15-day tour: Dushanbe-Osh via the Pamir Highway: Dushanbe – Khorog – Ishkashimsky range – Murghab – Lenin peak – Osh (Ref.: AKG0018)
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15-day tour: Dushanbe-Osh via the Pamir Highway (Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan)
“15-day tour: Dushanbe-Osh via the Pamir Highway” is organized by Pamir & Tien-Shan Eco-Cultural Tourism Organization located in Osh (Kyrgyzstan), that organizes trips to the Pamir and Tian-Shan mountains. This organization collaborates with highly qualified guides and interpreters that will introduce you to history, culture, flora and fauna of the Tian-Shan and Pamir regions.
- Itinerary: Dushanbe – Khorog – Ishkashimsky range – Murghab – Peak Lenin – Osh
- Duration: 15 days / 14 nights
- Transport: SUV 4×4
- Difficulty level: This tour is designed for physically prepared travellers and does not require special skills or alpinist equipments for climbing.
- Languages: English
Day 1: Dushanbe – Kalai-Humb
Arrival in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. Departure (jeep) towards the city of Khorog on the West Pamir path, 524 km. The road goes through picturesque valleys and mountain gorges where we will make short stops for rest and take pictures of “unusual” mountain landscapes and the rivers.
On our way we will pass: cities Vakhdat, Komsomolabad, Tavildara, the Darvazsky range, the Haburabat pass (height is 3270 meters above sea level), Kalai-Humb (distance from Dushanbe 295 km, height is 1260 meters). Overnight stay in a guest house. Kalai-Humb was a capital of shahs of Darwaz in the past. There are a lot of beautiful gardens where you can find pomegranate, figs, persimmons, grapes, pistachios, almonds and walnuts.
Day 2: Kalai-Humb – Khorog – Shakhdar river (Shoinbek Guest House)
Today we will see the Pyandzh river (the border with Afghanistan), the valley Vanch, Rushan kishlak (village), Khorog, Shakhdarinsky gorge and Shod (15 km from Khorog). Accommodation in the Pamir guest house “Shoinbek” on the bank of the river Shakhdar located at 2189,0 m above sea level. The Pamir house (“Chid”) is a religious shrine and a symbol of purity for each Ismaili. Each element and drawing in it has a religious and philosophical meaning. Welcome dinner.
Day 3: Khorog/The Pamir Botanical Garden
You may choose the activity that you like:
- Khorog city-tour. The city (the capital of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province) is located on high narrow terraces, at 2060 meters a.s.l., at confluence of the rivers Gunt and Shakhdarya, the river Pyandzh, on the border with Afghanistan.
- Acquaintance with local customs, ceremonies, national trade, life, culture.
- Visit of the Pamir botanical garden of A. V. Gursky, the museum of the nature where there are herbariums of the higher plants, a collection of fruit plants and herbs.
Days 4-5: Ishkashimsky range
Climbing the Ishkashimsky range, peak of 4445 meters above sea level. On our way we will pass the river Kurtsak, kishlak Shuvdev (height of 2600 m), overnight stay in a summer camp (height of 3500 m). Climbing up to the peak, where we are planning to establish a camp. Traditionally we will leave a note with our names and contacts. Photo session. Return.
Day 6: Rest in the guest house.
Today is a day for rest or if you want you may choose a trip to the recreational complex of Garmchashm, where you may enjoy a bath in a bathtub with hot thermal water (in separate cabins).
Days 7-8-9: Dramkul lake
Morning. The Shakhdarinsky gorge, departure to Sezhd kishlak (57 km, of 3300 m height), a walk to lake Dramkul (height above sea level of 3335 m) where you can find osmans and trouts. Here we will set up a campground; fishing, bathing, hiking in the surroundings. Return to the guest house.
Day 10: Murghab
Morning. Departure to Murghab. Overnight stay in a guest house.
Day 11: Lenin Peak
Morning. Departure towards Lenin Peak; our way will go through Kara Sack lakes located in the eastern Pamir. Overnight stay in yurts under the peak Lenin.
Day 12: Lenin Peak – Osh
Morning. Walk in the surroundings of Lenin Peak, lunch. Departure to Osh.
Day 13: Osh
Tour around the city, visit to the Sulaiman mountains and to the central market. Festive dinner – Uzgensky rice (plov).
Day 15: Optional. For more information, please consult the service provider.
Day 15: Departure back
The price includes: Guide, Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Car (with driver), Fuel, Bus/train tickets, Domestic flight tickets, Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events), Accommodation (Homestay), Accommodation (Hotel).
Price (USD) per person
*indicated by the service provider in USD
Per 15-day tour Dushanbe-Osh
*per 1 person if there are 4 o more people in the group
Per 1 day / 1 person if there are 4 o more people in the group
*multiply by the number of day in a case you want to personalize the itinerary
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