GBAO

Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast – the place to experience the coldest, the highest, the most remote, and the most difficult 

First of all, keep in mind that there are not many “undiscovered” places left in the world. Focus on the places that are undiscovered to you and you won’t go wrong. Tajikistan is a newly opened country for tourism and there are many undiscovered places which have never been seen by any other tourists, so try to be first. The journey starts with visits from historical places like Panjshanbe Bazaar, Khujand, Kuk Gumbaz Madrassah in Istaravshan, Rudaki Park in Dushanbe and archaeological sites of Old Panjakent to a huge number of resorts and sanatoriums like “Bahoriston”, “Garm-Chashma”, “Zumrad”, “Shambari Saturn” and thousand more unexposed places which have close relations with the real history.
Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region is an autonomous region in eastern Tajikistan. It is located in the Pamir Mountains it makes up 45% of the land area of the country but only 3% of its population with more than 230,000 population. The capital of the region is Khorugh city.
Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region was created in January 1925. Darvoz District is the western ‘beak’ of the province. West-central Gorno-Badakhshan is mostly a series of east-west mountain ranges separated by valleys of rivers that flow into the Panj River. The districts correspond the river valleys. Murghob District occupies the eastern half of the province and is mostly a desolate plateau with high mountains on the west.
GBAO covers all the eastern part of the country with the highest mountains in the Pamirs (ancient Mount Imeon), which is known as the roof of the world, and three of the five 7,000 meter summits in formerly Soviet Central Asia are located here, including Ismoili Somoni Peak (7,495 m), Ibn Sina Peak on the border with Kyrgyzstan, and Peak Korzhenevskaya (7,105 m).
Climate
The climate of Pamirs is mountainous, severe, and sharply continental. The Pamir is located in the subtropical belt, in winter the air masses of temperate latitudes predominate here; in the summer they are tropical. The average temperature of January at altitudes of about 3600 m is 17.8 ° C. Winter lasts from October to April inclusive. Absolute minimum temperatures reach -50 ° C. Summer is short and cold. Summer temperatures do not rise above + 20 ° C. The average July temperature (for the same heights as January) is + 13.9 ° C. In the valleys of Murgab, Oksu, in the drain-less depressions (Lake Karakul and others), perennially frozen rocks.
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