Main routes: Kyrgyzstan|Bishkek-Tamchy,Kochkor-Song Kol-Kyzyl Oi-Toktogul-Ozgon-Osh-Sary Mogol-Tulpar Kol-Tajikistan|Murgab-Bulunkol-Alichor-Yamg-Ishkashim-Khorog-Kalaikhum-Dushanbe
Duration: 13 days
Category: Jeep tour (Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan)
Best season: June– August
Group size: unlimited quantity
Requirements: trekking boots, weatherproof warm clothes, fur-cap, and protective things for sun.
Included service: including services in the program (driving, guide, food and accommodation, entrance tickets for requisite)
Excluded service: out of program (air ticket, border permit, personal expenses)
day 1 Arrival Bishkek
Meet at the airport Manas,
Transfer to a hotel or guest house after check in, City excursion .
day2 Bishkek-Tamchy (225km/ 4h)
Transfer to Son Kol
On the way visit the Burana tower.
Upon reaching the Tamchy village, accommodation guesthouse
day3 Tamchy-Kochkor-Song Kol (206km\3h 30min)
Drive through Koshkor to Song Kol lake stop for lunch in Koshkor visit on handy-craft souvenirs then leave to Song Kol
day4 Song-Kol-Kyzyl-Oi-Toktogul (374km 8h)
It is named after his most famous son – musician Toktogul Satilganov. The town is located on the northern shore of the Toktogul reservoir (the largest water reservoir in Central Asia)
day5 Toktogul-Ozgon-Osh (420km 7-8h)
Transfer to Osh through Uzgen town (that was one of the capitals of the Karakhanid State in the 11th and 12th centuries)
day6 Osh-Sary Mogul-Tulpar Kol (245km 4h 30min)
Depart from Osh morning stop in Sary Mogol for lunch, afternoon drive to Tulpar kol lake. Stay in yurt camp (CBT)
day7 Tulpar Kol Lake-Murgab (Tajikistan) 285km 7-8h)
After breakfast. Move on through Kyzyl-Art 4280m and Ak-Baital 4655m passes. Due to unpaved and bad road the time is long drive until Murgab
day8 Murgab-Bulunkul through Alichor (155km 5h)
Lakes Yashilkul and Bulunkul are located in the Alikhur valley about 20 km north of the Pamir Highway (M41)
Lakes Bulunkul and Yashilkul – interesting tourist attractions. The area offers many “lunar landscapes”, scenic views and spectacular sunsets, as well as opportunities for walking and hiking and bird and yak monitoring. Travelers can stay overnight at a guest house in the small village of Bulunkul, located near the shore of the lake
day9 Bulunkul to Yamg (170 km, 6 hours)
This day is destined to be the most spectacular of all. Here we will take the highway M41 Pamir and join the road section that follows the Afghan border along the Vahan Valley.
In the distance, the infamous Hindu kush, the “killer of Hindus,” formed an impenetrable mountain barrier on this strange stretch of land in Afghanistan.
day10 Yam through Ishkashim to Khorog (220km 5h)
Our morning trips begin on visit to one of the most interesting tourist sites of the Vakhan Valley.
On the upland of the Yamchun village there is the most powerful castle it is protected from 3 sides by natural deep canyons, The castle had three rings of double walls up to 950 m long and up to 400 m wide with 40 towers. Scientists believe that the castle was built over 2000 years ago. The castle offers a magnificent view of almost half of the Vakhan Valley and the Hindu Kush Mountains.
Next visit to another attraction from here is the famous hot spring Bibi-Fatima. The water temperature in the spring all year round exceeds 40 degrees Celsius
After finished the excursions drive strait to Khorog
Khorog is a mountain town and administrative center of the Gorno-Badakhshan region Khorog is an excellent place to explore on the Pamir Highway.
day11 Khorog-Kalaikhum (240 km, 7 hours)
Due to bad condition road it’s a long drive from Khorog to Kalaikhum.
On the way attract amazing view on the Afghanistan side along the Panj River to the south and to the west
Kalaikhum (Darvoz) is one of the Pamir’s most attractive towns with a river raging through the center and with an attractive mosque and civic buildings.
day12 Kalaikhum to Dushanbe through Nurek reservoir (370km 8h)
The Nurek water reservoir, called the Tajik Sea
You will travel along the natural border – the Pyanj River and along the border with Afghanistan. This part will amaze you with its unique mountains.
Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means Monday in the Tajik language. It was named so because it grew out of a village that originally had a popular market on Mondays.
In Dushanbe, there are 802 700 people (2016).
Height above sea level: 706 m (2,316 feet)
Climate: in summer it is hot and dry, and winters are cold, but not very cold.
On reaching Dushanbe drive to hotel stay here. End of tour-service
day13 Other options out of program: