Discover the Pamirs in 4 days
Khorog – Wakhan – Murghab
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
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:
- Food and Accommodation
- Entrance fees (hot spring, Tajik National Park)
- Yak Safari
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