About Tajikistan Travel

Travelling Tajikistan is not always easy, but the days of corrupt border guards and random checkpoint charges are pretty much over. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about Tajikistan Travel including when to visit, where to go, how to get around and more. We'll also include our personal Tajikistan travel blogs to share with you our experiences travelling through Tajikistan.

Rough and rugged Tajikistan is a place where few travellers venture, but with recent improvements in tourism infrastructure, now is the time to enter this amazing country. Whether you’re planning to take on one of the worlds most epic road trips (The Pamir Highway), or you just want to sip espresso from a cafe in Dushanbe, Tajikistan has it all. 

If you’re the type of traveller who seeks adventure where few other travellers go, then you’ve come to the right place. Tajikistan is one of the least visited countries in Central Asia, and Central Asia is one of the least visited regions on Earth… so get ready for an off the beaten path experience that you’ll never forget.

Tajikistan Travel Blog Posts

Below you'll find all of our latest Tajikistan travel blog posts which should give you a good idea of what it's like travelling around this fascinating country. We spent nearly a month travelling here including the Pamir Highway, Dushanbe and more. We hope these posts will help you plan your own trip to Tajikistan.

21 Outstanding Photos From Langar, Tajikistan

The Pamir Highway, spanning from Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan in Central Asia, is, quite possibly, the most picturesque area of the world we’ve ever been. Towering snow-capped mountains, windy high altitude roads, friendly local people and lush valleys and rivers are the scenery one can expect along ...

The Day When… We Had $1,500 Stolen

Before October of last year, we had enjoyed over 4 years on the road with only very minor theft issues. Then, while we were travelling on the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan, we had $1,500 US stolen from us. That’s no small sum for a ...

The Ultimate Guide To Backpacking Tajikistan

Travelling Tajikistan is not always easy, but the days of corrupt border guards and random checkpoint charges are pretty much over. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about travelling in this fascinating country. Rough and rugged Tajikistan is a place ...

A 5 Month Round Up of Central Asia & Iran: Highlights Of Our Journey Through The Least Touristed Region On Earth

Wow, I can’t believe it’s over! Nearly 5 months of overland travel from China, through Mongolia, Russia, The Stans and Iran. What a trip! Even though we knew this journey would be intrepid, we could have never imagined just how adventurous it would be. ...

Dushanbe, Tajikistan: A Mini Travel Guide

After spending 2 weeks on the most amazing road trip ever, we were ready for the comforts and relaxation provided by the modern world. Goodbye mountains, hello comfy beds and delicious food! Even though we were excited to have hot showers, great food and relax, ...

Travelling On The Pamir Highway: Our 10 Day Adventure

After our memorable experiences in the small village of Arslanbob, we decided it was time to make a move and head south to the city of Osh. With a population of 300,000 people, it’s the 2nd biggest city in Kyrgyzstan. Traffic jam! Many sheep ...

Tajikistan: A Magnificent Melting Pot of People

We’ve been travelling in Central Asia for a couple of months now, and in particular, a month in Tajikistan. We love meeting and connecting with the local people of whichever country we’re in and Tajikistan has some fantastic people! It’s a magnificent melting pot ...

Central Asian Homestays: What’s The Deal?

Before coming to Central Asia we hadn’t really stayed in a homestay before and we were confused as to how they work. We had a lot of questions about how it works. Do you stay in the family’s room? Are there dorms? Does the ...

Goats On The Silk Road: Where The Hell Are We?

We’ve been blogging away, writing endless posts about this enchanting, little-visited land known as Central Asia. But what is Central Asia? Where the hell are the Goats? I think it’s about time that we fill our readers in on the area and why we’ve ...

Counting Down The Days Until Departure!

We have only a few weeks left here in China! I don’t know how this is even possible. It feels like we just celebrated Christmas. In 26 days (but who’s counting?!) we will be hoisting our backpacks over our backs and heading back out ...

Travel To-Do List: Central Asia

Depending on which country we travel to, we have a different  To-Do List. Some of the items remain the same (getting vaccinations, budgeting for the trip, buying travel gear, etc.), but for this particular trip, which will take us through Mongolia, Russia, Central Asia ...

Travelling to Central Asia: Pressures Of The Planning Process

We have 3 months left before our teaching English contract here in China is up and we’ve officially started planning for our next trip! It’s turning out to be quite the process. We knew that travelling to one of the least touristy regions on ...


When To Travel To Tajikistan

The Best Time To Visit: June-September

The best time to visit Tajikistan (if you’re heading to the mountains) is between June and September. During this time however, the lower lying reaches of the country can be scorching at over 40°C (105°F). Spring (March – May) has more mild temperatures but there are a lot of spring showers that can make mountain passes and muddy roads impassable.

If you’re not going to the mountains, April is a great time to visit Southern Tajikistan when much of the region is in bloom.

We visited Tajikistan in November when we went and we were able to go over all of the passes on the Pamir Highway without any snow or issues. Some would say we were lucky, but these days, with the weather warming globally, I'd say you're pretty safe to visit the country into November.

If the passes in the Pamir Highway are clear, then you know the rest of the country will be warm and dry enough as well. If you're coming in November, maybe start in the Pamir Highway (the highest altitudes in the country) and then move on to travel the rest of the country afterwards.

If you're going to the Pamir Highway at the end of November, there's a higher chance that roads will be closed due to snow.


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