Pamir Capricorn

Males of the subspecies-Capra sibirica sakeen, which lives in the Pamirs, as a rule, have a dark brown, almost black color of the upper body. The head, neck, upper back, and sides with the forelimbs are brown, the bones of the forelimbs and hind limbs have black hair bands, and in the area of the hock the hair color is whitish-gray. Lower body-chest and abdomen lighter than back. The tail is dark brown to blackish, with a small mirror of light hair around the root of the tail. The beard is brown-brown with a length of 10-15cm. In older males (about 10 years old) there are peculiar sideburns that are connected to the beard.

Starting at the age of four, they have a white spot on their back (saddle), which increases with age and contrasts sharply with the surrounding color. From the age of eight, some people have a second, small white spot on their neck.

Hunting season

The season is from September 1 to mid-December, February and March.


In the morning you get into your jeep. Horseback hunt is not available in Tajikistan. During the day you will explore the upper edges of the mountains, glassing the hillsides and feeding areas. Once the trophy is located you complete your stalking on foot. You hunt at 14,000 feet/5000 m. Physical condition is a factor on the stalking portion of the hunt. A long range shooting, up to 400-500 yards/m is usual for Marco Polo Argali hunt.

Base camp

In Tajikistan the camps are located at 12000 to 13500 feet. They are wooden structures. It is warm, clean and comfortable with separate areas for dining, bathing and sleeping and has electrical generation.


Usually the weather is favorable and more or less predictable in this region during the hunting period. At daylight hours in November the temperature is from 32°F-45°F / 0°C to 10°C and at nighttime from24°F up to 18°F / -10°C up to -15°C. Windy conditions.

Sample itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival in Dushanbe, our representative meet you inside Airport and will drive to hunting camp
Day 2-9: Hunting days
Day 10: Drive from hunting camp to Dushanbe
Day 11: Departure from Dushanbe

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