Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Irkeshtam - Kyzyl Art - Murgab
Itinerary
Early in the morning, transfer to the Irkeshtam border crossing. The view is spectacularly amazing here, with the Pamir Mountain Range showcasing snow and glaciers on the right-hand side and rolling summer pastures on the left. Arrive at the border. Kyrgyz vehicles will bring the group across the neutral zone to the Tajik checkpoint (Kyzyl Art Pass). Once you arrive at the Tajik checkpoint, meet up with your Tajik guide and new transportation. Go through immigration, customs, registration, and other border formalities. Continue along the Pamir Highway to Murgab via Lake Kara-Kul and Ak-Baital Pass. It is about 210 km from Kyzyl-Art Pass to Murgab; the drive will take about 5-6 hours. Overnight stay at a guest house.
Meals
B L _
Accomodation
Pamir Hotel / Guest House
Day
2
Day 2: Murgab - Langar
Itinerary
Visit Yak's House Tourist Center where you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs, etc. Go for a walk to the market. Continue along the Pamir Highway, stopping along the way to visit summer pastures, shepherds' yurts, and local families. Stop for lunch. Drive to Langar via Khargush Pass along the Pamir River where you will get your first view of Afghan mountains. It takes 250 km of driving to get rom Murgab to Langar; the drive will take 8-9 hours.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Home Stay / Guest House
Day
3
Day 3: Langar - Yamg
Itinerary
Go for a tour around Langar including a visit to a petroglyph site. Drive towards Yamg. View an ancient Buddhist complex along the way. Arrive in Yamg where you will visit the History Museum of Vakhan, the Sun Calendar, and stop for lunch at a local residence. After lunch, drive to the Yamchun Fortress (3-2nd centuries BC) and the Bibi Fatima Hot Springs. You w ill travel a total of 90 km today.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Guest House
Day
4
Day 4: Yamg - Khorog
Itinerary
Head to Khorog, stopping to visit some castle ruins near Ishkashim on the way as well as Kaakha Fortress. Continue on to Khorog with a stop at the Garm-Chashma Hot Springs. The distance from Yamg to Khorog is roughly 220 km and takes 7-8 hours.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
5
Day 5: Khorog - Kalaikhumb
Itinerary
Leave Khorog and head to Kalaikhumb (250 km, 6-7 hours of driving). During the drive you will be able to catch glimpses of Afghanistan from across the river. Eat lunch en route at a local cafe in the village of Kalod.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Guest House
Day
6
Day 6: Kalaikhumb - Dushanbe
Itinerary
Drive to Dushanbe via Shurabad Pass and Kulyab (360 km, 8 hours of driving).
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel, 3 star
Day
7
Day 7: Sightseeing in Dushanbe
Itinerary
After breakfast, visit Hissar then return to Dushanbe. After lunch, visit the main square, Somony Monument, the Museum of History, and a baazar. Do some souvenir shopping. Afterwards, come back to the hotel and rest.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel, 3 star
Day
8
Day 8: Dushanbe - Airport
Itinerary
Transfer to the airport.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
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