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My name is Cholpon. I grew up in a small town of Naryn in the south-eastern part of Kyrgyzstan. From the early ages my passion was to travel and discover new places. I enjoyed showing around to my friends and teachers who came from abroad to teach English. Further I entered the University to study linguistics but to connect my life with tourism it was not enough. Therefore I went through special courses of guiding by local mentors in Bishkek who run tourist agencies. This is how I got involved into this world of adventures and new experiences.
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Tour to the Incredible Kul

Tour to the Incredible Kul

Tour 2: Tour to the Incredible "Kul"
Duration: 8 days
In short: Dushanbe – Hissor − Norak − Kalai Khum − Dushanbe − Iskanderkul Lake − Penjakent − Seven lakes − Dushanbe 

Day 1: Dushanbe – Hissor – Dushanbe
The guide will meet you in the airport and accompany to Dushanbe. The tour will be start having a guided city tour. Visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. After that you will visit National park where you can take vibrant photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs. There you will see the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Then you will drive 35 km to visit Hisor fortress (VII–XVII centuries). This historical site has fortified areas and citadel. Before the fortress was the house of representative of the Emir of Bukhara which was located on a high hill with walls of 1 m thick. If you go inside you will find out a pool and a garden. Across from the fortress there was a market square with a caravan serai and shops. Separately from the entry gate there are two grand towers. In Hisar site you will see the recently restored monuments of “Madrasa I Kuhna” (new school of 16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of “Mahdumi Azam” (16th century). Return to Dushanbe. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 2: Dushanbe – Norak – Kalai Khum
Today we will travel Kalai Khum village. Being there you will see Norak water reservoir − Tajik Sea. It is considered to be the highest point of the day is Shuraba pass (2 267 m). Later on we will drive along Afghanistan border starts. You will be amazed by its celestial mountains. It is important to note that it belongs to the Territory of Pamir Mountains. Before long time ago the Pamirs have enthused the world’s greatest explorers as Marco Polo, Hsuan Tsang, Mirza Muhammad Haidar. So you have got a great chance to be here. Then drive along natural border as Pyanj River. Some travelers call the Pamirs − the ocean of white and blue mountains. Afterwards you will have rest and spend the night in a home stay and learn more about life of local people. 

Day 3: Kalai Khum – Khoburubot – Dushanbe
The day will start by driving to Dushanbe. You will pass by amazing mountain road and high Khoburubot Pass (3 252) known as Western Pamir Tract. On the way you will be impressed by the stunning view of river valley and gorges in the terrain. Don’t miss to stop there and take wonderful pictures. You will see small villages and meet local people. It is the best idea to learn more about nomads. Actually Tajik are hard workers, hospitable as well as kind. They have value of their traditions and folklore. You will be amazed by your adventurous trip where you can see wild nature and animals. Afterwards your dinner will be in a restaurant and night in a hotel.

Day 4: Dushanbe – Iskanderkul Lake
The tour will go to the high Mountain lake – Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.). This amazing lake is situated in the famous Fann Mountains and defined to be one of the attractive places of Central Asia. The road to the lakes goes over Anzob pass (3 372 m) where you capture magnificent panorama views. On arrival you will have a short hiking trip and see beaches. No doubt you will be inspired by nature. If you want to see a waterfall then it is worth spending 40 minutes and to enjoy it! It is important to note that Tajikistan takes the second place among the CIS countries for volume of water resources and has the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Today you will have the night in a guesthouse.

Day 5: Iskanderkul – Penjakent
The day will be start by driving to Penjakent via pass Shahriston (3 378 m). Penjakent ("five villages") is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a scenic Zeravshan river valley. This city started the history in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent in this period was one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd and called "Central Asian Pompeii". It had regimented city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, amusing dwelling houses decorated with abundant paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. But the ruins of this ancient city were found only in the last century. You will have the opportunity to see the remains of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers’ church. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 6: Penjakent – Seven lakes
Today we will have amazing day in the Fannsky Gory (Fann Mountains). The lakes goes over Anzob pass (3 372 m). Being there you will enjoy panorama views and take vibrant photos as well as hiking. The Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes) take area of about 60 km south of Panjakent. On the way you will enjoy amazing road and see the pristine nature. The colorful shapes of these lakes won’t leave anyone indifferent. We have no doubt you will like it. Your night is in the hotel.

Day 7: Seven lakes – Dushanbe
Fann Mountains are one of the most visited places among travelers and ready to attract people from around the world. Don’t miss the chance to do hiking in the Fannsky Gory (Fan Mountains) and enjoy your great tour. It is important to note that thousands lovers of trekking visit Fann Mountains per year. In addition you will meet with locals who used to live there. Afterwards we will return to your home stay. Night is in the homestay.

Day 8: Airport
Morning transfer to airport. 
 

Transport:
02-04 pax – Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax – 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax – 3 cars: Hyundai Starex

Price per person:
02 pax – 1 365 $
04 pax – 820 $
06 pax – 840 $
08 pax – 695 $
10 pax – 730 $
Single – 135 $

Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $ 

Half board – 100 $
Full board – 200 $
 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
     Dushanbe – “Meridian” Hotel 3*
     Kalai Khum – “Kharon Palace” Hotel 4*
     Iskanderkul – Homestay
     Penjakent – “Umariyon” Hotel 3*
     Seven Lakes – Homestays
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance

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