Pamir Highway Tour 28 Days | Dushanbe, Kalai-Khumb, Khorog, Ishkashim, Langar , Murgab, Karakul Lake, Sary-Tash

Private Tour from US$ 1,680
  • DushanbeDushanbe
  • DushanbeDushanbe
  • Museum of AntiquitiesMuseum of Antiquities
  • Museum of AntiquitiesMuseum of Antiquities
  • PamirPamir
  • Pamir highwayPamir highway
  • KhorogKhorog
  • IshkashimIshkashim
  • Yamchun fortressYamchun fortress
  • LangarLangar
  • Langar petroglyphsLangar petroglyphs
  • KarakulKarakul
  • Garm-chashmaGarm-chashma
  • Hissar fortressHissar fortress
  • Hissar fortressHissar fortress
  • Fortress Kah-KakhaFortress Kah-Kakha
  • Kalai-khumbKalai-khumb
  • KhorogKhorog
  • MurgabMurgab
  • PamirPamir
  • Dushanbe
  • Dushanbe
  • Museum of Antiquities
  • Museum of Antiquities
  • Pamir
  • Pamir highway
  • Khorog
  • Ishkashim
  • Yamchun fortress
  • Langar
  • Langar petroglyphs
  • Karakul
  • Garm-chashma
  • Hissar fortress
  • Hissar fortress
  • Fortress Kah-Kakha
  • Kalai-khumb
  • Khorog
  • Murgab
  • Pamir

The 8-day tour to the cities of Pamir region is a traditional tourist route to Tajik natural and historical sites. The tour program includes familiarity with the history of the oldest cities, visiting hot healing springs Garm-Chashma, the largest salt lake in Pamir – Karakul with shaggy yaks grazing on its coast and so on.

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
After breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel lobby to start city tour in the capital and the biggest city of Tajikistan. 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 discover the remains of Hissar Fortress of the 18th century (30 km). Visit local madrassah and a mausoleum. Return to Dushanbe. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Dushanbe – Kalai-Khumb (370 km, 8 h)
After breakfast, depart 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. We pass over the Khaburabad mountain pass to Kalai-Khumb, which is located on the Panj River. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Kalai-Khumb – Khorog (240 km, 6 h)
Our road lies 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 both sides of the dashing Gunt River. A few kilometers downstream, the Gunt merges with the Panj, the river that marks the border with Afghanistan. In Khorog 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 Garm 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. If you are lucky and you arrive to Ishkashim on Saturday, you can see the border Tajik-Afghan market on the Afghan side. Afghan visa is not required to cross to the market. Overnight at 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 (IV-III B.C.) that guarded once Pamir branch of the Great Silk Road. Overnight at 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. Continue to Khargush, source of Amu Darya River. Cross the road via pass Khargush (4344 m). Pass Nayza-Tash (4137 m). Arrive in Murgab. Overnight at homestay.
Day 8: Murgab – Karakul Lake (140 km, 3 h) - Kyzylart BP (105 km, 2 h) – Sary-Tash (90 km) – Osh (185 km)
At 7:00 am transfer to Karakul lake. The views of mountains and glaciers along the way are breath-taking as the road takes us to the Ak-Baital Pass (The White Horse Pass 4655 m). This is the highest pass in the former USSR, real “The Roof of the World” and the hidden site in this expanse of arid landscape is the stunning Karakul Lake created millions of years ago.
Continue to Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan border point via Kyzylart and Taldyk Passes to Osh in Kyrgyzstan. Arrive at border check point. Cross 9 km neutral zone. Arrive at the Kyrgyz border crossing point, which is at the bottom of the pass. Meet your Kyrgyzstan driver and head to Sary-Tash (90 km). Lunch in the Kyrgyz family. Transfer to Osh (185 km) hotel or Airport. End of the tour service.
  • All transfers as per itinerary;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Full-board from Day 2;
  • Service of an English-speaking guide;
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Visa support for Tajikistan tourist visa (if required);
  • GBAO permit (Pamir permit).
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Hotel accommodation in Osh, Kyrgyzstan;
  • Consular fees for Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan tourist visas;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • International flight tickets before and after the tour.

Prices, per person

1 person
US$ 3,690
2 persons
US$ 2,160
3 persons
US$ 1,690
4 persons
US$ 1,680
Single supplement
US$ 150
Prices are for 2024 in US$ per person, with discounted prices for larger groups available on request.


Dushanbe - 2 nights
Serena Dushanbe 5* / The Rumi Hotel 4*+
Kalai-Khumb - 1 night
Khorog - 1 night
Dekhli Darbor / Lal
Ishkashim - 1 night
Langar - 1 night
Murgab - 1 night
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