
 
Arrive in Dushanbe. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at noon. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe
 
Pamir Highway Group Tour program starts with a start city tour in the capital and the biggest city of Tajikistan. You will visit Tajikistan National Museum of Antiquities, where the famous statue of Buddha in Nirvana is preserved. Continue to the Botanical garden, favorite leisure venue of locals. The next spot is a local bazaar, where you will feel real Tajik spirit and see eastern art of trading. Head to Hissar Fortress (30 km) to discover the remains of the 18th century citadel. Visit a local madrassah and mausoleum. Return to Dushanbe. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Dushanbe – Kalai-Khumb (370 km, 8 h)
 
Departure to Pamir Mountains on Highway M41 via Tavildara and Khaburabad pass (or via Kulyab region). You may notice more conservative attitudes of local dressing style and beards, but the hospitality is just as welcoming. You will enjoy beautiful scenery of the Khaburabad mountain pass on the way to Kalai-Khumb, located on the Panj River. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Kalai-Khumb – Khorog (240 km, 6 h)
 
In the morning drive to Khorog along the Panj River, a tributary of the mighty Amu Darya River. You will have a chance to see Afghanistan from the right side across the river. Continue driving to Khorog, a small mountain valley town, the capital of the autonomous Gorno-Badakhshan region. The city lies 2000 m above the sea level, strung out irregularly along the slopes of the Gunt River from both sides. In Khorog you will visit Botanic garden and the local museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Khorog – Ishkashim (120 km, 4-5 h)
 
In the morning, visit the famous mineral hot spring Garam Chashma and ruby mines of Kuhi Lal in Khorog (where Badakhshani rubies were mined as early as 14th century). Later depart to Ishkashim, a small town at the mouth of the Wakhan corridor, where the 19th century Great Game ended. Continue up the north side of the river with amazing views of the Pamirs to the left and the Hindu Kush to the right; a number of peaks in view are above 6,000 m. Overnight at the guesthouse.
Day 6: Ishkashim – Langar (140 km, 6-7 h)
 
Drive from Ishkashim to Langar. On the way, visit one of the old fortresses on the Silk Road Kah-Kaha in Namadgut. Continue to the Museum of Sufi Muborak-Kadami Vakhani, a local Sufi scholar, theologian, poet and traveller, who died in 1910. There is a stone pillar with a hole near his house, which he used to calculate a solar calendar and a building with inscriptions and decorations made by the scholar. We will also visit Buddhist Stupa in Vrang, sacred hot springs of Bibi Fatima Zahra, and ruins of Yamchun Fortress (4th-3rd centuries B.C.) that guarded once Pamir branch of the Great Silk Road. Overnight at the homestay.
Day 7: Langar – Murgab (240 km, 6-7 h)
 
Start the day with a trip to petroglyphs. There are more than 600 rock carvings made by prehistoric people lying under the open sky in that area. The road to Murgab lies through mountain passes of Khargush (4344 m) and Nayza-Tash (4137 m). Arrive in Murgab for overnight at the homestay.
Day 8: Murgab – Karakul Lake (140 km, 3 h)
 
The road to the Karakul Lake lies through the Ak-Baital (White Horse) Pass, the highest pass (4655 m) in the whole. People call it “The Roof of the World”. You will enjoy the hidden stunning site in this expanse of arid landscape. Overnight at the homestay.
Day 9: Karakul Lake – Kyzylart BP (105 km, 2 h) – Osh
 
Drive via Kyzylart and Taldyk Passes to Osh in Kyrgyzstan. As you reach the border check point, Tajik driver will leave you to cross Tajik-Kyrgyz border that includes 9 km neutral zone. Meet your Kyrgyzstan driver and head to Osh (270 km, 3-4 hours ). Arrival in Osh, transfer to your hotel/place. End of the tour.

Accommodation:

Destination
Hotel
Number of nights
Dushanbe
Lotus
2
Kalai-Khumb
Karon
1
Khorog
Dekhli Darbor, Lal
1
Ishkashim
Guest house
1
Langar
Homestay
1
Murgab
Homestay
1
Karakul Lake
Homestay
1

 

  • All transfers, including transfer from Kyzyk Art border point to Osh;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Full-board;
  • Service of an English-speaking guide;
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Visa support for Tajikistan tourist visa.
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Hotel accommodation in Osh;
  • Consular fees for Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan tourist visas;
  • Border pass;
  • Personal travel insurance.

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