Discover Tajikistan: Tour 2
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Hissor - Iskanderkul Lake - Penjakent - Seven lakes - Khujand - Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
The driver will meet you at the airport and drive to Dushanbe city. On arrival you will have a city tour and visit the Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. The next destination is visiting the National park where you can admire Ministry of Inner Affairs and see the biggest National Flag in the world of about 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. The next destination of our tour will start by visiting Hisor fortress as well as Central Museum. The Hisor fortress was found in the 7th -17th centuries and used to be residence of the representative of Amir Bukhara. It was located on a high hill had a wall 1m thick with holes for the weapons and mortars. The area inside the fortress had a pool and beautiful and colorful gardens, busy and noisy market with shops and caravan serai. Then we will visit mosque that was lately reformed as "Madrasa I Kuhna" of the 16th - 17th century; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" of the 16th. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
Today we will travel to an alpine lake Iskander with the altitude 2 255 meters above sea level. It is located in the Fann Mountains as one of the most attractive and awe-inspiring places of Central Asia. The way will be passed via Anzob pass (3 372 m) with unbelievable and attractive panorama view. Here you will have a walk on the beach. By hiking you will like to see a waterfall. Tajikistan is country that has a lot of water resources among the CIS countries. Tajikistan takes second place among them and has the highest water reserves, more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8 000 glaciers. Rest is in a guest house.
Day 3: Iskanderkul Lake - Penjakent
The Penjakent ("five villages") is one of the most visited places among travelers and located in the Khujand area of Tajikistan in a beautiful and interesting Zeravshan river valley found in the 5th-8th centuries AD. This city was very popular cultural and craft center of Sogd and had ruler's palace two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses adorned with a lot of paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. Each traveler on tour will admire the beauty of such buildings as houses and offices, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers' church. Night is in a local guesthouse.
Day 4: Penjakent - Seven lakes - Penjakent
In the morning we will hike in one of the most popular hiking places in Central Asia. Then we will travel from Panjakent for about 60 km to south where Marquzor Lake or Seven Lake is located. We will hike via the gorge to the Seven's Lakes. They situated on the different levels and have special colors. On the way you will have an opportunity to communicate locals and find more about Tajikistan's culture and customs. Overnight is in a guesthouse.
Day 5: Penjakent - Khujand
Khujand is the place which is worth to travel located at the Fergana valley where Syr Darya River flows lays. Also, it is the second largest city in Tajikistan with the population of 149,000. Today this place called Sughd. Being here you will have a chance to visit Cultural Palace where the first president was chosen over here. Visit the Central Mosque as well. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 6: Khujand - Dushanbe
On this tour we will travel back to Dushanbe via the Anzob pass with its altitude 3 372 meters and Isticlol tunnel. Fann Mountais also were recognized for its gorgeousness and exclusivity even in ancient times as "Kuhistan" - "Mountainous Country". In Fann Mountains more than 30 lakes with different size. This is a very good place for trekking and hiking. Flora and fauna will not leave anyone indifferent. On the way you will have many photo stops and enjoy your tour. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Dushanbe - Airport
Morning transfer to airport. Have a safe flight!
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 965 $
04 pax - 595 $
06 pax - 635 $
08 pax - 530 $
10 pax - 565 $
Single - 120 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $
Half board - 95 $
Full board - 190 $
English speaking guide - 525 $ per group
Dushanbe - "Meridian" Hotel 3*
Iskanderkul - "Dilovar" Guesthouse
Penjikent - "Umariyon" Hotel 3*
Khudjand - "Firuz" Hotel
- Museum admissions
- Mineral water supply
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa &Visa support
- English speaking guide