Wakhan Corridor

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Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan

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dreamynain dreamyna…
11 reviews
The lost track Jan 15, 2014
The whole region alongside the Wakhan Corridor is a area yet to be explored full to its potential and colors. There exist secluded virgin valleys and grazing lands touching Afghanistan and the Central Asian states through this famous strip.

While trekking through the valleys and pastures, you will amaze to see the most captivating scenery and as you pass nearby the Wakhan, you will find yourself on the crossroads of different routes from Russia, Afghanistan, China, that makes this strip which roughly covers 140 miles long and between 10 and 40 miles wide. Part of Badakhshan Province, Wakhan Corridor separates Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province of Tajikistan in the north from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan in the south.

In the south the corridor is bordered by the high mountains of the Hindu Kush, crossed by the Broghol pass, the Irshad Pass and the disused Dilisang Pass to Pakistan
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adventuremann adventur…
26 reviews
Feb 18, 2007
A trek to the Wakhan Corridor is one of the most adventurous treks you can do in the world. It takes four days to drive to the Wakhan from Kabul, and then a 10 to 12 day trek is required to reach the famed Small Pamirs where the nomadic Kyrgyz have their camping grounds. The Wakhan is one of the last remaining locations where Siberian Ibex, Marco Polo Sheep and Snow Leopard can be found. You might also come across Brown bears, eagles, and many other forms of wildlife. The Wakhan is surrounded by the Hindu Kush mountains in the south and the Pamir mountains in the north, and is known as the "roof of the world." At the neck of the Wakhan is Afghanistan's highest peak, Noshaq (7492 meters).

Security in the Wakhan is excellent, but to get there, you must either come in from Tajikistan or drive up from Kabul. Prior arrangements of local guides and yaks are absolutely essential, and there are no English speaking guides or translators in the area. Please note that there is very little food and no fuel for fires in the Wakhan so everything you consume must be brought with you for the length of your trip, and all garbage needs to be carried out to preserve the pristine conditions. For more information on how to get to the Wakhan you can go to www.greatgametravel.com
Kyrgyz nomad in the Wakhan
Islamic shrine in the Wakhan, with…
swimfast2012 says:
how is the security in the rest of the country comparable to these attractions you speak of? and if so, what is different that makes them more secure?
Posted on: May 17, 2009
adventuremann says:
I am planning a trip to hike up to the top of Noshaq in August. It's not a commercial trip, but rather an exploratory trip. In the future we hope to run tours on the mountain.
Posted on: Feb 22, 2007
lauro says:
did you wrote the pamirs? nowshak? i love the mountains! :D afghanistan is one of the most remotest and unbelieveable landscape on earth.
Posted on: Feb 22, 2007

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