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Travel the Pamir Highway and Wakhan Corridor, from Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 25 people
Destination(s): Tajikistan   Kyrgyzstan  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: May - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1215 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3242 US Dollar (USD)

This adventurous journey along unique mountain trails will take you to the enchanting world of the high-altitude Pamir Mountains revealing the wild beauties of untouched nature, giving an insight to local original culture and lifestyle of the Pamir people. During this jeep-tour you will enjoy the hauntingly spectacular mountain landscapes, experience the atmosphere of high-altitude desert plateaux, marvel at grandeur and splendour of picturesque mountain gorges and lakes and after crossing one of the world's most remote and desolate borders you will return to civilization immersing yourself in lush vegetation of grasslands and warmth of Kyrgyzstan.

Itinerary:
Day 1. Arrival in Dushanbe.
Arrival in Dushanbe - capital of Tajikistan. Meet and greet in the airport, transfer to and accommodation in the hotel. Sightseeing in Dushanbe: Rudaki park, Somoni square, Museum of National Antiquities, famous Hissar Fortress. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2. Dushanbe - Kulyab - Kalai-Khumb (260 km, 6-7 hours).
After breakfast drive to Kalai-Khumb settlement via Kulyab. Lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day 3. Kalai-Khumb - Khorog ( 255 km, 6-7 hours).
After breakfast drive to City of Khorog via Rushan village. Lunch en-route. On arrival to Khorog have a sightseeing which includes botanical garden, local lore museum and bazaar. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day 4. Khorog - Garm Chashma - Iskashim (100 km, 2 hours).
After breakfast drive towards Ishkashim settlement where you can visit Garm Chashma hot springs. Lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at homestay in Ishkashim.

Day 5. Iskashim (Wakhan Corridor Region).
Spend this leisurely day for rest, acclimatization and acquaintance with local residents. Full board meals. Overnight at home stay.

Day 6. Iskashim - Langar (170 km, 4-5 hours).
After breakfast drive to Langar settlement. En-route visit Bibi Fatima hot spring. Sightseeing in Yamg village includes tomb and reconstructed house museum of Sufi mystic Mubarak Kadam, and the stone that was used as a solar calendar 700 years ago. Picnic lunch en-route. On arrival to Langar dinner and overnight homestay.

Day 7. Langar - Yashulkul Lake - Murgab ( 250 km, 7-8 hours).
After breakfast drive along Langar valley up to Yashilkul Lake. Stop at the lake to delight in beautiful views. Drive to Murgab (3,600 m) - the highest alpine town in Tajikistan and the whole Central Asia. On the way to Murgab you will surmount high-altitude mountain pass Yanghidavon (4,427m), from the top of which the 7546m-high peak of Muztagh-Ata is visible. Lunch en-route. Overnight in Murgab.

Day 8. Murgab - Karakul Lake - Karakul Settlement (160 km, 5-6 hours).
After breakfast drive the road running along the Murgab River and the Akbaital River and further over Akbaital pass (4,655 m) to Karakul village. On the way there opens a spectacular panorama of the snow-topped Sarykul range. Stop and admire the high-altitude Karakul Lake (3,914 m) - the largest lake in Tajikistan and one of the highest in Central Asia, surrounded by mountain peaks. Lunch en-route. On arrival to Karakul village dinner and accommodation in a local home.

Day 9. Karakul Lake - ‘Kyzyl-Art’ Border Point - Osh (280 km, 8 hours).
After breakfast drive towards Osh over the Kyzyl-Art pass (4,280 m). Descend to the Alay Valley to Tajik-Kyrgyz border. Cross the border at ‘Kyzyl-Art’ border check point and continue to Osh via Sary-Tash urban-type settlement .On arrival to Osh accommodation in a guesthouse. Overnight in Osh.

Day 10. Osh.
After breakfast, depending on the departure time, it is possible to have a sightseeing round Osh: Sacred Suleiman's Mount , Babur’s House on a huge rock that looks down upon the picturesque city of Osh, Historical-Ethnographic Museum (the Great Silk Road Museum). Overnight in Osh.

Day 11. Osh. Departure.
Transfer to the airport. Early morning flight from Osh by Turkish airlines.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Cost of the tour. Under accommodation at hotels 3*:
Group of 1 pax - 3114 USD/per person
Group of 2 pax - 1906 USD/per person
Group of 3-4 pax - 1592 USD/per person
Group of 5-6 pax - 1398 USD/per person
Group of 7-9 pax - 1379 USD/per person
Group of 10-15 pax - 1215 USD/per person

Supplement for single accommodation is 128 USD/per person

Price Includes:
- Accommodation at the hotels, homestays and guesthouses, mentioned below with breakfasts, including early check-in at the hotel of Dushanbe on arrival (after 06:00);
- Meals on full board basis in Tajikistan;
- Guided excursions in cities according to the tour program;
- Services of English speaking guide escort guide in Tajikistan (from Dushanbe till “Kyzyl-art” land border);
- Services of English speaking local guide in Osh on day 10 (on Kyrgyz side of the border on day 9 tourists are met by a driver only);
- Entrance fees to the monuments and museums, listed in the tour program;
- Letter of invitation to Tajikistan;
- Transportation services for the whole tour on comfortable 4x4WD vehicles on M41 road in Tajikistan (jeeps or minibuses) and ordinary vehicles in Dushanbe and Osh;
- Mineral water for each day of the tour.

Price Excludes:
- International airfare;
- Meals in Osh(Kyrgyzstan);
- Visa fee to Kyrgyzstan;
-Visa fee to Tajikistan and permission to GBAO autonomous zone (obligatory - can be obtained on line).

About This Supplier
Location: Uzbekistan
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2008

“M18949” is a group of Asian travel agencies, central offices of which are located in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Osh (Kyrgyzstan) and Moscow (Russia); there are also representative offices in each republic of Central Asia. “M18949” has a long-term experience of successful work in the sphere of arranging of Asia...

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