Varzob Valley tour from Dushanbe is an excellent choice for those who love the seclusion with the untouched nature. During the tour you will fully relish the picturesque views of Varzob Valley, enjoy the mesmerizing sounds of waterfalls and plunge into the sublime beauty of its high mountains.
Short tour to Varzob Valley descriptions
1 person – no discount 2 persons – 10% discount 3 persons – 20% discount 4 persons and up – 30% discount
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Must visit on your Short tour to Varzob Valley
Varzob valley is a favourite recreation area for Dushanbe residents. There are many recreation areas and picnic spots here. It is widely known as a small geographic area close to Dushanbe in the basin of the Varzob River, crossing the central part of the southern slopes of the Hissar range. Highways connecting Dushanbe with northern districts of the country and the Ferghana Valley, Istravshan (formerly Uroteppa), Khujand (formerly Leninabad) and Aini and Panjakent, pass through it.
The Lower Varzob River, which changes name to “Dushanbinka”, flows into the wide plain in which Dushanbe is situated, and further to the west of the capital, into the Kofarnihon River. From its start to its exit into the plain, the Varzob Valley is 72km long. The drop in altitude from the beginning of the river to its mouth is about 1.5km. The flora of the Varzob River basin is rich and diverse. There are juniper, walnut, maple, apple, cherryplum, and hawthorn trees, and shrubby arboreal vegetation.
Not far from Dushanbe, in Varzob valley is the Gusgarf Waterfall, the most beautiful in the Hissar range. A wild river breached a vertical rocky cliff many centuries ago and the water falls there from a height of 30m. A large volume of water cascades to the bottom and scatters into a myriad of droplets that cheerfully glitter in the sun. A footpath to the waterfall starts from the 21km marker in Varzob Valley.
From here to the waterfall is a 2-3 hours walk (about 8km). April-May is the best time for a hike to the waterfall. At this time of year the mountain slopes are full of red tulips, and hawthorn and other plants are in blossom. Those who love the thrilling experience can test themselves in unusual water treatment.
There is a fairly deep round pool here filled with ice-cold water, a fine spray from the waterfall and a current powerful enough to send one sprawling. Apart from the Gusgarf Waterfall the valleys of Siyoma, Ojuk, Kondara, Maikhura and Tagob Rivers flowing into the Varzob River are also very popular.
The unique beauty of these valleys is amazing. The slopes of the Ojuk Valley (25km from Dushanbe), stretching dozens of kilometres deep into the mountains to the north-east of Varzob, are covered with vines. There are also apple, cherry and plum trees, but the main attraction in this valley is the numerous sycamores, known by the local population as chanor. The valley obtained its name from the Ojuk tributary which flows into the Varzob River.
There are about 2,000mm of precipitation per year here – almost three times as much as in Dushanbe. In winter the snow level can reach 5m – almost as high as a twostorey building. The other main sight in the Maikhura Valley is the almost 6km long tunnel through the mountains, the construction of which began several years ago.
Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel/place in Dushnabe to start Varzob Valley tour. Although the Valley is not famous for architectural heritage, it opens up a breathtaking view of the nature. Varzob Valley is a famous leisure spot among residents nearby and expats for its numerous recreational and picnic areas. After lunch at the local restaurant you will see mesmerizing Gusgarf Waterfall, the most wonderful water cascade from 30 m high rocky cliff in the Hissar Range. 8 km stroll (2-3 hours) to the waterfall will give you baggage full impressions and millions of water drops glittering on the sun will put your mind at rest. In the afternoon you will be driven back to Dushanbe. End of the tour. Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
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