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Tajikistan : When and where to go?
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Tajikistan: Climate & Weather
In the summer temperatures are very high, and the winters are particularly harsh, especially in the mountains.
11°C - 52°F
Dushanbe, updated 02:00 GMT
What to do in Tajikistan
You will be able to start with the route of the Pamir which leaves from the valleys of the Badakhchan to rise to the city of Mourgab and then follow the edge of the lake of Karakol: this course of mountain is splendid, and you will admire in the passage the hot springs , The yurts lost in superb landscapes, and the old burials that punctuate the journey.
Dushanbe, the capital, is in full evolution: again peaceful and rather rich, it still possesses Soviet architecture, which gradually gives way to new modern constructions, all on a mountain scenery. You will discover the National Museum opened in 2013, with its authentic or reconstructed archaeological pieces; Parks decorated with fountains where the National Library and the Palais des Nations stand but above all the highest flag of the world (Bayrak) placed on top of a mast 165 m high to celebrate the 20th anniversary of independence; The building of the Union of Writers with its carved stone statues; The green bazaar, very lively and colorful; The botanical gardens where wooden pavilions are erected with magnificent sculptures ... Not to mention the largest tea house in the world with its decorations of blue earthenware.
Trekking enthusiasts will go to the mountains northwest of Dushanbe, the Fan Mountains: high valleys, emerald-colored lakes, encounters with the shepherds, you will experience a real adventure from the end of the world in a breathtaking setting.
Close to Afghanistan, the valley of Wakhan is home to wonders, still hidden: hospitable villages, sanctuaries and forts, vertiginous cliffs, admirable views of the snow-capped peaks of the Hindu Kuch, varied landscapes dot this valley to traverse In 4X4.
Tajikistan : The basics
It takes a visa to enter the territory, which can be obtained upon arrival, and which is valid for 30 days.
The current currency is the Tajik Somoni (TJS).
It is the air way to get to this country: you will arrive at Dushanbe airport via Frankfurt or Istanbul, or via Dubai and Moscow.
For your travel within the country, collective taxis serve the main cities from Dushanbe. You can also hire several a 4X4 with driver to get to the Pamir.
Budget: it is possible to spend less than 30 € per day if you stay with the inhabitant and if you restore in the houses of tea or the markets. Double the expense if you choose an average hotel and decent restaurants.
Health: There is no compulsory vaccine to enter Tajikistan, but it is advisable to have its vaccines against hepatitis A and B, typhoid, tuberculosis, meningitis and diphtheria. It is also imperative to protect against the mosquitoes that are the essential vectors of risky diseases.
Security: Tajikistan is a safe country, but there are some sensitive areas: some mines and unexploded shells remain on a small part in some remote places, so avoid. Drink spring water and not tap water. For hikers, watch out for mountain sickness, take precautions to progress slowly in atltitude.
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