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Afghanistan & Tajikistan: Wakhan Pamir Adventure

Overview:

In Afghanistan’s distant north-eastern corner lies the Wakhan corridor. This narrow strip of land once formed the buffer zone between the British and Russian Empires and was of immense strategic importance during the 19th century Great Game. Today the area is inhabited predominantly by Wakhi herdsmen and is not only remote and peaceful, but is also blessed with some of the finest mountain scenery the world has to offer.

From Dushanbe in Tajikistan, we will first travel into the Tajik Pamir to witness life here before heading to the Afghan border and into the Wakhan Valley. We will make our way slowly up the valley, visiting villages, taking some day walks and enjoying some traditional Afghan hospitality. We will stay in basic guesthouses throughout our time in Afghanistan as we discover the delights of this famed region.

This is a trip right out there on the edge of civilisation: we will find no mobile reception, internet access or even electricity for the most part! What we will experience here though takes us back to another century when people lived in a very different way - unlike so many you hear about, this trip is a true adventure of a life time.

Highlights:

  • Being one of the relative few to have visited Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor
  • Exploring a beautiful and remote area staying in local homestays
  • Enjoying the hospitality of the Wakhi people
  • Driving along the famous Pamir highway
  • Phenomenal views of both the Hindu Kush and the Pamir mountain ranges

Tour Includes:

  • Full services of a Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
  • 18 breakfasts,18 lunches, 18 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • All transport (minibuses and 4x4's)
  • 19 nights' accommodation (all in hotels and traditional guesthouses)
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through our office)

ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

Trip rating:

Adventure Rating
Adventure Rating - 10

Tours that fall into this category will often involve remote, unpredictable and long journeys in emerging destinations. They can be incredibly rewarding but are definitely best suited to experienced travellers.

Comfort Rating
Comfort Rating - 2

You can typically expect most nights to be spent in simple but authentic accommodation. Some nights may be spent in homestays or camping. If you’re specifically looking for luxury this is probably not the trip for you!

Fitness Rating
Fitness Rating - 6

These tours will typically involve a couple of days of easy/moderate trekking (3-5 hrs/day) or perhaps a more active approach to a cultural itinerary. For riding trips see the Riding Information section

Culture Rating
Culture Rating - 8

With this rating, you can typically expect a tour with a strong focus on culture. Depending on the trip this could involve exploring ancient sites, medieval architecture, ethnographic museums and/or having tribal encounters.

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