Bam-i-Jahan (Roof of the World) Pamir & Karakorum Highway Adventure

Overview

Tour operates:  Mid May until September

No of days: 23 nights 24 days

Route: Dushanbe-Kalaikum, Khorog, Ishkashim-Langar-Murghab-Karakol-Saray Tash- Lening Peak – Irkishtam pass-Kashgar-Tashkurgan-Khunjerab pass- Hunza valley- Passu- Borith Lake- Gulmit-Karimabad

Transport: 4×4 Jeeps, Van depending on the group size

Accommodations: Hotels with private facilities, home stays with communal facilities

Guide: English speaking local Guides

Tour starting point: Dushanbe Tajikistan

Ending point: Kashgar China

Guaranteed departure: Every Tuesday- Minimum 2 people required

Itinerary

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by your guide transferred to the hotel. Later, city tour of Dushanbe to visit Hissor Fort, the former capital of Eastern Bukhara province. The site has two madrassas (18th-19th centuries). We also visit local bazaar and museums.

Overnight in Guliston Tours hotel (D)

Day 02: Kalaikum

Today we start our journey toward the Pamir over the mountain passes to Kalaikum which is halfway to Khorog.

Overnight at local guest house (BLD)

Day 03: Khorog

Drive to Khorog, the capital of the Gorno- Badakhshan (GBAO) region, along the Panj River which forms the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

Overnight in Serena hotel (BLD)

Day 04: Khorog

In the morning, visit Khorog’s bazaar, museum and botanical gardens. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight in Serena hotel (BLD)

Day 05: Ishkashim Wakhan Valley

Today we drive to Wakhan valley. On the way we visit Yamchun fortress. Later, drive to Bibi Fotima hot spring for walk around the village and in the afternoon, time to relax in the hot spring. Overnight homestay (BLD)

Day 06: Langar

Drive to Langer. En-route we will stop by Namgut village to see the Kah Kah Fortess, from Khushan period.

Later we visit a small museum of local astronomer and poet Sufi Muboraki Wakhoni.

Overnight in home stay (BLD)

Day 07: Murghab

In the morning, visit local shrine Mazor-I Shoh Qambar-I Oftob (Master of Sun). Afterward we drive along the Pamir River via the Khargoshi pass (4344m) to Murghab.

Murgab is the highest village in Tajikistan. It is located at an altitude of 3600 meters. The town lies at the junction of the Pamir highway (that connects the region with Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan) and the main road linking Tajikistan with China through the Kulma pass.

Overnight in homestay (BLD)

Day 08: Karakul

Today you will be driving through the Mountain pass of Ak-Bital to the picturesque lake of Karakul at an altitude of 3,914 m.

Afternoon hike along the shore of Lake Karakul.

Overnight in homestay (BLD)

Day 09: Sary-Mogol (Kyrgyzstan)

Today we cross Kyzyl-Art Pass (4,280 m) which forms the border with Kyrgyzstan and descend to Sary-Mogol village. Sary-Mogol is situated on the foot of Lenin Peak of Pamir-Alay Mountain range.  Exploration the village area. Overnight in Homestay. (BLD)

Day 10: Sary-Mogol – Lenin Peak

After breakfast we drive to Achik-Tash, located at 3600 m above sea level with beautiful views of Lenin Peak. Hiking around the Achik-Tash with picnic lunch. Later in the afternoon return to Sary-Tash village. Overnight in Mirbek’s homestay. (BLD)

Day 11: Irkeshtam Pass to Kashgar

In the morning transfer to Irkeshtam border crossing into China. Where you will be met by our Chinese guide and transfer to Kashgar, the location of the Great Game, is an ancient and popular trading stop on the Silk Road.

Overnight at Qini Bagh hotel new building (BD)

Day 12: Kashgar Free day

Full free day at leisure after big Pamir Adventures.

Overnight at Qini Bagh hotel new building (B)

Day 13: Kashgar Sunday Market

This day is planned to coincide with the famous Sunday market in Kashgar where everything from carpets, blankets, foods, horses, donkeys, sheep and even camels are for sale. A wonderful assortment of people come from all over the region; the population of the town swells by 100,000! This is truly one of the most incredible bazaars in Asia, and a photographer’s paradise. After the market visit Eidgah Mosque, Abakh Hoja Tomb and the old town.

Overnight at Qini Bagh hotel new building (BD)

Hunza valley Extension

Day 14: Tashkurgan

Today we drive to Karakul Lake along the famous Karakorum highway. The scenery along the way is breathtaking. We will be stopping at the Lake where you can enjoy the view of Muztagh-ata Mountains. Optional camel ride or walk around the Lake. Later we continue to Tashkurgan the last Tajik Chinese town between China and Pakistan.

Overnight at Kay2 Hotel (BD)

Day 15: Khunjerab pass- Passu (Pakistan)

After border formalities, we drive to the world’s highest paved border crossing, the Khunjerab pass (4750 m height) between Pakistan and China. On the way, you will view the awesome mountain ranges of the Karakorum and Kunlun mountains. Upon arrival at Sost you will be met by our local Hunza guide and transfer to Passu Village. Welcome dinner at a local family home.

