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Tajikistan Discovery

Kyrgyzstan,  Tajikistan,  Afghanistan,  Uzbekistan

Tour length 17 daysFrom Bishkek to Tashkent
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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.Important Notice: The border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is not open at the moment. We will review the status of trip operation about 3 months before departure and inform our customers accordingly.This is the ultimate Central Asian road trip. Travellers who enjoy the journey even more than the destination will get the most out of this trip.This trip visits places as high as 5000 metres above sea level, which can cause altitude sickness, regardless of age or physical health. Please see the ‘Medical andHealth Information’ section of the Essential Trip Information details on travelling at altitude.The varied terrain of Tajikistan also makes for extremely varied weather. Temperatures can range from below freezing to over 40ºC so check the weather forecast online before you visit and pack accordingly.Medical facilities can be as far away as 2-3 days' drive at times, as some locations are very remote. During this journey the group will spend time in remote areas without home comforts or easy access to medical facilities. You will need to have excellent physical health to join this trip and consult with your doctor before travelling if you have any ongoing illnesses or injuries.In the Pamirs you'll stay in local homestays, with the whole group often sleeping in one large room on mattresses on the floor. Bathroom facilities are outdoors, and it won't be possible to take a shower every night of the trip.Daily drives range from 3 to 10 hours in duration. Depending on traveller numbers, the group may be split into two vehicles. Though the longer travel days and single night overnight stays can be tiring, you'll be in a private vehicle, and much of the scenery in this part of the world is simply stunning.
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Tour ID 82793
Tour length 17 days
Group size 12
Age range 15 - 99

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Day 1: Bishkek
Day 2: Chychkan/Toktogul/Kok Bel
Day 3: Osh
Day 4: Sary Tash
Day 5: Kyrgyzstan/Tajikistan Border Crossing – Murgab
Day 6: Langar
Day 7: Ptup
Day 8: Khorog
Day 9: Khorog
Day 10: Kala-i Khum
Day 11: Dushanbe
Day 12: Dushanbe
Day 13: Penjikent
Day 14: Tajikistan/Uzbekistan Border Crossing – Samarkand
Day 15: Samarkand
Day 16: Tashkent
Day 17: Tashkent

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Carbon emission, kg/CO2
(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
10
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