From Dushanbe to Badakhshan - 12 days, ALL INCLUSIVE

Fabulosity of the East contains in its fairy possessions, which for thousands of years have lived in souls of peoples of the whole world and which have real parentage; however until now — even in conditions of the development of science and technology — they are still remain undisclosed, mysterious and mythical.
Hundreds of these legends have/had taken place on the territory today’s Tajikistan — with the participation and contribution of the ancient Tajik nation.
Some of legends which have cultural, historical features visualize (covered) in this travel program.
WELCOME TO TAJIKISTAN, JOURNEY TO THE FAIRY LAND!

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Duration

12 days

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  • What's included :
    • 12x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 11x Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Sarez Lake
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Dushanbe airport or North border – Panjakent / Samarkand

      Stop At: Dushanbe, Dushanbe
      The beginning of the tour: tourists on the territory of Tajikistan: Dushanbe airport or North border – Panjakent / Samarkand
      - Visiting objects: ancient settlement Sarazm – Rudaki Mausoleum and Museum; At once lunch
      Sarazm is an ancient town. It dates back to the 4th millennium BCE and is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sarazm was the first city in Central Asia to maintain economic relations with a network of settlements covering a vast territory from the Turkmenistan steppes and the Aral Sea (in the northwest) to the Iranian Plateau and the Indus (in the south and southeast).

      Rudaki composed poems in the‌ modern Persian alphabet and is considered a founder of classical Persian literature. As it seems, Rudaki was the first person to combine different roles that were yet distinguishable entitles in the 9th century royal court: musician, poet and declaimer/reciter, and copyist. The museum is of more interest, however, for its display of textiles and costumes, the frescoes found at Ancient Penjikent and the Neolithic tools from nearby Sarazm

      - Return to Dushanbe, hotel accommodation;
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 2: Nation Palace – Flag Square – National Museum – Rudaki Park – Dusti Square

      Stop At: Dushanbe, Dushanbe
      DAY 2:

      - Breakfast at hotel
      - Visiting objects: Nation Palace – Flag Square – National Museum – Rudaki Park – Dusti Square – Memorial complex of Ismoil Somoni – National Library – State Emblem Square – Observation deck Dushanbe–Plaza; At once lunch
      Monument of Ismoili Somoni — who is the founder of the first Tajik state. To the right of the monument is the Rudaki Park—the most beautiful and green park of the city, where you can breathe a fresh mountain air, enjoy the variety of trees, read books in the open air, as well exercise or just have a walk with friends. To the left of the monument is the National library — the largest library in the Central Asia. The area of the library occupies 45 thousand square meters, the width of the building is 52 meters, and the length is 167 meters. The flagpole was confirmed as the world's tallest by the Guinness Book of Records, but was soon overtaken by the 165 m Dushanbe Flagpole in Tajikistan. Tajikistan's national museum is housed in an impressive modern building with an elliptical roof and giant atrium. The collection encompasses three main sections – natural history, archaeology and contemporary fine arts – and displays include minerals (including a giant mineral tree), dioramas of snow leopards and Marco Polo sheep, suits of amour and musical instruments
      - Return to the hotel; supper
      Duration: 7 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 3: Park "Navruzgoh" – Kohi Navruz – Mausoleum of Mavlono Yakubi Charkhi – Park IRAM (Botanical garden)

      Stop At: Dushanbe, Dushanbe
      DAY 3:

      - Breakfast at hotel
      - Visiting objects: Park "Navruzgoh" – Kohi Navruz – Mausoleum of Mavlono Yakubi Charkhi – Park IRAM (Botanical garden) – Park Aini; At once lunch
      Complex "Kohi Navruz" - Initially buiding "Kohi Navruz" (Palace of Nowruz) was planned as a teahouse, but during the construction become into a palace. "Kohi Navruz" has - 12 unusual halls, each of which is made in a special style. The complex has an art room, a banquet hall, a lounge room with carved stone trim, plaster room decorated with mirrors, two VIP rooms. The height of the main building - 46 meters, and the area of "Kohi Navruz" with 12 rooms, surrounding pavilions, fountains and the trestle beds – is about three hectares. Botanical Garden is located in Ismail Somoni district in Dushanbe and exits to the west side on the edge of the river bank –Dushanbinka. In the botanical garden are collected samples of trees and bushes from almost all corners of the world, many of which are already included in the Red Book of Nature. Botanical Garden is one of the places of rest of citizens and place for educational tourism. Sadriddin Ayni Park is located on the high and spacious terrace where the mountain river Varzob bursts into the city, foamingly leaving the steep ravines of the Varzob canyon. There is S.Ayni’s mausoleum in the center of the park, decorated with colored Marble.
      - Departure to Bokhtar, hotel accommodation; supper
      Duration: 8 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 4: Visiting objects: Hill "Qurghon" Museum of Bibi Khanum

      Stop At: Qurgonteppa, Tajikistan
      DAY 4:

      - Breakfast at hotel
      - Visiting objects: Hill "Qurghon" Museum of Bibi Khanum – the Central square, a monument of Ismoili Somoni – Hill of Ajina-Tepe (Vakhsh District); At once lunch
      The city of BOKHTAR , HILL “Qurghon” — a symbol of the city, the watchtower of the late 19th century. The hill on which it is built is considered artificial and it dates back to the IX-X centuries.

