TREKKING TOUR: UPPER ZERAFSHAN-YAGNOB

The tours begins from Yaghob Valley towards Kuhistoni Mastchoh & ends in Istaravshan.

Yaghnob Valley & Kuhistoni Mastchoh is a visited by tourist area in Tajikistan. During the tour you will enjoy a small community in Yaghob who  preserve their unique language & culture. You’ll admire untouched nature in Kuhistoni Mastchoh & hospitality of local people. At the end of the tour you will visit the open town-museum – Istaravshan, where you will meet lot of artisans & enjoy their craftsmanship.

Day 1 – Dushanbe – Margeb

Day 2 – Margheb – Bidev – Shovita

Day 3 – Shovita- Pskon

Day 4 – Pskan- Qiansi

Day 5 – Qiansi-Kiryonte

Day 6 Kiryonte- Tabaspin

Day 7 – Tabaspin

Day 8 – Tabaspin- Langar

Day 9  Langar Veshab

Day 10  Veshab –Istaravshan

 

 

Day 1.  Dushanbe – Margeb

Transfer from Dushanbe to Yagnob -Margeb village. Walking around village, meeting guide & porters.
Lunch & Dinner at the homestay.
Overnight at the homestay.

Day 2. Margheb – Bidev – Shovita

After breakfast trekking to Bidev – Shovita.

In Yagnob it is still possible to hear the Sogdian language being spoken. Such a possibility will be in Bidev, which is located 22 km from Margheb. Although here are a further 22 km of finished road, it would be great joy to undertake the walk along the Yagnob River.  The hiking will lead west along Yagnob Gorge, till Shovita, where the remains of an old mill could be found. The hike is not technically difficult.

Breakfast at the homestay, Lunch – picnic, Dinner at the camp.

Overnight: Camping

Day 3. Shovita- Pskon.

Passage along the Yagnob River and coming to the heart of Yagnob Gorge – the settlements of Pscon and Naumetcan. Hike to Pskan.  We are in the heart of Yagnob Valley. It is supposed to be the core zone of the future ethnographical park, where no external impact is supposed to be allowed. Trekking distance 12km; approx 5 – 6hrs. The hike is not technically difficult.

Breakfast at the camp. Lunch – picnic. Dinner at the homestay.

Overnight at the homestay.

Day 4.  Pskan- Qiansi

Hike to Qiansi village.  Abandoned village.

Breakfast  at the homestay. Lunch – picnic. Dinner at the camp.

Overnight: Camping

 

Day 5. Qiansi-Kiryonte

Hike and camp  towards Tabaspin pass.

Breakfast at the camp. Lunch – picnic. Dinner at the homestay.

Overnight at Kiryonte homestay.

Day 6. Kiryonte- Tabaspin

Hike along the Yagnob valley. Camping on the foot of the Tabaspin Pass.

Breakfast at the homestay. Lunch – picnic. Dinner at the camp.

Overnight: camping

Day 7. Tabaspin

Hike over the Tabaspin pass (4040 m) and descend towards Zarafshan river.

Breakfast & Dinner at the camp. Lunch – picnic.

Overnight: Camping.

Day 8. Tabaspin- Langar

Hike along Tabaspin gorge and then by car to Langar.

Breakfast at the camp. Lunch – picnic. Dinner at the homestay.

Overnight : homestay.

Day 9.  Langar Veshab

Transfer from Langar to Veshab by car.

Breakfast & Dinner at the homestay. Lunch – pinic.

Overnight: homestay.

Day 10.  Veshab –Istaravshan

Transfer via Veshab Pass  to Istravashan by car. City tour in Istaravshan.

Breakfast at the homestay. Lunch  at the local teahouse

Guide service

Donkey service

Driver Service/Transportation Service

Cook

Camping equipment

Eco Tax

Full board meal at the homestay, camping, picnic

Double Room Accommodation at the traditional homestay & camping

1 liter water per day, per person.

DURATION: JUNE – SEPTEMBER

LENGTH – 470 km by auto, 60-70 km by foot

COMBINED: AUTO, TREKKING

HEIGHT ABOVE SEA LEVEL – max 4100 m

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The tour passes through mountainous terrain. It is necessary to have a comfortable, waterproof shoes, raincoat and warm clothes, good physical preparation.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: average difficulty

PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE: Visa, Medical insurance, Alcoholic drinks, Tips, Airfair tickets, Other services not listed above.

Not included in the price:

1.Visa
2. Travel insurance
3. Camping Equipment
4. Tips
5. Alcoholic beverages

Highlights from the tour