The Noble East
Day 1: Dushabe - Hissor - Dushanbe
Our driver will meet you in the airport and accompany to Dushanbe. Today in tour you will drive 35 km to observe Hissor fortress (VII-XVII centuries). This historical site has fortified areas and citadel. In former times, the fortress was the Palace of the Bek of Bukhara Emir. The monumental structure is located in the West of the capital, in Hissar. The walls of the fortress were at least a meter thick, and guards were stationed at the gun loopholes. The territory with a garden and a swimming pool, as well as wide stairs leading to the main entrance with terraces, which were lined with bricks, unfortunately did not survive to the present day. The only thing that remains of the fortress is a monumental gate made of burnt brick with two cylindrical towers, between which there is a pointed arch, so most of the gates of Bukhara were built in the XVIII-XIX centuries. But even this fragment looks very Grand and impressive today. There are other highlights that include Hissor: the recently restored monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (new school of 16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Afterwards you will discover Botanical garden and Victory Park with a panorama view on the city. Night is spent in the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Ramit - Dushanbe
This day you will explore the state natural reserve "Ramit" organized by the Government of the Tajik SSR in 1959. The reserve is a specially protected natural land of the Republic of Tajikistan, with a total area of 16.2 thousand hectares. It is situated in the outstanding Romit gorge, close to the city of Vakhdat. The reserve is famous for its forests. The mountain slopes are covered with birch, poplar, willow, maple, and mulberry. The reserve is home to various species of animals, some of which are listed in the Red book of rare and endangered species: deer, goats, brown bears, ibex, and about 100 species of birds. In the Ramit Gorge, there is a river with the same name, where a river trout fish is found. One of the significant goals of the reserve is the creation of an artificial population of Bukhara deer.
Day 3: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
The tour starts with driving to high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.). Iskanderkul is located near the Northern foot of the Khan Mountain complex. This lake owes its name to the famous commander Alexander the Great, according to legend, who allegedly passed here with his numerous army on the way to India. His Eastern name was Iskander Zulkarnain, which can be translated as Alexander the two-horned. "Kul" in Tajik means lake. This is how the name of this lake appeared in the heart of the mountains of Tajikistan - Iskanderkul. It is located at the junction of the Kuhistan Mountains between the two ends of the Zerafshan and Hissar ranges. The height of Iskanderkul above sea level is 2195 m, and its area is almost 3.5 km 2. You will move over stunning Anzob pass (3 372 m). Upon arrival to the lake you will have an opportunity to walk along it beaches. Also you will explore 40 minutes to admire a waterfall. Overnight at the cozy homestay.
Day 4: Iskanderkul Lake
This day you will start your tour with hiking at this Fann Mountains. This small mountain junction is located in the Western part of the Pamir-Alai, at the intersection of two powerful mountain ranges - Hissar, whose name translates as" Fortress "and Zarafshan - "Giving gold". They are located almost at the same distance from the capital of the Republic - the city of Dushanbe and the recognized tourist Mecca-the city of Samarkand (Uzbekistan). If you want to visit a popular tourist destination and weekend spot with locals you should visit amazing Fann Mountains. It is also a great trekking and climbing destination. This area is awarded with unique flora and fauna. You will have an opportunity to admire the picturesque views around and spend splendid time. Your will spend night in a homestay.
Day 5: Iskanderkul - Dushanbe
Today you will start your tour with driving to Dushanbe via Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. En route you will admire an outstanding mountain passes. On the way you will make short stops to take amazing photos. In course of the tour you will have a sightseeing excursion. You will visit following subjects: Rudake Park the official name of the garden is "Gods of Rudaki"., National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Then you will explore National park and the biggest National Flag in the world. You will also visit Central Museum and then discover Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. Gurminj Museum has more than 200 exhibits from all over Asia in its collections. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 765 $
04 pax - 485 $
06 pax - 505 $
08 pax - 425 $
10 pax - 450 $
Single - 80 $
Half board - 75 $
Full board - 150 $
English speaking guide - 510 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Iskanderkul Lake - Homestay
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide