To the Heavenly Mountains

This 21-day trip is a great choice for all nature lovers in order to delve into the majesty of Pamir Mountains. All the way from Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan, your very rich program will let you discover the lakes, valleys, villages and cultural-historical sites. Also, the hikers will have a big share while finding out extremely new routes, as well as to get closer acquainted with the generous local people.

ITINERARY

Day 1       Dushanbe
Arrival at Dushanbe Airport. Transfer to the hotel, check-in, leisure time.

Day 2       Dushanbe – Hulbuk - Qal’ai Khumb 
At 09:00 meeting with the guide in the hotel’s lobby.
In the morning, we will leave the capital for Qal’ai Khumb meanwhile admiring the beautiful landscapes of the surroundings. On the way, we will visit the ancient Hulbuk Fortress (9th-11th centuries), it is both archaeological complex and museum. The tour will continue to the Panj River, which is a tributary of the Amu Darya, by passing through different villages on the way. Also, we will have a picnic in nature’s embrace.
Check-in and overnight at the hotel in Qal’ai Khumb.

Day 3       Qal’ai Khumb – Khorogh – Eshkashem 
After the delicious breakfast, we will head for Khorogh – the capital of Gorno-Badakhshan, built at an altitude of 2200 m above sea level. Here, we will visit the Regional Museum and the Botanical Garden (3900 m), which is the second highest one in the world. Afterwards, we will proceed on to Eshkashem Village on the nearby border with Afghanistan. Later, it will be relaxing time while visiting the hot springs of Garam-Chashma as well.
Check-in at a guest house in Eshkashem and leisure time.

Day 4       Wakhan Valley: Eshkashem - Langar – Yamg
Today, we will admire the breathtaking panoramic views while our departure to Yamg all along the Wakhan River Valley. Whereas the alluring Pamir is on the left, and the Hindu Kush is on the right. On the route of the journey, we will have an enjoyable picnic in this magnificent atmosphere. Afterwards, we will discover the Khakha Fortress, which is dating back to the 3rd century AD and the shrine of Hazrat Ali. Not far from here, also, we will see another fortress - the Zoroastrian. Before exploring the petroglyphs of Langar Village, where we will visit the hot springs of Bibi Fatima.
In the evening, we will arrive in Yamg, check-in at a guest house, leisure time.

Day 5       Yamg – Jelandy – Bachor 
This morning, we will enjoy an interesting visit to the house-museum of Ismaili Sufi (mystic) - the astronomer and musician Mubarak Kadam Wakhani in Yamg. Later, after a long drive, we will arrive at Bachor Village (3800 m above sea level), by crossing the picturesque passes of Khargush (4344 m) and Koi-Tezek (4271 m). Furthermore, we will discover the hot springs of Jelandy on the way to the Bachor Village.
Overnight at a guest house in Bachor.

Day 6       Bachor – Chapdar
We will continue our hike in the Pamir, by passing through a majestic landscape and natural lakes, which look like exclusive mirrors. We will spend the night in the tents close to the Chapdar River while admiring the amazing starry sky.

Day 7       Chapdar – Yashilkul Lake
We will hike to Yashilkul Lake (3800 m) along the Marjanay River, which flows into the lake (5 hours' walking tour).
Overnight in the tents.

Day 8       Yashilkul Lake - Bulunkul Lake
It is an exciting pleasure to visit and admire the turquoise Bulunkul Lake. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a leisure time and later a meal.
Overnight at a guest house in Bulunkul Village.

Day 9       Bulunkul Lake - Keng Shiber
In the morning, we will head to visit the Keng Shiber Village, by crossing through the Bash-Gumbez Caravanserai, a geyser and an ancient Chinese tomb on the way.
Overnight in a pastors’ yurt while discovering the local life in Keng Shiber.

Day 10     Keng Shiber – Jarty Gumbez – Kara Jilga
This morning, we will depart to the hot springs of Jarty Gumbez. Here, the surrounding nature is breathtaking. However, its beauty is more catching in June - July. On the way and upon the possibility, we will also see the famous Marco Polo from distance of 500-600 meters - the wild sheep of Pamir.
Overnight in the yurts in Kara Jilga.

