Beware the Wakhan River

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Beware Wakhan River Landmines In case you’ve not seen it mentioned elsewhere, the Wakhan Corridor is named for the Wakhan River that winds its way through these mountains and serves as the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. One important point …

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Camping in the Wakhan

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Wakhan Camping Options Travelers in Tajikistan’s Wakhan Corridor who are carrying a self-sufficient level of outdoor gear might consider doing some camping during their trip. There are plenty of little out of the way plots of ground where you could …

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Transportation in Tajikistan’s Wakhan Corridor

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Transportation in Tajikistan’s Wakhan Corridor Unfortunately for travelers, public transportation within the Wakhan (on either side of the border) is not very well developed, which leaves few options for tourists without their own transport. 1. Hire a car through an …

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Trekking in Tajikistan (Guidebook Review)

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Trekking Tajikistan Guidebook Review One of the biggest problems (or I suppose greatest adventures, depending on your point of view) of travel in the Wakhan Corridor and in Central Asia more generally is the lack of widely available information about …

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Afghan Wakhan Trip Report

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Afghan Wakhan Trip Report Part of the reason we created this website is that good actionable information to traveling in the Wakhan can be hard to come by. To that end, we’d like to point you to an informative trip …

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Wakhan Film: Prisoners of the Afghan Pamir

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Wakhan Film: Prisoners of the Afghan Pamir A quick up date to point out a film project that was released in 2012 focusing on the Kyrgyz in the Afghan Wakhan: Prisoners of the Afghan Pamir. Though we haven’t had a …

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Road Travel in the Wakhan

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Wakhan Road Travel Info Before you embark on your Wakhan journey, a note on roads in the region: they’re rough. The roads into the Wakhan, whether from Tajikistan or Afghanistan, aren’t necessarily all that terrible. Once you’re on the ground …

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Afghanistan Wakhan: The Film

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Afghanistan Wakhan – Film Showing Near You? It seems that a full-length film about the Afghanistan Wakhan was put out in 2012 by a Canadian outfit. No idea where you can buy/see a copy, but check the official website to …

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Tajikistan Maps – Where to Find Them?

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Tajikistan Maps – Where to Find ‘Em? To be entirely honest, the choice of maps available in Tajikistan is not top notch. There is one decent road map for sale widely in Dushanbe (check bookstores or tourist information agencies, I …

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Central Asia Charity Rally

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Central Asia Charity Rally We’re always happy to see that travelers to the region are looking to give a little bit back to Central Asia. Most recently it has been brought to our attention that The Travel Scientists are organizing …

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