Uzbekistan and Tadjikistan - August 1998

Samarkand ... the name of this city recalls so many things : the Thousand and One Nights, Sheherazade, Aladdin, the Silk Road, Tamerlane. However, today, Samarkand atmosphere is closer than an Ex-SSSR city than the legendary oriental city you can imagine. The Thousand and One Nights reviewed and corrected by Staline. Fortunately, the buildings which did the glory of this city are still standing.

The city of Bukhara is less known but has also beautiful buildings which, it seems, impressed Gengis Khan himself.

Tadjikistan finally. This country, bordering Uzbekistan, is only made of mountains and has no real natural resources. Poverty and politic instability are the lot of the local community since the fall of communism. But it doesn't prevent the fann mountains from being quite beautiful and their inhabitants from being welcoming.

Photo galleries

You can see the photo gallery of the trek on distant trails.

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Map

You will see below the trek map and its situation in the country.

trek map

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trek map

Collection Microsoft® Encarta® 2002. © 1993-2001 Microsoft Corporation. Tous droits réservés.

trek map

Collection Microsoft® Encarta® 2002. © 1993-2001 Microsoft Corporation. Tous droits réservés.

Last update thursday, June 1st, 2017. Copyleft Franck Zecchin 2017.
Chir-Dor medersa cupola (
Gur-Emir Mausoleum
Alaudin lake at dawn
Alaudin lake
Peak of the Imat valley