In the morning start city tour in the capital and the biggest city of Tajikistan. Visit Tajikistan National Museum of Antiquities, where the famous statue of Buddha in Nirvana is preserved. Continue to the Botanical garden, favorite leisure venue of locals. The next spot is a local bazaar, where you will feel real Tajik spirit and see eastern art of trading. Head to discover the remains of Hissar Fortress, where you will see the buildings of the 8-18th centuries (30 km). Namely, Makdumi Azam Mausoleum (10-16th centuries) Sangin Mosque (8-16th centuries), Medrese Kuhna (means ‘Ancient’, 16th century), Medrese Nav (means ‘New’, 17th century), caravan-saray of the 19th century and Arched gates of Hissar (16th century ). Return to Dushanbe. Overnight at the hotel.
Road conditions: well paved road.
*In Khorog, you will have the last hotel with Wi-Fi. Further in your route, there will be no Internet.
Road conditions: All day you will drive through a dirt road with a rare paved parts.
Road conditions: the first half from Khorog to Ishkashim is a poor dirt road, the second part is paved. 6km ramp to Garm-Chashma has a bad ground.
Road conditions: All day you will drive on the paved and smooth road, only descent and ascent to the Yamchun fortress lies across a bad dirt road.
*It might be difficult to fall asleep on the height of 3600meters due to the lack of oxygen and dry air.
Road conditions: the first half of the way will be a dirt road, the second half, on the turn towards Khorog, there will be a bad sinuous paving.
Road conditions: From Murghab to Sary-Tash, the road will lie through a decent pavement, and only the high-mountain passes of Ak-Baytal and Kyzyl-Art have bad roads (approximately 50 km), and from Sary-Tash to Osh, the road is paved.