Dushanbe via Istanbul or other international flight
Meet in the airport and transfer to hotel.
Dushanbe – Gizar – Dushanbe 30+30km
Sightseeing the Dushanbe city: Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means "Monday" in Tajik (Persian language), and the name reflects the fact that the city grew on the site of a village that originally was a popular Monday marketplace. Situated at the confluence of two rivers, Varzob and Kofarnihon.
Tajikistan United Museum – includes the exhibits on history, natural history and art.
Museum of ethnography – professional showcase of 20th centure Tajik art. The collection includes pottery, carpets, cloaks, embroidery, jeweler, musical instruments, woodwork and more. Sleeping Budda.
Monument Somoni and park Rudaki
Lunch in local restoran.
Hissar fortress 30km outside of city – the remains of an 18th century fortress, occupied until 1924 is located in 30 km west of Dushanbe. Beside the fortress are two plain madrassahs, one dating from the 18th century and the other 19th, and beyond them is the mausoleum of 16th century (25km). Drive to Dushanbe.
Dinner at national chayhana Rohat
Overnight in hotel
Day 3 /
Dushanbe – Iskandarkul lake (160km)
Breakfast. Drive to Iskandarkul lake via Varzob gorge and tunnel Isticlol (5km)Iskandarkul lake: length - 5км, width - 3,5км and depth to - 80м, located at height 2250м. The heart of Fan mountains, the treasure of Tyan-Shan, a scenic Iskandarkul lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Tajikistan. Having emerald green and blue color. A fast flouring Iskandar-darya river flows from the lake, forming a marvelous and gorgeous waterfall, so called the “Fan Niagara” that falls from the height 38 meters.
Lunch. Walking near the lake. See waterfall
Dinner and overnight in the guest house.
Iskandarkul lake – Alauddin lake 100km
Breakfast. Drive to Alauddin lake (2700m). The Alauddin lakes are a group of reservoirs upstream in the pasrud valley. all the lakes are situated on the steps of ancient and modern moraines. pure, clear water pours from one step into another and the level of water in the lake remains constant. there are no fish in the lakes. only the most experienced and adventurous will bathe in the water for any length of time since it is very cold.
Walking and resting near the lake. Dinner and overnight in the tent.
Alauddin lake –Mutniy lake – Alauddin lake 15km
Breakfast. Radial trekking to Mutniy lake, panorama Gimtarga mountain (5489m), Energy (5120m). Mutnye lake is a good base camp from which to attempt these cliffs. there is no vegetation in the lakes area; all that exists is rubble.
Lunch.Come back to Alouddin lake. Dinner and overnight in the tent.
Alouddin lakes – Kuli Kalon lakes 12km
Breakfast. Trekkiing via pass Alouddin (3700m) to Kuli Kalon lake, Dushoha and Bibijanat lake (2950m).
Picnic in the way.Lake kulikalon (big lake) is situated at an altitude of 2,800m, and is the second largest lake (after Iskandarkul) in this area. the lake actually consists of two lakes: bolshoi (large) kulikalon and maly (smaller) kulikalon, which are connected by a channel. the northern shore of the lake is indented with large and small creeks separated by capes and crevices. the lake shores are wooded. Dinner and overnight in tent
Kuli Kalon lakes – Chukurak lake 6km
Breakfast. Trekking via Chukurak pass to Chukurak lake. Resting and walking.Overnight in tent.
Chukurak lake – Penjekent city 80kmBreakfast. Drive to Penjikent.
Sightseeing the city.
Museum of Rudaki – As Penjikent is a birthplace of Abu Abdallah Rudaki, considered by many to be the father of Persian Poetry.
Ancient Penjikent - ruines of old Sogdian town founded in 5th century and abandoned in th 8th century by arabs. Foundations of houses, a citadel with a couple of Zoroastrian fire temples and city bazaar are visible in the excavated ruins.
Sarazm settlement – 5500 years
Dinner in the national chayhana Sayohat.
Overnight in the hotel.
Penjekent – Marguzor lake – Penjekent 70+70km
Breakfast. Drive to Marguzor lake 70km.
Marguzol lakes: Seven beautiful lake. The first lakes name’s Mizhgon (eyelash) - Multi-coloured, one of the most beautiful Marguzor lakes. The Soya (shade) second lake and third lakes Husher (vigilance) at height 1700м. The fourth lakes name’s Nofin length 3,5
Penjekent – Dushanbe 220km via Istanbul or other international flight
Breakfast. Drive to Dushanbe.
Transfer to the airport.