Day 11     Kara Jilga – Shakhty – Murghab
In the morning, our hiking will proceed to the Shakhty Cave with interesting rock paintings dating back to the 8000-5000 BC. Later, we will continue by the car to reach Murghab Town, at an altitude of 3800 m, where we will spend our night in a guest house.
Leisure time.

Day 12     Murghab – Jalang
This day will be dedicated to the discovery of Pamir Region, in the midst of the mountains, the glacial valleys and plateaus. Hence, we will start with a city tour in Murghab and pass by Lenin’s Statue as well as, through the local bazaar. After the tasty lunch, we will depart to Jalang’s pastures, by crossing Ak-Baital Pass (4655 m). Upon arrival in Jalang, we will find out the local petroglyphs and the cackle.
Overnight in yurts.

Day 13     Jalang – Karakul Lake
Early in the morning, we will depart to Karakul Lake, which is one of the highest lakes in Central Asia. Upon arrival, we will stroll around the lake, from where we will admire the picturesque panorama of the Pamir-Alay Chain.
Overnight at a guest house.

Day 14     Karakul Lake –Tulpar Lake – Sary-Tash (Kyrgyzstan)
Our tour will continue to Tulpar Lake, by passing through Kyzylart (4282 m above sea level) on the Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan border. We will stroll along this pearl lake.
Overnight in the yurts on the lakeshore.

Day 15     Tulpar Lake (Kyrgyzstan)
Today will be a relaxing day beside Tulpar Lake. Upon the possibility, we will participate in “Kyrgyz Komuz” musical show. Also, we will have an opportunity for horse riding and hiking.
Leisure time and overnight in the camps.

Day 16     Tulpar Lake
In the morning, we will rise to the foot of Lenin Peak (7134 m). All along the way, we will have the opportunity to meet the local people of this region, as well as to admire the beauty of the multitude flowers such as forget-me-nots, iris, edelweiss and poppy, among others.
In the evening, return to the camp. Overnight.

Day 17     Tulpar Lake – Kyzyl-Bulak - Darbazatash Korgon
We will continue our hike to the Kyzyl-Bulak Valley, from where we can see Issyk-Kul Lake - the second grand mountain lake in the world after Titicaca (5 hours’ walking tour). Afterwards, we will arrive at Darbazatash Village.
Overnight in the tents.

Day 18     Darbazatash Korgon – Zhiptik Pass
Proceeding on with our trek to the Zhiptik Pass (3250) (4 hours’ walking tour), we will admire the beautiful colors and the unusual landscapes.
Overnight in the tents.

Day 19     Zhiptik Pass - Kozhekel Ata
In the morning, before heading to Osh City, we will visit the Kozhekel Ata Valley (5 hours’ walking tour). These will be the last moments to soak up the magic of Kyrgyz Pamirs.
Check-in at a guest house in Osh and leisure time.

Day 20     Osh (Kyrgyzstan)
In the morning, we will discover Osh - the second largest city in the country and one of the most ancient in Central Asia. According to legend, Osh was founded by King Solomon 3000 years ago. Right in the heart of this city is Takht-e-Sulaiman Mountain, which is considered as the second Mecca for Muslims. Whereas, we will visit the National Museum of History and Archaeology, as well as the colorful Osh Bazaar, one of the largest markets in Central Asia, which is situated on the Great Silk Road.
Preparations for departure.

Day 21     Return flight
Transfer to the airport. End of our services.

PRICES / SERVICES

Price per person:

2990 €

Extra charge for single room:

190 €

Small group:

2-6 people

Included Services

  • Transport
  • • All transfers and transportation to the visiting places during the tour
  • Accompaniment
  • • English-speaking local guide
  • Accommodation, meals and drinks
  • • 20 nights (comfortable hotels in double rooms, guest houses, tents, yurts, camps)
  • • Full board (breakfast and dinner from the 2nd day of the tour to the 20th day (excluding drinks))
  • • Mineral water
  • Visits
  • • All entrance tickets
  • Travel preparation
  • • Travel documentation
  • • Maps

Excluded Services

  • Flight tickets
  • • International flight

DATES

STATUSDEPARTRETURNPRICE P/PEXTRA SGLNOTES
Available for inscriptions 21.05.18 10.06.18 € 2990 € 190  

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