Discover the Pamirs in 4 days Khorog – Wakhan – Murghab

Discover the Pamirs in 4 days
Khorog – Wakhan – Murghab

ITINERARY
Day 1. Khorog – Wakhan (Hisor village), (245km, 10-12 hours of driving including stops)
Meeting with a driver at the hotel / homestay in Khorog. Heading to the Wakhan valley of Tajikistan. Visiting the ruins of Kah-Kaha and Yamchun fortresses, Bibi-Fatima hot-spring, pre-Islamic shrines, Museum of Sufi Muboraki Wakhoni, astronomer and scholar of the 19th century. Overnight in a homestay in Hisor village. 245 km

Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of the  day - 2100 m in Khorog, the highest point Yamchun 3200m  and at end of the day –Hissor 2800m

Day 2. Hissor – full day.
Engels Meadows Trek. Highlights: great view of immense Engels (6507 m) South Face, breathtaking view of the whole Wakhan valley, both Afghan and Tajik. Overnight in a guesthouse in Hissor village. 0 km.

Maximum elevation of the day; 3254m

Day 3. Hissor – Bulunkul (130km, 7-8 hours of driving)
Departing Wakhan and heading to Bulunkul (the coldest place in Tajikistan) along Pamir River via Khargush Pass (4344 m). 2-3 hours trek to the viewpoint of the pass. Overnight in a homestay in Bulunkul settlement. In the evening discovering the village/playing altitude volleyball with locals. Overnight in a homestay in Bulunkul.130km

Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of the  day - Hissor2800m ,  the highest pass Khargush Pass 4344m  and at end of the day – Bulunkul 3737m

Day 4. Bulunkul – Murghab (145km, 8-9 hours of driving)
Driving to Alichur for a half-day yak safari to observe the wildlife (in particular of Marco-Polo sheep and Ibex).In the evening drive to Murghab. Overnight in a homestay/hotel in Murghab. 145km.

Altitudes above sea level during the day: beginning of the  day - Bulunkul 3737m,  and at end of the day –Murgab 3630m

Day 5. Transfer to the taxi stop. Drive to Osh share taxi.

Total Distance: 520 km

What you will see: Panj River and its gorges, along the Afghan border / The famous Wakhan valley /Ancient fortresses Kah-Kaa (III century BC-VII century) and Yamchun (III-I century BC) / Petroglyphs / Yashilkul fantastic scenery / the Pamir plateau

What you will enjoy: historical places / bathing in hot springs / amazing scenery of the Afghan Hindu-Kush / Pamiri hospitality / to see Indian gooses (Anser Indicus) in their natural habitats
Note:
1) Possibility additionally to arrange one more day trekking and one night stay in Jizev, Bartang valley.
2) One day trekking to Engels Peak meadow camp.  

Total cost of tour:1 pax –431.2USD 2 pax - 481.2USD 3 pax – 565USD 4 pax -621.4USD

Trip price includes:

-    Transport 4WD/transfers, including fuel
-    Reliable Driver
-    Office charge including tax
Trip price does not include:

-    Insurance
-     Food and Accommodation
-     Entrance fees (hot spring, Tajik National Park)
-     Yak Safari
-    Guideservice
-    Allotherpersonalexpenses

Accommodation options:
1.    -Hissor        -Davlatkon guesthouse, double room and twin room, share bathroom
2.    -Hissor        -Davlatkon guesthouse, double room and twin room, share bathroom
3.    -Bulunkul   -Sharob homestay or any other homestays
4.    -Murghab   -Hotel Pamir and some other guesthouses