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Along path of the Budda - Pamir high way

15 day(s)
from May to November
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The central Pamir (Badakhshan) occupies almost half of modern Tajikistan, a total of 63,700 square kilometers. The Tajik's call this region Po-i- Mir the foot of King and also the second version Bom-i-Dunyo, the Roof of the World. Merchants and traders have been traveling by road across the Pamir for centuries. Unlike trading routes across steppe, which form a complex web, the mountain tracks followed a fixed route, passing along valley floors. This tour follows the route from Khorog to Murgab, which was once the Shugnon branch of the ancient Silk Road. Apart from trade caravans and military units, missionaries and pilgrims passed along this road giving it the name Road of Ideologies. Archaeological studies reveal the variety of pre-Islamic religions of the people of Badakhshan, who worshipped fire, the sun and the spirits of their ancestors, and practiced a Badakhshan version of Buddhism.

ITINERARY: Dushanbe - Kalai - Khumb - Khorog - Ishkashim - Vahan corridor - Vrang - Zong - Langar - Alichur - Jelondy Khorog - Kalai-Khumb - Dushanbe

Day 1. Dushanbe   
Arrival in Dushanbe. Accommodation in hotel (or in Tajik home).Short SS around Dushanbe and outside Hissar fortress. Varzob gorge. Lunch and dinner.

Day 2. Dushanbe - Kalai-Khumb 300 km (H-1850 m)
Morning drive to Kalai-Khumb, through mountains, picture's places and tour base camp "Blue lake", there is lunch, and continued drive to Kalai-Khumb, accommodation in private home, dinner and rest.

Day 3. Kalai-Khumb - Khorog (2,100 m)
After breakfast drive to Khorog, capital of Tajikistan's Mountainous Badakhshan Autonomous Region Tour of the city. The Pamir Botanical Garden in the eastern part of the city (2,320 m) is the second-highest such institution in the World, with many unique plants brought here from around the world. Accommodation in a guest house Ogho-Khan.

Day 4. Khorog - Shokhdara   
Leave Khorog in a 4WD vehicle, along the Gunt river valley into the heart of Pamirs. 30 km from Khorog, on a high cliff dominating the valley, the Kofir-Kala Complex overlooks Bogev village. It consists of a fortress with a citadel and the remains of two circular temples. In ancient times, this complex was a well-protected cult center of Shugnon, focused on worshipping the sun. Drive to Shokhdara, camp overnight.

Day 5. Shokhdara - Ishkashim
Drive to Ishkashim, on the way to visit very famous places thermal springs "Garm-Chashma" somebody can swim in thermal pull. Lunch and in evening arrive to Ishkashim, stay in private national house.

Day 6. Ishkashim - Vrang
Next day drive along Pyanj river to Zong there is you will see the wall Buddha buildings. Lunch and then drive to Vrang there is have Buddha Monastery ( 5 km from the way to mountain right side). Stay in private national house.

Day 7. Vrang - Langar
Half day SS around Vrang after drive to Langar and stay in guest house.

Day 8. Vrang - Khorog 
Drive to Alichur Pass and then to Jelondy, one hour stop by the lake and thermal springs. The water temperature at the springs is 90oC but there is an area suitable for swimming where the water is about 70°C. There are also impressive stalactite/stalagmite formations. After visit drive to Khorog. Overnight in guest house Ogho-Khan Foundation.

Day 9. Khorog - Kalai-Khumb  250 km (H-1850 m)
Morning drive to Kalai-Khumb , through mourn places and in Rushan there is lunch, and drive to Kalai-Khumb, accommodation in private home, dinner and rest.

Day 10. Kalai-Khumb - Dushanbe 300 km (H-1850 m)
Morning drive from Kalai-Khumb to Dushanbe, mountains pass Khoburobad H-3370 m. Very beautiful picture's places and tour base camp "Blue lake", there is lunch, and continued drive to Dushanbe, accommodation in hotel "SINO", dinner and rest.

Day 11. Dushanbe
Full day SS drive to Ajina Teppa, Kabadian (130 km from Dushanbe) there is an ancient "Budda monastir", lunch on the way and back to Dushanbe rest and free time.

Day 12. Dushanbe - Hissar - Dushanbe
Full day SS in museum Dushanbe and also SS in Hissar fort, back to hotel, rest.

Day 13. Dushanbe - Nurek - Dushanbe
Full day SS drive to Nurek the highest Damm in the World H-300 m before level see, lunch in Nurek and back to Dushanbe to hotel rest. Preparation for banket last day.

Day 14. Dushanbe
Full day visit to bazaar and shopping.

Day 15.
Transfer to airport departure to home.

Tour schedule

1Arrival in Dushanbe. Accommodation in a hotel
2Morning drive to Kalai-Khumb
2Morning drive to Kalai-Khumb
3After breakfast drive to Khorog
4Leave Khorog and drive to Shokhdara
5Drive to Ishkashim
7After sightseeing drive to Langar
8After visit drive to Khorog
9Morning drive to Kalai-Khumb
10Morning drive from Kalai-Khumb to Dushanbe
12After Dushanbe drive to Hissar
13Lunch in Nurek and back to Dushanbe
4After Khorog drive to Shokhdara
4After Khorog drive to Shokhdara

Group (Package cost on Twin/Double basis)

Price per person in USD

3 star hotel

4 star hotel

2 people

2345 USD 2515 USD

4 people

2325 USD 2480 USD

6 people

2275 USD 2420 USD

8 people

2250 USD 2395 USD

10 people

2135 USD 2370 USD


175 USD 225 USD

Early check-in

40 USD 90 USD


Service include Service does not include
- All landing transfers with A/C
- Accommodation in hotels with full breakfast
- Escort interpreter guide
- Sightseeing as per program
- Entrance fees
- Visa support and visa fees
- Air tickets for international flight to/from Tajikistan
- Fees for the use of photo and video cameras at the monuments, museums and sites
- Lunches and dinners
- Early check-in and Late check-out at hotels
- No alcohols
- Items of personal expenses