From West to East of Tajikistan and from South to North of Kyrgyzstan
Arrival to Tajikistan from Uzbek-Tajik border (SariOsio, 80 km from
South of Dushanbe) or Dushanbe International Airport.
City tour day in Dushanbe
Drive to the Kalay-Khumb, through Tavildara Valley and Khaburabat pass
Drive along Panj river, Tajik-Afghan border to the center of GBAO – Khorog city.
From Khorog drive to Yamg village in the middle parts of Wakhan valley.
Today drive to Lyangar visit to the most important historical places in Wakhan valley.
Drive to Murgab, center of Tajik Eastern Pamir (Pamir High Plateau)
Drive from Murgab to Sary-Tash (KGZ)
Drive from Sary-Tash to Osh
City tour day in Osh
Drive from Osh to Chichkan
Drive from Chichkan to Bishkek – capital of Kyrgyz Republic
City tour day in Bishkek
List of Highlights
Sightseeing, visiting of Hissar Fortress 18 century, State Museum of Tajikistan, visiting of native Tajik Bazar, observing architectural legacy of Tajikistan, Central Square with monuments and main buildings
Sightseeing, local museum of ancient, Botanical Garden of Kgorog, hot spring Garmchashma, visiting of Afghan bazar in territory of Khorog, introducing to the life of local people.
quirky museum of Sufi Muborak-Kadam, a local Sufi scholar, theologian, poet and traveler, hot spring Bibi Fatima, ruins of The Kah-Kaha Fortress (or Kah-Kaha) is named after a legendary epic hero, a king of dark-skinned fire-worshippers. Remains of this 4th century A.D clay fortress on its rocky peak can be seen on the bank of the Panj River where it is joined by a group of tributaries from Afghanistan, Yamchun fortress. At the end of the first millennium B.C. construction of strong fortresses began in the West Pamirs due to the threat of military attacks by neighbors.
Wakhan corridor, view of Hindu Kush range, Petroglyphs (carved rock drawings) represents a distinct group of ancient monuments. The Pamirs, with more than 50 sites, is the richest area for rock drawings in Tajikistan. Visiting of traditional Pamir house
Sightseeing, visiting of local Bazar, introducing to the life of the local people
Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Chichkan Natural Reserve
Victory Park, Manas on the Horse Monument, National History Museum
"The iconic Pamir Highway" is a fun, very scenic pioneering journey into the remote mountains of the Pamirs with an interesting culture and demanding trekking part.
During this trip you staying at altitudes over 3,000 m. The valleys here are often higher than the highest mountains in Europe. The risk of altitude sickness is low, but should not be underestimated. Driving in four-wheel drive vehicles through some bad runs set high standards in physical and mental terms. They require from the participants of perseverance and "staying power." In order to offer you during the trial stages the greatest comfort, the vehicles are staffed with only 3 people plus the driver. For people with back problems (eg, intervertebral disc disease) not this trip suitable. Always refer to check before departure of your doctor or health care professional if you have heart and circulation.
The day hikes as well as the stages of the 7-day trek tents are not technically difficult, but require slip resistance and good condition. These stages are not to be underestimated due to the high altitude (up to 4,600 m) and the harsh climatic conditions. The daily walking times are between 3 and 7 hours.
For hiking, you need a day pack in which you carry the essentials (such as wind and rain-resistant jacket, sweater, water bottle, camera, etc.). During the trek we will be supported by a local escort. Animals carry the main luggage and camping equipment. The physical well ensures a cook. The typical diet is simple but the food is plentiful. The hiking days you can additionally be supplied with a small lunch box. Active and comradely assistance in all kind of work (for example, setting up and dismantling the tents) must be granted for all passengers. Please draw any comparisons with the best service and facilities in the classic trekking countries.
In Dushanbe and Khorog you stay in a hotel in the intermediate category, in the Pamirs in typical home stays and during the trek in two-person tents. The private home stays are comfortable but basic accommodation with one or more bedrooms, which are carpeted. You sleep on a mattress on a platform or on the floor. The Homestays offer little comfort and come with clean, but very basic sanitation provided that are usually outside the house. Accommodation in a single room is possible only in Dushanbe and Khorog.
For unforeseen organizational or weather-related problems (such as heavy snowfall, roads blocked by landslides, etc.) on this trip a reserve day is scheduled. There may be changes to the itinerary or the failure of individual program points. Tolerance and community spirit are required for this tour.
At 7,500 m is one of the Central Asian Pamir to the highest mountain ranges in the world. Accordingly, the extreme continental climate here is very dry and rough. In August and September the temperatures during the day values of 20-25 ° C, at night they can fall below 0 ° C. Even in summer, you have to expect not only in the Pamirs in strong sunlight, but also with light snowfall. In the lower elevations, and in Dushanbe, the thermometer can show up to 30-35 ° C.
During the journey you hold are mainly in higher elevations and must guard against weather changes, wind and cold. The very different climatic conditions according to you need both light and warm, windproof and waterproof clothing. For the trek you need stable, solid trekking shoes with good grip. During the cross-country trips ranging from light sport shoes. For the nights in tents a good sleeping bag is required, which should be fit within the comfort range to -10 ° C. A down jacket makes any colder in the morning and evening hours, good services.
Dates and number of participants
Duration 21 days
Number of participants 1-20
Best season: from beginning of April till the end of October