Dushanbe— 10 nights
Fri, Dec 20 - Mon, Dec 30
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.Get out of town with these interesting Dushanbe side-trips: Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob), Fann Mountains (in Ayni) and Hisor (Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve & Hisor Fortress). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nurek Dam, get outside with Varzob gorge, and get a taste of the local shopping with NOOR ART GALLERY.
To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dushanbe route planner.
If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Qurghonteppa International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Dushanbe
Hisor, Nurek Dam, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara, Fann Mountains, Iskanderkul Lake
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