||Isfara is a town in the Soghd Region, northern Tajikistan.
In the 10:th century, Isfara was an important point on the
Great Silk Road. The Northern branch of Silk Road, led from
Samarkand via Khojand to Isfara, Kokand and continued further
to Kashgar, India and Afganistan across the mountains.
The cultural traditions of the Tajiks are best preserved in
this partr of the country.
Isfara is situated some hour car driving to east from Xojand,
in Tajikistan. See map
Name of town: Isfara
Population: c. 10,000
Transportation: Daily buses from Khojand.
Tajikistan Airlines service from Munich to Dushanbe, or from Moscow
to Khojand .
What to see
Visiting one of these beautiful, pleasant and calm teahouses,
specially those along side the river in Isfara is a must.
The Hazrati Shoh Mausoleum located in Chorku, near Isfara, is
of carved wood and dates from the 10th to 11th centuries. It is
unique to Central Asia There are also a 19th century mos que and
a modern mausoleum in the same complex .
Abdullo khon Mosque in Isfara is worth seeing.
| Chorkuh village
Quite a new aspect of the 11th - 12th century architecture
is opened by the Hazrati Bobo mausoleum discovered in 1964
in the Chorkuh village (not far from Isfara) - a unique and,
possibly, the only preserved wooden mausoleum in Central Asia.
Odd-shaped columns, figured consoles reminding of fantastic
birds, images of snakes webbed into the ornament go back to
the pre-Islamic art traditions.
Mountainess village of Vorukh (Vorux)
Vorukh, the highest village in the valley of Isfara, is located
on the altitude 1400 m. in the south. Many trekking program
tourists start from Vorukh.
It' amazingly contrasted of the nature of that district where
the travelers pass snow zone and ice to Alpine meadow and
amazingly comfy and cordial grove in one day. The best time
is for travelers in that region from the beginning of July
till September inclusively.
The Mausoleum of Muhamad Bashoro is a masterful example of ancient
Dating from the 11th -16th centuries, it is 30 km from Isfara. A
shrine at Langar Mohyan, to a very famous thirteenth-century theologian,
Imam Umar Abdulaziz.Visiting Khojand: A daily travel to ancient
and beautiful town of Khojand is a must.
Trekking on the Roof of the World
Isfara district offer some of the best mountaineering and trekking
opportunities in the world. The remoteness, variety of mountains,
colourful and friendly local communities, relative ease of access
and stable weather make this one of your most highly exciting destinations.