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Tajikistan Attractions

Tourist Attractions in Tajikistan

1. Iskanderkul Lake, Tajikistan

Iskanderkul is a mountain lake of glacial origin in Tajikistan’s Sugdh Province. It lies at an altitude of 2195 meters on the northern slopes of the Gissar Range in the Fann Mountains. Triangular in shape it has a surface area of 3.4 kilometers and is up to 72 meters deep. Iskanderkul Lake is quite popular among tourists because of its high scenic value. The lake is not far away from Dushanbe as the distance is only 134 KM. Iskanderkul lake as the name suggests has taken its name from Alexander the Great. The water of the lake remains cool during summers and even if you love swimming you should restrain from swimming here because it is risky as the lake lives with melting glaciers and the glacier is only at a distance of few kilometres. Lake and its surrounding area has been designated as a nature reserve. The habitats in and around lakes are rivers, water meadows, forests, sub alpine meadows and mountains.

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Iskanderkul Lake, Tajikistan

2. Pamir Highway, Tajikistan

Pamir Highway is one of the most dangerous and adventurous route in the world. Travelling on the second highest highway in the world can be the trip of the lifetime. This highway is paved and unpaved both. Unpaved parts make it more dangerous. But this highway has been historically used as one of the old silk routes for trades. Pamir highway runs from Khorog in Tajikistan to Osh in Kyrgyzstan. One cannot be just excited to travel on this route, chills and thrills comes automatically while one travels on this highway. Landslides and rock fall is quite a regular phenomena here. Historically called Pamir Highway is now officially called M41. Most of the Pamir Highway is located in Tajikistan, situated in the middle of Central Asia with India to the south and China to the east, but the highway also goes through Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia.

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Pamir Highway Tajikistan

3. Fann Mountain, Tajikistan

Fann Mountains are part of the western Pamir-Alay mountain system and are primarily located in Tajikistan’s Sughd Province. Fann has got about hundred peaks and many of them rise above 5000 metres. These peaks make beautiful sights for tourists during different times of the day and months. The highest peak in the Fann mountain is Chimtarga Peak with an altitude of 5,489 metres. Some other high peaks are  Chapdara (5,050m), Bodkhona (5,138m), Zamok (5,070m), Maria (4,970m), Mirali (5,120m), and Zindon (4,800m). Fann has not got only high altitude peaks, but it has many beautiful lakes as well. Lakes in a mountain are always delight for travellers. Fann mountain is indeed beautiful. Sometimes referred to as Gem of Pamirs for its beautiful lakes and peaks Fann mountain is among best Places to Visit in Tajikistan.

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Fann Mountain Tajikistan

4. Bartang Valley, Tajikistan

Bartang Valley is one of the wildest valley and most remote path of crossing Pamir mountain. If you love bad unconventional roads, landslides, lot of difficulties yet full of solitude adventure then Bartang valley is must for your kind of travellers. Laid in the western Pamir range, Bartang valley will surely stay in your memory forever once you leave this amazing place in Tajikistan, Central Asia. Bartang valley is a more than delight for photographers and adventure lovers. Crossing this valley has become quite an adventure among travellers. You will get dramatic landscapes and friendly people in small village around the valley.

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Bartang Valley Tajikistan

5. Zeravshan Valley, Tajikistan

Zeravshan is a mountain range which falls in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Literal meaning of word Zeravshan in Tajik is Golden River. The Zeravshan valley receives water from Zerivshan river which crosses the valley. The valley is quite beautiful because this area is unique with its mountain landscape and it’s beautiful lakes. Full of beautiful lakes like Alauddin lake, Kulikalon lake, Iskanderkul lake and seven lakes of shing make the valley a famous tourism destination in Tajikistan and Central Asia. You can add this valley trip along with your Samarkand and Bukhara visit or you can arrange your trip to this valley from Panjakent.

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Zeravshan Valley Tajikistan

6. Ismoil Somoni Peak, Tajikistan

Ismoil Somoni Peak is the highest peak in Tajikistan. The mountain is named after Ismail Samani, a ruler of the Samanid dynasty. A mountain with variety of names like in 1933 it was named Stalin Peak, in 1962 Communism Peak and finally in 1998 Ismoil Somoni.

Ismoil Somoni Peak, Tajikistan

7. Peak Korzhenevskaya, Tajikistan

Peak Korzhenevskaya is the third highest in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan. It is one of the five “Snow Leopard Peaks” in the territory of the former Soviet Union.
 

Peak Korzhenevskaya, Tajikistan

8. AK-Baital Pass, Tajikistan

AK-Baital Pass is a mountain pass in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan. At 4655 meters it is the highest point of the M41 highway. The scenic beauty is a complete treat to the eyes of the visitors and must visit place for the tourists.

AK-Baital Pass, Tajikistan

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