Explore Tajikistan

Visit Tadjikistan, with the suffix - stan, meaning country or the place where you are. So come along to the land of the Tajiks. The other stan countries are: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan. But Tatarstan, Turkestan, Baluchistan and Kurdistan also have the same suffix, but they are not independent countries. Penguin Travel has been organizing trips to the -stan countries for decades and has extensive experience with travels on the Silk Road.

Tajikistan consists of 92% mountains and lies between three large mountain ranges, the Hindu Kush, the Tien Shan and the Karakorum, which form part of the 'roof of the world'. The often harsh mountain landscape and a heavy legacy as one of the poorest Soviet republics are realities for the slightly over 9 million big population. It is an incredibly beautiful landscape (142,600 km2) with high mountain valleys, surrounded by peaks with eternal snow, magnificent alpine mountain lakes and rushing rivers, unusual architectural settlements, centuries-old traditions and customs.
Penguin Travel has several offers to Tajikistan: The 4 stans - Central Asia in-depth, The 5 stan-s - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan, Where the Pamirs meet the Hindu Kush - Tajikistan and Afghanistan, The Pamir Highway - Along the Silk Road from Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan
The experiences on the cultural trips to Tajikistan can be found below:

The Pamir Highway - Along the Silk Road from Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan

The Pamir Highway known more formally as the M41, is the world's second highest international...
Where the Pamirs meet the Hindu Kush - Tajikistan and Afghanistan 1720 , 11 Days

Where the Pamirs meet the Hindu Kush - Tajikistan and Afghanistan

Badakhshan is one of the less known areas of Pamir/Hindu Kush located among exotic landscapes of...

The 4 Stans - Central Asia In-depth

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The 5 Stan-s - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan 1980 , 21 Days

The 5 Stan-s - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan

Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan as you delve into the vast deserts, rolling steppe, fertile...

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