      “Bibikhonum” Museum of Historical and Regional Studies of Qurghonteppa City to visitors. The museum was opened to commemorate the ancestors of Qurghonteppa city and also to celebrate 1100 years since the Samanides state was created. The museum has collected over 2400 historical artifacts from the Qurghonteppa area since it opened 15 years ago. The history of Qurghonteppa city dates back over two thousand years, however, there has never been any archaeological excavation in or around “Qurghon” hill.

      The Buddhist monastery Ajina Tepe in Tajikistan was considered the Monument of the World Heritage. The giant horizontal statue of "Buddha in nirvana", located in the eastern corridor is quite remarkable. Today it is one of the most prominent Buddhist relics in world culture. As Litvinsky said, the monastery Ajina Tepe tells about the history of the Vakhsh valley, as a part of the ancient country, named Baktria, later Tokharistan.

      - Return to Bochtar / hotel; supper
      Duration: 8 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 5: Visiting objects: on the road,Museum district Dangara,teahouse "Khorramshahr",Fortress and Museum of Hulbuk;

      Stop At: Danghara, Tajikistan
      DAY 5:

      - Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Kulyab
      - Visiting objects: on the road – Museum district Dangara – teahouse "Khorramshahr" – Fortress and Museum of Hulbuk; At once lunch
      The Dangara museum is settles down in a new building of the cultural center of the area, constructed in 2001 where together with it are library, musical school and a department the registry office. In the central hall of a museum the exhibition, devoted lives and activity of the President of Republic Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon and its role in an establishment and development of independence of the country is developed.

      The ancient fortress and site of ancient settlement of Hulbuk is in Vose district of Hatlon region in settlement Kurbonshaid. The huge territory in IX century between Vahshem and Pjandzhem was occupied with area of Huttal. During the most ancient period of the history of Huttal was a part of Bactria

      - Arrival in Kulyab, hotel accommodation; supper
      Duration: 8 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 6: Visiting objects: the Mausoleum and the Museum of Mir Sayid Alii Hamadoni Central square is the Regional Museum

      Stop At: Kulob, Kulob, Khatlon Province
      DAY 6:

      - Breakfast at hotel
      - Visiting objects: the Mausoleum and the Museum of Mir Sayid Alii Hamadoni Central square is the Regional Museum; At once lunch
      Right in the center of Kulob in the park zone with centuries-old plane trees stands the memorial complex of Mir Sayid Ali Khamadoni - the poet, philosopher and thinker of the 14th century. His son Muhammad, numerous relatives as well as Shaikh Shokhi Tolikoni from Afghan city Tolukan, the former inspector of the mausoleum and the mosque are also buried there. State institution «National Museum Complex of Kulob» was established on September 7, 2006 year in celebration of 2700 anniversary of city of Kulob. The complex includes the historical museum of local lore 2700 anniversary of Kulob, the museum of literary heritage written Mirsaid Ali Hamadoni and house museum of national poet Saidali Valizoda. Every year the museum is visited by over 20 million visitors both local and foreign guests
      - Departure / arrival in Darvaz district, hotel accommodation; supper
      Duration: 8 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 7: Visiting objects: Central square of Darvoz district – Ancient city Karon

      Stop At: Kulob, Kulob, Khatlon Province
      DAY 7:

      - Breakfast at hotel
      - Visiting objects: Central square of Darvoz district – Ancient city Karon; At once lunch
      Tajik and Russian archeologists in 2012 found in the territory of Darvoz district of Badakhshan Mountain Autonomous region the ancient town – Karon. From year to year after the discovery of the archaeological town "expanded". Now there found temples, fragments of five-domed church fire temple water, two temples of the wind, windmill, a fragment of the holy book of the Zoroastrians "Avesta", the remains of a large area for polo, halls, administrative and residential buildings. Ruins are found in the ancient town, which is supposed to be one of the largest mountain "residences" of local kings.
      - Departure / arrival in Khorog. Hotel accommodation; supper
      Duration: 8 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 8: entral town – Botanical garden – Healing spring "Garmchashma" (Ishkashim District);

