Tajikistan: Travel Packages, Tours to Tajikistan
Picture of Allo Lake in Tajikistan
Tajikistan is situated in the middle region of Central Asia, with India to the south and China to the east. This province became a notable connective juncture of the Great Silk Road, with three major arterial routes running through its territory. The northern road, called the Sogdian, joined China with Samarkand in Uzbekistan. The Karategin Road connected China with Termez, Uzbekistan. Last but not least, the third road, called Pamir Road, linked China with Afghanistan. The fact that this area became a primary component of the Great Silk Road due to these three vital routes has played major role in the history of Tajikistan.
Tajikistan - The Country of Mountains. Travel guide
Like many other areas of Central Asia, Tajikistan is a land of exhilarating natural contrasts. One of the main part of Tajikistan's travel guide is the Pamir mountain range, which is the highest mountain range of Central Asia, occupies approximately one half of the country's territory. On the other hand, there are also low valleys with balmy, sub-tropical climates. With snow topped mountain peaks that rise higher than seven thousand meters above sea level, Tajikistan's Pamir mountain range is often referred to as "The Roof of the World". For example, the snowy Peak Ismoil Someni attains a height of seven thousand four hundred ninety – five meters. Tajikistan is also the home of Lake Karakul, a salt-water lake which has the honor of being the highest salt-water lake in Central Asia. The largest glacier in Central Asia, called Fedchenko, is also situated in this region. An interesting footnote involving Tajikistan is that in August of 1999 more than seventy-five mountain climbers from over thirteen countries participated in a climbing expedition here. This event, known as the International Climbing Expedition, was orchestrated as a dedication for the eleven hundredth anniversary of Saminid.
Other must-see places of Tajikistan
Tajikistan is a wonderland of blue sparkling lakes. There are about thirteen hundred lakes in all scattered throughout this territory of Central Asia, with the most famous of them being the Iskanderkul Lake. Located high in the Fann Mountains, Iskanderkul Lake is a lake of glacier origin which, according to legend, is named after Alexander the Great. The pronunciation of "Alexander" in Central Asia is "Iskander", and in the language of Tajik "kul" means "Lake". Considered one of the most gorgeous mountain lakes in the entire region of the former Soviet Union, Iskanderkul Lake is a very popular must-see place on tours to Tajikistan.
Pictures of Tajikistan
Chim Targa peak, Tajikistan
Alauddin Lake in Tajikistan
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