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Tajikistan: Itineraries & tips

Tajikistan location

Central Asia

Located

Land borders

Afghanistan

China

Kyrgyzstan

Uzbekistan

Tajikistan at a glance

Tajikistan Ruble (TJS)

Currency

Tajik

Language

Average (3 of 5)

Level of costs

Trendy (4 of 5)

Tourism trend change

Relative safe (50 / 100)

Safety index

Underdeveloped (65 / 100)

Human development index

Best itineraries

The itinerary starts in Tajikistan (Central Asia). Kyrgyzstan are the next countries.
For in Tajikistan it is possible to request the visa on arrival. Not safe countries are chosen... Many cities are snowy in March. During your travel you have to speak Tajik and
Russia (more about Russia)n . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure. You will need Tajikistan Ruble and Som during this itinerary.

Things to do

Where glimmering glacial lakes and idyllic mountains meet world class hospitality at the crux of the ancient Silk Road. Despite these qualities, Tajikistan is probably the least known of the Central Asian Republics. I kept trying to buy vegetables at the Panjshanbe Bazaar, only to have my attempts at payment thwarted.

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. with a handful of sites that can be seen in a day or two. The city has enjoyed a long history along the ancient Silk Road on the banks of the Syr Darya River, in the Tajik Fergana Valley. The original tomb was built in the 12th century, only to be razed by the Mongols and later rebuilt in 1394.

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. and hiking around one of thebest trekking destinations you’ve probably never heard of - Archaeological artifacts dating back to the 5th century BC have been found around Dushanbe, suggesting it was a small village from the 5th century BC to the 20th century ...

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Things To Do In Dushanbe

2 thoughts on “Dushanbe Travel Guide + 10 Things To Do In Dushanbe”

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, a couple of days break here in Khorog is usually well deserved to enjoy a few creature comforts before making the long drive to the west of Tajikistan. In this Khorog travel guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about the town, the best things to do in Khorog, where to sleep, the best restaurants, and more.

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Eat & drink

. region for a while you’re probably dying for something besides plov or items fried in mutton fat. But if you’re researching before your departure, don’t worry, I’ve included a couple of restaurants in here that serve up goodTajik dishes.

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Moose Coffee

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Dushanbe is the best place in the country for international cuisine for those looking for a much needed break from Central Asian dishes. But not to worry if you’ve just arrived to Central Asia, there are plenty of chances to try out Tajik and Central Asian dishes such as kurutob, osh, samsa, and shorbo.

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13 Things You Should Not Miss When You Travel the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan13 13 Things You Should Not Miss When You Travel the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan14 13 Things You Should Not Miss When You Travel the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan12 13 Things You Should Not Miss When You Travel the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan11 ...

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Lal Cafe makes a pretty decent pizza, considering you’re not only in Tajikistan but the Pamirs. Expect to pay 30-60 TJS for a pizza, depending on toppings. Lal Cafe is attached to Lal Hotel on Azizbek Street. ...

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Worth to visit

I think you’d really enjoy your visit to Iskanderkul. There isn’t that much to do around the lake but you’ll definitely enjoy spending at least one day there. ...

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General

. to the west. A country unknown to most of the outside world that I chose to visit exactly for that reason. Those that make it to this little known corner of the world to visit Tajikistan will be greatly rewarded. …. I could keep going all day. Tajikistan is packed full of beautiful lakes.

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33 thoughts on “10 Reasons To Visit Tajikistan”

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Part of Iskanderkul’s shores is covered in pebbles, making it look like a little beach. It’s a nice area to chill, bathe in the sun, read a book or just enjoy the reflection of the surrounding mountains in the lake. ...

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Here’s a bit of extra information to help you plan your adventure along the Pamir Highway. ...

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Expect to spend about $100 per day on car rental.

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Much like Bishkek (Bishkek itineraries) in Kyrgyzstan, Dushanbe is a good place to hang for a few days as you gather your visas for onward travel in Central Asia. Some embassies may not have any English speaking staff, so you may find it helpful if you have made a friend in Dushanbe that you can bring with you to help translate if you ...

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Appreciate The Architecture At Kokhi Nowruz

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Itinerary

For being the smallest in terms of landmass of the Central Asian nations Tajikistan packs a lot into its borders. I have gotten a lot of requests from travelers for itineraries for Tajikistan. . This itinerary can easily be reversed or piecemealed together for those on shorter times.

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4 thoughts on “Tajikistan Itinerary For 1-4 Weeks”

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Striking snow-capped peaks, lonely mountain passes and dusty roads to nowhere make the Pamir Highway the epitome of a classic roadtrip adventure. For those in the know, it evokes memories of lush grassy plains, impassable mountain peaks, isolated communities, rubble remnants of the ancient silk road and ..

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If you had to choose between dizzyingly tiled Timurid architecture and dazzlingly turquoise alpine lakes, which would you choose? Traveling overland between Central Asian countries used to be time consuming, but things are changing in the ‘stans these days. Your eyeballs are guaranteed to pop when feasting on ...

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10 thoughts on “A two-week Uzbekistan + Tajikistan itinerary”

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We have spent countless hours researching and conversing with our local partners to put together this fully-customised itinerary through Tajikistan and the Pamir Highway. We’re extremely proud of this schedule, and believe this may just be the best, most comprehensive Tajikistan tour on the ...

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Costs

Your daily budget will vary greatly depending on how you go about transportation, but here is a rough guideline, assuming you plan to stay in homestays each night: ...

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Surprisingly there is mobile coverage in the valley along the highway. Megafon will work off and on, although once past Basid it rarely picked up a signal. Tcell has better coverage- but don’t expect it to work everywhere. ...

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If you know me at all this shouldn’t surprise you, not even in the slightest. After waving goodbye to the Pamirs in Tajikistan it was hello to some of the world’s tallest mountains in Pakistan’s Karakoram Range. ...

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Traveling Tajikistan on a budget isn’t too difficult to accomplish, however, it’s not as cheap as backpacker meccas of Southeast Asia or Central America. Here are three different tiers of travel style budgets: ...

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Accommodation

There are homestays in Margib, Pskon, Nomitkon, Bidev, Gharmin, Dehbaland, and Sokan. In inhabited villages don’t be surprised if you are openly invited to stay with families (though you should give some money as income can be scarce to come by in the Yagnob Valley and ..

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Budget accommodations are popping up more and more in Dushanbe with a handful of hostels with cheap dorms and even allowing you to pitch a tent in the yard. Then, of course, there’s the Soviet-era relics that don’t appear to have been upgraded much at all since the late ’80s, and then onto more lux and ..

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Rohat Hotel

Dushanbe Serena Hotel

Atlas B&B Hotel

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Loik Sherlai was a modern-day poet from nearby Mazar i Sharif, Devashtich was the 8th century ruler of Ancient Sogdiana, Ismoil Somoni was the Samanid Emir of Transoxiana and Khorasan, and Vladimir Lenin was the head of the first head of the Soviet Union. What do these men all have in common? They each have a statue ...

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Umariyon Hotel

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Tajikistan has a fantastic network of homestay options all across the country. Local-run “guesthouses” are also often homestay-like, though with slightly more luxurious amenities. ...

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