Trekking in Tajikistan and the Fann Mountains
Our man in Central Asia, Johan Smits, travels to the Fann mountains to discover wonderful trekking in Tajikistan and even takes his parents along with him.
One of the world’s least known countries, landlocked Tajikistan in the heart of Central Asia is a true discoverer’s paradise for the intrepid traveller and has started earning itself a place on the global tourist map.
Its nine million strong population are predominantly ethnic Tajiks professing Sunni Islam while the people of the autonomous Pamir region speak their own language and follow the Ismaili branch of Shia Islam. There are also ethnic Uzbeks, Kyrgyz, Russians and others.
Dushanbe is where the Soviet Union’s legacy is most visible but a frenzied construction boom currently threatens to transform this pleasant city beyond recognition.
Most countries can now apply for a visa online via the Tajik government website https://www.visa.gov.tj/index.html