Kyrgyz & Tajik Explorer

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  • duration 33 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Ends Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Overland through Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley in local transport
  • See the silkweavers of the Fergana Valley
  • Stay in traditional felt yurts at the incredible Song Kol Lake
  • Experience the daily life of the Kyrgyz mountain shepherds
Starting in Tashkent and ending in Dushanbe, the Kyrgyz & Tajik Explorer tour is a guided adventure tour that takes 33 days. You will visit Fann Mountains, Dushanbe, Karakol and 21 other destinations in 4 different countries. Kyrgyz & Tajik Explorer is a group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

This adventurous overland tour of two of the Silk Route’s most ruggedly beautiful countries, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, is ideal for those seeking an outdoors expedition, with plenty of opportunities for hiking and horse-riding among spectacular mountain scenery and multi-hued lakes. Travelling between Tashkent in Uzbekistan and Dushanbe in Tajikistan, via Kyrgyzstan, we explore the lush farmlands of the Fergana Valley, the dramatically-rugged Tian Shan mountain range, and the iridescent lakes of the Fann Mountains, to name but a few. We take our time on this journey, driving across high mountain passes to remote villages and traditional communities, visiting some of the historical highlights en route, and staying with semi-nomadic peoples and enjoying a region famed for its hospitality. We also explore towns and cities such as Osh, Khorog and Bishkek, visiting markets and bazaars and browsing the spices and merchandise.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT DRAGOMAN
5 - Excellent
Based on 1,020 reviews
  • Ben
  • On Jun 04 2015
5 - Excellent
Ben's review for another Dragoman tour
“Both crew were very good”
  • Rosemary
  • On Jun 04 2015
5 - Excellent
Rosemary's review for another Dragoman tour
“Our guides in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan (Said and Jalol) were outstanding.”
  • Victoria
  • On Apr 29 2019
4 - Very Good
Victoria's review for another Dragoman tour
“Saw Patagonia with relative ease and comfort”
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1: Tashkent
  • Day 2: Fergana Valley
  • Day 3: Arslanbob
  • Day 4: Arslanbob
  • Day 5: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 6: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 7: Son-Kol Lake
  • Day 8: Son-Kol Lake
  • Day 9: Kochkor
  • Day 10: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  • Day 11: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  • Day 12: Karakol
  • Day 13: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 14: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 15: Bishkek
  • Day 16: Bishkek
  • Day 17: Toktugal Lake
  • Day 18: Osh
  • Day 19: Osh
  • Day 20: Tulpar Kol Lake
  • Day 21: Murghab
  • Day 22: Langar
  • Day 23: Ishkashim
  • Day 24: Khorog
  • Day 25: Khorog
  • Day 26: Khalaykhum
  • Day 27: Kulob
  • Day 28: Iskanderkul Lake
  • Day 29: Fann Mountains
  • Day 30: Bibijanat Lake
  • Day 31: Alaudin Lake
  • Day 32: Dushanbe
  • Day 33: Dushanbe
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Transport
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Russian Bus
Guide
  • Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas, Two Dragoman Crew Members
Accommodation
  • Comfortable Hotel 4 nights
  • Basic Hotel 9 nights
  • Homestay 5 nights
  • Yurt Camp 3 nights
  • Wild Camp 5 nights
  • Guesthouse 2 nights
  • Camping 1 night
  • Camping without facilities 3 nights
Meals
  • 58 Breakfasts
  • 26 Lunches
  • 32 Dinners
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Tashkent and from Dushanbe are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Kyrgyz & Tajik Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kyrgyz & Tajik Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 12 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 55 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Kyrgyz & Tajik Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Kyrgyz & Tajik Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

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