Tour 1: Majestic Light
Duration: 5 days
In short: Dushanbe – Seven lakes – Penjakent – Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe
On arrival you will be met by the driver in the airport and then transferred to Dushanbe. The day will start by having a city tour. You will visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. After that we will drive 35 km to visit Hisor fortress (VII–XVII centuries). There are fortified areas and citadel belonging to the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara. This amazing site located on a high hill of 1 m thick walls and loopholes for guns and cannons. Inside the complex were a pool and a garden. In addition there was a busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. To one side from the entrance there was a gate with its two big towers. You will see the recently restored monuments of “Madrasa I Kuhna” (new school of 16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of “Mahdumi Azam” (16th century). Afterwards we will visit Botanical garden and Victory Park. You will be impressed by the wonderful panorama view on the city. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe – Seven lakes
Today we will to the beautiful Fannsky Gory (Fann Mountains). You will drive through Anzob pass (3 372 m) and capture wonderful panorama vies. This place is very famous in Central Asia due to hiking. Then you will visit Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes). It is about 60 km south of Panjakent. We will have time to go for short hiking. After that you will drive the road along a gorge where 7 lakes are located. These stunning lakes are situated on different altitudes and have different colors. You will meet locals there and learn more about their culture. We have no doubt it will be interesting for you. Night is in the hotel.
Day 3: Seven lakes – Penjakent
In the morning we will star drive to Penjakent via pass Shahriston of 3 378 m. The city of Penjakent or so called "five villages" is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan near outstanding Zeravshan river valley. It is important to note that the five villages made in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent city was one of the most significant cultural and crafts centers of Sogd, the second name of which is "Central Asian Pompeii". There was a city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses decorated with paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods which were found only in the last century. You will have the opportunity to see all of them in your tour as the remains of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshiper’s church. It will be pleasant trip. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Penjakent – Dushanbe
We will drive to Dushanbe in the morning. Dushanbe is the capital of Tajikistan. It is situated at the confluence of two rivers: Varzob and Kofarnihon. Archaeological remnants were found in the 5th century BC and say that Dushanbe was more than a small village until the early 20th century. Also there was a large bazaar held on Mondays, called Dushanbe-Bazar, which means Monday in the Persian language or the second day after Saturday.
Day 5: Flight
Morning transfer to airport.
01-04 pax – Toyota 4Runner / Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax – 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax – 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax – 790 $
04 pax – 470 $
06 pax – 475 $
08 pax – 395 $
10 pax – 410 $
Single – 85 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $
Half board – 65 $
Full board – 130 $
English speaking guide – 445 $ per group
Dushanbe – “Meridians” Hotel 3*
7 Lakes – Homestay
Penjikent – “Umariyon” Hotel 3
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
If you want to find out more about places included in this tour – please read below.
For more details – click on the NAME of the place.
Dushanbe is the capital city of Tajikistan, located along the Varzob (Dushanbinka) river.
Flagpole of Dushanbe is the highest national flag in the world of 165 meters.
Ismail Somoni monument is the state treasure of antiquity, located in the north of Tajikistan.
Rudaki Park is a city garden with a greened alley and attractions.
Hissor fortress is a historical landmark and the pride of all Tajik people.
7 lakes strike everyone with the saturated and ever-changing color of water.
Nezhigon is the turquoise water that fills the deep hollow seems to have frozen.
Soya looks like a shadow among its turquoise waters.
Gushor is one of the most scenic lakes in Northern Tajikistan.
Nofin attracts with its boundless view among the mountains.
Khurdak is located on 1870 meters above sea level on the southern slope of the Gissar Range.
Marguzor where the dome of a snowy mountain hovering over a lake glows with a gentle halo.
Hazorchashma – “thousand springs” is fed by the waters of two rivers and streams.
Old Panjakent is one of the easternmost settlements of the Sogdiana Empire.