Main routes: Kyrgyzstan|Osh-Kyrgyz-Ata-Kyzyl-Shoro-Kojo-Keen-Kiptik pass-Sary Mogol-Tulpar Kol-Tuyuk canyon-Tajikistan|KaraKol-Murgab-Jashil Kol-Bulun Kol-Khorog-Kalaikhum-Dushanbe
Duration: 13 days
Category: Trek and Jeep tour (Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan)
Best season: June– August
Group size: any
Requirements: trekking boots, weatherproof warm clothes, fur-cap, and protective things for sun.
Included service: including services in the program (driving, guide, porter for bags in trek, food and accommodation, entrance tickets for requisite)
Excluded service: out of program (air ticket, other options, personal expenses)
day 1 Osh-Kyrgyz Ata-Kyzyl-Shoro village
Total time: 8-9hours
Walking distance: 5-7 km
Driving distance: 100km
Max Elevation: 3000m
Min Elevation: 1000m
Overnight at 2390m
Start from Osh, driving 2 hours to Kyrgyz Ata (national reserve) walking along the river among juniper forest.
2-3 hours walking up to small hills and good views, afternoon transfer to Kyzyl-Shoro village.
day2 Kyzyl Shoro village to Kojo Kelen village
Time: 5-7 hours
Distance: 14-16 km
Max Elevation: 3220 m
Min Elevation: 2230m
Overnight at 2230m
Trekking through Sary Bel pass (3100m) following the path you cross dense forest of spruce, juniper and unusual forms of mountains our next overnight will be in the guesthouse in Kojo Kelen.
day3 Walk to the campsite before the Jiptik pass
Time: 5-6 hours
Distance: 13 km
Max Elevation: 3120 m
Min Elevation: 2230m
Overnight at 3120m
Walking along the Akbuura river on direction of Jiptik pasture. Arrival in camping point. We settle the tents and stay.
day4 Jiptik campsite-cross the Jiptik pass and reach Sary Mogol
Total time: 6-7hours
Walking distance: 14-16 km
Driving distance: 12km
Max Elevation: 4,185 m
Min Elevation: 2980m
Overnight at 2980m
After breakfast continuing the walking up to the top of the pass “Jiptik” and cross it till noon (4185 asl). From the top you will see a stunning view of the Pamir valley and top of Lenin Peak (7134). If the weather is good, Every traveler who is on the top feels like he has reached the sky. The path descends steeply to the Darbaza Tash. go on to Sary Mogol (if we get tired further we leave by car to Sary Mogol)
day5 Transfer to Tulpar Kol
Total time: 6-7hours
Walking distance: 10+10 km
Driving distance: 25km
Max Elevation: 4,140 m
Min Elevation: 2980m
Overnight at 3500m
After breakfast, at 9 o’clock in the morning, going by car to Tulpar-Kol, then walk along the base camp of Lenin Peak, further walking to the travelers’ pass (4150 m) as far as possible, lunch on top, enjoy the panorama of the passage, then return along the same path to the yurts.
day6 Tulpar Kol lake-Tuyuk canyon
Total time: 3-4hours
Walking distance: 6 km
Max Elevation: 3500m
Min Elevation: 3400m
Overnight at 3400 m
After breakfast, hike (can be horse riding) over Seki jailoo through Tuiuk Canyon to view Peak Estonia (6,202m), Sovietskaya Latvia Peak (5,554m), after lunch ascend hiking until the good view point of glacier in the head of Tuyuk canyon, then backward by same trail to the yurt camp
day7 Tuyuk yurt camp to Murgab (Tajikistan)(285km\ 8h)
Today we drive to Tajikistan area with M41 high way. From Tuyuk yurt camp to Murgab takes whole day due to bad condition of the road. The road goes through the high mountains passes (Kyzyl-Art 4280m and Ak-Baital 4650m) most picturesque valley and amazing terrain, where one can stop for rest and shoot photos of the mountains. On the way in the small Kara Kol village you will stop for lunch and see the Kara Kol lake (Karakul is a 25-km diameter lake
It is located in the Tajik National Park in the Pamir Mountains.
Height above sea level: 3,900 m
Area: 380 km²
Width: 25 km
Maximum. depth: 230 m
day8 Murgab-Bulun Kol 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 Bulun-Kol 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 a 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: