This post was originally about people in the Tajikistan Wakhan Valley, but I have since visited the Afghanistan Wakhan Valley and Afghan Pamirs for 16 days in October 2016 to trek around and see the remote Kyrgyz community in the Little Pamir. I wrote a long article about that Afghanistan adventure and how you can do it as well.

If you are interested in Afghanistan ignore this article ย and follow this link to the Afghanistan article –

An Adventure in the Afghanistan Wakhan Valley and Afghan Pamirs

The Original Tajikistan Article Follows

The Wakhan Valley is a very remote place located between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. It is a very beautiful place, with the Pamir mountains of Tajikistan, and the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan visible. I paid a visit there back in the summer of 2012, and after recently editing some of the old photos, I was reminded of some of the most friendly people I have ever met.

The photos were taken from the Tajikistan side, but there is a weekly market held on the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, and some of the photos are of Afghan traders. The people of the Wakhan Valley are very warm and welcoming, and I wanted to show some of them here. From the aged wise faces of the older ones, to the inquisitive faces of the young.

Old Tajikistan man in Wakhan Valley.



Women in Wakhan Valley


Children in Wakhan Valley


Afghan traders in Wakhan Valley

Afghan traders


Wakhan Valley

View down the Wakhan Valley with Afghanistan on the right and Tajikistan on the left.


Children in Wakhan Valley


Family in Wakhan Valley


Afghan man in Wakhan Valley

Afghan man.


Border market Wakhan Valley

Border market between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.




Jonny Duncan is a freelance blogger and photographer. He specialises in budget travel and outdoor adventures with over 20 years of experience. He started blogging in 2013 and has helped many travelers plan their travels since.

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