Tajikistan is known for rugged mountains, popular for hiking and climbing. The Fann Mountains, near Dushanbe, have snow-capped peaks that rise over 5,000 meters. The range encompasses the Iskanderkulsky Nature Refuge, a notable bird habitat named for Iskanderkul, a turquoise lake formed by glaciers. Dushanbe, on the Varzob River, is the capital of Tajikistan. On the east bank of the river is Rudaki Park, named for the classical poet. A statue of him stands under an ornate mosaic arch. Nearby is a massive Tajik flag, flying from a towering flagpole. The ancient Tajik warrior Ismoili Somoni is commemorated with a statue and gilded arch. Archaeological finds are displayed at the National Museum of Tajikistan.

Within an hour of Dushanbe lie multi-hued lakes, peaks that beg to be climbed and high passes that thrill even reluctant travellers. In among this natural splendour are scattered villages and towns that survive cheek-by-jowl through each extreme season on the roof of the world. It hasn’t been easy for these traditional communities to adapt to the changing world beyond their mountain strongholds, but despite this they are unfailingly welcoming of outsiders.

Republics of the Silk Road by Luxury Private Train from Tashkent

13 Nights

Overview: This new tour is a fascinating 14 day rail journey on board the Golden Eagle through the 'Five Stans', the Southern Republics of the former Soviet Union.

Travel Dates: 01/04/22 - 14/04/22, 07/10/22 - 20/10/22, 06/10/23 - 19/10/23

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US$21,395

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Heart of the Silk Road - Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan & Tajikistan

14 Nights - Check with our office for dates

Overview: This tour concentrates the essence of Central Asia, visiting three now distinct states connected across the centuries by the Silk Road’s east west trading legacy.…

Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan Along the Pamir Highway

15 Nights - Tours July & August

Overview: Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are characterised by immense mountain ranges, high-altitude lakes, and tumbling rivers, all of which recur in epic historic tales of…

The Great Silk Road Adventure by Private Train

15 Nights - Tours April and September each year

Overview: Explore the ancient and modern Silk Road via private train on this unique journey through one of Asia’s most historically dynamic regions. Amazing natural beauty,…

Travel Dates: 03/09/22 - 18/09/22, 20/09/22 - 05/10/22

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Republics of the Silk Road by Luxury Private Train from Moscow

16 Nights

Overview: A fascinating rail journey through the 'Five Stans', the Southern Republics of the former Soviet Union.

Travel Dates: 29/03/22 - 14/04/22, 29/03/23 - 14/04/23

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US$25,895

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