Tajikistan Tour

New Tajikistan Tour

Day 1 Description

Your Discovery Tour of Tajikistan begins with someone picking you up from the Dushanbe International Airport (DYU) and driving you a short distance, about 8 km, to the Dushanbe Serena Hotel.  At the hotel you will have the opportunity of having a late breakfast/lunch.  Your tour guide will then give your Discovery Tour group a short orientation briefing by going over some of the history of Dushanbe and Tajikistan.  Our first destination will be Ismaili Center.  You will have a tour of the centre and presentation of AKDN activities in Tajikistan.

In the evening those wishing to go to Jamatkhana will have the opportunity to do so.

Once back at the hotel, we will have dinner and make it an early night in preparation of the early drive to Khorog the following day.

Accommodation: Serena Dushanbe Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 2 Description

We leave the hotel early in the morning to get jumpstart on our road journey to Khorog.  Breakfast and lunch will be had en route.

First we will make our way south, towards the Afghan – Tajik border.  We will then continue eastwards along the border to Khorog.  We will stop at Kulob for lunch and further at Shurobod to see the first Afghan – Tajik Bridge (Shurobod Bridge, an AKDN project).  Once we are closer to Darvoz, the first district in the GBAO, we will make a tea stop at the first Ismaili village of Yoged.  Due to the long journey, we will be making short stops every 2 hours to stretch, take pictures, and enjoy the surroundings.

We will arrive into Khorog late in the evening and have dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation: Lal Inn or Delhi Darbar Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 3 Description:

Today we will explore Khorog which is the administrative centre of the Pamir region.  Khorog is set deep in the valley where the Panj and Gunt rivers meet and are boxed-in by the mountain peaks.  We will then visit the Ethnographic Museum, the surprisingly well stocked Botanical Garden (one of the highest in the world), the Darbar Site, Nasir Khusraw Springs, as well as other points of interest.  We will also visit the old and new campuses of the University of Central Asia (UCA) and the local Jamatkhana.

Accommodation: Lal Inn or Delhi Darbar Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 4 Description:

Today, our adventurous road journey continues by taking us to the famous Wakhan valley where we will be able to stop off along the way and have a look at the old castles that once guarded this branch of the Silk Road, including Yamchun and Kah-Kaha Forts.  These are all built quite high up so as to dominate the surrounding valley.  We will also visit a variety of religious sites from Sufi shrines, to Zoroastrian Fire Temples.  Tonight we stay in a traditional Pamiri house, which consists of a large pillared central room where all home life takes place.  Raised platforms around the walls form sleeping and eating areas and the kitchen and the area where the family sleeps while guests are accommodated are attached to the house.

Accommodation: Yamg Aidars place/home stay/guest houses

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 5 Description:

After the breakfast at the guesthouse we will visit the Mubarak-i Wakhani Museum, also known as Mubarak Kadam Wakhani (1839-1903), was an Ismaili mystic poet, musician, astronomer, and Ismaili religious scholar.  Near the museum there is a stone pillar with a hole in it which was used to calculate a solar calendar.  Further we will drive back to Khorog and have a late lunch at Chorbogh restaurant. After the lunch we will have free time to rest and gather for a group dinner in the evening.

Accommodation: Lal Inn or Delhi Darbar Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 6 Description:

Today we drive back to Dushanbe. Right after Khorog we will stop at Porshnev village to visit Nasir Khusrav monument and Spring. Having lunch in Rushan, we will continue to Kalai Khumb, from where we will take a northern road through Khaburobot Pass - 3809m above sea level, if possible (the road may be flooded sometimes which will make it impossible to drive).  Today we will have a better view of Afghan villages across the border and stunning mountain scenery.  We will arrive to Dushanbe late in the evening, take shower at the hotel and go for a farewell group dinner.

Accommodation: Serena Dushanbe Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 7 Description:

On our last day we will drive to Hissor town which is 30 km from Dushanbe.  In Hissor we will visit the XVII century Fortress and Madrasah within which there is a museum.  After, we will go for shopping to the oldest bazaar in the city, Shahmansour or green bazaar as the Russians call it.  After the bazaar we will still have time until our departure and spend it visiting various gift shops or we can go to Botanical Garden.

Accommodation: Check out at 3:00 pm

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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Suggested Flights from Dubai and Istanbul:

FLY DUBAI AIRLINES (WEEKLY FLIGHT SCHEDULES)**

Fly Dubai Operates from Dubai to Dushanbe every Sunday and Tuesday.

1. FZ 777Y  2 DXBDYU HK2  2235  0300 

2. FZ 778V  6 DYUDXB SS1  0415  0700

*ECONOMY CLASS FARE US $690 for 1 ADULT - LUGGAGE 20 KG PLUS 7 HAND CARRY


SOMON AIR (WEEKLY FLIGHT SCHEDULE)**

Somon Airways operates from Dubai to Dushanbe every Saturday and Wednesday.

1. SZ 106W  6 DXBDYU SS1  20:55  01:30

2. SZ 105W  4 DYUDXB SS1  19:25  22:25

*ECONOMY CLASS FARE US $ 580 /1 ADULT  LUGGAGE 20 KG PLUS 7 HAND CARRY


TURKISH AIRWAYS (WEEKLY FLIGHT SCHEDULE)**

Turkish Airways - Operates from Istanbul to Dushanbe every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday

1 TK 254H  7 ISTDYU SS1  2045  0335 

2 TK 255L  1 DYUIST SS1  0505  0825

*ECONOMY CLASS FARE US $ 850 /1 ADULT LUGGAGE 30 KG PLUS 7 HAND CARRY


* All quoted fares are valid as of June 16th, 2017 and are subject to change and dependent on availability.  Please contact us for the latest available fares
** Depending on the preferred flight, you may need an extra night in Dushanbe.  Please contact us to arrange the most suitable itinerary for you.

NB: Please ensure that you have ALL your relevant visas before booking any international flights.

Transportation:

  • In Dushanbe and Hissor we will be using minibuses and for Pamir we will have 4x4 Toyota vehicles with Air condition. Our trips are priced on a 5 people per car basis, so that everyone gets the window seat,

which also makes it more comfortable to drive long hours. Costs are based on double occupancy.

What’s included?

  • Expert leadership of a Peak Adventures tour guide
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • All accommodations as noted in itinerary
  • All meals noted (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All land transportation
  • Entrance fees to all sites listed in itinerary
  • Visa support for Tajikistan tourist visa

What’s not included?

  • International airfare, any meals not specified after each itinerary day, optional tipping or gratuities to the guide, hotels. Any additional hotel nights that may be necessitated by international airline schedule changes or other factors, photo fees, travel insurance, Consular fees for Tajik visa, Pamir permit and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).


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