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Varzob Hike - Tajikistangreen hike

Summary: A medium length interesting hike north of Dushanbe, with good views across the Varzob valley. From the valley floor, a steep ascent leads to a higher plateau, and continues to the village of Fanfarok. From there, a viewpoint is reached, before descending to the picnic place at a stream. From here, follow a dirt road back into the Varzob valley. From here, a few hundred meters lead back to where you left the car. This is an excellent hike for the shoulder season, and suitable for a late start.

Maximum altitude: 1637 meter
Minimum altitude: 1124 meter
Cumulative height: 563  meter
Cumulative length: 8.5 kilometer
Difficulty easy
Time: 3 hours
Date of this record November 2014
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General location and approach: North of Dushanbe, along the highway to Khujand.  Varzob is a summer resort for wealthy Tajiks who want to escape the summer heat.

Other Information: In summer, the area provides access to high mountains worth climbing

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