Join a team heading to one of the world's most remote corners, to trek the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan.
Trek the Wakhan in Afghanistan
This 22-day journey to trek the Wakhan will visit the land of the Kyrgyz of the Afghan Pamir, considered to be one of the world’s least visited nomadic cultures.
The trip which will be made by vehicle and by foot, begins and end in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe. You’ll travel along the dramatic Pamir Highway, one of the world’s highest roads before and crossing over into Afghanistan. You will then pass through the Wakhan Corridor to the Afghan Pamir. The last section of this journey will be made by foot, with the team and pack animals carrying everything you need for this self-sufficient trek to the summer grazing grounds of Chaqmaqtin Lake where the Kyrgyz nomads graze their sheep and yaks.
The trip is an amazing experience into one the world’s more remote and difficult to reach areas with snow even in high summer up in the Afghan Pamir. It is a tough and rough trip. In Afghanistan, you will be staying in communal rooms or camping. The food will be basic and will consist of whatever can be sourced from Ishkishim. Vehicles and roads in are rugged and bumpy and you’ll be crossing passes over 4000 metres high. The acclimatisation is gradual but you will need a certain amount of fitness to enjoy the trip.
You will have the opportunity to meet Kyrgyz and Wakhi nomads who graze their livestock here during the summer months as well as seeing ancient tombs and Buddhist engravings, which live as a reminder of this once great section of the Silk Road. Travelling in this remote region is a rare opportunity, a unique experience and one which travellers don’t forget.
- Discover the culture of the Wakhi and the Kyrgyz nomads of this rarely visited corner of Central Asia
- Travel along the Pamir highway, one of the world’s highest roads
- Explore parts of the ancient silk route
- Camp next to gorgeous alpine lakes in the high Pamirs
- See spectacular mountain wildlife like the grey wolf, red fox, ibex, and Afghan urial