Norak tour 8
Duration of tour: 8 days
Highlights: Kyrgyz border - Karakul Lake - Murgab - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake - Yamg - Khorog - Kalai Khum - Norak - Dushanbe
Day 1: Kyrgyz border - Karakul Lake - Murgab
We are glad to see you on Norak tour 8. You will be met by driver at the border and transfer to Murgab. You will pass over mountains and high passes. Drive over Taldik pass of 3615 meters and see magnificent view of panorama on tours. Pamir Tract is located the light-blue lake of Karakul of 3, 815 m and means "The Black Lake". Karakul is the uppermost large mountain lake of the world, apart from those in Tibet and Titicaca. Later on, we will drive to Murgab. It is worth saying that if you are in Tajikistan and don't visit Murgab, it means you came in vain. It is called "the Roof of the World". You will drive over the highest Ak Baital pass of 4 655 m. Afterwards is transfer to a hotel.
Day 2: Murgab - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake
The next day of tour will start by travelling to Yashil Kul and Bulunkul (Blue lakes), strained on the altitude of 3 700 meters above sea level, located in the Murghab region. We have no doubt you will like it on tours. The color of water in Bulunkul is a subtle inter-play of violet and dark-blue in the sunlight, where fish are available too in it. Travelers can see yaks, a sole species of domestic animals giving milk and meat products. Then you will drive over Naizatash pass (4 137 m). Night is in a homestay.
Day 3: Bulunkul - Yamg
The tour will start by driving to Yamg. On the way you will drive over Khargush pass of 4 344 and see stunning view of panorama. We are sure it will not leave you indifferent on tours. Travelers will see wildlife as Turkestan rat, tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves as well as Marco Polo sheep which is the largest sheep in the world and a strong population of the highly scarce snow leopard. We are sure you will like to learn more about it on tours. Night is in a homestay.
Day 4: Yamg - Khorog
In the morning, we will drive along Tajik-Afgan border to Khorog. Here you will see the Pamirs of sky-scraping, snow-capped, grand mountains, see-through clear blue waters of lakes and rivers, wide valleys and bone-dry deserts. The highest mountains of the world as "the Roof of the World" will not leave you indifferent. The land of Pamirs is located at elevations from 3 500 to 4 200 meters above sea level. Pamirs are perchance one the few areas in Central Asia where earliest ethnic and cultural peculiarities of the Pamir people occur. Over the years, societies were remote from each other by blocked mountain ranges, and industrialized into distinct reserves with dissimilar dialects and occasionally separate or unlike languages. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 5: Khorog - Kalai Khum
The tour will start by drivinh to Kalai Khum village. You will see the high rocky mountains over 6 000 meters and only 1 road was imaginable to be constructed. Fleeting via the Pamirs, the tourists will see outstanding view of nature and take photos. We are sure you will not regret if you travel in Tajikistan. Visitors will learn more about culture and traditions of this area. On the way we will stop in small villages in order to see local people. Human settlements are situated on both sides of the river in narrow mountain valleys. On the other side of the river you can see Afgan stony villages and gardens. Night is in a home stay.
Day 6: Kalai Khum - Norak - Dushanbe
Today we will drive to Dushanbe along Afghanistan border. You will drive over Shuraba pass of 2 267 m. On the tour you will be impressed by unique mountains of Territory of Pamir Mountains inspired the world's greatest explorers as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. We will drive along natural border - Pyanj River. You will be impressed by the white and blue mountains and take vibrant photos. Here you will see Norak water reservoir, simply Tajik Sea. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Dushanbe
Today you will have the city tour. Start to visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Later on, you can walk in National park where you can admire taking photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and see the biggest National Flag in the world of about 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. The tour will be continued visiting the Gurminj Museum famous for its traditional musical instruments. Don't miss to see our Asian bazar. You will find there everything want. Transfer to a hotel for rest.
Day 8: Flight
Norak tour 8 is finished. Flight for the next destination.
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10- pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 240 $
04 pax - 755 $
06 pax - 845 $
08 pax - 695 $
10 pax - 760 $
Single - 70 $
Half board - 105 $
Full board - 210 $
English speaking guide - 880 $ per group
Murgab - "Pamir" Guesthouse
Bulunkul - Home stays
Yamg - Home stays
Khorog - "Lal" Guesthouse
Kalai Khum - Home stays
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- GBAO permit
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide