Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains are home to snow leopards, the scimitar-horned ibex, and the world’s largest wild sheep, the Marco Polo sheep (Ovis ammon poli), first described by the famous explorer of Central Asia. This tour is specially designed for our guests who want to sight the Ghost of the Hills at close quarters. Our trained guides will start to track these animals two months before our departure. his will enable our guests to click pictures from the day of arrival. The the hunting lodge where we would be staying is much more comfortable than the tents used at Kiber and Spiti.
Best Time to visit
Mid-winter months from January to March
Day 01 (January 13th, 2019) :
Airport pick-up and direct transfer to Zhigar hunting camp. The drive is very smooth and lasts 5 hours. Four 4x4 cars will be organized, 3 passengers per car. The first day usually consists of driving and adjusting to the host destination and will include hiking on nearby trails. Local guides will take our clients in small groups to an easy hike where they will collect camera traps. In the evening we will all together watch pictures from the camera traps to make sure in which valleys snow leopard is wondering around. This will give us great ideas where we should be heading out in search snow leopard in following days.
Day 02-05 (January 14th-January 18th):
Following 4 days we will track snow leopard!
Day 06 (January 19th):
Transfer to Dushanbe and guests will be dropped off at their hotels. A small tour of Dushanbe will be organized before going out for dinner.
Day 07 (January 20th):
Our guides will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the airport. We will make sure each client goes through check process before we leave you at the airport.
ACCOMMODATION AT THE ZIGHAR HUNTING LODGE
We have two hunting lodges in Zighar Conservancy, which offers modest accommodation for toursit. We have both single bedrooms and shared bedrooms in our both lodges.
Options:Central Asia cousin offers a variety of foods: meat, rice-based dishes, different bbq and vegetarian options too. Here in our hunting lodge, we try to a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Usually, we ask also what are the preferences of our guests and try to accommodate their wishes with our offers. It would be great to know ahead what options our guests prefer meat or vegetarian!
ACCOMMODATION IN DUSHANBE
We try to book some of the excellent hotels in Dushanbe for our guests. You can see below some pictures of the hotels available to our guests, which we reserve. We look forward welcoming you in Dushanbe!
only 12 seats offered for this tour, write to firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
PER PERSON COST: $ 2100 onwards.
(Additional 9% of the tour cost would be charged as service tax).