Tajikistan

Following in the footsteps of ancient Silk Road traders, modern travellers come to Tajikistan to experience a magical journey across the "Roof of the World", a land of towering mountain ranges, deep gorges and high altitude deserts.

Why travel to Tajikistan?

Tajikistan is a very mountainous country with a rich Persian heritage and a history dating back to the time of Alexander the Great and the Silk Road, inviting adventurous travellers from all over the world to discover the most beautiful mountain landscapes, climb high peaks and experience a diverse culture. 

Food

Sweet, fried or steamed - the cuisine of the Tajiks is diverse and holds many specialties, from manty to shashlik and halva. Mutton and lamb play an important role in the cuisine of Tajikistan and you will definitely love the traditional bread.

Culture

The inhabitants of Tajikistan are over 90 % followers of Islam, predominantly Sunni. The Tajiks are linguistically, culturally and ethnically closely related to the Persians. One of the country's oldest and most important customs is the traditional New Year's festival, named Nouruz, which is celebrated at the beginning of spring. The festivities are accompanied by traditional folk dances and music.

People

About 9 million people live in Tajikistan. Tajiks belong to the Iranian peoples. Unlike their Turkic-speaking neighbours in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, they speak an Iranian language.

Nature

Tajikistan is a high mountain country in Central Asia. More than half of the country lies at an altitude of 3000 m or higher, a landscape that is guaranteed to captivate and overwhelm you. The highlights you should remember are without a doubt the Fan Mountains, as well as the Pamir Highway. 

National language of Tajikistan

Tajik, Russian

Currency of Tajikistan

Somoni (1€ ≈ 14 Somoni)

How do I say thank you in Tajikistan?

Rachmat

Time zone of Tajikistan

The Tajik time zone is GMT+5.

Best time to travel to Tajikistan

May - September

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