Halfway between Dushanbe and Qurghonteppa is the town of Dahanakiik. This is an excellent place to visit in the spring, when the landscape is a brilliant emerald green sea of grass. There are numerous options nearby to walk in the grassy foothills, but the best spot is the ridge line that starts in Dahanakiik.
This ridge, with cliffs on one side, offers the first great view of the Vakhsh Valley. Full information for visiting this location will be added in spring 2016.