Tajikistan tours will take you to one of the ancient states in the world. It is famous for its Pamir Mountains and lots of opportunities for hiking, mineral springs of Garmchashma and the cleanest lakes of Iskanderkul, Karakul and others. It’s not only the natural beauties of Tajikistan that keep remaining attractive, but also the ancient cities that once had the Great Silk Road passing through it: Khudjand, Panjakent, Istaravshan where travelers would see oldest and grand monuments. Moreover, in Hissar, archaeological and architectural monuments of different epochs comprise the historical-cultural reserve of 86 hectares.
The major part of the population occupies the northern even lands of Tajikistan. Two the largest and most developed cities of the country are Dushanbe and Khujand. In the southeastern part of Tajikistan, people who live in arduous mountain settlements strictly follow ancient customs and Zoroastrian rites even now. Moreover, Islamic traditions are also thoroughly applied there.
The infrastructure for tourism is not developed yet, that is why travelers do not have high expectations on comfortable stay choosing tours in Tajikistan. However, picturesque scenery, hospitable people and breath-taking nature well compensates lack of comfort.
Tajikistan tours are great for those who appreciate active and adventure tourism, eco and ethno-tourism, alpinism, mountain hikes, combined with rafting, paragliding, and wild nature photography.
The Pamir Mountain
Pamirs, also called Pamir “The Roof Of The World”, highland region of Central Asia. The Pamir mountain area centres on the nodal orogenic uplift known as the Pamir Knot, from which several south-central Asian mountain ranges radiate, including the Hindu Kush, the Karakoram Range, the Kunlun Mountains, and the Tien Shan. Most of the Pamirs lie within Tajikistan, but the fringes penetrate Afghanistan, China, and Kyrgyzstan. The core of the Pamirs is in the highlands of Tajikistan, with the highest mountains in the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous oblast (province).
The Pamir Mountain
The Pamir Mountain range is part of the Western Himalaya and features several peaks over 7000m. The terrain is diverse from towering peaks to high altitude desert plains and climate conditions can vary from +35C to -40C depending upon the time of year. The Pamir Highway follows paths forged long ago by the ancient Silk routes, when that precious commodity travelled from China to European and Arabian markets and traded goods returned in its stead. Legacies of those forgotten times can still be seen with cliff top fortresses and ancient caravanserais.
The highway winds over 2000km from Samarkand in Uzbekistan through Dushanbe (capital of Tajikistan) and the Pamir mountains to Osh in Kyrgyzstan and then on to Bishkek (capital of Kyrgyzstan) through the Tien Shan mountain range.
The peoples of Central Asia hold hospitality as a value of great importance and travelers are warmly welcomed whether the visit is planned or otherwise!
The word pamir in the language of the region denotes the high undulating grasslands of the eastern portion of the mountains, especially where they abut Afghanistan and China. Deep river valleys mark the boundaries of the Pamirs in the north beyond the ridges of the Trans-Alai Range, and the valleys of the Vākhān region (Wakhan Corridor) of Afghanistan form the southern limit. The Sarykol pamir in the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang in western China bounds the eastern margin, and a series of southwestern-aligned valleys that eventually drain into the Vakhsh and Panj rivers serrate the western boundary.