Discover the highlights of Tajikistan’s historical city of Penjikent and magnificent Seven Lakes on this 1-day Tour to Penjikent. Explore the World Heritage site of Sarazm and the ruins of the ancient Sogdian settlement, see the sights of Penjikent city, marvel at the seven different coloured mountain lakes, and enjoy a lakeside picnic.
Penjikent – Seven Lakes – Penjikent
In the morning, meet your guide and driver at your hotel in Penjikent. Start the 3-4 hour city tour with a visit to the settlement of Sarazm, which is one of the oldest settlements in Central Asia and has 5,500 years of history. In 2010, Sarazm was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Then visit the Rudaki Museum (Penjikent is the birthplace of Abu Abdullah Rudaki, considered by many to be the father of Persian poetry), the local bazaar (market), and a mosque. Afterwards, explore ancient Penjikent, the ruins of a town founded by the Sogdians in the 5th century and abandoned by Arabs in the 8th century. The foundations of houses, a citadel with a couple of Zoroastrian fire temples, and the remains of the city bazaar are visible in the excavated ruins. In the afternoon, drive 80km to the Seven Lakes, which are located in the western Fann Mountains. Each lake has its own colour, varying from calming turquoise to mesmerising purple. At 14:00, enjoy a picnic lunch at the last lake, Hazorchashma. After exploring the lakes, return to your hotel in Penjikent (80 km) by the evening. End of the tour.
- All transfers;
- Meals (lunch);
- Local, English-speaking guide;
- Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary.
Price does not include:
- Accommodation in Penjikent;
- Consular fees for Tajikistan tourist visa;
- Personal travel insurance.