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Afghanistan & Tajikistan: Wakhan Pamir Adventure - Map & Itinerary

Tour starts in Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

Day 1

Accommodation for tonight is included for those arriving today.


Day 2

Settle in then take a wander around the bazaar in this impressive city with its mountain backdrop.

Dushanbe – Kalaikhum

Day 3

Drive along the famous Pamir Highway, a road vital to the country. Break the journey for lunch and photos.

Kalaikhum – Bartang Valley

Day 4

Today we follow major rivers through the Vanch Valley and small villages to our private guesthouse.

Bartang Valley – Ishkashim

Day 5

We begin with a relaxing walk before moving to Ishkashim in Tajikistan,

In & around Ishkashim

Day 6

We explore the Wakhan with its array of forts, hot springs and shrines before a relaxed evening.

To Ishkashim (Afghanistan)

Day 7

Cross over the Panj River Bridge into Afghanistan, where customs and immigration will require patience!

Ishkashim – Keshnikhan

Day 8

Our itinerary is flexible in Afghanistan; driving distances are small and the scenery spectacular.

Keshnikhan – Qala e Panj

Day 9

Travel east beneath soaring mountains and visit development projects as we go, with a possible overnight stay at the home of the spiritual leader of Wakhan Ismailis.

Qala e Panj - Sargaz

Day 10

Cross the river into the Upper Wakhan before a wash in Sargaz hot springs, taking a walk and having tea with a local family.

Sargaz - Sarhad e Broghil

Day 11

Head deeper into the Wakhan before reaching the roads end at Sarhad.

In Sarhad e Broghil

Day 12

Weather dependant we ride horses to a meadow to picnic under the mountain peaks, or simply explore.

Sarhad - Kret

Day 13

Morning exploring until lunch then go to the Kret village in the foothills of the huge Baba Tangi.

In & around Kret

Day 14

We hope to visit a local mixed school in this quintessentially Wakhi village and then explore on foot.

Kret - Goz Khan

Day 15

Begin our return journey back along the corridor taking in more stunning scenery along the way.

Goz Khan - Ishkashim

Day 16

Return to Ishkashim town for our final night in Afghanistan with time for shopping and dinner.

Drive to Khorog (Tajikistan)

Day 17

A real change of scenery as we enter the university town of Khorog and our first hotel in 2 weeks.

Khorog - Kulyab

Day 18

A big day's drive takes us past Kalaikhum and onto to the pleasant town of Kulyab, only half a day's drive from Dushanbe.

Kulyab - Dushanbe

Day 19

We arrive back in the capital of Tajikistan and tonight we have a well earned celebratory dinner.

Tour ends in Dushanbe

Day 20

Tour ends after breakfast.