Tranquility of the nature
Day 1: Dushabe - Hissor - Dushanbe
After being welcomed at the airport by your driver you will drive to Dushanbe. Today we will drive 35 km to visit Hissor fortress (VII-XVII centuries). ). One of the most famous historical buildings in Central Asia, built 2500 years ago. The fortress has the main gate-arch, built in the 16th century by the Emir of Bukhara. At that time, the fortress served as the residence of the Emir of Bukhara. The fortress with walls about 1 meter thick consisted of a huge yard with a swimming pool and a large garden. Large staircases and brick-covered terraces led to the main entrance. But, unfortunately, they have not survived to this day. Today, two huge plane trees with an age of 500-700 years grow near the Hissor fortress. There is other interesting sights Hissor includes: monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (new school of 16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). After you will drive to Dushanbe. Afterwards you will explore Botanical garden and Victory Park. You will spend the night at the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Ramit - Dushanbe
Today you are going to explore the state reserve "Romit" that is situated in a rather beautiful place - the Ramit gorge and is located at a distance of more than 80 kilometers from the city of Dushanbe-the capital of Tajikistan. The territory of the reserve is located at an altitude of 1176-3195 m above sea level, on the southern slope of the Gissar range, in the upper reaches of the Kafirnigan river. The reserve is triangular in shape, formed from the West side of the river Sarda of Meehan. This mountain landscape reserve is a protected natural area of the Republic of Tajikistan. Its main function is to preserve and study the representatives of flora and fauna listed in the red book of the Republic. The mountainous area has a rich flora, where there are several names of medicinal herbs. Despite its relative limitations, the reserve boasts a rich variety of flora and fauna. The territory is home to stone partridges, owls, wolves, boars, lynxes, hares and many others. One of the significant achievements of the reserve is the creation of an artificial population of Bukhara deer.
Day 3: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
You are going to drive today to high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.), this is one of the most beautiful places of Tajikistan. It is situated in the famous Fann Mountains and considered to be heart of these Mountains. In course of the tour you will drive over Anzob pass (3 372 m) and inspire by the fabulous view. There you will have a chance to walk along it beaches. Then you will explore wonderful waterfall, the way will take about 40 minutes. Tajikistan is rich in water resources. It should be noted that, occupying slightly more than 20% of the area of the Aral basin (350 thousand square km), the mountain zone provides about 90% of surface runoff. In the average water year, 115 billion cubic meters of river flow is formed here, mainly within the Amu Darya and Syr Darya river systems. Tajikistan's water resources are mainly formed by melt water from glaciers and atmospheric precipitation. In total, up to 500 cubic km of water is concentrated in the glaciers and a snowfield of Tajikistan. Overnight at the homestay.
Day 4: Iskanderkul Lake
The tour is dedicated to hiking at this Fann Mountains. The fan mountains are located in the Western part of Tajikistan, and include parts of the Hissor and Zeravshan ranges. There are nine peaks with a height of more than 5000 meters, including the highest Chimtarga-5489 meters. In the fan mountains is the pearl of all Tajikistan-mountain lake Iskanderkul. And also, there are no less than the famous "Seven lakes", which cascade down through a huge ravine. This is the most picturesque mountain system not only in Tajikistan, but also in Central Asia. It is here that the largest number of mountain hikes takes place, and the variety of routes. The territory is awarded with rich flora and fauna which is unique and diverse. You will enjoy spending time here and admiring the magnificence landscapes of the mountains. Overnight will be at the homestay.
Day 5: Iskanderkul Lake - Seven Lakes
This day you will head on to the Fannsky Gory (Fann Mountains). During the tour you will transfer over pass Shahriston (3 378 m). This territory is very beautiful and very popular hiking area. In the West of Tajikistan, near the city of Penjikent, there is a beautiful natural complex of Seven lakes, which impresses everyone with the rich and constantly changing color of the water. It is also known under the name of Haftkul, which is translated from Tajik exactly the same Seven lakes. You will have a chance to have a day trip to the Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes). In the tour you will have a short hiking at this place. There way runs along a picturesque gorge where are situated Seven lakes. En route you will contact with local residents that live at that area. You will observe their way of life. Night you will spend in a homestay.
Day 6: Seven Lakes - Penjakent
The tour starts with driving to Penjakent. Penjakent is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, with a venerable age of 5500 years. The name of the city is translated into Russian as "Five villages". It is likely that the history of this amazing city actually began with the five settlements that were once located on this territory. In the 5th - 8th centuries AD, Penjakent was one of the most important cultural and craft centers of Zoroastrian Sogd. The city of that time was even called "Central Asian Pompeii" - it was so amazing and unique. Ancient Penjakent was a splendidly fortified, well-maintained city with a ruler's Palace, two temples, markets, rich dwellings of citizens, decorated with numerous paintings, wooden and clay sculptures of ancient gods. Penjakent was the last city on the road of the Great Silk Road leading from Samarkand to the mountains of Kuhistan. And this was very profitable, since no caravan, no person, going down from the mountains to Samarkand and returning back, could avoid Panjakent. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Jartepo border
In the morning is transfer to Uzbek border.
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 835 $
04 pax - 530 $
06 pax - 560 $
08 pax - 470 $
10 pax - 505 $
Single - 80 $
Half board - 90 $
Full board - 180 $
English speaking guide - 660 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Iskanderkul Lake - Homestay
Seven lakes - Homestay
Penjakent - "Umariyon" Hotel 3*
- 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