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Chehov
Riga, Latvia816 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
The Nurek Dam is the world highest dam, 300 m (984 ft) on Vakhsh River in Tajikistan.
The dam is located in a deep gorge along the Vakhsh River in western Tajikistan, about 75 km (47 mi) east of the nation's capital of Dushanbe. A town near the dam, also called Nurek, houses engineers and other workers employed at the dam's power plant.
Move by car about 70km to SE from Dushanbe till, after Nurek City, be stucked in parking place beside of military barrier. From this parking place you will be able to see giant fountain of water dropped from Dam to river.
Tours for tourists is main business for local military officers.
DO NOT approach military barrier.
Officers-guides usually are sitting under trees between car park and path to river.
Ask officer about possibility to "buy ticket" to ascention to Dam.
20 EUR and officer agrees to be your guide.
Officer sits in your car and escort your ascention to Dam through all military barriers.
Just ask you guide, he calls to captain and boat will be puted before you. Just 10-20 EUR more.
Written 30 March 2015
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2012sunilmumbai
Mumbai, India875 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
Actually the trip was with my daughter and wife but TA does not have such a category! Why cant adult children be part of family? TA needs to rewrite their categories.
We were recommended this place. Our guide was excellent. He followed my instructions when we met the army officer in charge. He translated exactly as per my words. We gave the soldier respect and requested his permission to see the dam from the top. Generally not allowed. After the VIP visitors had left, which meant a wait of 20+ minutes, happily eating fresh grapes, we drove to the top of the second highest dam in the world at 300 metres. There are 9 generators of which 6 were operational. You get a bird eye view of Nurak town from far above.
The road is a dirt path at times but driveable. This is an opportunity you must not miss. The force of the water being expelled out of one of those huge drains needs to be seen to be believed.

The trip from Dushnabe to Nurek is not too long. Its a pleasant drive and one sees many new dachas en route. Its well worth the trip.
Written 15 September 2017
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JGDynamo
Canada2,084 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Stopping in Nurak/Норак on our way out of Dushanbe, it is largely an industrial town whose main focus is the Nurek Dam. It is an impressive dam at almost 1000 feet high which churns out power for the region at an insane level. You will have to show your travel documents if you want to go up on the top, the sentries are serious but not unreasonable and best to do what they ask. The view from the top is marvelous and it is worth the drive.
Written 29 June 2018
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shellingSheri
Dushanbe, Tajikistan5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I have been there twice, most recently went with some other friends and stayed at Aqua Club on the lake formed by the Nurek Dam. It was a nice place to stay, price of 500somoni (about 50$) covered 24 hours on the lake... a room for sleeping (all rooms sleep 2 people) and all food (breakfast lunch and dinner) and transportation from bus station in Nurek to the dam and then a boat ride to the floating "house boat". Swimming was great, water amazing color and clear! highly recommend!
Written 10 September 2019
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Kenneth7228
Heredia, Costa Rica235 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
We spent the weekend at the Aqua club and enroute to the Aqua club, crossed over Nurek Dam. The soviet style, "papers please" checkpoints made me smile but was a necessity to get onto the dam.
Written 30 May 2017
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kbreich
Fairfax Station, VA34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Spent part of a weekend visiting Nurek Dam and enjoying the serene landscape on a floating cabin - amazing experience!!
Written 28 October 2016
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C M
Portland, OR169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
For a memorable weekend trip, stay in a hotel on Nurek Lake above the dam. There are several options including some excellent floating hotels with cabins built onto platforms on the sparkling blue lake. Fishing, boating, and hiking are all possible on the lake in addition to the cool dam which is among the world's highest.
Written 13 August 2015
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