Tajikistan and Afganistan

 

Tajikistan & Afghanistan

Day 1

Arrival to the capital of the Republic of Tajikistan - Dushanbe.

Hotel

Day 2

In the morning start drive to Kalay-Khumb, through Tavildara Valley and Khaburabat pass

Guesthouse

Day 3

Today drive along Panj river, Tajik-Afghan border to the center of GBAO – Khorog city.

Hotel

Day 4

After short  in Khorog drive to Ishkashim, city on the Tajik-Afghan border.

After border formalistic the cross into Afghanistan, drive to Sultan-Ishkashim city.

Guesthouse

Day 5

Today drive for an hour to Qazideh,

Guesthouse

Day 6

Sultan-Ishkashim,

Guesthouse

Day 7

After breakfast drive to the Afghan-Tajik border, border crossing, then drive to the Lyangar village, the end of Wakhan corridor in Tajik side.

Guesthouse

Day 8

Drive to Murgab city, center of Tajik Eastern Pamir (Pamir High Plateau)

Guesthouse

Day 9

Full day  around Murgab

Guesthouse

Day 10

Drive by Pamir High Way (PHW) to Khorog

Hotel

Day 11

Drive to Kalay-Khumb.

Guesthouse

Day 12

Today drive back to Dushanbe through Kulob, Dangara and Norak lake.

Hotel

Day 13

Departure

 

  

List of Highlights

 

Dushanbe

sightseeing, driving to the Varzob gorge, visiting the fortress of 18 century called    Hissor, excursions to the museums of capital, where you can see 16 meters Buda in nirvana, going to the native Bazar, visiting most beautiful parts of capital.

 

Khorog

Sightseeing, local museum of ancient, Botanical Garden of Kgorog, hot spring Garmchashma, visiting of Afghan bazar in territory of Khorog, introducing to the life of local people.

Qazideh

the 2nd village in the Wakhan Corridor. Walk & Sightseeing to the Noshaq Valley, the longest valley in Wakhan with the Highest Summit in Afghanistan.

       Sultan-Ishkashim

Today sightseeing around, visit of Women Lapiz Lazuli Products Making Center

 

Langar

Wakhan corridor, view of Hindu Kush range, Petroglyphs (carved rock drawings) represents a distinct group of ancient monuments. The Pamirs, with more than 50 sites, is the richest area for
rock drawings in Tajikistan. Visiting of traditional Pamir house

Murgab

Sightseeing, visiting of local Bazar, introducing to the life of the local people

              Dangara

sightseeing, fortress of 12 century Hoolbook

 

Norak

Nurek Dam ( Nurek Hydro-electric Station) is an earth fill embankment dam on the Vakhsh River in the central Asian nation of Tajikistan. Construction of the dam began in 1961 and was completed in 1980, when Tajikistan was still a republic within the Soviet Union. At 300 m (984 ft) it is currently the tallest dam in the world.

 

 

 

Trip details

In Dushanbe, Khujand and Khorog you stay in a hotel in the intermediate category, in the Pamirs in typical home stays. The private home stays are comfortable but basic accommodation with one or more bedrooms, which are carpeted. You sleep on a mattress on a platform or on the floor. The Homestays offer little comfort and come with clean, but very basic sanitation provided that are usually outside the house. Accommodation in a single room is possible only in Dushanbe and Khorog. 
For unforeseen organizational or weather-related problems (such as heavy snowfall, roads blocked by landslides, etc.) on this trip a reserve day is scheduled. There may be changes to the itinerary or the failure of individual program points. Tolerance and community spirit are required for this tour.

 

 

Climate

 

The Climate in Tajikistan is continental with sharp variations in daily and seasonal temperatures, featuring high-intensity solar radiation, aridity, clear skies and an uneven distribution of precipitation between the seasons. The ruggedness of the terrain plays an importation role in the distribution of heat and moisture. Rainfall and air temperature differ drastically depending on the elevation and location of mountains. In Central Tajikistan, at altitudes of 1,500-2,000m, the annual rainfall is 1,800mm, while in the south of the country, at altitudes of 300 -500m it drops to 200mm. In the East-Pamirs. at 4,000m altitude, the average is only 60mm. There are about 275 sunny days per year.
The air temperature also varies between the different altitudes and areas. The winter in Shahrituz (in the south) could be as warm as 20°C, while in the Pamirs in the Bulunkul Lake area it may be as low as -63°C. The weather at altitudes below 1,000m is generally characterized by a higher average air temperature and relatively low rainfall.
The average annual rainfall at altitudes 1,200 -3,200m is 560-650mm.
The average annual temperature is +5.4°C.
From June to October, dust storms are frequent. Dust remains in the air for several days at a time, and only heavy rains allow the dust to settle.

 

Equipment

During the journey you hold are mainly in higher elevations and must guard against weather changes, wind and cold. The very different climatic conditions according to you need both light and warm, windproof and waterproof clothing. For the trek you need stable, solid trekking shoes with good grip. During the cross-country trips ranging from light sport shoes. For the nights in tents a good sleeping bag is required, which should be fit within the comfort range to -10 ° C. A down jacket makes any colder in the morning and evening hours, good services.

 

Dates and number of participants

Duration 13 days

Number of participants 1-20

Best season: from beginning of April till the end of October

 

 

Note:

Tour details can be changed according to your wishes. For more information please contact us: