Lying in the far west of the country, Tajikistan’s capital city of Dushanbe sits in the shadow of snow-capped mountains, at the confluence of the Varzob and Kofar Nihon Rivers. Named after the Tajik word for ‘Monday’ due to the bustling weekly market, this prosperous and elegant city is home to verdant parks, fascinating museums, vibrant bazaars and a thriving café culture.
A relaxed city of wide boulevards, botanical gardens and Soviet-era architecture, Dushanbe is a pleasant place to begin a journey across Tajikistan. Cafes line the streets and shiny new buildings are cropping up across the city skyline, taking this former Soviet stronghold (formerly known as ‘Stalinabad’) firmly into a new, modern age. The centrally located Dusti Square is presided over by a gilded statue of Ismail Somoni, founder of the Tajik state, and the National Museum of Antiquities houses an impressive collection of ancient archaeological artefacts, providing a fascinating insight into Tajikistan’s thousands of years of history.
Comfortably located within quick access to city centre and the airport, Hilton Dushanbe is one of the best international 5-star options in Dushanbe.
Hyatt Regency Dushanbe
The Hyatt Regency Dushanbe is situated next to Lake Komsomol, in the heart of Tajikistan’s capital city. This international standard hotel with its spacious rooms, indoor swimming pool and relaxing spa is the perfect base from which to explore the city.
Dushanbe, Nofin, Artuch Alp, Fann Mountains, Khujand, Iskanderkul & Dushanbe
Adventurous trekkers who brave the Fann Mountains will be thrillingly rewarded with soaring landscapes of layered mountain panoramas and azure alpine lakes. Key Silk Road cities of Tajikistan will also be visited for a dose of cultural insight into this truly off-the-beaten nation.