Fergana Valley and Pamirs (Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan)

Day 1/ Osh Khudjant

Pick up at Osh airport early morning and drive to Khudjant town. You will see many different Kyrgyz villages; we will stop for lunch in Batken, than we will cross the pass Kizil Bel. Here we will come to the point for passport control in border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikstan. After the check point we will long drive to Khudjant. On the way will see Kayrakum water reserves, over night in Hotel.   Meals (BLD)

Day 2/ Khudjant

Today we are going to have a little city tour in one of the traditional cities in Fergana valley. Unlike other modern cities, the Khudjand city differs with its architecture of Central Asian city style. The city is old but has some historical Soviet impact. Despite, it is still very traditional and culturally unique. We shall visit to Citadel, Mosque, Madrassa (traditional education center), Museum and Bazar. We overnight in Hotel Meals (BLD)

Day 3 / Khudjant - Istrafshan - Pangekent,

Drive to Khudjant to Istrafshan on the way we will stop Istrafshan town. You will visit Kok Gumbez, Mausoleum, Medresse, woodcraft, old metal craft, and bazaar. After Istrafshan, we will drive to Panjikent visit museum, Ancient Citadel, frescoes and overnight in Hotel. Meals (BLD)

Day 4 / Panjekent to Padrud,

Drive from Panjakent to Padrud, afternoon easy hiking. Overnight in home stay.Meals (BLD)

Day 5/ Drive Padrud to Iskander kul lake Sarotok

Drive from Padrud to Iskender kul. On the way hike to beautiful waterfall. Overnight in home stay in Sarotok village above the Iskender Kul lake. Meals (BLD)

Day /6 hike above the Sarotok villag,

Today we are going to have a full day trekking in beautiful valley and evening back to village. Overnight in home stay Meals (BLD)

Day 7/ Iskenderkul lake Dushanbe

Drive from Iskanderkul Lake to Dushanbe via Anzob tunel, view of the Varzob amazing.

Overnight in Hotel. Meals (BLD

Day 8/ Dushanbe

Today we will have a city tour in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. That follows visiting National Museum and Bekzod National Museum. After, we will explore Hissor village, on a wide mountain fringed plain. It includes an 18th century fortress, Darvaza-i-Ark in the hillocks with an excellent views. In front of the fortress there are two plain medressas dating back to the 16th century containing a small museum. Nearby, there are the foundations of a caravanserai built in 1808. We will have lunch in a pleasant chaikhana. After lunch, we will head back to Dushanbe and visit the museum of musical instruments. Overnight in Hotel,Meals (BLD

Day 9/ Dushanbe Khalaikum

Transfer from Dushanbe to Kalaikum through Kulob. Excellent views. We will stop for photo shooting. Visit of Hulbuk, a 10th century Silk Road city. Breathtaking landscape along the Panj River (Amu Darya). Across the river lies Afghanistan. We will drive along the river, having picnic in the pristine nature. Overnight in homestay in Kalaikum MSDSP guesthouse. Meals (BLD

Day 10/ Khalaikum Poi mazar. Overnight in Jafar home stay.

Site seeing around Bartan Valley of Pamir Mountains. Importance and les visited place in Tajikistan. This is a place where you can escape your reality and see the different reality. Here we will see local Bartangi people. These people are extremely nice and hospitable. They practice local farming and some livestock keeping. The land where they live is beautiful. Meals (BLD

Day 11/ Poimazar Guided hike. Overnight in home stay.

Site seeing around Bartan Valley of Pamir Mountains. Importance and les visited place in Tajikistan. This is a place where you can escape your reality and see the different reality. Here we will see local Bartangi people. These people are extremely nice and hospitable. They practice local farming and some livestock keeping. The land where they live is beautiful.Meals (BLD

Day 12/ Poimazar Geisev. Overnight in home stay.

Site seeing around Bartan Valley of Pamir Mountains Importance and les visited place in Tajikistan. This is a place where you can escape your reality and see the different reality. Here we will see local Bartangi people. These people are extremely nice and hospitable. They practice local farming and some livestock keeping. The land where they live is beautiful. They have pretty much traditional way of farming without se of technology. They use donkeys and caws to grain barley. Meals (BLD

Day 13/ Guided Geisev Hike to Bardara.

