Description of Region and Tour: Pamir highway tour
Day 1/ Dushanbe via Istanbul or other international flight
Meet in the airport and transfer to hotel.
Dushanbe – Gizar – Dushanbe 30+30km
Sightseeing the Dushanbe city:
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 2 /
Douchanbe – Kalai Khum (380km)
Breakfast. Drive to Kalai Khum.
In the way excursion on fortress Hulbuk - The ancient fortress and site of ancient settlement of Hulbuk is in Vose district of Hatlon region in settlement Kurbonshaid. The huge territory in IX century between Vahshem and
Drive to Kalai Hum. Overnight in guesthouse.
Kalai Khum – Poi Mazor village (200km)
Breakfast. Drive to Vanj district. Lunch.
This region is much more strongly Muslim and this can be seen in the conservative dress and beards. Over a mountain pass to Kalaikhum and the scenery and people change again. Here the people are Pamirs, not Tajiks, a number of separate tribal groups with their own languages.
Drive to village Poi Mazor, last village in this valley, near the high mountains.
Dinner and overnight in the guest house.
Poi Mazor village - glacier Kashola and Medved (200km)
Breakfast. Trekking day.
Trek to glaier Kashola and Medved. Picnic.
Evening back to village Poi Mazor. Dinner and overnight in the guest house.
Poi Mazor – Khorog 240km
Breakfast. Drive to Khorоg. Follow the fascinating road along the Afghan border. On the Tajik side, the road is asphalted and buildings have metal and glass in their construction. On the Afghan side, about 100m away, everything is mud, wood and donkey tracks.
Khorog is the capital of Gorno-Badakshan oblast (since 1925). It is a comparatively small city. Before the revolution there were only two kishlaks. They were connected by mountain paths. The valley in these places is very narrow, so city consists of one street. It is surrounded by gardens. Its green costume is made of apple, apricot and mulberry trees.
City tour: museum, botanic gardens, bazaar.
Dinner. Overnight in hotel.
Khorog – Ishkashim 180km
Breakfast. Drive to Ishkashim.
In the way excursion Garmchashma. Lunch.
It is situated on the right shore of the river Garmchashma and upper part of the valley settlement of Garmchashma district. It takes its beginning from lime rock there is the altar, connected with the origin of the source, and which is protected with wall and makes its way through earth and rocks, forming a pool. I
Ishkashim – village Yamg (Vahan corridor) 150km
village Yamg – village Langar (Vahan corridor) 40km
Village Langar –Yashikul lake - 130km
Yashikul lake – Murgab 140km
Murgab – Karakul lake 145km
Karakul lake - Murgab 145km
Murgab – Jelondi 180km
Jelondi – Kalai Khum 340km
Kalai Khum – Dushanbe 280km
Dushanbe via Istanbul or other international flight