Tajikistan is a paradise for people with a love of mountains, trekking or epic road trips. One of the most mountainous countries on the planet, 93% of its territory is considered mountainous. Yet the main mountain range of Tajikistan, the Pamirs, are probably the most underrated and least visited of all the great ranges on the Asian continent. Travelling through tiny Ismaili smallholdings in steep sided gorges or crossing vast Pamir valleys dotted with colourful Kyrgyz yurts, Tajikistan is full of jaw-dropping sights and memorable experiences.
Whilst it does not have the famous cities and monuments of it’s neighbour Uzbekistan, you’ll discover blue tiled shrines, walled cities and Buddhist stupas reminding the visitor of it’s past as a stopping off point on the silk road.