Tajikistan is a country situated in central Asia. It borders Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. Tajikistan is also well known for its diverse mountains, which offer different hiking adventure. Above all; this country is well known for its beautiful nature. There are at least five nature places in Tajikistan you shouldn’t miss out.
The Pamir Highway or M-14
The Pamir highway allows you to see beauty of this country. It is one of the most visited routes in Tajikistan. This highway passes through mountain ranges. You will also see different landscapes and a glimpse of the cultural practices of the local people. There are also plenty of places along the Pamir highway you can go hiking. Sary Tash is one of the towns you will come across as you drive through the Pamir highway. This town offers a marvelous view of Pamir range. You will see Alay valley while in Sary Tash. Alay valley is one of the most beautiful places in Tajikistan.
Proceed to Sary Mogol village while still in Sary Tash town. You will enjoy every moment at this village. Don’t forget to take some pictures at this village. Tulpar Lake is also found in Sary Tash town. This lake offers a magnificent view of Lenin Peak. You will also see Karakul Lake while on Pamir highway. There is a small local village on the shores of this lake. Tank remains from the soviet era are also found on this village.
Murgab is a major attraction you will see at the Pamir highway. There are plenty of things to do and see in Murgab. Attend the famous Chabysh festival. This festival is held in August every year. You will also see mosques remains that were built during the Soviet Union rule. Don’t forget the famous Pshart valley while at Murgab. Alichur is another town you will see while driving along the Pamir highway. Trekking and hiking are the main activities in Alichur town. This is also considered the coldest part in Tajikistan.
Tajik Wakhan Corridor
Tajik Wakhan corridor or the Wakhan is a must visit places while in Tajikistan. Apart from being one of the most beautiful places in the country, this location has a very rich history. You will be thrilled by the mountainous region. Tajik Wakhan corridor also houses some fortresses that were built years back. Ensure you visit some fortresses for an amazing view of the surrounding environment and far beyond. The unique landscapes offer different adventure such as hiking. You will be lucky to see the local inhabitants of Tajik Wakhan corridor. They are spread across six villages. Visit some villages before leaving this part of Tajikistan.
Start by visiting Ishkashim village. This village borders Afghanistan. Ishkashim village is a perfect gateway for anyone who wants to get away from the busy city life. It offers the way of life of the local people. Take time and stroll the surrounding landscapes while taking pictures. Namadgut village is another attraction in Tajik Wakhan corridor. This village is situated on hill top. The famous Kaakha fortress is situated a few kilometers from this village. Kaakha fortress offers a glamorous view of Namadgut village and the surrounding landscapes.
Carry on to Yamchun village. This village houses Yamchun fort. This fort is estimated to be more than 2,000 years. It also has an interesting history, worth listening to. Vrang, Zong & Hisor and Langar are other places you should visit while in Tajik Wakhan corridor.
Tajikistan is well known for its breathtaking adventures. Jizeu valley is one of the places that offer unique adventure. Hiking is the main activity around Jizeu valley. People who love nature should also visit this location while in Tajikistan. The landscapes around this location offer different hiking challenges. Furthermore, there are locations within Jizeu valley you can hire hiking gears. A section of the valley allows you to see the valley from an aerial view. You will see different kinds of lakes and forests on your hiking adventure. Hire a local tour to guide you through the hiking trails within Jizeu valley. The beauty of this location offers a stunning background for taking pictures.
The Fann Mountains
The Fann Mountains in Tajikistan is one of the most visited locations in the country. People travel from different parts of the world to see its unique forests, mountains and lakes. There are different hiking trails with the Fann Mountains to choose. Kulikalon and Alovaddin lakes are the main highlights on this region. Most hiking trails are short and can be completed within hours. You might also come across Kulikalon lakes while at the Fann Mountains. Kulikalon lakes offer a perfect background for taking pictures and see the sunset in the evening. Alovaddin lakes are other attractions in the Fann Mountains you will see. The hiking trails leading to Alovaddin lakes are beautiful. Lakes Loop and the Haft Kul are other attractions in the Fann Mountains you will see. You will definitely enjoy every moment of your journey at this part of Tajikistan.
Iskander-Kul Lake is a leading attraction in Tajikistan. Furthermore, infrastructure leading to this location is top class. You will also hear different myths about the emergence of Iskander-Kul Lake. You will spot some mountain villages as you approach the lake. The vegetation and landscapes offer a marvelous view of the surrounding environment. There are plenty of fun activities to do in Iskander-Kul Lake. A section of the lake allows swimming. There is also a beach you can relax and have some quality time with your loved ones. Consider picnic while at this location. You will also spot a waterfall inside Iskander-Kul Lake. There are also plenty of spots around Iskander-Kul Lake that offer perfect background for taking pictures.
Tajikistan definitely has one of the most beautiful natures in Asian continent. These attractions sites are also distributed on different parts of the country. Tour around Tajikistan is pocket friendly. Make this your next tourist destination.