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Rafting On The Vakhsh River


The river Vakhsch is one of the largest rivers in Tajikistan with a length of 786 kilometers and is called " Amazon of Tajikistan " by the lokal people. The origins of the Vakhsch is one of the highest peaks of the country: Pik Korschenewski ( 7105 m) and flows together with the river Piandj in Amurdarya river. In its banks you can find 569 mountain lakes with a total square of 1737 km², which are mainly located at an altitude of 2800-3500 m. Along the river, you may experience the diversity of nature Tajikistan : High mountain slopes in a variety of colors and shapes; deep, mystical canyons; fabulous mountain valleys with colorful flower meadows and the unique flora and fauna of the natural reservoirs " Tigrovaja Balka ".

Rafting on one of the largest rivers in Tajikistan and camping on the banks of the river. Mainly peaceful river sections are chosen for the tour, thus the tour doesn't require advanced knowledge and is for anybody a great mix of challenge , adventure and nature .  

Tour duration: 5 days
- Length: drive - a 360 km, 70 km boat ride
- Difficulty category Rafting - 1
- Hiking average per day: 3-6 hours
- The group will be accompanied by: 3 instructors, 3 Assistants
- Age requirement for the tour: 18 years and older

Tour's plan by day (itinerary):

Day 1 – Arrival:
Welcome to Tajikistan! Your plane arrives in Dushanbe airport, where You will be receipted and transfered to the hotel. For the rest of the day You can rest or discover Dushanbe by Yourself.

Day 2:

Meeting at the office in Dushanbe, introductory conversation, official moments.  Occupancy: at 10:00 of local time. Lunch. Instruction. Obtention of equipment. Unwanted baggage should be left in the luggage room. Dinner.

Day 3:
A. Jomi district - Adzhar district, covering - 48 km

Day 4:
A. Jomi district - Adzhar district, covering - 48 km

Day 5:
Adzhar district, Garauti Bridge, covering - 22 km

Day 6:
Garauti Bridge – Tigrovaya Balka, mileage - 25 km by car

Day 7:
Tigrovaya Balka  – Dushanbe, mileage - 160 km by car

Day 8 - Departure:
Transfer to the airport.
We wish you a pleasant flight.



Rafting On The Vakhsh River

Basic equipment:

  • Large travel bag 70 liter capacity
  • Daypack with 10 liters volume
  • sleeping bag
  • Comfortable shoes for rafting (neoprene shoes, sandals)
  • Wind and water resistant suit
  • Water bottle with 1 liter capacity
  • Expedient hiking clothes (T-shirts, trekking pants, hiking socks)
  • Warm extra clothing (sweaters, hats, gloves)
  • Rain and sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Flashlight
  • Personal medication and mosquito repellent
  • Things for personal hygiene

Additional recomended equipment:

  • pocket knife
  • Photographic equipment, films, Binoculars
  • Comfortable shoes or sandals
  • bathing suit
  • Rain cover for your backpack
  • functional underwear
  • About pants, windproof, waterproof and breathable
  • Rain jacket with hood, windproof, waterproof and breathable

Provided  group equipment:

  • Rafting facility trimaran
  • to provide the safety the group is accompanied by a safety catamaran
  • group med-kit
  • 2-3 persons high-quality tents
  • drybegs (waterproof bags)
  • fire and cooking utensils
  • big tent
  • portable bath
  • Special personal equipment: helmets, paddles, life-jackets, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, personal dishes


Food supply:

Throughout the rout the food is cooked on a fire by accompanying personnel.


The route does not require any special training; the experience of rafting is desirable, but not mandatory condition. Some stamina and communication skills are required. It is important to defer to the experienced guides’ opinion in emergency situations. To help in daily bivouac works is welcomed (firewood, campfire, putting up tents). Each participant is obliged to observe safety precautions and follow the instructions of the instructor. Tourists are desirable to be vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis.
The route passes through sparsely populated and unpopulated areas, deprived of civilization benefits. The tourist should be ready to travel and not be afraid of hiking conditions and weather adversity.


Rafting On The Vakhsh River

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The tour’s cost includes:

  • Meeting / departure at the airport
  • accommodation and dining at base camp
  • Meals on the route
  • transport services within the program
  • Camping- and rafting equipment hire
  • Accompanying staff service
  • Hotel in the city
  • Meals in the city (depending on selection of accommodation)


The tour’s cost does not include:

  • Flight to/from Tajikistan
  • Visa and visa support
  • Registration
  • Meals in the city (depending on selection of accommodation)
  • Alkohol drinks

Additional Service (not included in the tour price):

  • Flight tickets
  • Visa - 25 €


If requested we can offer you an additional programme for free days, or combine different tour offers (not contained in the tour price). Please note your requestions in the comment or in the e-mail.




Rafting On The Vakhsh River

Rafting On The Vakhsh River