Tajikistan miracle: Tour 7 Destination: Tajikistan Duration: 5 days Places to visit: Dushanbe - Seven Lakes - Penjakent - Hissor
Day 1: Dushanbe Welcome to see you in Tajikistan. Upon arrival at the airport and travel to Dushanbe. Today you will have guided city tour and visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. You will have time to walk to National park to make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. In the afternoon you will visit Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments as well as our famous Asian bazar. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Seven Lakes We will travel to the Fannsky Gory (Fann Mountains). The way to the lakes goes over pass Shahriston (3 378 m) as one of the most popular hiking areas. You will do a day tour to the Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes), about 60 km south of Panjakent. This place is perfect for short hiking. See gorge where 7 lakes are located of different colors. On the way you will meet local people and learn more about their lifestyle. Overnight is in a homestay.
Day 3: Seven Lakes - Penjakent This tour will start by travelling to Penjakent. The city of Penjakent or so called "five villages" is situated in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a striking Zeravshan river valley and appeared in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent in ancient times was one of the most imperative cultural and crafts centers of Sogd and called "Central Asian Pompeii" with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses adorned with paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. See remains of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshiper's church. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 4: Penjakent - Dushanbe - Hissor On this tour we will travel to Dushanbe over Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. On the way you will have a lot of photo stops. In the afternoon we will travel to Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries), 35 km from Dushanbe which in past times used to be the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara and located on a high hill and was well defended with 1 m thick walls. In addition, there was a pool and a garden and transversely from the fortress there was a busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. In Hisar we will see the recently restored monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 5: Flight In the morning is transfer to the airport. We hope you liked this tour.