Tajikistan is a nation in Central Asia encompassed by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It's known for rough mountains, prevalent for climbing and ascending. The Fann Mountains, close to the national capital Dushanbe, have snow-topped pinnacles that ascent more than 5,000 meters. The range includes the Iskanderkulsky Nature Refuge, an eminent feathered creature living space named for Iskanderkul, a turquoise lake shaped by ice sheets.