Exploring Tourism in Tajikistan
icon Worldwideicon

Tajikistan Popular Places to Visit


Khorog is a small town and has restaurants, markets, and hotels. Head over to the famous Botanical Garden or Central Park where you can make friends with the locals. To explore the history of the area, go to the Regional Museum. If you are visiting the city in winter, do not miss soaking yourself in the warm pool at Garm Chashma. Other


Snuggled in the foothills of mountains, Murghab is an underdeveloped town that is known for its splendid mountain range. A glacier adjacent to the town gives it an imposing backdrop. If you have a love for mountains, then Murghab is a must-visit. There is also a bazaar in Murghab where you can buy inexpensive Chinese goods, handicrafts, and food. If you

The Pamir Mountains

Treat yourself to a taste of extreme adventure in the Pamir Mountains, which is often referred to as the roof of the world. The glaciers, lakes, alpine deserts, rivers, valleys, and green and rugged mountains hold a treasure trove enough to fulfil your wanderlust. This adventure is for the tough ones, as the environment is rough with little facilities, and the

Karakul Lake

Vivid skies, sparkling water, cool breeze, and sounds of geese! Welcome to Karakul. Located in Tajik Pamir National Park (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Karakul Lake is the main attraction of the Karakul village. Walk around, and you’ll appreciate the unique vibe and desolation of the lake and the village. The sparkling blue water of the lake is mesmerizing,


Dushanbe is the capital of Tajikistan. The tidy avenues lined with beautiful pastel frontages belie the violent civil war that ruined the city streets in the 90s. Stroll down the side streets, and you’ll know how Dushanbe is transforming. If you are in the mood to escape from the buzzing city and for some calmer moments then head over to Hissar

Wakhan Valley

The Wakhan Valley, a geographical region that sits mostly in northern Afghanistan, but stretches over into southern Tajikistan was once a hotspot between colonial rulers Britain and Tsarist Russia but today the Wakhan is a peaceful valley. The Wakhan is where the east meets west in the Central Asia region, and because of that is historically important going back thousands

Pamir Highway

Pamir Highway is a unique sight of Tajikistan stretching for more than 1300km and connecting the capital of Dushanbe and the city of Osh in the south of Kyrgyzstan. Pamir is a mountain range with peaks over 7000 meters that takes up most part of Tajikistan where its name is translated as “Roof of the world”. The high desert of the

Jisev Valley

Jisev Valley is one of Tajikistan’s best short hikes that will take you to a lovely mountain village set along a chain of seasonally overflowing lakes. Being popular for hiking with high rugged mountains in a deep valley, small forests and beautiful lakes, Jisev is a community of a few houses clustered in three sections of 2-3 houses each where


Lying in the upper Gunt valley of the Pamir Mountains, Yashilkul is a freshwater lake in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, in southeast Tajikistan, about 130 kilometres east of the provincial capital of Khorugh. Being 50 metres deep at its deepest point, Yashikul lake is 19 km long and from 1 to 4 km across. The snowcapped peaks reflected in the glass-like


Iskanderkul is a mountain lake of glacial origin in Tajikistan’s Sughd Province which lies at an altitude of 2,195 metres on the northern slopes of the Gissar Range in the Fann Mountains. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in all of the former Soviet Union, it is a popular tourist attraction, the most visited spot in