(Tajikistan tours & Uzbekistan Combo tour 14 days /13 nights)
Fann Mountains is the most famous natural area in Tajikistan, which is located in the mountains of Central Asia. Fann Mountains are more appropriate for hiking and trekking with your cameras. The most interesting areas for touring are situated between 4000-5000 m. There are several lakes in Tajikistan really worth to visit. The largest lake of Tajikistan is Karakul (the Eastern Pamir). The deepest lake of Tajikistan is Kulikalon lake, Artutch lake, Moutniy, Alauddin, Chukurak. Discover the Fann Mountains of Tajikistan with its famous untouched peaks and turquois lakes, and ancient heritage of the cities of Uzbekistan, where the complete history of the Central Asia was created during centuries. Book Tajikistan tours with Trip Orient local travel agency!!!
Tour itinerary: Europe – Istanbul – Dushanbe – Alauddin – Moutniy – KuliKalon – Chukrak – Artuch – Tashkent – Khiva – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent – Europe
Day 1// Europe – Istanbul – Dushanbe
Fly to Dushanbe by Turkish airlines, overnight at the board.
Day 2// Dushanbe
Flight to Dushanbe. Arrival at night at 03:35 and transfer to the hotel. Here our Tajikistan tours start. The rest of the program can be modifying according to the arrival time of the flight. Discovery of the capital of Tajikistan which is located 850m above sea level, visit of the botanical garden, the place of Ismail Samoni and the local bazaar. Dushanbe is the most beautiful capital of Central Asia and one of the most enjoyable with its mountains in his background.
Day 3// Dushanbe – Alauddin (140 km)
Early in a morning transfer to the Alauddin lake. The road goes through the Zarafshan valley and Posrud river, which incorporates villages, situated in the south-east of Alauddin at 2700 m. Picnic on the road. Arrangements with an accommodation. Take a rest. If the time allows – walk tour around the Alauddin Lake. In the evening, we will meet with donkey man who will carry our luggage next day. Dinner and overnight in tents nearby the lake.
Day 4// Alauddin – Mutniy – Alauddin (6 hour walking)
Breakfast. Going up by a good path to the Lake Piyola, this lake is 130km from the capital, Kuli Piyola are fresh and lively 3500m). Majestic panorama of the beautiful Zamok peak opens up from this point (5070m). Then walk towards to the lake Moutnyi, the road goes though the village shepherds. This trip takes you to watch the peaks of mountain Fanskiy: Zamok peak (5070 m), Paygamber peak (4938 m), Energiya peak (5120 m), Chimtargha peak (5498 m) and Kaznok pass (4040 m). Picnic is on the road. Descent to the camp. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 5// Alauddin – KuliKalon ( 6 hour walking)
Breakfast. Ascent to the highest point of Alauddin pass (3860 m), for a spectacular sunrise over the Chapdara (5050 m), Adamkul (4700 m) and Maria (4970 m). Picnic, come back to the camp.Climb up to Alouddin pass (3860m). At Mariay we can see all the glaciers and lakes of Kulikalon. Picnic on the way. Get dawn to through Dushakha lake to Kulikalon (2900m) (5-6 hours work).Dinner and overnight in tents on the shore of the lake.
Day 6// KuliKalon – Chukurak (6 hour walking)
Breakfast. Early morning pilgrimage to Chukurak pass (3180 m). Walk through Chukurak lake. It is possible fishing. You will have a look mine Florida, Picnic and descend to the lake Chukurak (2450 m), We will be meet with the local people which live in the village in the area. Return to the camp. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 7// Chukurak – Artutch ( 6 hours walking)
Breakfast. Descending to Artuch town which is located North-East of Kuli Kalon. The road goes around the lake through the Kuli Kalon area, Picnic and accommodation in an home-stay. Dinner and overnight at home-stay.
Day 8// Artuch – Bekobod (Oybek border)– Tashkent (350 km)
Breakfast. Drive to cross the border Uzbek (300 km). Finish Tajikistan tours. You will be met by one of Trip Orient representatives and transfer to the hotel. After lunch we are invited to our first visit Tashkent. We start sightseeing tour from the Independent square and Amir Temur square which is new city. We continue our travel to the old part of city through Kukeldash madrassah and “Chorsu” bazaar. We continue to visit of touristic attractions: Khast-Imam, the madrasah Barak-Khan where is kept the Uthman Qur’an (VII), the mosque Tilla-Shaiyh, the mausoleum Kaffel-Shashi as well. Dinner is served at a local Restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9// Tashkent – Khiva
Transfer to Tashkent airport is after an early breakfast. Flight Urganch is around 1 hour 30 minutes. Upon arriving to Khiva you will visit the main attraction in Khiva. On the tour we visit the entrance gate of fortress “Ata Darvaza” in Itchan-Qala and others architectural monuments in Khiva: Kunya-Ark, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Arab-Mukhammadkhan Madrasah, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, the minaret of Islam-Khoja, Tash-Khovli, the Palace and Khan’s Harem, Kaltaminar, Juma mosque, Caravan saray as well as the local bazaar in nowadays. After 6 hours of guided visit we have few hours by our self to keep exploring this magnificent place. Dinner is served at one of the Khorezm restaurants. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 // Khiva – Bukhara (480 km)
After breakfast at the hotel. We drive to Bukhara through the desert Kyzyl Kum, riding 6-7 hours. Lunch is served at local “Tchayxana”. At late afternoon we will arrive in Bukhara. Transfer to the hotel we check into. Rest of the afternoon is at your own leisure. Optional afternoon tour: relax or take a tour in Bukhara and dinner is served at a local gourmet restaurant, overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 // Bukhara
Optional morning activity: we start travel by private bus from hotel across Bukhara. We travel on the main park of the city and Ismail Samanid mausoleum, Chasma- Ayub mausoleum, to Bukhara local bazaar, Ark Fortress or town citadel and Bolo-Khauz mosque. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. After lunch we begging Bukhara city tour, on this tour we visit the old madrasah Miri-Arab, Poi-Kalon Ensemble including the minaret Kalyan, Taqi Zargaron (trading dome of the jewelers), Taqi Telpak Fouruoshon (trading dome of the of the haters), ToqiSarrafon (trading dome of the money changers), Ulug-Bek madrasah, Abdulaziz-khan madrasah, Magoki Attori mosque, Labi Khaouz complex. Tonight dinner is served at local restaurant, here we enjoy Uzbek cuisine. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 // Bukhara – Samarkand (300 km)
Early morning departure to Samarkand at 05:00 by train. Meeting at the Samarkand train station. After breakfast we will visit of the mausoleum of Guri Emir (Tamerlane’s Tomb), Registan Square – one of Central Asia’s most iconic sights Ulugbek, Sherdor and Tillakori madrasahs. We will wander through this incredible city, taking in such sights as Bibi-Khanym mosque and the town’s excellent bazaar Siyab. Lunch is served at local restaurant. Visit the Wineries “Xorvenko” . Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13 // Samarkand – Tashkent (or Samarkand to Istanbul)
After breakfast we take a 10 minute ride above the Afrasiyab remains and archaeological expedition, and also we visit “Afrasiyab” museum and observatory “Ulugbek”. After lunch we will have time to explore the Samarkand silk paper workshop “Meros”. Transfer to the railway station at 17:00. Arrive in Tashkent and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14 // Tashkent – Istanbul – Europe
Transfer to the airport and fly to the Europe via Istanbul.