Starts: Osh, Kyrgyzstan
Ends: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Includes: Transportation, BLD, guide services, accommodation.
Highlights: Murghab, Eastern Pamirs, trekking around Yashilkul Lake, nomads, Khorog Botanical garden and Central Park, drive along Afghan border, Dushanbe.
|Osh-Kyzyl-Art- Murghab||Day 1||jeep||Early Morning transfer to the Kyrgyz Tajik border at Kyzyl-Art, cross the border. Driving along the Pamir Highway towards Murghab. Lunch at Karakul settlement near Karakul Lake, the biggest Lake in Tajikistan and one of the highest and most spectacular (3923m). After a short visit to the lake, continue towards Murghab, a former military town of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. Murghab is populated mostly by Kyrgyz people. Transfer to guesthouse “Erali”.|
|Alichur-Bulunkul||Day 2||jeep/ trek||Early morning, after visiting the local handicraft shop and bazar, travel along the Pamir Highway towards Alichur, another small settlement on the Pamir Highway. On the road at several places visiting Kyrgyz Yurt stays and a fish pond. Lunch at Alichur. Driving to Bulunkul, a Pmiri settlement near Bulunkul Lake. Bulunkul is one of the coldest place on Earth according to statistics.|
|Trek to Sumantash – Marjanay||Day 3||trek||In the morning meet the trekking crew, guide and porters who come to meet you from Bachor village. Load the horses with provision and equipment for trekking and walk along Bulunkul Lake towards the northern side of Yashikul Lake. The spectacular scenery, walk on the sand, meet shepherds and fishermen. Lunch at Sumantash, near the Chinese tomb, visit the Mahjura hotspring. Continue along the lakeshore to Marjanay, where you put the first camp and prepare for dinner.|
|Trek along Yashilkul to Langar||Day 4||trek||The second day of trekking, walking towards the Dam of Yashilkul, which is built to regulate the Lake’s water. Climbing the Bughurmol Pass (4500m) after Yashilkul. Here is the most spectacular view of the Yashikul lake, after which you descend to Ghund valley along the Ghund River. Camping after crossing the River Langar.|
|Trek along the river to Bachor||Day 5||trek||Trekking through the forests to Bachor village. Meet local shepherds along the way. Arrive at Bachor village, a small green village. Meet with the locals, take shower and get ready for the next day drive.|
|Bachor- Khorog (drive)||Day 6||jeep||Driving to Khorog town, the centre of GBAO province (3 hours), visit Museum and the local market. Lunch at the Central Park, which is one the most beautiful parks in Tajikistan. Next part of he day is spent with a visit to the Botanical Garden and the local market and city centre walk. Staying in Guesthouse Lal, near central Park.|
|Khorog-Dushanbe||Day 7||jeep||Driving to Dushanbe along the Pamir Highway. The Drive is long, but rewarding with beautiful scenary of the Tajik and Afghan villages along the border starting right from Khorog. You drive along the Afghan border for about 350 km until you turn eastwards near Kulab region. Lunch at Darvaz. Driving through, Kulab city, Danghara town, through two newly built Tajik tunnels and the Tajik Sea-the Norak Water Reservoir. Arrival in Dushanbe, the Capital city of RT. Dinner at Rohat Cafe.|