On the summit
Tour name: On the summit
Highlights of tour: Dushanbe, Khorog, Kalai Khum, Murgab, Karakul Lake, Hissor, Khoburubot.
Day 1: Kyrgyz border - Karakul Lake - Murgab
After crossing the border with Kyrgyzstan we will drive along the Pamir Tract towards the Karakul Lake (3 815m). The name of this lake translated as "The Black Lake" from Tajik. Karakul is one of the highest lakes in the world. Some free time on the shore of the lake for some pictures. Then we will drive to Murgab village. Pamirs are impossible to imagine without visiting Murgab. Murgab means "the Roof of the World". We will cross the Ak Batal Pass (4 655m). The landscape of Murgab is similar to the surface of the Moon. The night is in the hotel.
Day 2: Murgab - Khorog
In the morning we will take a road along the Pamir Highway by M41 Pamir Tract and will arrive to Khorog. This tract is the second highest road in the world after the highway of Tibet. The road is so high that sometimes you will feel like you are touching the sky. We will cross different peaks over 4000 meters like Koitezek pass (4 271m). This area has unique diversity of wildlife, because of the location. The most common species for this corner of the world are Turkmen rat, tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves. The Pamirs has a big population of Marco Polo sheep, it's the largest sheep in the world. And the most amazing animal of the Pamirs is a Snow Leopard. The night is in the guest house.
Day 3: Khorog - Kalai Khum
Today we are driving to Kalai Khum through the mountains over 6 000meters. There is just one road was built and that's why we will pass the same road. Travelling in the Pamir Mountains we will firstly enjoy the breathtaking scenery and also learn a lot about the life and history of the mountain people. They have a wonderful ethnography, traditions and culture. We will stop in the small villages to see the lifestyle of the local people. The dwellings of the people we will see on the both sides of the river in the narrow valley. On the other side we can see the houses and gardens of the Afghans. The night is in homestay.
Day 4: Kalai Khum - Khoburubot - Dushanbe
This day we will drive back to Dushanbe. We will drive through the mountain road and will cross the Khoburubot pass (3 252m), it's known also as Western Pamir Tract. On the road we will stop for the pictures and in the small villages for meet the locals. Tajik people are very kind, hospitable and friendly nation. They respect their traditions, culture and a history. The travellers who like exotic, curious about the ethnic and culture, love the virgin nature will love this trip. The night is in the hotel.
Day 5: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
Full day city tour in Dushanbe will open you many interesting things about Tajikistan and Tajik people. We will visit Rudake Park, National library, the White House, National State sign and Parliament House. Then we will go to the National Park to see the biggest Flag in the world. This flag is 30m wide and 60m long and it's on the 165m high pole. The Central Museum will be the next and we will drive the Hissor Fortress which is 35 km away from the city. Hissor Fortress (VII - XVII centuries) was very good protected by the thick walls and had a citadel. Inside the fortress they had a nice pool with a garden, the market square was in front of the fortress. Nowadays just an entrance was conserved with two towers. There are few more interesting sites of this fortress like the current restired monument of Madrasa I Kuhna, mosque and a mausoleum of Mahdumi Azam from 16th century. Then we will drive to Dushanbe for the overnight in the hotel.
Day 6: Dushanbe - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.