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.
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Border Jarteppa – Panjakent – Iskandarkul lake- Saritag valley (180km)
Breakfast. Meet in the border. Drive to Iskandarkul lake.
You will see Fan Mountains, consist of Zerafshan and Hisar range – a popular tourism and mountain climbing area in Tajikistan. There are about 100 passes in height from 3200 to 5060 m (Mirali). The Fan Mountains are the highest part of Zeravshan range with 11 peaks above 5,000 m with sharp fantastical pointed forms. In the bosom of these mountains are about 30 lakes, the largest of which are Iskandarkul, and the most beautiful and picturesque, famous for the unique play of colors – Kulikalon.
Iskandarkul lake: length – 5км, width – 3,5км and depth to – 80м, located at height 2250м. The heart of Fan mountains, the treasure of Tyan-Shan, a scenic Iskandarkul lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Tajikistan. Having emerald green and blue color. A fast flouring Iskandar-darya river flows from the lake, forming a marvelous and gorgeous waterfall, so called the “Fan Niagara” that falls from the height 38 meters.
Walking near the lake. See waterfall
Walking near the lake. Drive to Saritag valley 8km far from lake.
Dinner and overnight in the guest house.
Saritag valley – Iskandarkul lake – Penjekent city – border 180km
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
Drive to the border. Transfer to Samarkand.