Tajikistan has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the proto-urban site of Sarazm in Panjakent and the Tajik National Park in the country’s east, which encompasses the Pamirs. Tajikistan’s mountains are among the highest in the world, with three peaks rising over 7,000 meters and more than half of the nation rising above 3,000 meters above sea level.
Tajikistan is a beautiful country with much to see and do, from the Silk Road mystery of towns like Khujand and Istaravshan to the magnificent, unspoiled alpine landscapes of the Pamirs and its attraction of unclimbed peaks with virgin hiking trails. The Fan Mountains may be a viable alternative to the Pamirs. They are easily accessible and provide excellent hiking opportunities.