Route in short: Dushanbe-Qalai Khumb- Khorog- Vakhan Valley-Yashilkul-Sarez-Bartang-Jizeu valley-Qalai Khumb -Dushanbe
Duration of the Tour: 18 days
Total distance: 1650 км.
Seasonality: (Starting from July, 15th to Sep, 15th)
Day 1: Arrival in Dushanbe. Transfer to the hotel. Relax & city tour. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Qal’ai-Khum via Kulob with short stop Khulbul fortress.Overnight in guesthouse.
Day 3: Drive to Khorog along the Afghanistan border. Overnight in hotel/guesthouse.
Day 4: Strolling around Khorog, acclimatization. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5-6: Trip to Vakhan Valley. Explore some of the trace of the ancient Silk Road
Day 7: Drive to Yashilkul crossing the Khargushi Pass. Overnight in tents.
Day 8-12: Trekking to the Sarez Lake (luggage will be carried on donkeys. Overnight Stops: Chapdarkul, Uchkul, Zaroshkul & Irkht) (4,600m).
Day 13: Strolling around the Sarez lake. Relax and engage various activities such as fishing, riding boat, trekking up further and exploring around the lake. Accommodation-tents. (3.250m)
Day 14: Trekking to Barchidiv village of Bartang valley. Overnight in homestay.
Day 15: Drive with shorts Trek to the Jizeu valley of Bartang. Overnight in tents or homestay.
Day 16: Drive to Qalai Khumb. Overnight in guesthouse.
Day 17: Drive back to Dushanbe. Overnight in hotel.
Day 18: Transfer to airport & seeing off.
Remark: This itinerary is quite flexible and can be further shortened or extended by leaving out and adding other destinations