Choosing the right tour for you can be hard – which is why we share the best luxury tours to Tajikistan, so you can compare & get travelling!
Tajikistan is one of the most tourist-unspoiled destinations in Central Asia. Filled with many wondrous places, it borders several countries, including Uzbekistan in the west, Kyrgyzstan in the north, China in the east, and Afghanistan in the south.
Best time to visit Tajikistan
The best time to visit Tajikistan is from June to September, when the weather is warm. April and May are good times to visit if you want to avoid the tourism and warmer months but outside of these times, you will find temperatures too cold to enjoy hiking and outdoor attractions.
Why visit Tajikistan?
Tourists from all over the world visit Tajikistan annually mainly because of the following reasons:
Tajikistan is one of the most mountainous countries in the world, and its visitors can enjoy adventurous activities such as hiking, trekking, and mountain climbing. With unique terrains, clear glacial lakes, etc. the Fann Mountains are an all-time favourite of tourists and locals alike.
Yes, Tajik people are another reason why travellers choose Tajikistan over other destinations. This is due to the fantastic and one-of-kind hospitality of the locals that make you feel like home.
Being one of the oldest cuisines in the world, Tajikistan dishes are a must-try even if you are not sure of whether you will like it or not.
Some of the best dishes in Tajikistan are puff pastries known as Sambusa varaki filled with meat, pumpkin, or herbs, and Tajik shurbo, which is a broth made with vegetables and cooked meat.
You can also try Tajik cuisine meat dishes like shish kebab and Oshi palov, which is the national dish of Tajikistan; made of yellow rice, and meat, onion, and carrots.
- History & Culture
Dating back to 3000 years, there are many historical monuments, medieval era religious places that should be added to your itinerary. You can always visit the museums to learn more about the country and buy some souvenirs that are handmade by the locals.
Getting a visa for Tajikistan
Nowadays, most travellers willing to visit Tajikistan don’t need to obtain a regular visa to enter the country. They can, instead, apply for a Tajikistan eVisa as the Tajik government introduced the electronic visa system in 2016.
You can get all the essential Tajikistan eVisa-related information on visatajikistan.com and submit your application within minutes from home!
An applicant from an eVisa eligible country needs to have an electronic device at hand and Internet access to submit an online visa application.
Tajikistan offers two types of visa that can be obtained entirely online:
- single-entry: 69 EUR
- multiple-entry: 99 EUR
Both single-entry and multiple-entry visas can be upgraded to an additional GBAO permit that allows you to enter Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region.
It’s a must for mountain enthusiasts! No matter what type of Tajikistan eVisa you decide to apply for, you should use it for 90 days starting from its issuance day!
Luxury Tours in Tajikistan
1. Tajikistan Discovery
Starting from: $3,220 USD
Beginning from Tajikistan, this tour goes on for 17 days, along with an exploration of both Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
You can experience the ways of locals in Tajikistan by immersing yourself in activities like hiking, enjoying a picnic at Karakul Lake (which is one of the largest and the most beautiful serene blue lakes in the eastern Pamir Mountains), buying souvenirs at the Khorog’s Bazaar, and learn about the country’s history at Dushanbe’s National Museum of Tajikistan, National Museum of Antiquities, Bishkek’s State Museum of Fine Arts, etc.
You can also be amazed at the views of Muztagh Ata that you will see when travelling on the Pamir Highway.
Other attractions you can expect on this luxury tour in Tajikistan are Suleiman’s Mountain, Yamchun Fort, Pamir Botanical Gardens, Hissor Fort, Alichur valley, Wakhan Corridor, Registan, Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum, Bibi-Khanym Mosque, and Tashkent; the capital city of Uzbekistan.
2. Central Asia: Five Stans Adventure
Starting from: $9,820 USD
Beginning from the Nur-Sultan’s modernistic cities, this tour goes on for 39 days along with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and finishes at Ashgabat.
You can start your day by visiting the Nur-Astana Mosque, which can hold up to 5000 worshippers at a time, and the Palace of Peace & Reconciliation, which is one of the symbolic landmarks in Nur-Sultan.
