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Why You Need To Visit The Silk Road

The 'Stans of Central Asia' have an allure like no other place in this world. For most people these countries are rarely thought about and even more rarely traveled to. Which is why we are here to tell you that the Silk Road, specifically the area through Central Asia should be at the top of everyon…

What Does a Silk Road Itinerary Look Like?

We put together a Silk Road Itinerary to help you visualize what it's like to travel along the silk road and the things you can expect to experience.

Just Back From... Silk Road Odyssey

WF's Charlie describes his journey through China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan whilst on our Silk Road Odyssey tour

My Silk Road Odyssey through Kyrgyzstan and China

WF tour leader Carly describes life in a yurt by Kyrgyzstan's Son Kul lake and the incredible array of sights, sounds and smells at Kashgar's famous market.

Exploring the Pamir Highway and Wakhan Corridor pt.2

Following on from his first blog, Charlie Walker leads his group across the Tajik-Afghan border into the famous Wakhan Corridor.

Exploring the Pamir Highway and Wakhan Corridor pt.1

Charlie Walker leads his group through the wild borderlands of Tajikistan as they prepare for their crossing into Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor.

How to travel the Silk Road

The Silk Road is one of the world’s most famous and evocative routes. Named after the trade which sprang up in response to the demand for Chinese silk, its origins can be traced back over 3000 years.

Tour in Focus: Silk Road Odyssey

Our Tour in Focus blog series takes an in-depth look at some of our most popular tours, highlighting what makes them different and answering the most common questions travellers might have. Here we look at one of our most popular tours along the Silk Road, the Silk Road Odyssey. Taking in many of the highlights along this historic route, from the endless grassy plains of the Kyrgyzstan steppe to the architectural wonders of Uzbekistan, this tour gives an overview of the culture and landscapes of Central Asia.

Shotgun Weddings & Stunning Scenery: From Ishkashim to Sarhad

The excitement we felt on our first sight of Afghanistan was palpable. Arriving at the small town of Kalaikhum in Tajikistan we gazed across the fast-flowing Panj River to the Afghanistan shore opposite and the rugged mountains that rose above; so near and still yet so far.

Up and Over Tajikistan's Anzob Pass

Our planned route along the Silk Road was to take us through a tunnel in Tajikistan that links the northernmost region of the country with the capital city, Dushanbe. Built by Iranians (the connection is nothing new; Tajikistan was once part of the Persian empire) in 2003 and opened in 2006, it quic…

Exploring the Pamir Mountains

Tour leader Max Wood is currently leading our High Pamir Explorer group tour in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. We’ve now descended through the heat, dust and beauty of the Wakhan corridor after a week tracing the Eastern Pamirs from Osh. We were blessed with excellent weather during our time at Achik…

Along the 'Epic' Pamir Highway

The Pamir Highway can only be described as Epic (and it definitely warrants the capital). The scale of it is barely fathomable,  it's as if you are travelling through an imagined landscape; a wall-to-wall panorama of some of the earth's highest peaks; lakes, valleys and villages so remote they may a…

Alan & Richard recce The Fan Mountains

Well, our five day journey back into the realms of civilisation is complete. After an excellent final dinner on Wednesday night, accompanied by one or two beers, we waved goodbye to our wonderful group at 3am local time. Just 12 hours later, Richard and I were on our way to the Fan Mountains.The rea…

Alan - Getting a Feel for Tajikistan en route to the Wakhan

Arriving in a new country gives me a real sense of excitement. I love the unknown, and Tajikistan is certainly that. Dushanbe has a funny feel to it, as the capital it is supposed to stamp its identity on visitors and locals alike, yet it is impossible to escape the sense that this is a place fighti…

Carol on the Road to Zanda

Himalayan Journey from Lhasa to Kashgar (Wild Expedition) This truly is an expedition and I cannot say enough in praise of the group's unflagging good nature, tolerance and resilience in appreciating all we have seen and done. The road to Zanda/Guge has been, like all our other routes, an adventure…

Mette in Tajikistan - stunned by the beauty of Gorno Badakshan

I am stunned by the beauty of the Gorno Badakshan (GBAO) region of Tajikistan. The entire country in itself is an unspoiled gem for travellers, fully equiptted with unexplored alleys, friendly folks, unique cultures and mind blowing mountain scenery in the Pamirs. The main attraction of the Wakhan P…

Mette - back in Tajikistan

Last year when doing a recce trip for Wild Frontiers in the Pamir region of Tajikistan, I stood in the village of Langar by the banks of the Panj river looking over to Afghanistan – wondering what was on the other side of the river. I promised myself to the best I could to convince the boys and girl…

Mette enjoys the culture and the scenery on the High Pamir Explorer

We have reached Khorog after 10 days through the high Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan where we are being hosted by Kyrgyz nomads. Upon reaching Langer two days ago we entered the Wakhi cultural sphere – who are Tajik (or Persian) people. I know it’s a complicated world out here. We stayed in the villa…

Mette on the High Pamir Explorer

I am loving Tajikistan, here in Murgab the weather is fantastic and the mountain scenery is spectacular. We've been staying in some fabulous homestays and have consumed several yaks between us! On arrival in Murghab, a small town, we had a well needed shower before taking a stroll along the river. T…

Ade - back in Tajikistan

It's been a hot and dusty day but we have arrived in Khorog just a few hours away from the Tajik-Afghan border. We were all up early this morning excited and apprehensive about crossing back into Tajikistan, but everything went well and we think we were the biggest excitement the border guards had s…

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