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Trekking in Tajikistan

For many, traveling to Tajikistan means a leap into the unknown. We are here to provide the information for you to craft an idea of what to expect of a trekking vacation in Tajikistan. Read the information pages and we are sure that you cannot wait to embark on a multi-day hike in the Tajik mountains!


Locked in the middle of Asia, Tajikistan is an emerging hotspot for outdoor adventure activities. The mountains provide the perfect environment for hiking holidays and trekking expeditions. Wild camping is allowed everywhere, giving a great freedom for exploring the tourist highlights at the pace that you want.

Generally not much is known about Tajikistan. Follow the link below to learn more about the Tajik nature, culture and history.

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Entering Tajikistan

Traveling to Tajikistan is almost as easy as it can get. Only a simple online visa application needs to be filled out and submitted. This gets you the tourist visa granting you entry into the country.

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Where will you go?

There are several trekking hubs within Tajikistan – each with its own pros. Get informed and make your pick!

Bolshoi Allo Lake surrounded by steep rock cliffs

Fann Mountains

Highest density of natural highlights. More inhabited and only a few hours away from Dushanbe.

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Decorative map of Tajikistan with the Pamir and Fann Mountains indicated Dushanbe
Blue lake of Zajorkul in the Pamir Mountains with small island and snowy mountains in background

Pamir Mountains

Extreme altitudes. Extreme remoteness. The ultimate destination for the adventure seekers.

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Challenge yourself

Extreme altitudes, rough trails and limited infrastructure. Trekking in Tajikistan is as authentic as it can get. Plentiful are the challenges that come when trekking in some of the most remote parts of the world.

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More about Trek Tajikistan

Focussing entirely on trekking in Tajikistan, we know where to find the best places in the Tajik mountains! At Trek Tajikistan, we strive for getting you the ultimate hiking experience. Our trekking expeditions provide an authentic back-to-nature experience and come full of adventure and excitement.

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Blog Articles

Two hikers walking on a trail towards the Kulikalon plateau


Interactive trek profiles: From Google Earth to the web using elevation APIs and Chart.js

28 April 2023

New profiles for our trekking routes are out now on the website. The heights of the trekking routes in Tajikistan are one of the main topics of the most frequently asked questions. Altitudes and elevation differences are the most important factor determining the difficulty of a trek. For that reason, it is important to give clear insight into the altitudes that can be expected. This is easy to achieve with the Google Elevation API, ChartJS and some basic Python scripting.

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Hiker walking on a snow-covered road down from Anzob Pass in the Zerafshan Range

Travel report

Ziddi to Yaghnob – Hiking the Anzob Pass

26 June 2022

You can reach the Yaghnob Valley directly from the M34 highway. But why always take the easy road? The challenging alternative is to enter the Yaghnob Valley from the Ziddi Valley in the south. From the Ziddi Valley, there are several passes crossing the mountain ridge to the north. Most frequently used are the one at Leilakul and the somewhat easier Anzob Pass. May 2022 – we packed our bags to visit Yaghnob Valley starting from Ziddi. The traverse did not turn out to be as...

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Mountain guide overlooking the Fann Mountains in Tajikistan

Travel guide

Ultimate guide to trekking in Tajikistan

2 March 2022

Trekking through the high mountains of Tajikistan is a unique and unforgettable adventure. Traversing the breathtaking landscapes is something any trekking adept needs to experience. At the same time, trekking in extreme conditions through touristically under-developed regions comes with particular challenges. Trails are not indicated, public transport to the mountains is lacking and accommodation options are limited. Traveling to the end of the world under such circumstances requires a...

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