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Trip offered by Luca Travel expert in Tajikistan

Description

Tajikistan is barely on the tourist radar but those that make the effort will be rewarded with some of the most pristine and precious landscapes on the planet. On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to hike through the magical scenery of the Fann Mountains, characterized by remote mountain passes, serene glacial lakes, and craggy snow-capped peaks.  Using well-maintained and comfortable mountain bikes, you’ll explore the villages and unspoiled landscapes of the Yagnob Valley, relishing the chance to meet the descendants of the ancient Sogdians who will welcome you into their homes. The biking and trekking route combines the Alaodin, Mutnoe and Kulikalon Lakes of Fann Mountains with Yagnob Valley, and reaches an altitude of approximately 4,000m.

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Tajikistan is barely on the tourist radar but those that make the effort will be rewarded with some of the most pristine and precious landscapes on the planet. On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to hike through the magical scenery of the Fann Mountains, characterized by remote mountain passes, serene glacial lakes, and craggy snow-capped peaks.  Using well-maintained and comfortable mountain bikes, you’ll explore the villages and unspoiled landscapes of the Yagnob Valley, relishing the chance to meet the descendants of the ancient Sogdians who will welcome you into their homes. The biking and trekking route combines the Alaodin, Mutnoe and Kulikalon Lakes of Fann Mountains with Yagnob Valley, and reaches an altitude of approximately 4,000m.

It’s a unique combination of active adventure and cultural immersion, giving you an insight into an authentic Tajik rural way of life that has remained unchanged for centuries.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Go for a sightseeing tour in charming Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan
  • Go trekking & mountain biking among wild and unspoiled mountains dotted with turquoise lakes
  • Meet local people, their carts piled high with hay, just as it’s been for centuries
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of oriental bazaars
  • Meet the Yagnobis – direct descendants of the ancient Sogdians who still speak Sogdian language today
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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • All accommodation, including 4* hotel with early check in on day 1 in Dushanbe and camping gear
    • MTB and Trekking Guide services
    • Porters with donkeys during trekking & mountain biking
    • Cook’s services while camping
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All specialist and safety equipment
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)
    • All permits and taxes
    • Airport pick up/drop off

    Price does not include

    • International air fares
    • Mountain bike rental (230 EUR)
    • eVisa fee (50 USD)
    • Personal kit and equipment (e.g. sleeping bag, inflatable mat)
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips to porters, guide and drivers
    • Single supplement for €300