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Tajikistan Discovery

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Tajikistan Discovery

Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan sprawl across the vast expanses of Central Asia but are still hidden from many visitor’s minds, despite offering outstanding beauty, simplicity and a feeling of complete remoteness. The allure lies in the heritage of the Silk Road, where ideas, culture and people flowed from East to West, and in the green field backcountry and sweeping mountain landscapes that play host to the traditional nomadic lifestyle. Journey through cities featuring crumbling reminders of Soviet occupation and influence and out into the stunning wilds, where the ancient history of these long-lived nations – Persian and Mongol, Buddhist and Muslim – becomes clearer. While political and military forces have battled over these regions, life in these isolated areas has changed little in the past centuries – the families you will stay with in their homes have remained, while empires have fallen.

Activities
  • Osh - Suleiman's Mountain
  • Osh - Bazaar
  • Tajikistan - Karakul Lake
  • Langar - Petroglyphs
  • Vrang - Buddist Stupa
  • Ptup - Yamchun Fort
  • Khorog - Regional Museum
  • Khorog - Pamir Botanical Gardens
  • Khorog – Bazaar
  • Dushanbe - City Tour
  • Dushanbe – Hissor Fort
  • Dushanbe – National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan
  • Samarkand - Shakh-I-Zinda
  • Samarkand - Registan
  • Samarkand - Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum
  • Samarkand - Bibi-Khanym Mosque
  • Samarkand - Paper making workshop & home cooked lunch
Highlights
  • Experience the legendary hospitality of Central Asia. With five nights spent across Tajikistan's excellent homestay network, you'll immerse yourself in local life.
  • Skirting the border with Afghanistan, get glimpses of the other side, from the hair-raising Afghan-built footbridges (ovrings) to the exotic imports on display in Khorog's local bazaar.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch as you take in the splendour of Karakul, the largest lake of some 800 in the Pamirs.
  • Soaring along the iconic Pamir Highway is an unforgettable experience, especially in fine weather when the mighty peak of Muztag Ata rears its head.
  • Discover Tajikistan's capital while learning more about the country's fascinating past with included visits to the Hissor Fort and National Museum of Antiquities.
  • The much-photographed Registan in Samarkand is one of the true pinnacles of Islamic architecture. You'll be wowed by the scale, grandeur and beauty of the monuments to iconic figures such as Tamerlane and the Persian influenced madressas, mosques and mausoleums.
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
About Intrepid Travel
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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Jun 13, 2023 through
Aug 15, 2023
16 Nights from
$3,460.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7488468
May 26, 2023 through
Jun 11, 2023
16 Nights from
$3,595.00 (USD)
Per Person
7588522
Sep 01, 2023 through
Sep 17, 2023
16 Nights from
$3,595.00 (USD)
Per Person
7488248
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Bishkek
2 Chychkan/Toktogul/Kok Bel
3 Osh
4 Sary Tash
5 Kyrgyzstan/Tajikistan Border Crossing – Murgab
6 Langar
7 Ptup
8 Khorog
9 Khorog
10 Kala-i Khum
11 Dushanbe
12 Dushanbe
13 Penjikent
14 Tajikistan/Uzbekistan Border Crossing – Samarkand
15 Samarkand
16 Tashkent
17 Tashkent
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.