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Landscapes of the Pamir Highway

15 day(s)
from March to November
Tour countries:
Type of tour:
Adventure, Mountains, Historical, General

Itinerary:  Dushanbe - Khorog - Murghab - Ishkashim - Dushanbe

-    High Altitude Landscapes of the Pamir Highway
-    Ancient Historical Sites on the Silk Route
-    Stunning Mountain Scenery along the Tajik - Afghan border
-    Natural Hot Springs and beautiful mountain lakes
-    Visit & option for overnight in Yurts

Day 1. Dushanbe
Arrival in Dushanbe, transfer to Hotel. Time to rest before exploring the Botanical Garden & Central Park of Dushanbe and a visit to the local Bazaar. Traditional Tajik dinner of Schashlik. Overnight in city centre hotel. Artuch camp - sharing twin room with bathroom shared with one other room 

Day 2. Dushanbe - Pamirs
Departure from Dushanbe to Pamirs. Stopping for lunch in Kulob and a visit to Hulbuk Castle, before continuing to the village of Darvaz. Dinner and overnight in Traditional Homestay or camping in Tents. Artuch camp  

Day 3. Khorog
Departure, Road to Khorog along Panj River, with stunning views across the river to Afghanistan. Early evening arrival in Khorog. Dinner and overnight in Guest House. Tents - sharing two person per tent

Day 4. Khorog
Exploring Khorog, the main town in the Pamir region including visits to the Botanical Garden, Bazaar and Museum. Picnic lunch in Central Park. In the afternoon free time or sightseeing in the group. Dinner and overnight in Guest House. Artuch camp

Day 5. Murgab
Departure towards Murghab, along the way stop at an ancient fire temple in Bogev.  Lunch in Jelondy, there is a hot spring with an opportunity for bathing. 8 pm Arrival in Bulunkul, dinner, night in guesthouse or camping in tents.

Day 6. Murgab
Bulunkul to Murghab. In the morning we take a trip to Yashilkul Lake before continuing our journey along the famous Pamir Highway to Murghab. An opportunity to explore the Kyrgyz culture and purchase traditional local crafts. Dinner and overnight in Yurts   

Day 7. Langar
Depart to Langar in Wakkhan. On the way to visit solar calendar of Sufi Muborak (Philosopher and astronomer) in Yamg village and his museum, mineral water springs Yamchun fortress in Vichkut and Bibi Fatima Hot Spring. Overnight homestay in Langar.   

Day 8. Langar
Day trip by foot to the famous Petro glyphs of Langar. (Alternative: Visit of the hot spring in Zong). Dinner and night in homestay in Langar or Zong

Day 9. Yamchun
Departure towards Yamchun. On the way there a lot of nice sightseeing spots many historical sites, castles and shrines
Dinner and night in homestay in Yamchun or camping in tents

Day 10. Ishkashim
Departure towards Ishkashim. Famous border town between Afghanistan and Tajikistan, home of the Afghan Bazaar.
Dinner and night in homestay in Ishkashim

Day 11. Ishkashim
Explore Ishkashim on foot and visit the local museum. After lunch departure towards Khorog with the possibility of a stop in Awj and the hot springs of Garm Chashma. In the evening arrival in Khorog, dinner and night in Guest House   

Day 12. Kalai Khumb
Departure towards Dushanbe, stopping overnight in the village of Kalai Khumb. Overnight in guesthouse or camping in tents.(alternative - flight from Khorog to Dushanbe, additional charges apply)

Day 13. Dushanbe
Depart towards Dushanbe. Enjoying the stunning mountain scenery along the Afghan/Tajik Border. Arrival early evening to Dushanbe. Overnight in hotel.

Day 14. Dushanbe
Visit to the Museum of Antiquities, home of the 14m "Buddha in Nirvana" statue. Time of shopping and free time to relax in the tree lined streets of Dushanbe or visit the national Tea House. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 15.
Depart Tajikistan

Tour schedule

1Arrival in Dushanbe, and sightseeing the city
2Departure from Dushanbe to Pamirs
3Drive to Khorog along Panj River
4Exploring Khorog
5Departure towards Murghab
6Bulunkul to Murghab
7Depart to Langar in Wakkhan
8Day trip by foot to the famous Petro glyphs of Langar
9Departure towards Yamchun through Ishkashim
10Tour in Ishkashim
12Departure towards Dushanbe, stopping overnight in the village of Kalai Khumb
13Depart towards Dushanbe
14Visit to the Museums in Dushanbe
15Depart tajikistan

Price includes the following services (single supplements apply)

Transport: Landcruiser or similar
Guide/Interpreter: Services of professional English Speaking Guide
Board: Full board - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks & mineral water
Fees: All entrance fees and charges for museums and historical sites
Accommodation: 3 nights in 4 Star hotel (based on sharing twin room), 3 nights in Guest House (based on sharing twin room), 1 night in Yurt (multiple occupancy accommodation), 7 nights in either tents or traditional Tajik homestays (based on 2 people sharing tent or multiple occupancy rooms.  Note about accommodation in Pamirs:  Outside of the main cities of Tajikistan there is limited hotel accommodation available. This tour offers the option of traditional Tajik homestays and guest houses - which have shared sleeping and basic bathroom facilities - or where preferred the option of camping in 2 person tents.