The Pamirs are at the hub of Asia. Often described as the Roof of the World, these mountains form one of the most unexplored regions on earth. High, cold and remote, they have attracted climbers and hunters from the former Soviet Union for years, but only now are they opening up for the rest of the world. The bulk of the Pamir lies in the semi-autonomous region of Gorno-Badakhshan.
The road between Dushanbe and Khorog is the exception.
The only town of any significance on the Pamir Highway, which stretches from Dushanbe into Kyrgyzstan, is Khorog. The capital of the eastern Tajik region of Gorno-Badakhshan, Khorog is a small one-street town with a museum containing stuffed animals and a display of photographs of Lenin. The flight into Khorog from the Tajik capital is the most stunning with overlooking the Pamir Mountain ranges.
the people in the region are very friendly and hospitable.
and very safe to travel in that region.
recently Agha Khan foundation with the help of some other NGO's working to improve the tourist infrastructure.
the main town in the Pamir region is khorog with some new hotels and restaurants.
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