Khujand proves that Tajikistan’s allure is not just limited to mountains and lakes. Situated in the country’s northern panhandle near the jigsaw border with Uzbekistan, Khujand is dwarfed only by Dushanbe in population and is cloaked in an old-world charm exuding from its Silk Road ruins, surrounding mountain terrain and delightfully chaotic bazaar that epitomizes the classic Central Asia shopping experience.
The Khujand Day Tour is an optimal way to experience border-town, historical Tajikistan during your Uzbekistan travels. From the launching point of Tashkent, you’ll be escorted to the Tajikistan border and met upon crossing for a guided tour of Khujand, a city dotted with relics of bygone eras and home to the country’s most colorful, memorable bazaar. This full-day tour includes transportation, lunch in Khujand and a private guide for your entire time in Tajikistan.
Tashkent – Khujand – Tashkent
After breakfast, your driver will meet you at the Tashkent hotel to drive to the Uzbekistan-Tajikistan ‘Oybek’ border crossing (100km, 1hr 30min). Clear customs and passport control on both sides and meet your Tajik guide and driver. Drive to Khujand (70km, 1hr) and start your city tour:
During the city tour you will have lunch at a local restaurant. Drive back to the border in late afternoon, pass through customs and enter Uzbekistan. Arrive in Tashkent for drop-off at the hotel. End of Khujand Day Tour.
Travel time - approximately 5 hours
City tour time - approximately 4 hours