Pamir mountains trekking tour
This trip far from modern world only Mountains, trekks including Nature, Lakes, Kind and hospitable people which is Nomad shepherds lives on this part of the world.
Day: 1 Murghab to Bashgumbez
Meet with guide and driver, drive to Bashgumbez to highlands. Today we get a chance to explore the amazing landscape of this area. The terrain here is desolate but has a stark beauty to it. On the way to Bashgumbes village, 9km from the main road, you will see very old China’s tomb. The valley of Alichor is nice. Dinner, overnight Home stay.
Day 2: Bashgumbez > Zor Jol
We start hiking from Bashgumbez Village (3900m) to Akzoo lake, on the way will cross the pass Kara – Seky (4500 m), very beautiful view of the mountains. Donkey or Yaks will carry luggage. On the way will see marmots and other wild animals. Ak Zoo Lake is nice small lake with two or three farmers living along the lake. This little lake provides large number of fish. Today we enjoy the nomadic hospitality traditional meals. Dinner overnight in yurt.
Day 3: Ak Zoo > Belairyk
Early in the morning we start trekking towards orto Uch Kol to Kehgshiber valley where trek all away down to the Belairyk pass.Yrysbai pastoralist will meet us. This place similar to Ak Zoo summer pasture but locals with yurts. On the way will see yaks, sheep and goats. View of the valley is wonderful and you will meet local peoples. Even though the landscape is beautiful, it is very important to visit people and herders because there is high domination of nature in the Pamirs.
Day 4: Belairyk > Zorkul
Today we start trekking higher up to Belairyk pass4800m towards Zorkul.over the pass Zorkul lake and Afghan Pamir Mountains. Yaks will be supporting us if necessary for porters and guide.
Walking on this area an excellent and adventures trip is hike up the Bel Airyk pass (4835m) which is a migration route of Marco Polo sheep, starts from the foot of the mountain. Ascending up the pass in four/five hours walk you can see the majestic northern wall of Afghanistan Hindikush and fantastic Zor Kul Lake. Along the western half of the Zor kul Lake runs Afghan – Tajik border. The lake’s eastern half lied in Tajiksitan. In 1842, Lieutenant Woods of the British India Navy Explored the Pyanj and Pamir rivers as far as the latter’s source in Zor kul. Zor kul itself is 20 km long – the road runs along its northern shore. Wildlife observation will be undertaken during the trek. The famous and endangered Marco Polo sheep (ovis ammon poli) world’s largest-horned argali sheep, Snow leopard endangered and fully protected species, ibexes, marmot and Brown bear, fox, hare are not full list of representatives of wild life of the area. From birds one can find the mountain goose (ular) pigeons, eagles, vulture, and etc. Good eyes and a sporting scope or more powerful binoculars are essential tools and a field guide for wildlife viewing. These areas are all unique in their own way, and trips to these places are always fascinating. Camping in the flat place 4200m.
Day 5: Zorkul > Karajilga
Morning we will start trekking to Kok-Jigit Lake. These regions are nice for trekking because it is not too tough. It very easy going trekking, from hills to hill and little ups and downs. We will have lunch and picnics outdoors.There driver will pick up us and we will drive to Karajilga.There we will Overnight in yurt.
Day 6: Karajilga > Jartygumbez Hot spring.
Jarti Gumbez is holly place with the ruins of old cemeteries. Many people, locals, consider this region sacred and people come here with worshiping purposes. There is a nice hot spring. Every winter, the hunter from all round the world come here in order to chase their trophy animals. There is extremely nice guesthouse with a pool. Today we will finish with treks for this tour and stay in Jarty Gumbez. Overnight in Guesthouse.
Day 7: Jarty Gumbez > Murghab
After breakfast drive via Pamir Highway to Murghab.
Overnight Home stay.