Osh – Murghab – Ishkashim – Khorog – Jizev - KalaiKhumb – Dushanbe Via Pamir Highway to Wakhan Corridor

Discover the Pamirs in 11 days
Osh – Murghab – Ishkashim – Khorog – Jizev - KalaiKhumb – Dushanbe
Via Pamir Highway to Wakhan Corridor

ITINERARY

Day 1. Osh – Sary Mogol – Tulparlake (265km, 8-10 hours of driving including stops)  
After flying into Osh, Kyrgyzstan, heading to Sary-Mogol, a village which offers the best views of Lenin Peak (7134 m). Half day hike towards the Lenin Peak base camp. Overnight in a homestay in Sary-Mogol (Tulparlake). 265 km
Meals: L/D

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in the beginning of the  day – 950m in Osh. at end of the day – 3355m Sary-Mogol)

Day 2. Tulparlake – Ak-Baital(4656) – Murghab (311km, 10-12 hours of driving)
Drive to the border and cross over into Tajikistan. Short hike along the biggest lake – Karakul. Visit solar calendar. Continue driving to Murghab via the highest mountain pass in the former Soviet Union – Ak-Baital (4656 m). Short stop near the first Tsarist Russian military base in the Pamirs. Overnight in a homestay in Murghab. 311 km
Meals: B/Picnic/D

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in the beginning of the  day – 3355m Sary-Mogol. The highest point 4656m Ak-Baital. At end of the day – 3630m Murghab)

Day 3. Murghab – Modian (boating day)
A day boating on Murgab River to Madian village. Enjoying the stunning landscape of the Murghab plateau from a new perspective.  Overnight in a homestay in Murghab. O km
Meals: B/Picnic/D

(Altitudes above sea level during all day:– 3630m Murghab)

Day 4. Murghab – Bulunkul (145km, 8-9 hours of driving)
Heading towards Bulunkul village (the coldest place in Tajikistan).A half-day yak safari to observe the wildlife (in particular of Marco-Polo sheep and Ibex) with binoculars / spotting scopes. In the evening drive to Bulunkul village. Overnight in a homestay in Bulunkul. 145 km
Meals: B/L/D

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in the beginning of the  day – 3630m Murghab. At end of the day – 3737m Bulunkul)

Day 5. Bulunkul – Khargush Pass – Langar (130km, 8-10 hours of driving)
Early morning visit of Yashilkul and Bulunkul lakes. Heading to the Tajik Wakhan via the Khargush pass (4344 m). 2-3 hours hike to the viewpoint of the pass (Panorama Ridge) for the great view of the entire Wakhan valley. Overnight in a homestay in Langar village. 130 km
Meals: B/L/D

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in the beginning of the  day – 3737m Bulunkul. The highest point 4344m Khargush Pass. At end of the day – 2800m Langar)

Day 6. Langar-Zong trek - Vichkut (35km)
2-3 hours mountain trekking on the route Langar- Zong. Highlights: great view of the whole Wakhan valley with Afghan Hindukush on the background, ruins of Abreshimkala (‘Silk fortress), petroglyphs, good view of the Engels (6507 m) South face. In the afternoon visit Solar Calendar and Museum of Sufi Muboraki Wakhoni, astronomer and scholar of the 19th century, ruins of ancient Yamchun fortress (3rd-1st century BCE). After dinner at a homestay, soak in Bibi-Fatima hot spring. Overnight in a homestay in Vichkut village. 35 km
Meals: B/Picnic/D

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in the beginning of the  day – 2800m Langar. The highest point 3200mYamchun fortress. At end of the day – 3000m Vichkut)

Day 7. Vichkut – Khorog (211km, 8-10 hours of driving)
Heading to Khorog. On the way short stop to discover the ruins of Kah-Kaha fortress and watch Kuhi-La’l ruby mines from distance. Overnight in a homestay in Khorog. 211km
Meals: B/L/D    

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in the beginning of the  day – 3000m Vichkut. At end of the day – 2100m Khorog)

Day 8. Khorog city full day tour (30km)
Khorog City Tour: Botanical Garden, Khorog Historical Museum, University of Central Asia - Khorog Campus, City Park, Visitor Info Center, handicraft shops. Overnight in a homestay in Khorog. 30 km
Meals: B/L/D

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in the beginning of the  day – 2100m Khorog. The highest point 2320m Botanical garden. At end of the day – 2100m Khorog)

Day 9. Khorog – Jizew (102km, 8-10 hours of driving)
Drive to Bartang valley. 2-3 hours hike uphill to Jizew village. Discover the small villages and the lakes. Overnight in a homestay in Jizew village. 102 km
Meals: B/Picnic/D

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in the beginning of the  day – 2100m Khorog. At end of the day – 2800m Jizev)

Day 10. Jizew – Darvaz (225km, 8-10 hours of driving)
Hike down to the main road. Drive to Kalai-Khumb. On the way short stop to see the Vomar fortress. Enjoy the view of the Afghan villages along the Panj River. Overnight in Darvaz Guest-house. 225 km
Meals: B/L/D

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in the beginning of the  day – 2800m Jizev. At end of the day – 1295m Darvaz)

Day 11. Darvaz –Kulyab – Dushanbe (355km, 10-12 hours of driving)
Drive to Dushanbe. On the way discover the mausoleum of a poet and scholar of the 14th century Khoja Mir Sayid AliHamadani in Kulyab, Hulbuk fortress and enjoy the view of Nurek Lake Dam. Overnight in a private apartment in Dushanbe. 355 km
Meals: B/L/D

(Altitudes above sea level during the day: in the beginning of the  day – 1295m Darvaz.The highest point 2126m Shurobod. At end of the day – 780m Dushanbe)
Total Distance: 1810 km

What you will see: Panj River and its gorges, along the Afghan border/ The famous Wakhan valley /Ancient fortresses Abreshimkala, Kah-Kaa and Yamchun / Petroglyphs / Tulparkul and Yashilkul lakes / Jizev village with lakes/ the Pamir plateau/ Hulbuk Fortress/ Nurek lake dam

What you will enjoy: historical places / bathing in hot springs / amazing scenery of the Afghan Hindu-Kush and Jizev beauty/ Pamiri hospitality / Tulaprkul lake and Yashikul lake fantastic scenery/ possibility of seeing ducks and Indian goose (Anser Indicus) in their natural habitat

Total price: 1 pax 1688.2USD, 2 pax – 2143.3USD, 3 pax - 2800USD, 4 pax – 3378USD
Price includes:
    Transport (4x4)
    Reliable Driver
    Food and accommodation
    Fuel price for driving from Khorog to Osh
    Entrance fees (hot springs, museums, Botanical Garden and National Park)
    Boating on Murgab River
    Yak Safari
    Office charge including tax
Price does not include:
    Visa and GBAO permit
    Insurance and flights
    All other personal expenses
Complimentary:
•    A liter of drinking water person/day

Accommodation options:
1.    - Sary                     -Mogul homestay
2.    - Murghab            -Hotel Pamir
3.    - Murghab          -Hotel Pamir
4.    - Bulunkul             -Sharob homestay
5.    - Hissor                 -Davlatkon guesthouse, double room and twin room, share
6.    -Vichkut               -homestay
7.    - Khorog                -Emerald Hotel
8.    - Khorog                -Emerald Hotel
9.    - Jizev                    -homestay
10.    -Kalai-Khumb/Darvaz  -MSDSP guesthouse,
11.    -Dushanbe                   -3* Meridian Hotel