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Samarkand – Penjekent – Samarkand 2 day trip

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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

  • Accommodatiom in 3 star hotel in Penjikent
  • Transport in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan side (Sedan car up to 3 pax, 4 and more in VAN)
  • Local guide
  • Entry fees to the sites and museum

Price Excludes

  • Photo and video fee
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Visa fee (available online)

Complementaries

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

Day 1Samarkand-Penjikent 60 km-Marguzor lake-Penjikent 70+70 km

Samarkand-Penjikent 60 km-Marguzor lake-Penjikent 70+70 km
Breakfast. Drive to the border. Crossing the border. Meet your Tajik guide and driver
Drive to Marguzor lake 70km. Marguzol lakes: Seven beautiful lake. The first lakes name’s Mizhgon (eyelash) – Multi-coloured, one of the most beautiful Marguzor lakes. The Soya (shade) second lake and third lakes Husher (vigilance) at height 1700м. The fourth lakes name’s Nofin length 3,5км, depth 70m. The fifth lakes Hurdak. The sixth lakes Marguzor – length of lake 5км, depth of 80 metres, height on a sea level 2139м. Seventh Lake-Hazorchashma (one thousand sources) at height 2400м, length 4,5км and depth 85м.
Picnic near the lake. Drive back to Penjekent city. Dinner and overnight in the hotel Umariyon 3*.

Day 2Penjikent city-Samarkand 60 km

Breakfast. Drive to Penjikent. 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.
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.
Sarazm settlement – 5500 years
Lunch. Local market and Drive to the border Jarteppa. Crossing the border. Drive to Samarkand.

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