Mountain Biking & Trekking In Tajikistan

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 18-79 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-22051
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • Ends Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy mountain biking & hiking through wild, unspoilt terrain
  • Explore the charming Dushanbe, Tajikistan's capital city, during a guided tour
  • See the beautiful Iskanderkul, a glacierfed lake in the mountains
  • Visit the mausoleum of Rudaki, the most famous Tajik poet
Although barely on the tourist radar, Tajikistan is a country of amazing landscapes and enviable cultural antiquity. Who better understands this than those who make an effort to explore this country. Join us on this 15-day, guided trip and travel to some of the most remote and stunning corners of the country.

This tour starts from Dushanbe, where we will pick you up on arrival and drive you to your hotel. See the major landmarks of Tajikistan's capital city during a guided sightseeing tour. Time for the adventure now. Take a jeep to Pskan, the starting point of your journey.

The journey from Pskan, on bike and foot, will take you to the majestic Iskanderkul, probably the most famous lake in the country, via Marghib, Alauddin Lake, Bibijanat, Tovasang Pass and Penjikent. Enjoy mountain biking and hiking through mountains and high passes, lakes and villages. Travel through remote stretches of the Fann Mountains enjoying ujspoilt natural beauty along with sceneries to die for.

Your trip comes to an end in Dushanbe. Please note that mountain bike rental fee (EUR 230) is not included in the tour price and will have to be paid on arrival. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival in Dushanbe & city tour
  • Day 2: Dushanbe – Pskan
  • Day 3: Pskan – Marghib
  • Day 4: Marghib – Marguzor
  • Day 5: Marguzor - Vertical Alp Camp
  • Day 6: Vertical Alp Camp – Mutnoe Lake – Alauddin Lake
  • Day 7: Alauddin Lake – Bibijanat Lake
  • Day 8: Bibijanat – Artuch Alp Camp
  • Day 9: Artuch – Zimtud
  • Day 10: Zimtud – Tovassang Pass
  • Day 11: Tovasang Pass - Hazorchashma
  • Day 12: Hazorchashma – Shing
  • Day 13: Shing – Penjikent
  • Day 14: Penjikent – Iskanderkul – Dushanbe
  • Day 15: Dushanbe Departure
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • All accommodation as per the itinerary, including 4* hotel with early check in on Day 1 in Dushanbe
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • All transport during the trip
  • Experienced, English-speaking guides
  • Porters with donkeys during hiking & mountain biking. A cook to prepare your meals while camping
  • All specialist, safety & camping gear
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)
  • All permits and taxes
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Single supplement
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International air fares
  • Mountain bike rental (EUR 230 per person)
  • Electronic visa fee (USD 50)
  • Compulsory single supplement for solo travelers
  • Personal kit and equipment (e.g. sleeping bag, inflatable mat)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to porters, guide and drivers
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CANCELLATION

10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.

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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.

     

  • Which countries should I visit in Asia?

    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 

     

  • What country in Asia is fluent in English?

    English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. 

    You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language. 

    However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.  

     

  • How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?

    There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation. 

    Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.    

     

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