Central Asia Muslim Shrines
- Tour route: Dushanbe - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Bukhara – Tashkent – Turkistan
- Transport: land transport (bus), flight, train
- Days: 11 Nights: 10
We invite you to visit holy places of Khwadjagan masters which are located in Tadjikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Day 1 Dushanbe
Arrival in Dushanbe. Visit Yaqub al-Charkhi’s tomb (18th Golden Chain). Overnight in Dushanbe.
Day 2 Dushanbe – Termez
Drive to Uzbekistan Sarosiyo border (60km – 1 hour). Border formalities. Drive to Denau region (55 km 1.5 hours). Visit Alauddin Attar (17th Golden Chain - Shah Nakshbandi’s Murid). After 2 hours of driving (120 km), we will visit the Muhammad az-Zahid as-Samarqandi (20th of Golden Chain, Murid of Ubeydullah Ahrar Veli).
Drive to Shahrisabz (300 km – 4hrs drive). Overnight in Shakhrisabz.
Day 3 Shahrisabz – Samarkand
Drive to Kitab district (10km 15 min). In Kitab, we will visit Mevlana Darvesh Muhammad (21th Golden Chain) and Muhammad Khwaja al-Amkanaki (22th of Golden chain).
Drive to Samarkand (100 km 1.5 hrs). Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 4 Samarkand
Start a beautiful morning with Ziyara of Ubeydullah Ahrar Vali (19th of Golden Chain). Shahi Zinda Necropolis, the tomb of Sahaba, Kusem Ibn Abbas, cousin of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.v). Tomb of Imam Maturidiy (the founder of Maturidia Tarikat of Hanafiy Madhab), Mausoleum of Daniyar (Tomb of Daniel 14th.c).
Sightseeing tour of the most famous Architectural Ensembles: Registan Square with three Madrasahs. Gur Emir Mausoleum (The Tomb of Emir 14th.c). Overnight in Samarkand
Day 5 Samarkand - Bukhara
30 km north from Samarkand visit the Mausoleum of Imam Al Bukhari (Famous hadith scholar). Drive to Gijduvan. After 2.5 hours, arrive at Abdulkhaliq Gijduvani’s Makam which is situated 50 km north from Bukhara. After ziyara, drive to Bukhara (50km). Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 6 Bukhara and areas
Start a beautiful morning with Ziyara of Makams of Great Sheikhs of Khwadjagan Tarikat: Visit Arif Ar Rivgari Mausoleum (11th of Golden Chain), Mahmoud Injir Fagnaviy (12th o Golden Chain).
Second half of the day visit: Khwadja Ali Ramitaniy (13th of Golden Chain), Muhammad Baba Samasi (14th of Golden Chain). Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 7 Bukhara and areas
Drive to the east of Bukhara (15km), the Qasri Arifan village. Visit the mausoleum of Sayyid Amir Kulal (15th of Golden Chain, the Murshid of Naqshbandi). After, visit the tomb of Bibi Arifa (Mother of Hazrat Naqshbandi). Make ziyara to Hazrat Shah Bahauddin Naqshbandi’s Makam (16th of Golden Chain, the Founder of Naqshbandiya order). Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 8 Bukhara
Sightseeing tour in old Bukhara: Samanids mausoleum(9-10th.c), mausoleum Chashma Ayub (14th.c), Bolo-Houz Mosque (20th.c), Bukhara Ark Castle, Kalyan Minaret (12th.c), Miri-Arab Madrasah (16th.c) Poi Kalon Mosque, Ulugbek madrasah (15th.c), Abdulaziz Khan madrasah (17th.c), Tim of Abdulaziz Khan madrasah (16th.c), Magoki-Attari Mosque(12th c), Khanaka and madrassah of Nadir Divan-Beghi (17th c), Kukeldash Madrassah (16th c), Famous Lyabi-Hauz" ensemble (14-17th c), Chor Minor madrassah (18th c).
Transfer to train station. Departure by train to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 9 Tashkent
Drive to Zangi Ata Complex. This complex has been built on the location of the burial place of a great sheikh who was known as Zangi Ata. He was the grandson of Arslan Hodja who was the first murshid of Ahmad Yassaviy.
Second half of the day visit: Hast Imam Complex: Abu Bakr Kaffal As-Shashi’s tomb (Fiqh Scholar), Barakhan Madrasah, Visit Museum where World’s oldest Koran of Hazrat Osman preserved). Overnight in Tashkent
Day 10 Tashkent - Turkistan
Transfer to Uzbekistan Kazakhstan Border (half hour drive). Border formalities (1 hour). Drive to Turkistan region of Kazakhstan (3hrs). There you will visit the Mausoleum of Khwadja Ahmed Yassawi (Famous preacher, Master of Tasawwuf knowledge, the second greatest murid of Yusuf Hamadani. Ahmed Yassawi had great authority among Turkish Muslims and had an impact on Islam in Central Asia. He was the founder of Yassawiya order. Drive to Chimkent. Overnight in Chimkent.
Day 11 Chimkent
Transfer to Airport. Departure from Chimkent.
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