Places to visit: Bishkek - Toktogul - Osh - Batken - Khujand - Iskanderkul Lake - Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum - Khorog - Yamg - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake - Murgab - Sary Tash - Osh - Bishkek
Day 1: Bishkek - Toktogul
Our manager will pick you up at airport. You will get the car and in the morning you start drive to Toktogul town. It is located near the biggest reservoir in Kyrgyzstan of the same name. The road passes through the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. During your transfer be prepared for amazing views of the impressive mountains and gorges. Today you will see amazing panorama views form Tue Ashuu pass that is more than 3 000 meter high. This road is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. You will have many photo stops to remember this day. Your dinner and night will be in a guesthouse.
Day 2: Toktogul - Osh
In the morning we will drive to Osh city. The journey takes about six hours and again you will drive along a mountain road. On the way we will visit Djalal Abad town and its famous Uzgen Tower. This tower was built in 11th century by Karakhanids. There are also mausoleums that were used as burial chambers for the leaders. The whole road will surprise you with its celestial mountains and excellent panoramic views. We will make many photo stops to remember this tour for a long time. You will really enjoy it! This night you will spend in a hotel.
Day 3: Osh - Batken - Khujand
In the morning is transfer to Tajik border trough Batken town. Today we will drive to Khujand city. On the way we will visit Istaravshan and its mosque. Khujand is the second largest city of Tajikistan. It is situated on the Syr Darya River at the mouth of the Fergana Valley. The population of the city is 149,000. It is also the capital of the northernmost province of Tajikistan, now called Sughd. You will visit in the afternoon a Cultural Palace of Khujant. At this place the first president of Tajikistan was chosen. Also we will go to see Central Mosque that is situated in the middle of the city. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Khujand - Iskanderkul Lake
Our trip today is to high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.). It is situated in the famous Fann Mountains. This fabulous area is one of the best places of Central Asia. After arrival to the lake you will go for a walk along it beaches. Also we will hike 40 minutes to see a waterfall. Tajikistan takes the second place among the CIS countries for volume of water resources: it has the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 5: Iskanderkul - Dushnabe
In the morning is drive to Dushanbe via Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. The road will go over a mountain passes and you will have many photo stops. The second half of the day is dedicated to a guided city tour. First of we will visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, House of parliament and Jomi theatre. After it we will walk in National park to make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world - 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. After excursion in Central Museum you will have lunch. Then you will visit to Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. Dinner will be in a traditional restaurant where you try Tajik food. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Dushanbe - Norak - Kalai Khum
Today we will drive to Kalai Khum village. You will see Norak water reservoir that is called Tajik Sea. The highest point of the day is Shuraba pass (2 267 m) and after drive along Afghanistan border starts. This part will amaze you by its unique mountains - it is already Territory of Pamir Mountains. Over the centuries, the Pamirs have inspired the world's greatest explorers - Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. And now you also have a chance to travel here. You will drive along natural border - Pyanj River. Having visited the Pamirs, many travellers called this giant mountain system the ocean of white and blue mountains. This night you will spend in a home stay to see the way of local people's life.
Day 7: Kalai Khum - Khorog
In the morning we will drive to Khrorog. It is perhaps one of the tiniest cities on the map of the world. It is surrounded by rocky mountains from all four sides. The town was built on the confluence of the 3 rivers where Shokhdara river and Ghund river flow into Pyanj river. On the way to Khorog you will meet Pamir people. A number of anthropological features set the Pamir people apart from the Tajik people. Among the Pamiris, there is a high percentage of people with blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes. Pamirs Mountains are the highest mountains in the world with human population after the Himalayas in Tibet. Life in the mountains made traditions of local people different from Tajik people. Dinner is in a restaurant. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 8: Khorog - Yamg
Today we will drive along Tajik-Afgan border to Yamg village. Situated in in the heart of Asia, the Pamirs are a corner of sky-scraping, snow-capped, majestic mountains, transparent clear blue waters of lakes and rivers, wide valleys and bone-dry deserts. For hundreds of years, people have called these highest mountains of the world as "the Roof of the World". Today you will understand why. The land of Pamirs is located at elevations from 3 500 to 4 200 meters above sea level. Pamirs is perhaps one the few areas in Central Asia where ancient ethnic and cultural peculiarities of the Pamir people exist. Over the years, communities were isolated from each other by impassable mountain ranges, and developed into separate enclaves with different dialects and sometimes distinct or different languages. Dinner and night is in a home stay.
