Central Asia

Tajikistan

Photo credit: Russ Cmolik & Ellen Cmolik

Dramatic Scenery and Isolated Village Life

At the heart of the Silk Road in Central Asia, Tajikistan is an undervisited destination ripe for discovery. From the colorful bazaars of Dushanbe and Khujand, to the Zoroastrian ruins of Penjikent, to the stunning vistas on the “Roof of the World” in the Pamir Mountains, MIR can take you on countless adventures here. You’ll be far from the beaten path, yet welcomed like long-lost family.

Why travel to Tajikistan with MIR

We regularly garner raves from travelers for our inspired itineraries to Tajikistan. MIR’s destination experts know and love this secluded country of ancient cultures and towering mountain peaks. We’ll introduce you to the hospitable Tajiks and take you to beautiful locations where few tourists have tread.

  • 30 years of Tajikistan travel experience
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
    • Travel programs from Harvard University and the Harvard Museum of Natural History have chosen MIR to guide them to Central Asia
    • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
    • On-the-ground support, including a MIR affiliate office in neighboring Uzbekistan
    • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
    • Quality you can trust
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    A local family from Penjikent, Tajikistan. Photo credit: Michel Behar
    Inside a traditional Kyrgyz yurt. Photo credit: Caroline Eden
    Yamchun is home to fort ruins, a stupendous location that is one of the best places in the Pamirs to take pictures. Photo credit: Jake Smith
    A nut vendor at Khujand’s pink-painted covered Panjshanbe Bazaar. Photo credit: Lindsay Fincher
    Petroglyphs near Namadgut. Photo credit: Jake Smith
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    • A local family from Penjikent, Tajikistan. Photo credit: Michel Behar A local family from Penjikent, Tajikistan. Michel Behar
    • Inside a traditional Kyrgyz yurt. Photo credit: Caroline Eden Inside a traditional Kyrgyz yurt. Caroline Eden
    • Yamchun is home to fort ruins, a stupendous location that is one of the best places in the Pamirs to take pictures. Photo credit: Jake Smith Yamchun is home to fort ruins, a stupendous location that is one of the best places in the Pamirs to take pictures. Jake Smith
    • A nut vendor at Khujand’s pink-painted covered Panjshanbe Bazaar. Photo credit: Lindsay Fincher A nut vendor at Khujand’s pink-painted covered Panjshanbe Bazaar Lindsay Fincher
    • Petroglyphs near Namadgut. Photo credit: Jake Smith Petroglyphs near Namadgut. Jake Smith
    • National Museum of Dushanbe. Photo credit: Jake Smith National Museum of Dushanbe. Jake Smith
    • Intricate design of the ceiling in Navruz Palace, Dushanbe (Tajikistan.) Photo credit: Abdu Samadov Intricate design of the ceiling in Navruz Palace, Dushanbe. Abdu Samadov
    • Snow covered mountain peaks. Photo credit: James Carnehan Snow covered mountain peaks in Tajikistan. James Carnehan
    • The imposing towers of Hissar Fortress, Tajikistan. Photo credit: James Carnehan The imposing towers of Hissar Fortress, Tajikistan. James Carnehan
    • A waterfall near Iskander Kul. Photo credit: Jake Smith A waterfall near Iskander Kul. Jake Smith

    Traveler Reviews

    • "Tajikistan – The nature is majestic."

      E. Mindricelu

      Dallas, TX