Accommodation for tonight is included for those arriving today.
Settle in then take a wander around the bazaar in this impressive city with its mountain backdrop.
Drive along the famous Pamir Highway, a road vital to the country. Break the journey for lunch and photos.
Today we follow major rivers through the Vanch Valley and small villages to our private guesthouse.
We begin with a relaxing walk before moving to Ishkashim in Tajikistan,
We explore the Wakhan with its array of forts, hot springs and shrines before a relaxed evening.
Cross over the Panj River Bridge into Afghanistan, where customs and immigration will require patience!
Our itinerary is flexible in Afghanistan; driving distances are small and the scenery spectacular.
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.
Cross the river into the Upper Wakhan before a wash in Sargaz hot springs, taking a walk and having tea with a local family.
Head deeper into the Wakhan before reaching the roads end at Sarhad.
Weather dependant we ride horses to a meadow to picnic under the mountain peaks, or simply explore.
Morning exploring until lunch then go to the Kret village in the foothills of the huge Baba Tangi.
We hope to visit a local mixed school in this quintessentially Wakhi village and then explore on foot.
Begin our return journey back along the corridor taking in more stunning scenery along the way.
Return to Ishkashim town for our final night in Afghanistan with time for shopping and dinner.
A real change of scenery as we enter the university town of Khorog and our first hotel in 2 weeks.
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.
We arrive back in the capital of Tajikistan and tonight we have a well earned celebratory dinner.
Tour ends after breakfast.