We will visit shrine in Bardara valley. Here we will see local Bartangi people. These people are extremely nice and hospitable. They practice local farming and some livestock keeping. The land where they live is beautiful. They have pretty much traditional way of farming without se of technology. They use donkeys and caws to grain barley. Overnight in Home stay.Meals (BLD

Day 14/ Bardara Khorog

We will drive to Khorog, the capital of GBAO region, 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 Pamiri guesthouse. Meals (BLD

Day 15/ Khorog Ishkashim

Early in the morning, we will have a short city tour arund Khorog. Visit of the very interesting Regional Museum. We will visit the Pamir Botanical Garden, 5km east of town, that has couple of hundreds of hectares of parkland and it is the world's second highest botanical garden. Reaching 3900 m. After lunch, we continue to Ishkashim, a small Wakhi village in South East of Tajiksitan. On the way stop for hot springs at Garm-e-Chasma. After that, we will 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 home stay. Meals (BLD

Day 16/ Ishkashim Yamg

Early morning we drive along the Wakhan Corridor from Ishkashim to Yamg. 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, the water at Bibi Fatima is crystal clear. Overnight in home stay. Meals (BLD

Day 17 / Yamg Langar

There are several places of interest to stop in Wakhan valley. Above the village of Vrang, on a cliff-side pitted with caves, stands a Buddhist complex dating from 4th-7th centuries. At Yamg, visit the reconstructed home of Sufi mystic Muabara Kadam, who died in 1910. Near his house there is a stone pillar with a hole in which he used to calculate a solar calendar. In the cool of the morning, we climb up above Langar village to see the petroglyphs. Overnight home stay. Meals (BLD

Day 18/ Langar - Keng Shiber

Drive from Langar to Keng Shiber summer pasture over the Khargush pass (4344m), on the way will stop Yashil Kul Lake to Bulunkul Lake, stop for the lunch in Alichur, than Drive from Alichor to Keng-Shiber summer pasture. The terrain here is desolate but has a stark beauty to it. Overnight in the yurt with the nomadic herders. Meals (BLD

Day 19/ Keng shiber Kok Jigit Kengshiber

Today early in the morning drive from Keng-Shiber to Jarti Gumbez hot spring. We will take a swimming in the hot pool, naturally created gazer. Than we drive to Kok Jigit, summer pasture to feel the friendship and hospitality of nomadic herders of Eastern Pamir. Overnight in yurt stay. Meals (BLD

Day 20/ Kok jigit to Shaimak,

Drive from Kara jilga jailoo to Shaimak through the pass Kur Istik 4300 m. Shaimak is the region far east of Tajikistan. There is a small village but the landscape along the way is fantastic. This region is located close to China and Afghanistans border. We will stop at Toktomush for a kunch and then continue to Shaimak. In Shaimak there are few lakes where we can stop and visit. We will visit hot spring and local mosque. Overnight in home stay Meals (BLD

Day 21/ Shaimak Murghab

Drive from Shaymak to Murgab, will see the Muz-tak Mountain 7000 in China. Exactly in this region there was 19th Century Great Game between big powers. Today there is nothing but the spirit of Pamir salience and shivering sound of wind. We will visit meteorite whole on the serfice of the land along the way. Overnight in homestay in Murgab.Meals (BLD

Day 22/ Murghab kara kul

Drive from Murghab to Kara kul lake (3914m), the highest salted lake in Central Asia. Little walk around lake north over Akbaital pass (4655m). Highest point of the journey. Overnight in home stay. Meals (BLD

Day 24/ Kara kul near the Lenin Peak Tulpar kul lake.

Drive t from Karakul lake via sarmogol to Tulpar kul lake, over the Kyzyl-Art Pass (4282m) to the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Look behind you here for a stunning panorama of the Pamir Alai range. See the Lenin peak mountain. Evening back to Overnight in Yurt. Meals (BLD

Day 25/ Tulpar Kul lake - Osh,

Drive from Sar mogiol to Osh on the way will see many Kyrgyz villages. You may drink Kyrgyz traditional KIMIZ. Overnight in best guesthouse in Osh. Meals (BLD

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