Kach Solo Travels in 2019: Driving from Ishkashim to Wakhan Valley ❤️
I crossed the border to Afghanistan this day to Sultan Ishkashim, which is the gateway to the Wakhan Corridor. I also wrote about it in my previous post. ❤️ Ishkashim town is known for its small bazaar and is also the last border point to cross to Afghanistan by the bridge.
I had to catch up to my tour group in the late afternoon since I had decided to take this detour so I took a taxi with some other locals to drive another 85kms to catch up with them in the mountains. I missed some places that they visited, including Vrang to see Buda Stipa and the Zong Village for the Abrashim Qala Fort, but it’s okay. 🙏🏽
We arrived in Langar for our homestay that night, with no phone or internet signal starting from that point until we reached our last stop on the road trip. We stayed at a local Wakhan family’s house and the mother prepared our dinner - vegetable soup, mashed potato and chicken. After that, the local family told us that there was a wedding in another village and the family there loves having foreign guests so they asked if we wanted to go.. of course we did! Check out my earlier post for all the wedding photos! 😍
It was really cold up there because it’s 2,800 meters above-sea-level, high up in the mountains. So, I highly recommend that if you guys plan to travel here then bring thermal undergarments and thick socks (maybe hand-warmers too) as-well-as your thick jackets. It gets really cold from the afternoon onwards! 🤩
Here are some photos from our stops and the beautiful scenery on the way to Wakhan Valley 😍 We were supposed to go the mountains to see the collection of over 6000 petroglyphs but it was just too steep and too cold for us to walk again, given that we were all suffering from altitude! haha.💋
Two more posts from our stop during this Pamir Highway roadtrip with Paramount Journey 😍