Edge Expeditions launches world-first luxury expedition to Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan
Bristol, UK, based adventure travel company Edge Expeditions has launched a unique luxury two-week tour of Tajikistan’s spectacular Pamir Mountains – one the most diverse, wild, exhilarating and least explored corners of the planet.
This small-group, luxury-laden expedition will take guests by their choice of 4WD or motorcycle along not only much of the legendary Pamir Highway, one of the greatest road trips on earth, but to hidden valleys, mountain lakes, yurt camps, ancient ruins and high mountain passes very few outsiders ever get to see. This is exhilarating wilderness at its purest and most visceral, inhabited by snow leopards, eagles, giant marmots, bears and spectacular Marco Polo sheep.
Guests will stay in 5* hotels, private homestays and bespoke, specially constructed yurt camps replete with Egyptian cotton, comfortable beds and fluffy duvets. They’ll feast on delicious food prepared by our expedition chef, sit beside azure lakes sipping cool gin & tonics at the end of a hard day’s drive. They’ll wallow in hot springs, be spoilt by our brilliant team of British and Tajik guides and experts, and gain a deep understanding of Tajik and Pamiri history and culture through the astronomers, naturalists and historians who will join us at various stages of the expedition, enlightening us about the Silk Road, the Great Game, the Zoroastrians and more. At every turn we’ll face hyperbole-defying views.
Beyond this, there’s the unquantifiable luxury of being in the real wilderness. For most of the trip there’ll be a wonderful absence of internet or mobile reception, allowing one to become unshackled from the endless stream of interruptions to our modern lives. There will be space, freedom, starry skies, panoramic vistas, time to think – time to well and truly get away from it all and super-charge the soul.
Following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Timur and Marco Polo, we’ll drive among massive snow-capped peaks, follow rushing aquamarine glacial rivers and enjoy the wide-open landscapes that typify this extraordinary part of the world.
This stimulating, distinctive expedition (21st August to 4th September 2017) costs £9495 per person, excluding flights. The small group will have a maximum of 8 guests who can choose to either ride one of our Suzuki DRZ 400-cc motorcycles or travel in a fully-serviced Landcruiser or similar with an expert local driver and no more than 2 guests per vehicle. The bespoke expedition will be fully supported with the team including a mechanic and a UK-based paramedic. This unparalleled level of attention to detail has previously been unavailable in this remote part of Central Asia.
About Edge Expeditions
Edge Expeditions is a youthful, passionate and experienced company, established in 2015 by travel writer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and partner Marley Burns, whose aim is to take its clients to parts of the world that most wouldn’t ordinarily visit.
Uniqueness, enjoyment, flair and individuality are at the core of everything we do. Uniformity, ubiquity, cliché and adequacy are our sworn adversaries.
With expeditions in 2017 scheduled to visit Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Palestine and beyond, the company has an ambition to provide its clients with unforgettable, superlative-busting experiences that provide lifelong memories.
More info at www.edge-expeditions.com
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