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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!

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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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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Where will you go?

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

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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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Entering Tajikistan

Traveling to Tajikistan continues to become more accessible. While a visa is still required for some nationalities, many can now enter the Tajikistan visa free. For those who need a visa, there is an online visa application portal to easily obtain a tourist visa

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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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Blog Articles

People selling stuff in a busy market on the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan

Tajik culture

Tajik-Afghan border markets

30 December 2023

Throughout the Pamir Mountains, there is lively cross-border trade between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. The Panj River in the Pamirs forms a sharp border between the Tajik and Afghan side. Bridges connect both countries all along the Panj. On these border crossings, you can often find markets, where trade and cultural sharing create a special meeting point between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

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Hiking trails in Tajikistan

24 October 2023

Hiking trails in the Tajik mountains remain very uncharted. Trekking routes typically consist of small shepherd trails leading through remote landscapes. In the most desolate regions, however, even such simple trails may be absent requiring you to navigate scree slopes and cross rivers. A lack of technical skills for hiking on rugged terrains can lead to a sub-optimal trekking experience, so selecting an appropriate route is essential. Given the challenging nature of the Tajik hiking trails...

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Homestays in the Tajik mountains

21 October 2023

First-time visitors to Tajikistan often find themselves uncertain about the accommodations during their mountain trek. Given the absence of mass tourism, homestays are the most common form of lodging. Homestays offer more than just a place to rest your head, providing unique insight into Tajik hospitality, traditions and everyday life. But what is an homestay precisely from a practical point of view and what facilities do they provide? Across Tajikistan, there are quite some regional...

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