SIN/KUL HY553 1145/1255
KUL/TAS HY554 1435/1930
Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight Tashkent the capital of Uzbekistan via Kuala Lumpur. On arrival proceed for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast transfer to the Uzbek-Tajik border. After border formalities, your Tajik guide will meet you on the border and drive to Khujand city, one of the oldest city in Central Asia. In the afternoon visit the Central Mosque and Cultural Palace of Khujand.
Today we’ll drive to Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan. The road to the lakes will go over mountain passes including Anzob pass (3,372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. In the afternoon visit Rudake Park, National Library, White House, National Sate Seal, House of Parliament and Jomi Theatre. Take a walk in National park to see Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world – 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Also visit Archeological Museum and Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. Dinner will be in a traditional restaurant where you get to taste traditional Tajik food.
After breakfast, drive to KalaiKhumb village via mountain road and high pass of Khoburubot Pass (3 252) known as Western Pamir Tract. The road goes through the most picturesque river valley and amazing gorges in the terrain, where one can stop for rest and photo stops along the many small villages along the way. Meet the Tajiks who are by nature hard working, hospitable, and kind-hearted. Dinner will be served in local restaurant.
In the morning we will drive to Khrorog, a small mountain valley town 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. Meet the Pamir people along the way. A number of anthropological features set the Pamiris apart from the Tajiks. 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.
Visit the renowned Pamir Botanical Garden situated at an altitude of 2,320m above sea level with unique plants, brought from different parts of the world. Thereafter, visit city park and handicraft shop as well as the regional museum to learn more about the culture of Gorno-Badakhshan region. Late afternoon visit the local bazaar overflowing with stalls selling wooden crafts and other local items.
Today we will drive along Tajik-Afgan border to Yamg village. Enroute visit famous mineral hot springs of GaramChashma. Situated 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”, 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 still exist. Dinner and overnight in homestay.
We will continue our drive to Langar village with many stops along the road. Above the village of Vrang, on a cliff-side pitted with caves, stands a Buddhist complex dating from 4th– 7th centuries. In Langar we will visit Abreshim Kala (Silk Fortress). Thereafter, continue for a short climb up above the Langar village to view the more than 600 petroglyphs made by prehistoric people.Dinner and overnight in homestay.
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, situated in the Murghab district. On the way to the lake you will drive over Khargush pass (4,344 m) with opportunity to view yaks. Dinner and overnight in guesthouse.
After breakfast, proceed to Sary Tash via Akbaital Pass (4,655m), Uybulok Pass (4,232m) and Kyzyl Art Pass (4,336m) enroute enjoy the mountain desert sceneries and Karakul Lake (3,914m). At Tajik-Kyrgyz border checkpoint, go through the custom formalities and on arrival at Kyrgyzstan, your Kyrgyz guide will meet you at the border and continue driving to Kyzyl Art Top and proceddownt he pass with high rising Pamir ranges before arriving at Osh for overnight.
This morning visit the famous Suleiman Too (Solomon’s Mountain), situated in the center of the city. 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. After lunch we transfer to the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border. After border formalities meet your Uzbek guide and transfer to the hotel in Andijan.
We shall proceed to Margilan, famous for its fine silks. Via the Great Silk Road traders brought Marghilanian silk to Baghdad, Cairo and Athens. It is still the most important silk production center in Uzbekistan. Visit a workshop where original handmade methods of silk ikat production are still used. This is one of the best places that Ikat weaving still survives as in the old days. Also visit Yodigarlik silk processing factory and local market in Margilan. Thereafter, drive to Kokand and excursion to the major sights such as Khudayar Khan Palace and Jommi Mosque. After lunch, proceed to Tashkent via Kamchik mountain pass. Farewell dinner at the local restaurant.
TAS/KUL HY551 0745/1820
KUL/SIN HY552 1935/2045
Early in the morning transfer to airport for your flight back to Singapore.
|Airline||Uzbekistan Airlines (HY)|
|Flying hours (Approx)||
|Time Difference||Tajikistan is 3 hours behind Singapore.
Uzbekistan is 3 hours behind Singapore.
Kyrgyzstan is 2 hours behind Singapore
|Passport||An international passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of departure is required.|
|VISAS||For all passport holders, entry visa is required for Tajikistan which we will pre apply before departure. No visa is required for Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan.|
|Travel Insurance||Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, baggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses. Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.|
|Itinerary subject to changes||Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances|