5 days in Tajikistan, itinerary suggestions/ideas?

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5 days in Tajikistan, itinerary suggestions/ideas?

Postby Samy KL » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:38 pm


I’m flying to Dushanbe on the 7th of October and will have 4/5 days to visit the country before flying out on the 12th.
I’m totally excited about it but also kind of a bit overwhelemd as to what to do and where to go. Obviously there are mountains and lakes to check out.
I was wondering if any of you had ideas of day trips I could take safely outside of Dushanbe, some interesting sites easily reachable.
Is it safe to go on my own by public transports?
Or shall I consider joining a tour (if they exist) and go around the country for 3/4 days?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you

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Re: 5 days in Tajikistan, itinerary suggestions/ideas?

Postby bwv812 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:43 pm

You can easily head up to the Fann mountains for a few days. Since you have little time, hiring private transport is probably your best bet.
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Re: 5 days in Tajikistan, itinerary suggestions/ideas?

Postby Julia » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:12 pm

Public transport is safe in Tajikistan. Travelled there a month ago. There are mostly shared taxis between cities. You need to negotiate with drivers.
4-5 days is very short period of time. You can go to Iskanderkul lake for a day trip. Also Ura-Tube, Khodjand and Penjikent are cities to visit from Dushanbe. One day in each city.
From Penjikent you can do one day trip to 7 lakes (Marguzor lakes)
Another option is to do trekking/hiking in Fann mountains. But its not possible to do that as one-day hike. Depending on the trek you choose it takes 3-6 days and more. Also you need to have trekking equipment/clothes and be ready for intense hiking.
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Re: 5 days in Tajikistan, itinerary suggestions/ideas?

Postby Samy K. » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:17 pm

Thank you both for your messages, exactly the type of information I needed.

I'm aware a 4/5 days trip is pretty short but that's all I could do for now and didn't want to miss an opportunity to check things out in Tajikistan and have a feel. 😉
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Re: 5 days in Tajikistan, itinerary suggestions/ideas?

Postby steven » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:42 am

Yaghnob valley is another option.
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