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Tajikistan 5 days tour Dushanbe-Iskanderkul-Penjikent

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Many travelers come to Tajikistan to get to know the famous Pamir Highway. Some of the best guided tours in Tajikistan take adventurers on this famous highway, which passes through high passes and deep valleys of the Pamir Mountains. Due to the harsh climate in the Pamirs, there are relatively few inhabitants and therefore the landscapes are among the cleanest and most untouched in the world. Karakul, a lake formed in a meteor crater, is also a popular destination. Or visit Iskanderkul, a turquoise lake in western Tajikistan, surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges. If you’re an adrenalin lover who wants to raft or hike, or just looking for a place to hide from the onslaught of civilization, everyone in Tajikistan will find something for themselves.

Tajikistan is the only Persian-speaking country in Central Asia and feels different from its neighbors. In the lower, flatter country to the north are Khujand, Penjikent and Dushanbe, known as shopping centers on the Great Silk Road, with a long tradition of craftsmanship, literature and intellectualism. In the Pamir Mountains, where the villages are isolated by the rough terrain, the villages have their own dialects and traditions. In general, the people of Tajikistan are open, friendly and welcoming to foreigners. Be sure to try the traditional Tajik cuisine, which is especially tasty if prepared by locals at home.

If you are looking for an adventure or a vacation in a new location, our accompanying travel packages in Tajikistan will satisfy your needs. Advantour has many years of experience in the countryside and offers tours in Tajikistan in small groups with scheduled appointments that offer the best value for money without sacrificing quality or experience. Or let us put together the perfect package for a private trip or trip that will visit all the places that interest you on your own schedule. Whatever your choice, a visit to Tajikistan is an unforgettable experience.

Departure & Return Location

Tashkent International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

one Hour Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in 4 star hotel Dushanbe, 4 star hotel in Kujand, 3 star hotel in Penjikent
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • visa Fee
  • Any Private Expenses

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Itinerary

Day 1Osh – Batken - Khundjand 300 km till border

After breakfast drive to Batken town which is a border town with Tajikistan. Cross the border Gulistan to drive to Khudjand. On the way visit to Khistervarz, Kayrakum to see Tajik sea.
Dinner and overnight in the hotel Firuz 4*.

Day 2 Khujand

Breakfast. Khujand is the capital of northern Tajikistan and the second largest city in the country. The city’s history dates back to ancient times. In the opinion of historians legendary city of Alexander-Eskhata (Alexandria Extreme) was constructed by Alexander the Great on the place of the present Khujand (the 5th century BC) and become the city of highly developed culture, important commercial and crafts center. Sighseeing the city: museum, western market Panjshanbe and mavzoleum ShayhMuslihiddin
Lunch. Drive to Arbob palace, national teahouse. Evening walking in the park name after Kamol Khujandi. Dinner and overnight in the hotel Firuz.

Day 3Khujand – Istarafshan –Dushanbe

Breakfast. Drive to Dushanbe.
On the way Drive to Istarafshan city: Istaravshan is a museum city, the ancient center of trade and crafts, one of the most ancient cities of the Central Asia. The ancient sentiment Mugteppa was located on the territory of Istaravshan. Mugteppa was the residence of the local aristocracy who erected there numerous palaces distinguished by original expressive architecture. The evidence of that was found in Bundzhikat (Kala and Kakh-Kakh) and Chil’khudzhra settlements which had fortified structures with palaces and cult buildings decorated with paintings and carved panels. For example in Bundzhikat the archaeologists found the painting with the image of a she-wolf feeding two babies – the symbol of contacts between the West and the Orient. During the years of Arabian sovereignty Istaravshan became a province Arabian Caliphate. Sightseeing the city: Madrasa Kuk-Gumbaz, Old city, mosque Shohi Zinda
Lunch. Drive to Dushanbe via pass Shariston, tunnel Shahriston 6km, Zarafshon valley and Anzob pass with tunnel Isticlol 5km. Dinner. Overnight in the hotel Atlas 4*.

Day 4Dushanbe – Gizar – Dushanbe 30+30km

Breakfast. Sightseeing the Dushanbe city: Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means “Monday” in Tajik (Persian language), and the name reflects the fact that the city grew on the site of a village that originally was a popular Monday marketplace. Situated at the confluence of two rivers, Varzob and Kofarnihon.
Navruz palace – includes the exhibits on history, natural history and art.
Museum of ethnography – professional showcase of 20th centure Tajik art. The collection includes pottery, carpets, cloaks, embroidery, jeweler, musical instruments, woodwork and more. Sleeping Budda. Monument Somoni and park Rudaki.
Lunch in local restoran.
Hissar fortress 30km outside of city – the remains of an 18th century fortress, occupied until 1924 is located in 30 km west of Dushanbe. Dinner. Overnight in the hotel Atlas 4*.

Day 4Dushanbe – Iskandarkul lake - Panjakent

It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

Day 5Penjikent city – border Jartepa – Samarkand

Breakfast. The city of Penjikent (“five villages”) is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a picturesque Zeravshan river valley. Quite possibly the five villages started the history of this remarkable city which originated in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent of that time was one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd. It was even named “Central Asian Pompeii”.
Sightseeing the city will include.
Museum of Rudaki – As Penjikent is a birthplace of Abu Abdallah Rudaki, considered by many to be the father of Persian Poetry.
Ancient Penjikent – ruines of old Sogdian town founded in 5th century and abandoned in th 8th century by arabs. Foundations of houses, a citadel with a couple of Zoroastrian fire temples and city bazaar are visible in the excavated ruins.
Lunch.
Sarazm settlement – 5500 years .Drive to the border.

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