Pamir Mountains - Wakhan Valley, Langar to Ishkashim (Tajikistan) - Uncornered Market
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Khakha Qala Fort - Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan

Khakha Qala Fort - Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan

According to our guidebook, this fort - Khakha Qala - dates back to the 3rd century BC. Currently, it serves as the home to a handful of Tajik soldiers guarding the border with Afghanistan. We were met with a soldier carrying an AK-47 and a stern "What do you want?!" in Russian. After showing our documents and giving some cigarettes, they gave us a tour and allowed us to walk around and peek across the river into Afghanistan. Read more about our adventures in the Pamirs.

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