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Altitude Sickness

93 per cent of Tajikistan is mountainous. It is quite normal to feel tired for the first few days in mountain areas. Drink plenty of water. Try and gain height slowly. On the Pamir Highway between Murghab and Osh, you cross two passes over 4,300m, and some people suffer from altitude sickness. Drink plenty of water and take pain killers. Do not undertake strenuous physical activity. Also because of the altitude, you are exposed to high levels of ultra violet light. Wear a hat and use high-factor sun cream.