Dushanbe sightseeing. That followed visiting an informative Museum of National
Antiquities. After lunch. we move to Bekzod National Museum. Free time.
Overnight in home stay
In the Morning we will explore Hissor village. On a wide mountain fringed plain.
Including a 18th century fortress, Darvaza-i-Ark in the hillocks with an excellent
views. In front of the fortress are two plain medressas dating from the 16th
century containing a small museum, Nearby are the foundations of a
caravanserai built in 1808. Will have lunch in a pleasant chaikhana. After lunch
we will head back to Dushanbe and visit the museum of musical instruments.
Free time – back to home stay
Transfer to Kulob excellent views.
We will stop for photos shooting and a picnic. Visiting a small museum in Hulbuk
before Kulob after that continue to the town mausoleum of Sheikh Said-
Hamadoni dating from the first Islam period. Roaming in the bazaar. Overnight in
Transfer to Kalaikum. The breathtaking landscape along the Panj river (Amu
Darya). Across the river: Afghanistan. We will drive along the river, having picnic
in the pristine nature. Overnight in home stay
Drive to Khorog along the Panj river. After Vanj valley we will enter into the Pamir
region. On the way you will see many different villages. Views of the valley are
amazing. Lunch in a Chaikana. Overnight in a traditional Pamiri house
You will spend the full day in Khorog. Visit of the very interesting Regional
Museum. 5km east of town explore the Pamir Botanical Garden that has couple
of hundreds of hectares of parkland and is the world's second highest botanical
garden. Reaching 3900 m. Overnight in same home stay
Continue to Ishkashim. On the way stop for hot springs at
Garm-e-Chasma. After that we reach the mouth of the Wakhan River valley. This
is where the 19th century Great Game ended, between the Russian and British
empires. From here the road continues up along the north side of the river. There
are amazing views of the Pamirs to the left and the Hindu Kush to the right. We
will stop along the way for a scenic picnic. Overnight in Guesthouse
Drive to Langar. We will admire the Khakha Fortress, dating from the third
century B C and rising from a platform of natural rock. Just 300m further on is
the interesting Ismaili mazar (tomb) of Shah-i-Mardan Hazrati Ali. After that we
move to next Zoroastrian "Fortress of Fire Worshippers"
Further up the hillside are the hot springs at Bibi Fatima. minerals and very silty,