Ghund - Bartang combined tour


The Ghund-Bartang combined tour is a breathtaking adventure that takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Ghund and Bartang valleys in Tajikistan. This tour is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers who want to experience the beauty of the Pamir Mountains, one of the highest mountain ranges in the world.

The journey starts from Dushanbe where you'll meet your guide and get acquainted with the local culture. From there, you'll embark on a scenic drive to the Ghund Valley, a remote and rugged region that's home to the Ismaili Muslim community.

In the Ghund Valley, you'll have the opportunity to explore the local villages, interact with the friendly locals, and learn about their unique way of life. You'll also visit the stunning Ghund River, which flows through a narrow gorge and is surrounded by towering cliffs.

After exploring the Ghund Valley, you'll continue your journey to the Bartang Valley, a wild and untamed region that's home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Tajikistan. Here, you'll hike along the Bartang River, which winds its way through towering mountains and lush forests, and visit the remote villages that dot the landscape.

Throughout the tour, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Pamir Mountains, you'll also have the opportunity to see local wildlife, including Marco Polo sheep, ibex, and snow leopards.

The Ghund-Bartang combined tour is an unforgettable adventure that will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of Tajikistan's rugged and beautiful wilderness.

Arrive in Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan, and check into your hotel. Spend the day resting and exploring the city.

Drive from Dushanbe to Kalaikhum, a small town located along the Panj River. The drive takes around 10 hours, but offers stunning views of the Pamir Mountains and the river valley. Overnight in Kalaikhum.

Drive from Kalaikhum to the Ghund Valley, a remote valley located in the Pamir Mountains. Along the way, stop at the ancient ruins of Yamchun Fort and the hot springs of Bibi Fatima. Overnight in Ghund.

Spend the day exploring the Ghund Valley, visiting the nearby villages, and hiking in the surrounding mountains. Overnight in Ghund.

Drive from Ghund Valley to the Bartang Valley, which is known for its rugged and scenic landscapes. Along the way, stop at the Karon Bridge and the village of Rushan. Overnight in Bartang.

Drive from Bartang Valley to Khorog, the administrative center of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region. Along the way, stop at the scenic viewpoint of Jizeu. Overnight in Khorog.

Spend the day exploring Khorog, visiting the local bazaar, the Khorog Regional Museum, and the Botanical Garden. Overnight in Khorog.

Drive to the Wakhan Corridor, a narrow strip of land that extends between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Spending days exploring the region, visiting the remote villages, and enjoying the stunning mountain landscapes. Overnight in Wakhan.

Drive from Khorog to Kalaikhum, stopping at the Garm-Chashma hot springs and the Khargush Pass along the way. Overnight in Kalaikhum.

Drive from Kalaikhum back to Dushanbe, stopping at the Hulbuk Fortress and the Norak Reservoir along the way. In Dushanbe, you can visit the National Museum of Tajikistan and the Rudaki Park. Overnight in Dushanbe.

Depart from Tajikistan, and head home or continue your travels to other parts of Central Asia.

Spend three days exploring the Bartang Valley, visiting the remote villages, hiking in the surrounding mountains, and experiencing the traditional way of life of the local people. Overnight in Bartang.


--> Stunning Scenery: The trek takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. You will witness the rugged and majestic Pamir Mountains, deep valleys, crystal clear rivers, and glaciers.

--> Remote Wilderness: The trek is challenging, but the rewards are worth it. You will trek through remote areas of the Pamir Mountains, far away from the noise and bustle of the city. You will experience the raw beauty of nature, and the feeling of being truly disconnected from the rest of the world.

--> Wildlife: The area is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including ibex, snow leopard, and Himalayan marmot. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of these elusive creatures.


  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • food
  • local English Speaking guide


  • Visa
  • GBAO permit


Price upon request

Important Notes

    1. Permits: You will need a permit to enter the Ghund and Bartang valleys. Make sure to obtain the necessary permits before you start your journey;

    2. Weather: The weather in these valleys can be unpredictable, with sudden changes in temperature and weather conditions. Be prepared for all kinds of weather, and bring appropriate clothing and gear;

    3. Altitude sickness: These valleys are located at high altitudes, so it is important to acclimate properly before undertaking any strenuous activities. Be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, and seek medical attention if necessary.

    4. Cultural sensitivity: The people of the Ghund and Bartang valleys have a unique culture and way of life. Respect their customs and traditions, and be mindful of the impact of tourism on the local community.