      Stop At: Ishkashim, Ishkashim, Gorno-Badakhshan Province
      ​​​​​​​DAY 8:

      - Breakfast at hotel
      - Visiting objects: Central town – Botanical garden – Healing spring "Garmchashma" (Ishkashim District); At once lunch
      Khorog Park is one of its attractions. Getting here is quite easy-is on the main street of the city. Feel free to contact any passer-by, who will be happy to tell and show the way. The park is very quiet and cozy place. You can walk through the quiet park Lombardy popular, spending time on the benches, swim in the pool in the middle of the park, sit on a café - terrace partially over handing the rapid Gunt
      shkashim District is one of the 28 districts of BadakhshaN Province in eastern Afghanistan. The district is roughly V-shaped and lies northeast of the Panj River where its course turns from west to north. It is bordered on the south and west Afghanistan across the Panj River and the lower Pamir River and on the north by Roshtqal'a District. There are short borders with Shughnon District to the north and Murghab District to the east. The Shakhdara Range is along the northern border with Roshtqal'a District and the north-south Ishkoshim Range is along the district's eastern border. The Garm-Chashma resort constructed in 1957 next to mineral water springs. It is the most well-known balneological resort of Pamir. The curative properties of Garm-Chashma mineral water is recognized far beyond the country. Hot mineral water spring Garm-Chashma (hot spring) is located 2,325 m above the sea level, on the western slope of the Shahdarya Ridge in the average watercourse of Garm-Chashma river. The age of the spring is over few thousand years. The mineral water rises on the surface from great depths in the form of gushing forth small and large jets of 10 cm to 1.5 m. One jet gives from 5 to 7 liters of hot water a second. The water is muddy from limy deposits with and contains balls of calcium
      - Return to Khorog / hotel; supper
      Duration: 8 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 9: Visiting objects: Lake "Sarez" – mountain hike-nature;

      Stop At: Sarez Lake, Murghab Tajikistan
      DAY 9:

      - Breakfast at hotel
      - Visiting objects: Lake "Sarez" – mountain hike-nature; At once lunch
      Sarez Lake is a lake in Rushon District of Gorno-Badakhshan province, Tajikistan. Length about 75.8 kilometres (47.1 mi), depth few hundred meters, water surface elevation about 3,263 metres (10,705 ft) above sea level and volume of water is more than 16 cubic kilometres (3.8 cu mi). The mountains around rise more than 2,300 metres (7,500 ft) above the lake level
      - Accommodation in the Hostel; supper
      Duration: 8 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 10: isiting objects: Shopping and Crafts – Central market and other remarkable sights of Khorog;

      Stop At: Khorog, Khorog, Karotegin Province
      ​​​​​​​DAY 10:

      - Breakfast at the hostel
      - Return to Khorog
      - Visiting objects: Shopping and Crafts – Central market and other remarkable sights of Khorog; At once lunch
      Most active in the mornings, in common with most regional bazaars, this teeming market by the river overflows into stalls shaded by colourful umbrellas around the main bazaar building. Several stands sell woollen crafts, including traditional socks, and the attractive red or green velvet Pamir hats are also on sale. Some 5km west of Khorog, a bridge linking Afghanistan with Tajikistan crosses the river at the point where the Gunt merges with the Pyanj. Every Saturday Afghan traders are usually permitted to cross the bridge onto an island in the middle of the river to participate in a weekly bazaar. Offering an interesting way to observe Afghan traders at work, the market is often suspended if security tensions in the region escalate. De Pamiri - this fair-trade craft shop sharing the PECTA building showcases work by dozens of Pamiri artisans with excellent felt rugs and bags, musical instruments, palas (woven goat-hair carpets) and embroidered skullcaps. Right in Central Park, Chor Bagh is the most attractive place to enjoy a drink in town with a great open-air pavilion perched above the river for those balmy summer evenings.
      - Return to the hotel; supper
      Duration: 8 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 11: Way back: Khorog – Dushanbe, on the way visit mountain springs;

      Stop At: Khorog, Khorog, Karotegin Province
      DAY 11​​​​​​​:

      - Breakfast at hotel
      - Way back: Khorog – Dushanbe, on the way visit mountain springs; At once lunch
      - Overnight in the district of Darvaz / supper; hotel accommodation

      Duration: 8 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 12: Departure to Dushanbe;

      Stop At: Dushanbe, Dushanbe
      DAY 1​​​​​2:

      - Breakfast at hotel
      - Departure to Dushanbe; At once lunch
      - Wire offer: international airport of Dushanbe
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
      • Dushanbe Airport, Dushanbe Tajikistan
      Departure Time :
      8:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Bunyod-Tour

    Activity ID: V-232151P6

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