Tajikistan miracle: Tour 8 Destination: Tajikistan Duration: 6 days Places to visit: Dushanbe - Seven Lakes - Penjakent - Iskanderkul Lake - Hissor
Day 1: Dushanbe We are glad to see you in Tajikistan. At the airport you will meet the driver and travel for the city tour. On arrival, you will have an opportunity to visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament and walk to National park, Ministry of Inner Affairs and see the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. In the second part of day you will visit Central Museum and Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. Then visit our special Asian bazaar and get inspiration of local life full of oriental goods. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Seven Lakes We will drive today to the Fannsky Gory (Fann Mountains) over pass Shahriston (3 378 m) as one of the most prevalent hiking areas. Then we will have a tour to the Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes), about 60 km south of Panjakent. Here you will have a short hiking tour and admire a gorge where 7 lakes are located. On the way you will get acquainted with local people and exchange culture. Night is in a homestay.
Day 3: Seven Lakes - Penjakent In the morning we will travel to Penjakent. The city of Penjakent is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a charming Zeravshan river valley found in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent was one of the most significant cultural and crafts centers of Sogd and called "Central Asian Pompeii". It was a well-organized city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses bedecked with paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. In addition, travelers will enjoy seeing the remains of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshiper's church. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Penjakent - Iskanderkul Lake Our tour today is to high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul of 2 255 m. a. s. l. It is placed in the famous Fann Mountains. This excellent area is one of the best places of Central Asia where we can walk along it beaches. We will hike 40 minutes to see a waterfall. Tajikistan takes the second place among the CIS countries for volume of water resources and has the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Night is in a homestay.
Day 5: Iskanderkul lake - Dushanbe - Hissor In the morning we will travel to Dushanbe. The way drives over Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. On this way you will see mountain passes and have photo stops. The second half of the day is dedicated to a travel to Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries), 35 km from Dushanbe. The fortress used to be the dwelling of the representative of the Emir of Bukhara and was situated on a high hill and was well defended with 1 m thick walls. In past times there was a pool and a garden and transversely from the fortress there was a market square with a caravan serai and shops. On the way we will find the recently restored monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Flight In the morning is transfer to the airport.
Early check-in - 30 $ Single early check-in - 50 $
Half board - 75 $ Full board - 150 $
English speaking guide - 480 $ per group
Service includes: - Transport - Accommodation: Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3* Seven Lakes - Home stays Penjakent - "Umariyon" Hotel 3* Iskanderkul Lake - Home stays - Entrances to all museums - Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include: - Visa - Full board - Single rooms - Early check-in - Travel insurance - English speaking guide