Tuesday, March 30, 2010


This narrow strip of land once formed the buffer zone between the British & Russian Empires and was of immense strategic importance during the 19th century Great Game.

The corridor was a political creation of the Great Game. The Anglo-Russian Boundary Commission of 1895-1896 demarcated the land as a buffer between British India and the Russian Central Asia. Once part of the Silk Road, the Wakhan Corridor has been closed to border traffic for almost 100 years due to political reasons.

Day 1: Tour starts Dushanbe
Day 2: Dushanbe
Day 3: Dushanbe – Kalaikhum
Day 4: Kalaikhum - Bartang Valley
Day 5: Bartang Valley
Day 6: Geisev Valley
Day 7: Geisev Valley to Ishkashim (Tajikistan)
Day 8: To Ishkashim (Afghanistan)
Day 9: Ishkashim – Keshnikhan
Day 10: Keshnikhan - Khandud
Day 11: Khandud - Goz Khan
Day 12: Goz Khan - Kret via hot springs
Day 13: To Sarhad e Broghil
Day 14: Sarhad e Broghil
Day 15: Sarhad e Broghil - Qala e Panj
Day 16: Qala e Panj - Ishkashim
Day 17: Ishkashim - Khorog (Tajikistan)
Day 18: Khorog - Kalaikhum/Yoged
Day 19: To Dushanbe
Day 20: Tour ends in Dushanbe

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