Tajikistan is home to some of the world’s most imposing mountain sceneries. Nonetheless, the great potential for trekking in Tajikistan has remained largely undiscovered. Trek Tajikistan is all about sharing our passion for trekking in the untouched landscapes of Tajikistan with hiking adepts around the world. Soon after you leave the main roads, you find yourself in almost complete isolation, cut off from the outside world and immersed in the majestic nature around you. In short, completely one with nature – that is exactly what trekking in Tajikistan is all about!
After traversing the Tajik mountains many times ourselves, often without bumping into anyone, we had the feeling that this unique experience should become accessible to everyone. Precisely for that reason, we started up Trek Tajikistan. We are a local Tajik company that operates from the capital Dushanbe. We offer multi-day guided trekking adventures to grasp the true essence of Tajikistan’s rugged mountains.
When you book a trek with us, you will set off with a local Tajik guide, who speaks fluent English and can tell everything you want to know about the Tajik culture and nature. We focus on treks in the Pamir Mountains in the east of Tajikistan and the Fann Mountains in the northwest. These two regions offer the most spectacular views of beautiful mountain landscapes. Both areas have their own characteristics and advantages with regards to trekking. You can read more about these two regions on their respective info pages.
We believe that the true essence of mountain trekking is to become one with nature and overcome the challenges that emerge along the way. We are passionate about heading out into nature with limited resources and spending time far away from the everyday worries. In times when all-inclusive luxury tours sometimes seem to prevail, we focus more on more back-to-basic experiences that make you feel like a true adventurer.
Tajikistan is an ideal country for a self-sustaining trekking style. The tourist routes are not paved yet with facilities and infrastructure still being underdeveloped. Hence, we like to stay away from the term ‘tour’ and always encourage to actively participate and contribute, especially during the days when camping in the wilderness. Braving the mountains yourself this way is extra rewarding and gives an ultimate feeling of satisfaction.
We want everyone to be able to enjoy trekking in Tajikistan and the natural greatness it has to offer. A lack of extensive trekking experience or equipment should not keep you away from taking on the adventure. For this reason, we arrange full camping and cooking equipment for anyone joining a trek with us. There is no need to purchase expensive sleeping bags or tents. The equipment we use is of western standards and high quality. Yet we manage to keep costs low by leaving out unnecessary luxuries. Like that, even those on a budget can enjoy a unique vacation feeling like a true explorer in one of the most remote destinations in the world.
We are working on a selection of the most impressive treks along the best places in Tajikistan. Countless trails cross the mountains and open up an endless variety of treks imaginable. We are always ready to organize alternative treks or adapt existing treks to your specific wishes. Adjustments can be made to the duration or difficulty of a trek, start and end locations, and the places you visit along the route. Treks can be organized at various difficulty levels, allowing even those with little experience to trek in Tajikistan. At the same time, extremely difficult treks can be organized that challenge even the most seasoned hikers.
Flexibility is in any case of great importance when trekking through the wilderness of Tajikistan. The weather can turn adverse or roads and trails can suddenly become blocked – no two trips are ever the same. As new challenges await during each expedition, you can rest assured that your guide is always on hands to adapt and bring everything to a good end. During the trek, you also have your own voice when it comes to exploring something, picking camping spots or taking a swim. Everything is aimed at providing you the trek of your dreams!
The mountains of Tajikistan have remained largely unspoiled hitherto, and we like to keep it like that! Trekking through the mountains inherently imposes a burden on the environment. With responsible behaviour, however, we aim to minimize the impact on animal life and the ecosystem. Any wildlife spotted along the trails is left undisturbed by maintaining an appropriate distance. Seeing wildlife in nature is exciting and memorable, but cannot come at the expense of their well-being.
We employ various measures to maintain a clean environment along the trails and on the camp sites. Most obviously, garbage and waste are never left behind. The camping grounds are left behind tidy. Think about digging ‘toilets’, re-using existing fireplaces, and not letting shampoo or other chemical substances end up in streams or lakes. In doing so, we seek to leave behind as few traces as possible and not pollute the environment.
Human welfare is another important point, including fair payment to guides and the local people that provide homestay accommodations along the trails. Tajikistan’s turbulent history turned it into one of the poorer countries in the world. Tajikistan has been in calmer waters for several decades now and steadily reduced poverty rates. Nevertheless, salaries remain low with an average of around 140 euros per month. That is why we are committed to ensuring that everyone who contributes to our treks is paid fairly. Responsibility also comes in respecting the inhabitants of the villages through which the treks pass. Respecting cultural habits and traditions has a positive impact on the mutual interaction and enriches the trekking experience alike.
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