Expeditions | Jeeping in Tien-Shan and Pamir mountain
Jeeping
Kyrgyzstan – Tajikistan // Pamir - roof of the world 2019 (jeeptour, photography)

Annual trip on off-road cars on the most beautiful mountain areas of Central Asia. The expedition project "Pamir - the roof of the world" has been carrying on its history since 2010. The largest mountain systems: Tien-Shan and Pamir, the famous Pamir highway, eastern hospitality and delicious food. Participants travel in a small group on comfortable cars with professional guides.

EXPEDITION OBJECTIVES
  • Overcoming the famous Pamir route, with mountain passes over 4000 m;
  • More than 4000 km in the Central Asian region;
  • «Bishkek – Osh» highway runs in one of the most beautiful parts of the world;
  • getting to know nature, culture and customs of high alpine Pamir.
DURATION: 14 days / 13 nights

Attention: you should have GBAO permit! An application for GBAO permit should be submitted to the authorities not later than 45 days before the beginning of the expedition!

    • traveling on off-road cars for two mountain countries: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan;
    • Lake Issyk-Kul - the pearl of Kyrgyzstan, one of the deepest and the most picturesque lakes in the world;
    • Tien-Shan and Pamir - dizzying serpentines of roads surrounded by snowy peaks;
    • "Vakhan passageway" is a world-famous mountain valley on the border with Afghanistan.
The period: may - okt
2250 per person
Members in a group:
min  3 max  6
E-mail ask your questions
Project manager Dmitry Yurochkin
ABOUT THE ROUTE

Pamir and Tien-Schan are the largest mountain massifs in Central Asia. The place in the center of Eurasia is the center of the mixture of contrasts and cultures. One thousand years ago a branch of the Great Silk Road ran here. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan got their independence from the once-great country more than 20 years ago. What has changed during these years? How do you live in these regions? And what do these countries look like now? You can answer these questions after seeing everything with your own eyes. Lake Issyk-Kul, surrounded by snowy mountain ridges, will pamper you with its landscapes and fresh sea air. Pamir Route is the highest road in the entire territory of the former Soviet Union, its passports are currently on the heights of 4500 above sea level. In the middle of the 20th century, the riders who have mastered this route three times have received a medal. Now the situation has changed — the road has improved, there are even tarmacs in the different areas, but the route is still beautiful, exotic and dangerous due to its remoteness and the rough unpredictable nature of the high alpine region. The Wachhankorridor is a mountain valley of the upper stream of the Pandsch River, here runs the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, as well as the border between two mountain massifs — Pamir and Hindu Kush. The Wachhantal was crossed by the famous Venetian traveler Marco Polo on his way to China. Pamir's rich colors, Asian hospitality and national cuisine will leave you with unforgettable impressions.

ROUTE:
  • DAY
    Route
  • 1
    Arrival in Bishkek, meeting at the airport. Transfer to Lake Issyk-Kul. Overnight in tents on the lake shore;
  • 2
    Moving around Issyk-Kul, visiting the Przewalski Museum. Overnight in tents on the lake shore;
  • 3
    Overcoming the Kyzyrt Pass, beautiful views. Overnight in tents on the Kekemeren river;
  • 4
    Panorama of the Susamyr Valley. Afternoon departure to the Bishkek-Osh road. Overnight in Toktogul town in guesthouse;
  • 5
    A long drive to Osh. Overnight in in the hotel in Osh;
  • 6
    Excursion to the Osh fair. Transfer to Sary-Tash, overnight in guesthouse in the Alai valley;
  • 7
    Overcoming the Kyzyl-Art Pass, Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan state border, overnight in the village of Murghab in guesthouse;
  • 8
    Move along the Pamir mountain roads along the Pyanj River. Vakhan passageway. Overnight in the village of Langar in guesthouse;
  • 9
    Relocation by car. Visiting the hot springs Bibi-Fatima. Overnight in the guest house;
  • 10
    Moving to Khorog. Acquaintance with the capital of GBAO. Overnight in the hotel;
  • 11
    Continue the moving on the Pamir highway. Stop in Kalai Humb town. Overnight in the hotel;
  • 12
    Today we leave the Pyanj valley. Overnight in the hotel in Kulyab;
  • 13
    Moving to Dushanbe. Afternoon - rest, walks. Overnight in the hotel;
  • 14
    Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.
EXPEDITION VIDEO 2012
Pamir - roof of the world 2019

INCLUDE IN THE PRICE
  • all transfers during the expedition;
  • accommodation in the hotels (Bishkek, Dushanbe) and guesthouses (Pamir) on the route;
  • guides / driver service;
  • сatering, appropriate to the conditions of the expedition;
  • group equipment;
  • visitor's tax, entrance fees / permits for visiting the nature reserves;
  • medical insurance.
The organizer provides:
  • a participant seat in the expedition minivan;
  • sleeping bag (down to -20 ° C);
  • 2-person tents;
  • heat-insulating mat;
  • Group tent (8-10 places);
  • Travel furniture (tables, chairs);
  • Dishes;
  • Satellite phone «Iridium»;
  • first aid kit.
Additional expenses
  • souvenirs;
  • Alcohol and refreshing drinks;
  • Surcharge for single room.
Equipment for personal use (you should take it with you):
  • warm jacket, pants, gloves and hat for cool weather;
  • warm under pants and jacket from Polartec;
  • footwear (boots) for light trekking;
  • rainsuit - light membrane jacket and pants for rainy and windy weather;
  • summer sneakers, sandals or flip-flops;
  • cap, shorts and t-shirt for warm sunny weather;
  • travel bag;
  • headlamp (+batteries);
  • personal hygiene products;
  • medicines for individual use;
  • sunglasses and sunscreen.
Warning!

All the equipment you are interested in can
be purchased from us with 15% discount or rent.

Weather

Summer - autumn is the best time to travel to the interior regions of Central and Middle Asia, it is sunny and dry. Golden autumn in the full sense of the word. Daytime temperatures are +20 .. + 22 ° C, at night +7 .. + 10 ° C. At altitudes of over 4000 meters it is possible to snow, a temperature drop of 0 -5C, a strong gusty wind is possible.

Requirements

The expedition takes place under the guidance of experienced travelers. The participants take the passenger seats in the expedition minivan. Help with the daily community work is mandatory, the food is prepared together with the whole team on the campfire or on the gas stove. It is recommended to visit the doctor before the expedition. The travel mode does not allow much comfort.

Note

Considering the long length of dirt roads and off-road sections, the distance from the public roads, in the schedule of the expedition changes and actions on the situation are possible. The head daily determines the day's runs and the route based on the weather conditions and terrain features.

Participant's travel report
|Ute Timmermann

In short: this tour is a great experience and worth every Euro that you pay!

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Date: 23.05.19