An Epic Tour of the Wakhan Corridor

The Hindu Kush, Tajikistan
A glimpse into 'The Roof of the World'.

A tour of the Wakhan Corridor transpires power from every pore.

Nothing can prepare you for the moment you turn into the Wakhan Corridor, after a while in the rough roads leading to it, The Wakhan Corridor is like a rainbow after the rainstorm.  A scene of relief as well as beauty.

With an unrestrained sense of adventure, we got into the Wakhan Corridor to tour across the rugged mountain valley. This vast landscape offers the country’s wild side with the Local Tajiks living a demanding, semi-nomadic existence that’s rooted in centuries of culture.

wakhan corridor
Cycling at 4000 metres above sea level on very difficult terrain. The view was worth it though

We explored the most remote and precious parts of the Wakhan Corridor. Coming down from Khorg, the Corridor opens up into a glorious vista stretching for miles and view over to Afghanistan and towards the icy peaks of the Hindu Kush.

The rich culture offers you the chance to venture off the Wakhan Valley and explore 12th Century fortresses climbing to the top to get the view down the valley, Yamchun Fortress is a with elements dating back to the 1st century, cooling off a hot soak in Bibi Fatima Hot Springs where we relaxed during the midday sun.

The Wakhan Corridor evenings were the highlight were we dined with a local Wakhan family. Introduced to the family and how they make their living creating traditional Wakhan belts and hats, in which some of us took a liking to.

Wakhan Corridor

The extensive mountain ranges offer us unique places to set up, and we overlooked the Wakhan Valley with a fire to keep us warm in the mountain top. It was a fitting end to an adventure like no other—pure, authentic hospitality at its finest.

Hindu Kush Wakhan Corridor Tajikistan
Relaxing evening in the view of the Hindu Kush Mountains


Walking around the ruins of the ancient Fortresses in the Wakhan Corridor

Waking up to waking the sunrise over the Hindu Kush and marvelling at the immense views of the vast icy peaks

Driving through the rugged terrain and meeting the most friendly local people

Exploring the wild Tajik markets and the hustle of the crowds

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