One part of Tajikistan I definitely want to explore at some point in the next year is the Pamirs. Those are the mountains that span almost the whole of eastern Tajikistan along its borders with Afghanistan, China, and Kyrgyzstan. The old Persians called the Pamirs “the roof of the world,” and they are stunning and stark. The cyclists’ blogs I highlighted before all have amazing shots of the mountains (particularly on A Long Ride Home), as does Tajik.info, which is a web gallery of Tajikistan photos. Here’s a few samples of the Pamirs from Tajik.info:
There’s lots more spectacular photography from Mikhail Romanyuk on Tajik.info and you should definitely check it out.
Edited on 2 April 2010 to remove dead photo link and resize Pamirs mountain photo to fit the column width.