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Tajikistan Tour

7 Days Of Tajikistan Tour - Cultural Tour To Tajikistan

Dushanbe City

Our guide will meet you in the airport and accompany to the hotel.

In the morning we will drive 35 km to visit Hisor fortress (VII- XVII centuries).

This historical site has fortified areas and citadel. The fortress used to be the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara; it was located on a high hill and was well defended with 1 m thick walls and loopholes for guns and cannons.

After back to Dushanbe first of all we will visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, House of parliament and etc. After it we will walk in National park to make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and the second biggest National Flag in the world - 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long.

After excursion in Central Museum you will have lunch. Then you will visit to Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. To feel real life you should visit Asian bazar. It has colorful goods, fruits and vegetables. We will see today the main highlights of Dushanbe and you will find out many interesting facts about Tajik people.

Dinner will be in a traditional restaurant where you try Tajik food.

Night is in a hotel.

Dushanbe

Our trip today is to high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.). It is situated in the famous Fann Mountains.

This fabulous area is one of the best places of Central Asia. The road to the lakes goes over Anzob pass (3 372 m) with amazing panorama views.

After arrival to the lake you will go for a walk along it beaches. This is an amazing place to have a rest. Also we will hike 40 minutes to see a waterfall.

Tajikistan takes the second place among the CIS countries for volume of water resources: it has the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers.

Night is in a guesthouse.

Panakent

In the morning we will drive to Penjakent. The city of Penjakent ("five villages") is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a picturesque Zeravshan river valley.

Quite possibly the five villages started the history of this remarkable city which originated in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent of that time was one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd.

It was even named "Central Asian Pompeii". We will visit the archaeological site of the ruins of Old Panjakent and the Old City of Sarazm which was a popular stop on the the Silk road many centuries ago. By the evening upon your request can be organized national dish "Panjakent plov".

Overnight in a hotel.

Panjakent

We will drive today to the Fannsky Gory (Fan Mountains). They are one of Central Asia's most popular hiking areas. You will do a day trip from Panjakent to the Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes), about 60 km south of Panjakent.

At this place you will have time to go for short hiking. There road goes along a gorge where 7 lakes are located. They are situated on different altitudes and have different colors. Also you will meet local people that live at that area. It will be very interesting to see their way of life.

After hiking we will come back to your guesthouse.

Khujand

In the morning we will visit Museum and local bazar.

You will visit Rudaki Mausoleum which situated in Panjrud village 60 km east of Panjakent city. We will drive to Khujand via pass Shahriston (3 378 m). On the way to Khujand you will visit Istravshan an ancient center of trade and craft as well as one of the ancient cities in Central Asia.

It is really a museum city with its history dating back to II-VI cc BC. In Persian literature the city was known as Kurukuda, In Sogdian ancient notes as Kurushkuda while modern scholars identify it with Cyruspol or Cyrus Eskhata founded in VI century BC by Cyrus the Great.

We will visit Mugtepa, the fifteenth century Kuk Gumbaz Mosque and local bazaar. You will find yourselves in the atmosphere of colorful oriental bazaars, visit majestic fortresses, and enjoy special architecture of mosques and mausoleums.

Night is in a hotel.

Dushanbe

In the morning is drive to Dushanbe via Shahriston and Anzob pass and tunnel of Isticlol. The road will go over a mountain passes and you will have many photo stops.

Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means "Monday" in the Tajik language, and the name reflects the fact that the city grew on the site of a village that originally was a popular Monday market place. Upon arriving you will have free time.

Night is in a hotel.

In the morning is transfer to airport.

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