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6-Day Dushanbe, Iskanderkul & Panjakent Tour
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, History, Homestay

  • Duration

    6 Days

  • Language

    English

  • Activity Level

    Easy

Description

Explore Dushanbe, a mountain capital with easy day trips from the capital that puts you up close with an impressive landscape. Boat in the Iskandarkul lake, one of the most beautiful lakes of Fann Mountains in Northern Tajikistan. Roam through Panjakent city, one of the most ancient and historical cities of Central Asia. Sign-up for the journey of beautiful lakes to the mountains that will remain in your memories for a lifetime!

Highlights
  • Explore Dushanbe
  • See beautiful lakes of the Fann Mountains
  • Tour of the historic city - Panjakent  
  • Private tour with a local expert guide
  • Hassle-free airport transfers in a minivan 
  • Day 1: Arrival at Dushanbe Airport expand_more
    • Welcome upon arrival by a local representative at Dushanbe Airport.  

    • Transfer to hotel. If time permits and you arrive early, begin your tour the same day with a local expert guide. 

    • Visit one of the biggest National Flag globally, 165 meters tall, Central Museum and the Rudaki Park.

    • After lunch, visit the Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments and Asian Bazar (Market) to buy fresh produce for further travel. 

    • Have dinner in one of the best traditional restaurants where you get to try Tajik food.

    Overnight in Dushanbe

    Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

  • Day2: Dushanbe - Panjakent expand_more
    • Early morning, drive to Panjakent via Istiqlol tunnel. The city of Panjakent is located in the north of Tajikistan in the Zarafshon River valley. 

    • See the Fann Mountains, the highest part of the Zarafshon range and one of the most popular mountain climbing area in Tajikistan.

    • Visit Sarazm, one of the oldest cities of Central Asia, 5500 years old, UNESCO sight, and the Museum of Rudaki (the founder of Persian literature). 

    • Learn about the history of Panjakent, one of the cultural and crafts centres of the Sogdia empire. It was even named "Central Asian Pompeii" оf which only remains - dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the home of craftsmen, and fire worshipers’ church.

    • Try the traditional pilaf (rice dish) of Panjakent.

    Overnight in Panjakent

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 3: Panjakent - Seven Lakes expand_more
    • Travel to the Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes) - a beautiful wilderness with perfectly calm lakes. 

    • Explore one of Central Asia's most popular hiking areas. Seven lakes are located in the Fann Mountains, in the gorge of the Shing River. The colour of the lakes is pretty and different.

    Overnight in Guesthouse near Seven Lakes

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 4: Seven Lakes – Iskanderkul expand_more
    • Depart Seven Lakes and travel to Iskanderkul (approximately 6 hours drive) through spectacular mountain scenery. 

    • Visit Iskanderkul Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in Tajikistan, at an altitude of 2195 m. It was named after Alexander the Great, who allegedly visited here on his way from Central Asia to India.

    • After arrival at the lake, go for a walk along its shores. This is an amazing place to have a rest.

    • Hike to see a waterfall, called the “Fann Niagara” that falls from 38 meters high. 

    • Visit Kuli Moron (Snakes Lake).

    Overnight in Iskanderkul 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 5: Iskanderkul – Dushanbe expand_more
    • Return to Dushanbe via the Anzob pass and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery all along the way. 

    • En route, take memorable pictures for your travel album.

    Overnight in Dushanbe

    Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 6: Departure expand_more
    • Transfer to Dushanbe International Airport, and your journey through the Fann Mountains comes to an end.
What's Included
  • Transport (air-conditioned minivan)

  • Meals as per the itinerary

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary 

  • Licensed English-speaking Tajikistan tour guide-interpreter

  • Mineral water (1Litre per day per person)

  • Entrance tickets 

What's Excluded
  • International air tickets

  • Alcohol

  • Personal expense

  • Tips and gratuities

Meeting Point

Dushanbe International Airport, Titov Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From
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USD 497.00 / adult

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