The Pamir Highway, spanning from Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan in Central Asia, is, quite possibly, the most picturesque area of the world we’ve ever been. Towering snow-capped mountains, windy high altitude roads, friendly local people and lush valleys and rivers are the scenery one can expect along the way. Each village, each ancient site and each lake that we saw was stunning, but for some reason, the little village of Langar in the Wakhan Valley stood out for us. There was just something special about that place.
Enough talk, enjoy these 21 outstanding photos 🙂
The fertile Wakhan Valley as seen from above Langar Village
Harvest season in Langar
The colourful autumn season in the village
Man’s best friend
Bright flowers with a mountainous backdrop
A rushing river surrounded by trees
A warm welcome in Tajikistan
Donkeys threshing the wheat, not as easy as using a machine, but it works!
Making friends in the village
A mud home in the mountains
A tree in bloom
Petroglyph carving from the Bronze Age, 500m above Langar
Elders of Langar wearing traditional clothing
Winnowing the wheat by hand, this separates the grain from its inedible casing
Hanging out with the locals
An inquisitive young girl
A woman takes a quick break from working in the fields
View from the Abrashim Qala Fort overlooking the Wakhan Valley
A young girl gets her hands dirty, everyone helps with the work
A scenic village road
A girl with a fuzzy white hat
Of all of the villages we visited along the Pamir Highway, we think Langar was the best in terms of people, scenery and things to do. Which picture is your favourite? Tell us below!
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