Dominated by snow-capped valleys and soaring mountains fringing cyan-coloured lakes, Tajikistan is a wonderland of pristine natural beauty. On luxury Tajikistan holidays, traverse the splendid Pamir Highway, stopping in charming towns and remote treasures to immerse yourself in the traditional cultures and visit petroglyphs and marvellous ruins. Incredibly photogenic, visit the stunning landscapes of rapid rivers and snowy peaks at the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast, also known as “the roof of the world” before exploring the highlights of the capital city of Dushanbe.
Wonderfully undiscovered, Tajikistan owes its pristine scenery to its glorious remoteness which can create difficulty for those combatting language barriers and distinct cultural differences. Here at OROKO, we smooth out those difficulties and make your luxury experience as seamless as possible. Our comprehensive services not only include luxury accommodation, but expert local English-speaking guides, welcome orientations, private transfers, maps and comprehensive city guides.
Meet the local people
Along the scenic Pamir highway, discover remote villages and meet the friendly locals. In Murghab, pay a visit to Yak House, a souvenir shop selling beautiful Tajik handicrafts made from yak wool. Stop in Yamg Village boasting a solar calendar stone used by Sufi mystic Mubarak Kadam Wakhani. In Khorog, meet accomplished Tajik artisans at the Pamiri Handicrafts Centre. Attend a local Jamaatkhana and sit in on an evening prayer service with the local community.
A major city along the Silk Road, stop in Tajikistan’s Khujand on your discovery of the Silk Road. Take a guided tour of its historical sites and explore its fascinating links to both Alexander the Great and Cyrus the Great of Persia. Cutting through the heartland of Central Asia, the route was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between these vast regions. Today, the magnificent cosmopolitan cities of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan serve as a reminder of this wonder that changed the world.
At OROKO, we love combining the highlights of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on a trip along the Pamir Highway, a road that passes through Central Asia. The Highway is rooted in the region’s history, once forming a link of the Silk Road trade route while the modern road was built by the Soviets. Drive through the snow-capped valleys and mountains, immersing yourself in the traditional cultures. Get to know the regional customs by meeting local people, sampling traditional dishes, visiting historic sites and spending nights in guesthouses.
With a continental climate, our favourite time to set off on luxury Tajikistan holidays is between May and September. In spring and autumn, the mild temperatures make for pleasant travelling conditions in the dry cities and in the heat of mid-summer, the high up mountain passes promise to keep you cool. When traversing the Pamir Highway, May to September also minimises the risk of trouble travelling through the high mountains with less chance of disturbances caused by snow.