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TOUR OPERATORS AND OTHER SERVICES

 

 


This page comprises information received from the agencies concerned during 2012 - for more up-to-date information please check the links given or contact the service providers concerned.

WESTERN TOUR OPERATORS

The following tour operators are offering Tajikistan in their programme for 2013 (most include the Pamirs in their planned itinerary):

Australia

Snow Leopard Tours - Melbourne/Dushanbe/Khorog - see here.

Peregrine - Victoria (and Ipswich, U.K.) - see here.

Austria

Clearskies - Innsbruck - see here.

Canada

Bestway Tours & Safaris - Burnaby B.C. - see here.

Tour d'Afrique Ltd. - Toronto - see here.

France

Explorator - Paris - see here.

Taila Root - Grenoble - see here.

La Balagučre - Arrens Marsous - see here.

Allibert Trekking - Chapareillan, Chamonix, Toulouse, Paris - see here.

Les Ateliers du Voyage - Paris - see here.

Germany

Nomad-Reisen - Gerolstein - see here.

DIAMIR Erlebnisreisen - Dresden - see here, here and here.

Hauser exkursionen - Munich - see here and here.

biss-Reisen - Berlin - see here.

Ikarus Tours - Königstein / Ts. - see here.

a&e erlebnis:reisen - Hamburg - see here.

Trekking Welten - Dresden - see here.

Ararat-Tours - Dresden - see here.

Deutscher Alpen Verein - Summit Club - Munich - see here.

Italy

Viaggi Avventure nel Mondo - Rome - see here.

Netherlands

DimSum Reizen - Utrecht (catering also for Belgian and German markets) - see here, here and (for German clients) here.

Topo Travel - Neuenhaus (in Germany but catering to Dutch market) - see here.

Battuta Reizen - Amsterdam - see here.

New Zealand

Zavkhan Trekking - Christchurch - see here.

Russia

K2 Adventures - Omsk - see here and here.

Spain

Banoa - Barcelona - see here.

Switzerland

PamirLink - "more than just holidays" - Bern - see here.

Indo Orient Tours - Zurich - see here.

ARABICA Orient-Reisen - Heimberg - see here.

Voyages et Culture - Lausanne - see here.

Geopard Reisen - Sool - see here.

United Kingdom

Travel Local - Stroud, Gloucestershire - see here.

Wild Frontiers - London - see here.

Steppes Travel - Cirencester - see here.

KE Adventure - Keswick - see here.

Regent Holidays - Bristol - see here.

Secret Compass - Forsbrook, Staffordshire - see here.

Untamed Borders - Sandwich, Kent - see here.

World Expeditions - Wimbledon, London - see here.

Undiscovered Destinations - North Tyneside - see here.

USA

Mir Corporation - Seattle (and Tashkent) - see here.


TOUR OPERATORS IN THE PAMIRS

Aslisho Qurboniev - Khorog - see here and here.

Ibex Pamir Tourism (Avazbek Alifbekov) - Savnob, Bartang valley - see here.

Pamir Mount Tour - Khorog - see here.

Pamir Silk Tour - Khorog - see here.

Pamir Adventure - Dushanbe - see here.

Mountain Adventure - Dushanbe - see here.

Pamir Highway Adventure (successor to Murghab Ecotourism Association) - Murghab - see here.

Sarez - Khorog - see here.

Tour de Pamir - Khorog - see here.

Pamir Guides - Murghab - see here.

A list of all the members of the Pamirs Eco-Cultural Tourism Association (PECTA), including the above, can be found here.


TOUR OPERATORS IN ZERAFSHAN

Zerafshan Tourism Board - Penjikent - See here.

Zerafshan Tourism Development Association - Penjikent - See here.

Marco Polo - Ruknobod, Penjikent - See here.


OTHER CENTRAL ASIAN TOUR OPERATORS

Tajikaviatour - Dushanbe - See here.

Pamir Peaks - Dushanbe - See here.

Tajik Safari - Dushanbe - See here.

Central Asia Expeditions/Kasachstanreisen - Bishkek - see here.

STANtours - Almaty / Ashgabat - See here.

Travel Tajikistan / Fantastic Asia - Bishkek - See here.

Central Asia Travel / Pamir Expeditions - Tashkent, Osh, Moscow - See here.

ClimberCA - Tashkent, Dushanbe, Moscow - see here and here.

Asia-Travel - Tashkent - see here and here.


TOUR GUIDES

For a list of guides with certificate from the University of Central Asia (UCA), see here.

This list comprises graduates of two separate courses offered on the Khorog campus of UCA:

The UCA certificate programme ”Mountain Tour Operator - MTO” is directed at developing practical skills in organizing and developing operational business activity with specific focus on mountain tourism as well as business theory. The students are expected to gain skills in the following areas: Essence of mountain tourism, Development of tourism routes and related services, Marketing and promotion of tourism services, Safety, Legislation matters, Business and Finance management, Information technology in Tourism, Business English in tourism, Final project on developing a business plan on initiating and operating tourism service.

UCA Guides training is a short program and consists of two modules:
1. Natural, cultural and historical heritage of the Pamirs, and
2. Guides training: (mountain excursion tourism guides; horse tourism; auto tourism; educational tourism; eco-tourism; ethnographic tourism).


HOME STAYS

A list of villages where there are PECTA-sponsored home-stays can be obtained from PECTA - email here.


HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS

For a list of tourism services in Khorog prepared by the Pamirs Eco-Cultural Tourism Association, including hotels and restaurants, see here.

For additional information on hotels and homestays, see also here, here and here.


Other information resources:

Tajikistan Gateway:
http://www.tajik-gateway.org/

Lonely Planet:
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/tajikistan

A new website (run by Sophie Willingale) gives very useful and up-to-date information about travel to and in Tajikistan. See http://tajiktourism.com/0.

 


All text and photographs (c) Robert Middleton 2002


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