Tajikistan

Rugged, remote, and mountainous - landlocked Tajikistan is the smallest of Central Asia's "Stans".

Tajikistan

Rugged, remote, and mountainous - landlocked Tajikistan is the smallest of Central Asia's "Stans".

Intro

With dramatic highlands, imposing glaciers and jagged rocky peaks, its breathtaking scenery attracts adventurous climbers, trekkers and mountaineers from all over, not least for the famous Pamir mountain range. However, its charm extends beyond its natural beauty. Inhabited for over 4,000 years, since Aryan nomads arrived here, the traditions of modern-day Tajikistan have been influenced by a blend of cultures, most obviously from ancient Persia and Soviet Russia. Even today Tajiks speak Persian as their first language, the only state in Central Asia to do so. 

Blessed with an abundance of ancient fortresses and beautifully-decorated mausoleums, Tajikistan's unique history is ripe for discovery. Follow the legendary Silk Road from the bustling capital of Dushanbe to the magnificent palace of Hubuk. Glance into neighbouring Afghanistan as you cross stunning mountain passes, marvel at spectacular gorges and relax in mineral-rich hot springs. Venture into the lush Wakhan Valley and take in the rural lifestyle of the Wakhi herdsmen in their picturesque villages.

Why travel with us ?

Tajikistan is the quintessential Travel The Unknown destination - small, unassuming and virtually unknown in the West, but bursting with cultural treasures, sublime scenery and hospitable people. Our Tajikstan Oddyssey small group tour takes in the best that Tajikistan has to offer and aims to give you an in-depth understanding of this fascinating country. Our Five Stans and Four Stans small group tours cover the highlights of Tajikistan alongside those of some of its neighbouring "Stans". 

Finally if you are interested in a customised tour please let us know what you are looking to do and one of our travel specialists will be more than happy to assist.
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Quick Facts

Capital: Dushanbe
Population: Around 8.7 million
Languages: Tajik

Culture

Archaeologist lectures in the National Museum or the Hulbuk Museum and Experience a Pamir dance performance. Visit a women’s traditional craft centre in Kalai Khumb and Take in a traditional music performance at the Gurminj Museum of Musical Instruments in Dushanbe. 

Activities

Trek in the stunning Fann and Pamir mountains.

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