The masterpiece of nature

The masterpiece of nature, Tajikistan tours

Tour title: The masterpiece of nature  

Places to visit: Dushanbe, Iskanderkul Lake, Hissor, Norak

Day 1: Dushanbe
Arrival to the airport, after you will be met by our guide. Today you will transfer to Dushanbe capital of Tajikistan and explore the main attractions. Today you can enjoy views not only of modern attractions, but also of historical ones. In course of the tour you will explore: Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Further you will direct to outstanding sight of Tajikistan National park to shoot pictures of Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world - 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Along the excursion you will admire the interesting point Central Museum and after direct to Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. In addition you will you will visit Asian bazar. Here they sell useful goods, not only products, but also a lot of things that you need for scrap. You can also buy Souvenirs. Today you will visit significant places of the capital and see incredibly interesting sights, you will also get to know the history and culture of Tajikistan. The overnight is in the hotel.

Day 2: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
This day is dedicated to exploring the gorgeous Lake Iskanderkul, which is situated in Fann Mountains. According to legend, it got its name from the name of Alexander the great, who was called Iskander in the East. The word "Kul" means actually "lake", hence the name - "Iskanderkul". This day you will explore one of the best territories of Central Asia. You will drive today through Anzob pass (3 372 m) where you will enjoy the fabulous panorama views. On the lake you will discover the beaches and fascinate the amazing landscapes. You will have a chance to have a rest on the lake. This day you will also stroll to visit the amazing sight of the lake "Niagara waterfall" the way will take about 40 minutes. Tajikistan's water resources are as follows: it has the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers.

Day 3: Iskanderkul - Dushanbe - Hissor
After breakfast you will you will transfer to Dushanbe. After you will direct 35 km to discover Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries). The fortress was the residence of the Bey. It was surrounded by walls 1 m thick, in which loopholes were made. The fortress was guarded by guards. Inside the fortress walls there was a Bek's Palace, a swimming pool, and a garden. The terraces and staircases were paved with brick. Opposite the fortress there was a market square and a caravanserai. Now the only fragment of the old fortress that tourists can see is the gate. They are made of burnt brick, flanked by two cylindrical towers with narrow loopholes at the top. There are also differen interesting attractions: the recently restored monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (new school of 16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Then you will return to Dushanbe. During the tour you will explore Botanical garden and Victory Park. You will rest the night in the hotel.

Day 4: Dushanbe - Norak - Dushanbe
This day you will have a tour to Norak water reservoir that is called Tajik Sea. the reservoir was formed in 1972. The area of the water mirror is 98 km2, the volume of the reservoir is 10.5 km3 (useful volume - 4.5 km3), length - 70 km, width - 1 km. The average depth of the reservoir is 107 m. The reservoir level ranges from 53 m. It provides seasonal regulation of the flow of the Vakhsh river. The reservoir is incredible, especially if you see from the middle of the lake to the amazingly beautiful mountain peaks covered with snow. After excursion you will be transferred to Dushanbe. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 5: Dushanbe - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.