If you are a space lover, then this is perfect as you will see where Sputnik 1 was launched into outer space at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Another key attraction is the Altyn-Emel National Park, the largest national reserve in the country and provides a home to animals like wild donkeys, goitered gazelles, etc.
Some other attractions you will be exploring are Dungan Mosque, Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, Dubovy (Oak) Park, Osh Market, Petroglyphs, Khorog Regional Museum, Pamir Botanical Gardens, Khorog Bazaar, Hissor Fort, National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan, Registan, Pahlavon Mahmud Mausoleum, Kuhna Ark, Juma Mosque, “Door to Hell” Crater, Nisa ruins and Anau ruins in Ashgabat.
3. Explore Kyrgyzstan to Turkmenistan
Starting from: $5,500 USD
Beginning from Bishkek, this tour goes on for 26 days passing through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and finally into Ashgabat.
You can fully relish in this Central Asian Adventure; you can visit the mountainous local villages Toktogul, Chychkan, or Kok Bel.
You can hike in the Suleiman’s Mountain, buy gifts for yourself at the Osh Bazaar, have a picnic in the Karakul Lake, admire the beauty of the Alichur valley while travelling over the Khargush Pass, have strolled in cities like Dushanbe, Konye-Urgench and enjoy the lovely village Yerbent.
Some other attractions you will be visiting in this luxury Tajikistan tour are Pahlavon Mahmud Mausoleum, Kuhna Ark, Tosh-Hovli Palace, Darvaza – “Door to Hell,” Crater National Museum of Turkmenistan, Nisa ruins, Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, Big & Small Kizkala, Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum.
4. Best of Central Asia
Starting from: $7,670 USD
Once again, beginning through the modernistic cities of Nur-Sultan (Astana), this tour goes on for 30 days passing Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and finishes at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Guided tours are always available in cities like Turkistan, Sayram, Otrar, and you can marvel at the ancient architectural sites as you pass through the silk road in this luxury tour in Tajikistan.
Another iconic attraction is the Kozha Akhmed Yassawi Mausoleum with its elegant blue and white décor tiles, and it is a very holy place as people believe that three visits to this mausoleum are equal to one visit to Mecca.
For those who are in love with nature, the Altyn-Emel National Park, which provides a home to many animals, including goitered gazelles, and Charyn Canyon, is sure to be a highlight of the trip.
Some other attractions are Almaty Central State Museum, Museum of Kazakh Musical Instruments, Kok Tobe Hill, Zenkov Cathedral, Dungan Mosque, Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, Jeti Oghuz Canyon Hike, Suleiman’s Mountain, Karakul Lake, Vrang Buddist Stupa, Pamir Botanical Gardens, National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan, Registan, Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum.
5. Sacred Pamirs Tajikistan Tour
Starting from: $3,569 USD
Starting and ending at Dushanbe, this tour goes on for 12 days exploring the sacred and the historical places in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and six other destinations in Central Asia.
You will have guided tours and will experience the local life at Tajik Villages to the maximum. You can visit the National Museum of Antiquities, Dushanbe Botanical Garden, and Victory Park upon your arrival.
Enjoy the breathtaking views at the top of the Hissor Fort, be amazed at the architectural styles of the Navruz Palace, and buy some souvenirs at the Asian Bazaar. One of the most iconic attractions in this luxury tour in Tajikistan is the Ishkashim Botanical Garden, the second-highest botanical garden globally with an altitude of 2,200 meters.
Another miraculous attraction is the Garam Chashma Hot Spring Resort, where you can see people bathing to cure themselves of skin diseases and other ailments.
Some other possible attractions are Wakhan Corridor, Yamchun Fort, Pamirs- Bibi Fatima Hot Springs, Vrang Buddhist Stupa, the House-Museum of Mubarak Kadam Wakhani, Langar Rock Paintings, Yashil Kul Lake, Bulunkul Lake, Lake Karakul, and Pamir Highway Road Trip.
Tajikistan, as you already know it, attracts many tourists from different parts of the world while at the same time remaining an unspoiled destination with countless things to do, starting from climbing or hiking gigantic mountains to visiting historical monuments that are hundred years old.
Therefore, arranging a luxury tour in Tajikistan means that you will get to experience most of the local life, relieve amazing adventures, and spend days relaxing in peace, that too in luxury!