Pearls of Tajikistan
Sogda Tour

Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights

Route: Dushanbe – Kurgan-Tubbe –Dangara – Vose – Kulyab – Khalai-Khumb – Khorog-Ishkasim – Langar – Alichur – Rushon – Tavildara –Dushanbe

Day 1 – Dushanbe Airport – Kurgantyube – Ajinateppa

Arrivals at Dushanbe International airport – transfer to Kurgantyube. Check in at the hotel and breakfast. Having rest till lunch time. After lunch visit archaeological excavations in Ajinateppa the biggest Bhudda found in Central Asia. Visit Museum of local lore. Visit orient market. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 – Kurgan-tyube- Dangara – Vose – Kulyab

After breakfast transfer to direction of Dangara, then Vose (salt mountain Khodja Mumin), fortress Kurbansaid and further Kulyab. Check in at hotel. Lunch.

Visit architectural and cultural monument “Hulbuk” (2700years), Mausoleum of philosopher Mir Sayid Ali Hamadoni (XVIII century and sightseeing of Kulyab. Visit local market. Dinner. Overnight in home stay in  Kulyab.

Day 3 –  Kulyab – Kalai khumb

After breakfast transfer to direction of Pamirs to Kalai Khumb district center. Lunch en route. Drive stop for taking photos. Arrive to home-stay and check in followed by recreation. Then do sightseeing of Kalai – Khumb, the center of district. Dinner. Overnight in a home-stay.

Day 4  –  Kalai khumb – Khorog

After breakfast transfer to direction of Khorog, center of Mountainous Badakhshan /GBAO. Lunch en route, drive stop for taking photos, picnic and arrive to Khorog. Check in at the hotel and have rest. Tourists do SS of Khorog, visit museum of Historical and regional studies and Ethnography. Visit the highest mountainous in the world Botanical Garden. Visit Afghan-Tajik market and dinner in Khorog. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 – Khorog – Ishkashim – Garm-chashma

After breakfast departures to the direction of Ishkashim district center. Picnic and lunch organize on the way. Drive stop and short time hiking. Visit hot water sources of Garm-chashma.

Accommodate at the guest house. Dinner and overnight in guest house.

Day 6 – Ishkashim – Yamch – Murgab

After breakfast transfer via the Bare Valley surrounded by glaciers and vertical mountain heights along the Lake Akbalik with crystal clear water. Picnic – lunch. Taking photos along the road. Continue road to direction of Murgab. We drive along the highway which in the past was the route of the Great Silk Road. Enter Alichur valley.

Here we can see the Yurts, horses, Yaks and sheep. Monumental heights above 5000meters and peaks with hanging glaziers. Dinner in guest house or in tents – Kyrgyz Yurts.

Kahkaha Fortress, museum of Sufii Muborakkadam, Bibi Fotima and Bibi Zuhro springs. Dinner. Overnight at guest house / home stay in Murgab.

Day 7 – Murgab – Kara-kul  – Kyzyl Art / Kyrgyz border

Breakfast. Transfer to direction of Karakul – Kyzyl Art / Kyrgyzstan Republic. Border transit from Tajikistan to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. Along the way you drive over 3passes: Akbaytal (h=4655m), Kyzyl Art (h=4282m), and Taldik (h=3615m) before entering Kyzyl Art border checkpoint you will stop near wonderful lake of Karakul (3920m) – the biggest lake in Murgab area. Here you can see beautiful peak “SOmoni”, formersly known as “Peak of Lenin” (h=7134m). This peak is located between the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Transit through border checkpoint of Kyzyl Art. Further is area of Kyrgyzstan.