After breakfast we commence our drive to the Oybek border point where we will complete border formalities and cross on foot into Tajikistan. You will need to carry your own luggage across this border for approx 150m. Along the way to Artuch base camp we will travel over the Shakhristan pass (3378m) and into the amazing Zeravshan Valley. This area is famous for its unique mountain landscapes and beautiful lakes. Artuch base camp comprises of wooden chalets and cottages set amidst a wide expanse of juniper woods and it is here that we will meet our trekking guides, cook and porters.
Overland transfer today: Tashkent to Uzbek/Tajik border (70 km, 1,2 hrs), then cross over the border / continue drive to Artuch base camp (350 km, 7 hrs)
Overnight altitude: 2200 masl