From Alay to Pamir 13 days tour

  • Duration: Days 14,   Nights 13
  • Tour type: Extreme tours
  • Season: Summer, Autumn

Best season:June-September
Category: Auto/walking
Level of difficulty: Medium
Altitudes:800 - 5010 m ASL m.
Visa:Kyrgyzstan no visa entry for 47 countries;
Tajikistan requires visa and permit for GBAO region.
Transport:Car
Tour staff: Driver(s), touring guide, local guides
Requirements: Weatherproof warm clothes, trekking boots, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen


D-1  OSH
Arrival in Osh a town which is 3,000 years old. City tour: visit the sacred Sulaiman-Too (Prophet Solomon's mountain) and Osh bazaar, one of Central Asia's largest open-air markets. 
Dinner, Bed and breakfast at a CBT home-stay.

D-2  OSH - AYU-TAPAN 
Transfer by car to Alay region to the small mountain village Ayu-Tapan. 
Lunch upon your arrival time in local family. After noon trekking up to the hill "Tapan" where you will be welcomed in local shepherd's yurts for dine and overnight

D-3   AYU-TAPAN - SARY-MOGOL 
After breakfast walk down back to the village, having a lunch in a home-stay and transfer for Sary-Mogol village. On the way stop in Sopu-Korgon village to see the local women handicraft community workshop. Arrival in Sary-Mogol late evening and overnight in local home stay with dinner.

D-4   SARY-MOGOL - TULPAR-KOL - SARY-TASH
After breakfast transfer for Tulpar-Kol yurt camp. Optional to do trekking or horseback riding tour to the base camp Lenin peak. Late afternoon transfer to Sary-Tash Village. Dinner and B&B in a home stay.

D- 5  SARY-TASH TO KARAKUL (TAJIKISTAN) VIA KYZYL PASS 
After breakfast travel from Sary-Tash to Karakul (Tajikistan) via Kyzyl Pass (4282m) the Tajik border post. The landscape and people have completely changed as we go higher into the Pamir. The terrain here is becoming barren and rocky. Nomadic Kyrgyz herders inhabit this region. Will make a picnic on the way. Spend the night in very Friendly home stay in Karakul by the lake of same name, highest salted lake in Central Asia. Little walk around lake.

D-6   KARAKUL – MURGAB 
Travel from Karakul to Murghab for 4-5 hours over Akbaital pass (4655).
From here it's a long descent to Murgab.
Accommodation in the guest house with dinner. Close to Murgab, it is possible to visit the semi-permanent settlements of Madyan with its hot spring waters.

D-7    MADIAN – AKJILGA
After breakfast, full day trekking to AkjilgaJailoo (summer pasture).

D-8   AK JILGA – ALICHUR
After breakfast from Akjilga, continue trekking for another full day to the head of the Alichur valley. On the way, cross the pass Eli Suu (5010 m) and then arrival to Alichur village. 
Overnight at Alichur village.

D-9   ALICHUR– LANGAR
Early morning drive to the Wakhan Corridor from Alichul to Langar over the pass Kargush (4344). On the way visit and stops in Gezer and Yashilkul lake and Bulunkul lake. 
Overnight in homestay in Langar.

D-10  LANGAR – ISHKASHIM
In the morning, drive to Yamchun. We will admire the Kakha Fortress, dating from the third century BC and rising from a platform of natural rock. Just 300m further on is the interesting Ismailimazar (tomb) of Shah-i-Mardan Hazrati Ali and then the Zoroastrian "Fortress of Fire Worshippers". Further up the hillside are located the hot springs at Bibi Fatima, with its crystal waters very rich in minerals. Overnight in homestay at Ishkashim, with the opportunity to visit various interesting locations in the surroundings like the village of Vrang, on a cliff-side pitted with caves, where is located aa Buddhist complex dating from 4th-7th centuries. At Yamg, it is possible
 to admire the reconstructed house of Sufi mystic MuabaraKadam, who died in 1910. Near his house there is a stone pillar which was used to calculate a solar calendar. Overnight in homestay at Ishkashim.

D-11  ISHKASHIM – KHOROG
Continue travelling to Khorog. On the way, visit the hot springs at Garm-e-Chasma. Later we reach the entry of the Wakhan River valley: it is here that the 19th century Great Game ended between the Russian and British empires. From here the road continues up along the north side of the river,
with amazing views of the Pamirs on the left and the Hindu Kush on the right.
Stop along the way for a picnic lunch and the chance to visit the interesting Regional Museum and explore the Pamir Botanical Garden, which with its more than two hundred hectares is the world's second highest botanical garden in altitude reaching 3900 m. Overnight in a traditional Pamiri house.

D-12   KHOROG – DARVOZ
In the morning leaving Khorog and start travelling by car on the way to Dushanbe. On the way, it is possible visit various interesting local construction passing through the villages. Arrival in the evening in Darvoz and overnight in the Homestay or new 3 star “Karan” Hotel.

D-13  DARVOZ – DUSHANBE
Driving to Dushanbe along the Panj River with amazing views and travelling through numerous local villages. Lunch in a Chaikana. In the evening, arrival in Dushanbe. 
Accommodation in Hotel or Guest House.

 D-14  DUSHANBE DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to airport for departure flight to home country

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