Day 9: Yamg - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake
The most beautiful lakes of the Pamirs are Yashil Kul and Bulunkul (Blue lakes), stretched on the altitude of 3 700 meters above sea level, are situated in the Murghab district. Today we will spend a night near them. The color of water in Bulunkul is a subtle inter-play of violet and dark-blue in the sunlight. Species of fish like are found in abundance in the lake. There is the opportunity to see yaks, a unique species of domestic animals, sharing features of cow and sheep, traditionally used as a beast of burden apart from giving milk and meat products. On the way to the lake you will drive over Khargush pass (4 344 m). Dinner and night is in a home stay.
Day 10: Bulunkul - Murgab
They say in the Pamir: "to arrive here and do not see Murgab is like not visiting the Pamirs at all". After all, by the Roof of the World, we mean Murgab. In the morning we will drive to this town. On the way you will drive over Naizatash pass (4 137 m). At the flat landscape of desolate Murgab there are dozens of peaks with absolute altitude over 6 000 meters above sea level. Often the landscape of Murghab is compared to the surface of the Moon by visitors, viewing the scene with outsiders' eyes. Indeed, this comparison speaks to the unrepeatable experience of being in Murghab and the uniqueness of the place. The desolate and high-altitude climate of Murghab is almost Arctic. Dry air, short and cool summers and almost snowless, severe, freezing winters characterize the weather. Dinner and night is in a guesthouse.
Day 11: Murgab - Sary Tash
Right on the highway of the Pamir Tract is situated the light-blue lake of Karakul (3, 815 m), the name of which can be translated as "The Black Lake". On the way to the lake you will drive over the highest Ak Baital pass (4 655 m). Karakul is the highest large mountain lake of the world, excluding those in Tibet and Titicaca. The lake is situated in a meteorite crater and surrounded by swampy and wet meadows and bogs with a rich flora and fauna and several endemic species. Flooding, melting permafrost and buried ice sheets shape the landscape with small hillocks and a large variety of small creeks and water courses between 3 500 and 4 000 m. The rich plant cover is grazed by wild and domestic ungulates. Crossing Kyrgyz border. Night is in a home stay.
Day 12: Sary Tash - Osh
Today we will drive from Sary Tash village to Osh city. The road will go along amazing mountains and high passes. On the way you will drive over a high mountain pass - Taldik. It is 3 615 meters high! You will never forget the amazing views of the road and mountains around it. With 93% of mountains in Kyrgyzstan, nomadic life in remote places - our country is a real paradise for people that are in love with mountains and unusual cultures. In Osh city you will go for a walk there and visit the most famous place - Suleiman Mountain. Suleiman Too (Solomon's Mountain) is situated in the center of the city and it is considered to be a pilgrimage place for local Muslims. According to the legend, biblical prophet Solomon (Suleiman in the Koran) was buried at the foot of it. Night is in a hotel.
Day 13: Osh - Bishkek
Today we will drive back to Bishkek along the same road as you come. 93% of Kyrgyzstan is mountainous with nomadic life in remote places - our country is a real paradise for people that are in love with mountains and unusual cultures. The route takes you along roads that wind along incredible gorges. During your drive be prepared for amazing views of the impressive mountains and gorges. Today we will see some nomads that still live in this region. Night is in a hotel.
Day 14: Flight
In the morning our manager will make airport transfer for you.
If you dream about self-drive tour in Kyrgyzstan, you can use Toyota 4Runner. This is four-wheel drive car which is just perfect for our mountainous roads. Many of our clients use this car and they are very glad and happy with it. There is AC in the car and this is very comfortable and high enough for the high mountainous roads. It has three seats for the customers and enough space for the luggage. When you use our car rental services, you can also book an accommodation or a guide, and have 24 hours support of our managers.
Lexus GX470 is a perfect combination of space and comfort. By this car you can drive over high mountainous passes like Tosor or Arabel and at the same time you will be comfortable on the asphalt road like the road around Issyk Kul Lake. Our customers that used Lexus GX470 were very happy and they could visit a lot of beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan.
One of the most popular cars for self-drive tours is Lexus LX470. If you have a big family, or a group of friends, or you need more space for luggage inside the car - this is a perfect solution for you. By this car you can drive over high passes and visit remote places and beautiful destinations of Kyrgyzstan.
Toyota Land Cruiser 200
Many people come to Kyrgyzstan to have a self-drive tour. One of the best cars that we can offer is Toyota Land Cruiser 200. This is a big-size car where you have enough space inside to get your tents, sleeping bags or chairs, and other equipment that you need during the tour. And also, at the same time you will have enough space to feel comfortable in it. Toyota is a world famous brand which is used in adventurous trips and we are happy to offer you this car in Kyrgyzstan.
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Tours to Tajikistan is one of the oldest countries in the world. It is famous for the Pamir Mountains with a lot of opportunities as Tajikistan off road tour; hidden in their bowels the healing mineral springs and the cleanest lakes. Also in the ancient cities through which the Great Silk Road once passed, where travelers will be met by ancient and majestic monuments.