Khudjand and Istaravshan Tour2 Days | Museum of Archeology and Fortification, Sheikh Muslihiddin Mosque, Payshanba Bazaar, Arbob Palace, Hydro Power Station, Hazrat Shah architectural complex, Mug Teppe and Anzob tunnel.

Khudjand and Istaravshan Tour

Khudjand & Istaravshan tour from Dushanbe will introduce you the second biggest city and an ancient settlement around which mysterious stories hover. In Khujand, once called Alexandria Eschate as a part of the land conquered by Alexander the Great, you will explore Oriental color in the local Payshanba Bazaar, plunge into antiquity in the Museum of Archeology and Fortification, visit “Tajik Sea” and many more. In Istaravshan you will open up the whole beauty of the ancient settlement Mug Teppe.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Dushanbe – Khujand
Khudjand & Istaravshan tour from Dushanbe starts with the morning flight to Khujand. Arrive in Khujand. Our guide and driver will meet you in Khujand airport. Start sightseeing Khujand. Visit the Museum of Archeology and Fortification, Sheikh Muslihiddin Mosque, Panjshanbe Bazaar, the biggest bazaar in Tajikistan, Arbob Palace named after S. Urunhodlaev (20th c), “Tajik Sea” Kayraccum HPS (Hydro Power Station) - the symbol of People’s Friendship, built in 1968. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 2: Khujand – Istaravshan – Dushanbe
In the morning depart Khujand and drive to Dushanbe (300 km, 5-6 h.). On the way visit a local bazaar, Hazrat Shah architectural complex, which consists of Hazrat Shah Mausoleum, the grave of brother of Kusam ibn Abbas, Khudayar Valami Mausoleum and Namazgah Mosque dating back to 19 C. Continue to Mug Teppe, one of the ancient settlements in Istaravshan. The city is believed to be founded by King Cyrus in the North-East boundary of his empire. Lunch at local Chaikhana. Continue driving through Anzob tunnel. Arrive in Dushanbe, transfer to home/hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 1.5-2 hours
  • All transfers;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary.
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Border pass;
  • Visa support for Tajikistan tourist visa;
  • Consular fees for Tajikistan tourist visa;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Economy class air-ticket Dushanbe - Khujand - 80 USD.



Khujand - 1 night
Parliament Palace, Khujand Grand, Khujand Deluxe

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