Overnight in the Ambassador hotel (BD)

Day 16: Gulmit- Passu Glacier hike

This morning we visit Passu village and later drive Borith Lake where we enjoy the beautiful scenery. After lunch for those of you who are energetic we will hike to the Passu glacier.

Overnight Borith Lake Guest house (BD)
Day 17: Gulmit

In the morning we drive to Gulmit or Hike over Ghulkin glacier to Gulmit.

Afternoon; visit the local community school, an old house where you can see local ladies making handicraft and carpets

Overnight in Hunza Marco Polo inn (BD)

Day 18: Karimabad-Duiker

In the morning we board on boats toward Karimabad. Midway we transfer to cars and drive to Hoper valley.

NAGARVALLEY – which can be seen from Duiker is on the opposite, eastern side of the Hunza River. This is another fertile valley and is predominantly Shia Muslim. This is one of the world’s fastest moving glaciers at Hoper.

Later return to Duiker village which is just above Karimabad village with stunning view over Karimabad and surrounding peaks

Overnight in Eagles Nest hotel (BD)

Day 19: Duiker Free day or Hike toward Ultar glacier

Early morning wake up enjoy the stunning sunrise over the snow-capped mountains of Ultar (7388m), Rakaposhi (7788m) and Diran (7266m) and other peaks.

Afternoon free at leisure or if you are energetic hike up toward Ular glacier.

Overnight in Eagles Nest hotel (BD)

Day 20: Karimabad

In the morning drive down to Karimabad en-route visit Altit village and Altilt fort. Later visit Baltit Fort which is 700 years, but there have been rebuilds and alterations over the centuries. In the 16th century the Mir (King) married a princess from Baltistan who brought master Balti craftsmen to renovate the building as part of her dowry. The architectural style is a clear indication of Tibetan influence in Baltistan at the time. The rest of the day is free time at leisure for shopping.

Overnight in Hill Top Hotel or Hunza Embassy (BD)

Day 21: Karimabad-Gulmit Gojal

Free morning for shopping and visit, later in the afternoon transfer to Attabad Lake, where we board on boat to Gulmit.

Overnight in Marco Polo Inn (BD)

Day 22: Tashkurgan (China)

In the morning we drive to Sost which is the last border village with China, after border formalities, we will drive by private transport to Tashkurgan where you will meet our Chinese guide and transferred to you hotel

Overnight at Kay 2 Hotel (BD)

Day 23: Kashgar

In the morning, we visit Tashkurgan Fort, dating back from the 14th century. You can enjoy an impressive view of the surrounding fields, mountains, and military complexes from the old walls. Afterwards we continue driving to Kashgar.

Overnight at Qini Bagh hotel new building (BD)

Day 24: Kashgar

Our service will end will airport transfer.(B)

** If you would like to extend your trip in China we can customise it according to your request.**

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Dates/Prices


Tour costs and Dates

We guarantee all tour departures for a minimum of 2 passengers. In order to confirm your booking we will need a non-refundable deposit of 400 USD per person. The final invoice will be sent to you 4 weeks before the tour departure, the final cost dependent on the final group size. If the following dates or the described itinerary does not meet your travel needs, please write to us, we can arrange a customized tour for you.

Tour cost

No of Pax. 2 3 5-6 7-9 Single Supplement
Price in US Dollar per person $5240 $4790 $4080 $3650 $430

Tour departures 2016

Starting Date Ending Date Availability  
16-May 2017 08-June 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
6-June 2017 29-June 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
13-June 2017 06-Jul 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
20-Jun  2017 13-Jul 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
27-Jun 2017 20-Jul 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
4-Jul 2017 27-July 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
11-Jul 2017 03-August 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
25-Jul 2017 17- August 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
01-August 2017 23-Aug 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
08-Aug 2017 31 -Aug 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
15-Aug 2017 07-Sep 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
22-Aug 2017 14-Sep 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
05-Sep 2017 28-Sep 2017 AVAILABLE Enquire Now
 

TOUR COST INCLUDES

All private transfers by 4×4 Jeeps for Pamir Highway,  Cars, Van, Busses for Kashgar and Hunza valley depend on the group size except one way public bus from Tashkurgan to Sost..
Twin sharing accommodation at hotels mentioned above with private facilities, homestays and Guest house with sharing facilities
Meals half board: Key (B) Breakfast (L) Lunches (D) Dinner
All the sightseeing tours as described in the itinerary and entrance fees
Fully escorted by an experienced local English speaking guides in each country
Visa support letters if required

TOUR COST EXCLUDES

Visa Fees.
Expenses in hotels such as laundry, telephone and room service, etc.
Optional activities
Meals, not mentioned above
Personal expanses
Single supplements
Tips for Guides and drivers
Early check in hotels and late checkout
Khunjerab national Park entrance fees
GBAO permit
***Please note that single room supplement is only available at hotels not homestays and Guest houses***

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