Trekking in Tajikistan

Jan Bakker and Christine Oriol

Tajikistan is one of the most mountainous countries on Earth, with 93% of its landmass considered mountainous territory. A centuries-old network of trails criss-crosses the remote terrain, linking isolated villages and shepherds’ camps.

This guide describes twenty high-altitude treks in the mountains of Tajikistan, including the Fann Mountains, Pamirs and a 10-day trek in the Afghan Wakhan Corridor. Besides detailed route descriptions and 1:100,000 mapping for each trek, there is a wealth of practical advice on transport and visas, trekking support, equipment, cultural awareness, safety and security, as well as background notes on history, flora and fauna and a Tajik-Russian-Pamiri-English glossary.

The hand-picked routes showcase Tajikistan’s breathtaking landscapes of lofty snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes and sweeping high-altitude plateaus. Trekking here is also a rich cultural experience: in addition to wild camping, many of the treks include the opportunity to experience the fascinating local culture and warm hospitality in a traditional homestay, meeting those who call this remote wilderness home. This guide will be your companion to discovering Tajikistan, a country with so much to offer and one of Central Asia’s best kept secrets.

Pages: 400
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Dimensions: 172x116x23 (mm)
Published: November 2018
ISBN-10: N/A
ISBN-13: 9781852849467
Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by Jan Bakker No Comments

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