Day 1. Oybek border – Hujand – Penjikent city (355 km, 6 hrs)
Border formalities and meeting with Tajik guide and driver. Driving to Hujand city for lunch and further to Penjikent city. Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse.
Day 2. Penjikent sights and to the Seven lakes (130km, 5hrs)
After breakfast city tour in Penjikent and view Ancient City of Penjikent where the Zorastrian fire-worshippers lived. Ancient Penjikent museum visit. Visit to Zerafshan Handicraft Store followed by lunch by the river.
PM Drive to Seven Lakes territory in the Fan Mountains, meeting with shepherds, watching carpet makers and stopping at the Sixth Lake with the option to walk to the Seventh Lake. Enjoy a Moomiya presentation at Nofin, where treatment by the ancient method of using mountain rock plants can be viewed. Homestay at Fourth Lake farmhouse with tapchan supper, suzanni wallhangings and warm hospitality.
Day 3. Seven lakes – Iskanderkul – Dushanbe (344km, 5 hrs)
After breakfast driving to Iskandarkul lake. Picnic at the shore lake. Lake of Alexander, the biggest lake of the fan mountains. According to one legend, Alexander created the lake by damming the river in order to annihilate a village which has opposed him. In the surroundings of Iskanderkul lake, we will walk to 5 springs, to Zmeinoe lake and to 38 m high waterfall which is known as “Fan Niagara”. Later today driving to Dushanbe and check-in at the hotel. Evening excursion, dinner and walking in the Independence Square, where you can see the flagpole, which entered to the Records of Guinness Book as the tallest flagpole in the world (H165m), a monument of the funder of first tajik state – Ismail Somoni and a building of the biggest library in Central Asia, 9 floor, withт over 11 million books.
Day 4. Dushanbe – Gissar fortress – Dushanbe (70km, 2hrs)
Early hotel check out and drive to Hissar fortress – one of the lord’s palaces of the Bukhara Emirate(110km, 3hrs). This fortress is surrounded by monuments and mausoleums XVII-XVIII centuries. Driving back to Dushanbe and transfer to airport.
Starting from: 795$
Tajik LOI is offered for Free if you purchase this tour.
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