Tajikistan in January

December to February is winter in rugged and little-traveled Tajikistan, when it is cold and wet. Temperatures usually hover between zero and 10 °C (50°F) in Danshube, the capital, with average rainfall of 20 mm, though the eastern Pamirs are significantly colder and wetter, with the average January temperature minus 15 to  minus 20 °C (minus 4 to 5 °F).  The Fergana Valley and other lowlands are shielded from the Arctic air by mountains, but temperatures in that region still drop below freezing for most of this time. As a general rule the higher you go the colder it gets, so people prefer the cities in winter and mountains in summer. For those looking to travel the famed Pamir highway beware that it is blocked at this time due to heavy snowfall in the region

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Recommended Festivals For Tajikistan in January

Sayri Guli Lola


A regional festival in the north, Sayru Guli Lola is held in honor of the native tulips that flower during spring. This two-day festival is hosted across different towns and features choral music and dance. On the first day, locals tie tulips around trees, and the second day is for bathing in rivers and remembering the dead with special prayer services held at cemeteries.

Location Countrywide, Tajikistan


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