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Tajikistan

Nestled on Afghanistan’s northern border, Tajikistan is a beautiful land of sweeping mountain views and warm, generous people.

Lying along Afghanistan’s northern border, most of Tajikistan’s population belong to the Persian-speaking Tajik ethnic group, who share language, culture and history with both Afghanistan and Iran.

Starkly beautiful, remote and beguiling, mountains cover more than 90% of the country and include such famous names as Peak Lenin and Peak Communism both towering at over 7,000 metres.

Yashil Lake, Bulunkul, Tajikistan
Yashil Lake, Tajikistan
Bread seller, Tajikistan
Bread seller in Tajikistan
Madrasa e Kohna, Hisor, Tajikistan
Madrasa e Kohna, Hisor,Tajikistan

What to expect on your Tajikistan holiday with Steppes

There are few places in the world quite as remote as the mountains of Tajikistan and for the moment it must remain the preserve of the individual who recognises that despite all the best-laid plans and our own extensive knowledge, an itinerary in Tajikistan should be considered an aim rather than as carved in stone. This is one of the many reasons that we love Tajikistan and because it is wild and one of the last forgotten corners of the globe.

 

Explore Tajikistan

  • Dushanbe
  • Khujand
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Uzbekistan

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Booking a tailor-made holiday gives you the flexibility to customise your journey, travelling when and where suits you. Although Tajikistan can be visited as a stand alone destination it is often combined with either Kyrgyzstan and/or Uzbekistan.

Experiences

A selection of activities and experiences you could consider including in your holiday to Tajikistan.

Hissor Fort

Built between the 16th and 19th centuries, Hissor Fort contains a ruined citadel, two madrasas, a caravanserai and a mausoleum.

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Tajikistan 4WD

Journey along the Afghan border through the Pamir Mountains, visiting remote villages on the way.

Trek in the Fan Mountains

Trek through the spectacular scenery of the Fan Mountains amidst jagged peaks and turquoise lakes – walks range from a one day lake loop to multi day hikes for the more adventurous.

Muragazor Lakes

Visit this system of seven lakes, whose colours change as the light alters.

Lake Kara-Kul

Formed by a meteor strike some 10 million years ago, Lake Kara Kul sits 3,915 metres above sea-level – surrounded by nomadic grazing land.

Buddha in Nirvana Statue

See one of the largest Buddha statues in the world at the Museum of Antiquities in Dushanbe.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Paul Craven

Paul is the Conde Nast Traveler chosen Specialist for Central Asia and the Silk Route. Being from a family with Army connections I can from an early age remember travelling. From camping in Europe and then later being sent to boarding school when we lived in Germany at the age of eight, complete with shorts, long socks, a cap and my suitcase. In appearance not too dissimilar to the children evacuated to the countryside during the blitz. Later, my father’s postings took us to Nepal where we had to transit Delhi and Kathmandu where we were sometimes stranded for days and Hong Kong from where I travelled in 1983 through China for two months.
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Deborah Brock-Doyle

My first journey for Steppes was in 1999 when I set off to explore Thailand to gather those little details that constitute Steppes Travel’s trademark knowledge. I have since been lucky enough to travel extensively in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and India. A few special memories include being joined at dinner by an otter in Laos, proudly being shown an illicit picture of the Dalai Lama in Tibet and diving with manta rays on Christmas day in Indonesia. I’m pretty sure I always leave a country wishing I had done more, seen more, learned more ….. but I also always hope to return …
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