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  • Pamir Highway
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  • Karakul See

Pamir - On The Traces Of Marco Polo

Marco Polo visited the Pamirs and brought entirely unknown treasures and fabulous stories to Europe. Even today, the treasures of Asia have a great cultural importance and the nature there is invaluable. With this tour, you can bring history to life.

Tour’s plan by day (itinerary):

Jeeproute: Dushanbe - Kalai Khumb - Rushan - Khorog - Garm-Chashma - Ishkashim -Yamchun - Vichkut - Langar - Vrang - Yamg - Khargush pass (4344 m) - Murghab -  Ak-Baital (4655 m) - Karakul - Madian - Bulunkul - Sumantash
Trekkingroute: Sumantash - Marjanay - Yashilkul lake - Langar - Batchor
Jeeproute: Batchor - Khorog - Kalai Khumb - Dushanbe

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

Day 2
Today we are out and about around the city's cultural sites. We plan to visit the museum with its remarkable collection of Bactrian era artefacts, the bazaar and take a leisurely stroll along the city's leafy boulevards.
Overnight in Hotel Dushanbe.

Day 3
Drive to Kalai-Khumb. Untill Obigarm good road, afterwards worse, slow driving only possible.
10-12 h. by car
Homestay in Kalai-Khumb

Day 4
Drive from Kalai khumb to Rushan and south to Khorog along the riverside of Panj (Tajik-Afghan border) and enjoy the nice views of the beautiful Afghan villages.
6-7 h. by car
Overnight in guesthouse in Khorog

Day 5
Visit of Khorog:Botanical garden, museum, park, bazaar, afternoon drive to Garm-Chashma and relax at the hot spring.
Overnight: Homestay in Garmchashma

Day 6
Garmchashma- Ishkashim - drive to Yamchun the same day. On the way to see: Fortress and shrine of Shohi mardon, 2 km upper Vichkut in the village of Yamchun is the place where is the Fortress and hot spring of Bibifotimai Zaro (named after a daughter of prophet Mukhamad) which is useful for different diseases.
6 h. by car
Overnight in Pamiri house in Vitchkut

Day 7
Drive to Langar you’ll see the Buddhistic temple and caves in the village of Vrang also shrines and in the village of Yamg there is a solar calendar and the museum of Muboraki Wakhoni who was a philosopher, poet.
2 h. by car
Overnight in Langar Pamiri house.

Day 8
Visiting the site of petroglyphs located in the distance of two hours walk on the cliff of mountain. Sightseeing in the village, visiting local museums and shrines.
Overnight in Langar Pamiri house

Day 9
Drive from Langar via Khargush pass (4344m) to Pamir highway M41, then via Alichur valley to Murghab.
6-7 h. by car
Overnight in homestay in Murghab

Day 10
From Murghab over the Akbayital pass (4655m) to lake Karakul.
4-5 h. by car
Overnight in Karakul guesthouse

Day 11
Drive from Karakul via Murghab to Eli Su hot spring in Madian.
6 h. by car and 2 h. trekking
Overnight in traditional Yurt or homestay at Eli Su

Day 12
Drive from Eli Su along the Murghab river to M41 then to Bulunkul.
5-6 h. by car
Overnight in homestay at Bulunkul lake

Day 13
Drive from Bulunkul up to Sumantash. Start trekking from here.
1-2 h. by car
Trekking (4-5 hours)
Overnight in tents near Marjanay

Day 14
Continue trekking from Marjanay along Yashilkul Lake up to the Dam of Yashilkul
Trekking (5-6 hours)
Overnight in tents at the Dam of Yashilkul

Day 15
Trekking from the Dam of Yashilkul through a small pass down to the Gunt river.
Trekking 4-5 h. / cross the river by horse Overnight at the riverside in Langar (pasture)

Day 16
Treking from Langar along the Gunt river to Bachor village.
5 h. trekking
homestay in Bachor

Day 17
Reserve day (Reserve days are used by the group leader for rest or in case of bad weather).

Day 18
Drive from Bachor to Khorog. After the long trip have a rest, In the evening a traditional concert with dancing.
3 h. by car
Overnight in guesthouse in Khorog

Day 19
Drive from Khorog to Kalai Khumb.
5 h. by car
Overnight in guesthouse Kalai-Khumb

Day 20
Drive from Kalai Khumb to Dushanbe.
10 h. by car
Overnight in Hotel Dushanbe

Day 21 - Departure
Transfer the group from hotel to airport.



Pamir - On The Traces Of Marco Polo

Basic equipment:

  • Travel backpack with approx. 70 litres of volume
  • Day backpack with approx. 10 litres of volume
  • Ankle-high climbing boots with profile sole
  • Water bottle with 1 litre of capacity
  • Suitable travelling clothing (T-shirt, trekking trousers, travelling socks)
  • Warm additional clothing (pullover, cap, gloves)
  • Active protection and solar protection (headgear, sunglasses, solar cream)
  • Forehead lamp or torch
  • Personal medication and mosquito protection
  • Sleeping bag

Additional recommended equipment:

  • Nordic walking poles
  • Penknife
  • Photo equipment, films, binoculars
  • Comfortable shoes or sandals
  • Clothes for swimming
  • Rain protective covering for the backpack
  • Functional laundry
  • Trekking trousers (water resistant, windproof)
  • Rain jacket with hood (water resistant, windproof)
  • Sweets

Pamir - On The Traces Of Marco Polo

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from 3.649,00 €

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from 3.649,00 €

The tour’s cost includes:

  • Meeting / departure at the airport
  • Transport on the route
  • Meals on the route
  • Equipment (tent + mat)
  • The guide-interpreter
  • Horses and Porters (guide assistants)
  • Entry fees according to the programm
  • National park fee
  • 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 GBAO
  • Meals in the city (depending on selection of accommodation)

Additional Service (not included in the tour price):

  • Flight tickets
  • Visa - from 25 €
  • GBAO Permition - from 30 €


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.

Pamir - On The Traces Of Marco Polo