When I discover a new place that I really like, I tell myself I’ll come back. There’s always more to discover. When I love a destination, I can’t escape the feeling that I’ve just scratched the surface. I need to come back. That’s definitely true of Tajikistan’s Fann Mountains.
The Fann Mountains are smaller than and overshadowed by the great Pamir Range of Eastern Tajikistan but in some ways even more impressive. I love how you can walk through gentle leafy valleys and alongside pleasant cool streams while gazing up at dramatic jagged peaks. There aren’t many places in the world where such easy walking gets you so close to such spectacular scenery.
We had only a few days, too little time for more than some day hikes, but the trekking and climbing possibilities intrigue me.
No matter how much time or money you have, coming back somewhere means there’s somewhere else in the world you’ll never see. The world is just that big. So, it means a lot that this gem hidden in Central Asia has me dreaming of returning.