As the beautiful Garm Valley offers opportunities for ad hoc hiking (if only along the almost empty road around Jafr), it is worth considering staying for a night or two at one of the reasonable hotels in Garm or at the homestay in Jafr. Garm also makes for a stopover en route to or from Dushanbe in the journey over the Sagirdasht Pass via Tavildara – not for the faint-hearted!