Tajikistan Explorer

Bishkek - Dushanbe

18 days through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
FROM: $2960 USD + 400 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
Wild Camp 1 night
Basic Hotel 7 nights
Yurt Camp 1 night
Guesthouse 2 nights
Camping 1 night
Camping without facilities 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 14, Lunches x 7, Dinners x 7
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
JTP
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Perfect for those seeking an outdoor adventure, the countries of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are wild and rugged and home to some of the most striking mountain scenery and multi-hued lakes along the Silk Road. We'll drive across high mountain passes to remote villages and traditional communities and get a taste of the semi-nomadic lives of the local people.

Tajikistan is dominated by two mountain ranges, the Pamirs and the Fann Mountains, and this trip features a 3-day trek among the latter, where we'll wildcamp by the beautiful and iridescent Bibijant and Alaudin Lakes.

In towns like Osh and Khorog we'll explore well-stocked markets and bazaars and marvel at the range of spices and merchandise on offer.

Wildcamping in the remote lands near Toktogul Lake
Explore the city of Osh, Kyrgyzstan's most famous market town and oldest city dating back 3000 years.
Follow the famous Pamir Highway driving over the Kyzyl Art Pass at over 4200 metres it is one of the highest and most remote border crossings in the world.
Overland through to Tajikstan's spectacular Lake Karakul
Drive through the spectacular Pamirs to the famed Wakhan Corridor
Spend 4 days winding your way along the Panj River waving to villagers across the border in Afghanistan and enjoying the stunning mountain scenery.
Discover Khorog and its well stocked bazaars, visit the popular Pamir Botanical Gardens and enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Wildcamping on the shores of stunning Iskanderkul Lake
3 days trekking and wild camping in the Fann Mountains

A physically challenging trip with some long drive days, wild camping, and long-distance trekking, often at high altitudes, but you'll be rewarded by the natural splendour of this predominantly mountainous country.

Day 1 - Bishkek (7th August 2020)

Border Information: if joining in Bishkek, you will most likely enter Kyrgyzstan at Bishkek Manas International Airport (IATA code: FRU).

There will be a pre-departure meeting at 10:00am - please look out for a note from your leader at the reception of the joining hotel upon arrival with more details about this important meeting. Your leader will need to carefully check your visas and GBAO permits at this initial meeting.

The rest of the day is free for you to explore this relaxed and atmospheric city.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Bishkek before the start of your trip with us - please contact your sales agent if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Bishkek.

In Bishkek we will stay in a comfortable hotel with good facilities.

*Important note - do not bring any medicines containing tramadol, codeine, temazepam, morphine or opiates to Central Asia. These are illegal in all circumstances in most of Central Asia and you will risk arrest. If in doubt about a particular medicine, please do not bring it. See the notes at the bottom for more details.*


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Toktugal Lake (8th August 2020)
Day 3 - Osh (9th August 2020)
Day 4 - Osh (10th August 2020)
Day 5 - Tulpar Kol Lake (11th August 2020)
Day 6 - Murghab (12th August 2020)
Day 7 - Langar (13th August 2020)
Day 8 - Ishkashim (14th August 2020)
Day 9 - Khorog (15th August 2020)
Day 10 - Khorog (16th August 2020)
Day 11 - Khalaykhum (17th August 2020)
Day 12 - Kulob (18th August 2020)
Day 13 - Iskanderkul Lake (19th August 2020)
Day 14 - Fann Mountains (20th August 2020)
Day 15 - Bibijanat Lake (21st August 2020)
Day 16 - Alaudin Lake (22nd August 2020)
Day 17 - Dushanbe (23rd August 2020)
Day 18 - Dushanbe - End Date (24th August 2020)

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07 Aug 20 Bishkek
24 Aug 20 Dushanbe
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$2,960 USD + 400 USD Kitty

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02 Jun 21 Bishkek
19 Jun 21 Dushanbe

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06 Aug 21 Bishkek
23 Aug 21 Dushanbe

$3,030 USD + 400 USD Kitty

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