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Undiscovered Tajikistan

Tailor Made Itinerary

14 Days From £4,150

Overview

Encompassing some of the most spectacular and remote settings in Central Asia, the traditional heartland of the Persian-speaking Tajiks is home to majestic mountains, crystal-clear lakes and wide-open valleys. This breathtaking journey begins in the Tajik capital and descends deep into the heart of one of the region’s most hauntingly beautiful landscapes.

Beginning in Dushanbe you will have an opportunity to explore Tajikistan’s modern capital before heading towards the towering ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walk amongst the ruined fortresses in the Wakhan Valley
  • Marvel at the immense views of the Afghan Hindu Kush
  • Drive along the epic Pamir Highway
  • Explore the markets of the Tajik towns
  • Hike around the beautiful blue lake of Yashikul
  • Gaze at the largest Buddha in Central Asia in Dushanbe

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE DUSHANBE: CITY TOUR

DAY 1: ARRIVE DUSHANBE: CITY TOUR

Upon arrival into the Tajik capital early this morning, you will be met and taken to your hotel to check into your hotel and recuperate from the flight. Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of this modern city visiting the blue-domed mosque, mausoleum and madrasah complex of Mawlana Yakubi Charki, a 15th century Sufi teacher. Also visit Dushanbe's Museum of Archaeology which now holds the largest surviving Buddha in Central Asia.

Serena Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 2: DUSHANBE - KHABURABAD PASS - KALAIKHUMB

DAY 2: DUSHANBE - KHABURABAD PASS - KALAIKHUMB

Today will be your first taste of the fabulous mountain scenery ahead of you as you leave Dushanbe for the Pamirs via Tawildara and the Khaburabad Pass (3,252m). You will see the change in both the scenery and the people as you head for Kalaikhumb located on the Panj River, a major tributary of the famous Amu Darya (Oxus) River.

Kalaikhumb Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: KALAIKHUMB - KHOROG

DAY 3: KALAIKHUMB - KHOROG

Following the Amu Darya and the Afghan border today, you will head for the town of Khorog which denotes the beginning of the Pamirs. The road will take you along the valley through gorges and villages where you may start to notice the differences between those on the Tajik side and those on the Afghan side.

Serena Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: KHOROG - BULUNKUL VILLAGE (YASHIKUL LAKE)

DAY 4: KHOROG - BULUNKUL VILLAGE (YASHIKUL LAKE)

Taking the Pamir Highway deeper into Tajikistan you will drive through mountainous scenery before leaving the main road and continuing down a wide valley, strewn with immense boulders. The tiny village of Bulunkul is home to just 30 families making a living from the fish in the nearby Yashikul lake.

Yashikul Guest House
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: BULUNKUL VILLAGE (YASHIKUL LAKE) - MURGAB

DAY 5: BULUNKUL VILLAGE (YASHIKUL LAKE) - MURGAB

This morning there is time for a walk to the lake to see the brilliant blues of the water surrounded by the mountains on all sides. In the afternoon the journey advances towards Murgab with a stop in the valley to visit an old Soviet observatory from which, on a clear day, Chinese peaks can be seen.

Murgab Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: MURGAB: VILLAGE WALK AND MEDIAN VALLEY

DAY 6: MURGAB: VILLAGE WALK AND MEDIAN VALLEY

The small town of Murgab is the largest in the Pamirs. A market made from containers is at the heart of the village and today you may like to wander around the small town or take a drive to the nearby Median Valley, beautiful filled with flowers and home to some hot springs.

Murgab Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: MURGAB - LANGAR (WAKHAN VALLEY)

DAY 7: MURGAB - LANGAR (WAKHAN VALLEY)

Driving along today, you will arrive in the fertile Wakhan Valley and the village of Langar, one of the largest in the area. As you pass along the river gorge, Afghanistan feels so close you could touch it; camel caravans of traders can often be seen on the paths on the opposite bank.

Langar Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: LANGAR - YAMG

DAY 8: LANGAR - YAMG

A steep climb to the top of the village takes you to the local petroglyphs; these etchings chronicle the history of those passing through the region from the Stone Age to early Islamic texts and Russian soldiers. Then, drive on to the village of Yamg, once home to a Sufi poet whose ancestors you will stay with tonight. There is the possibility of stopping off en route for a hike up to see isolated Buddhist relics above the villages.

Yamg Guest House
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: YAMG - ISHKASHIM - KHOROG

DAY 9: YAMG - ISHKASHIM - KHOROG

A long day’s drive takes you through the border town of Ishkashim today where a lively Afghan market is held on Saturdays. The road clings to the river and the Afghan side becomes more and more populated with small houses and villages now to be seen. Arrive in back Khorog.

Serena Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: KHOROG: CITY TOUR

DAY 10: KHOROG: CITY TOUR

Spending a day in Khorog gives you time to visit the local history museum and explore the market. You could also spend some time relaxing with an afternoon sat drinking tea in the cafes in the park by the running river.

Serena Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: KHOROG - BARTANG VALLEY

DAY 11: KHOROG - BARTANG VALLEY

A short drive north brings you to the Bartang Valley. The road through this narrow valley winds through green and fertile villages decorated with pretty flowers and fruit trees. This afternoon, take a walk through the villages along the valley where the local irrigation systems provide every house with their own stream giving rise to the beautiful lush gardens you see before you.

Traditional Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: BARTANG VALLEY - KALAIKHUMB

DAY 12: BARTANG VALLEY - KALAIKHUMB

Returning to the main road, you begin the return journey back towards Kalaikhumb where the valley scenery and protruding peaks are no less majestic.

Kalaikhumb Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13: KALAIKHUMB - DUSHANBE

DAY 13: KALAIKHUMB - DUSHANBE

The drive continues through the mountains. The feeling of isolation of the last few days starts to leave you as you head through larger towns and small cities before arriving the Dushanbe itself for your last night.

Serena Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14: DEPART DUSHANBE

DAY 14: DEPART DUSHANBE

You will be transferred to the international airport today in time for your flight back home, where your tour in Tajikistan ends.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

UNDISCOVERED TAJIKISTAN (14 DAYS) £4,150

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

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This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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Natalie is our Central Asia expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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