Langar

Langar is located at the end of the Wakhan Valley and is the point where the Wakhan and Pamir rivers combine to make the Pyanj. The village is set deep within the gorge, where steep, rocky slopes surround the verdant green valley. Although it's a secluded village, the locals are nonetheless proud of their home; houses are immaculately kept and a diversity of plants and flowers keep it synonymous with the verdant valley.

The scenery here is timeless. Just a short walk out of the village will give visitors breathtaking views over the canyon and the azure river. With many years of history in this region, the valley is peppered with archaeological remains, from historical ruins to ancient petroglyphs. It's a seldom-visited village that will take visitors back in time to how the indigenous farmers have lived here for centuries. Through this simple way of life, a pure and natural beauty shines through, where nature's blues and greens shine more brightly and the only sounds that can be heard are the wind rustling through the trees and the gentle gushing of the river.

Langar is located at the end of the Wakhan Valley and is the point where the Wakhan and Pamir rivers combine to make the Pyanj. The village is set deep within the gorge, where steep, rocky slopes surround the verdant green valley. Although it's a secluded village, the locals are nonetheless proud of their home; houses are immaculately kept and a diversity of plants and flowers keep it synonymous with the verdant valley.

The scenery here is timeless. Just a short walk out of the village will give visitors breathtaking views over the canyon and the azure river. With many years of history in this region, the valley is peppered with archaeological remains, from historical ruins to ancient petroglyphs. It's a seldom-visited village that will take visitors back in time to how the indigenous farmers have lived here for centuries. Through this simple way of life, a pure and natural beauty shines through, where nature's blues and greens shine more brightly and the only sounds that can be heard are the wind rustling through the trees and the gentle gushing of the river.

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Hike to Ratm Fort

Just over three miles out of Langar is Ratm Fort. The name translates literally as ‘first’, so named for being the first fort in the Wakhan Valley. The hike is not an overly-draining pursuit but with some rocky terrain and inclined slopes, it does have a few challenges to offer. The fort is a dramatic sight, perched on a sheer drop overlooking the gushing river below and surrounded by three cliffs.

Petroglyphs

The petroglyphs of Langar are one of the biggest jewels of the village. A short walk uphill towards a large rock face above the village will take visitors to over 6,000 enchanting Bronze-Age carvings. The trek also gives visitors an opportunity to enjoy spectacular views over the meandering green valley and surrounding Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan.

Sacred Hot Springs of Bibi Fatima Zahra

The sacred hot springs of Fatima Zahra lie deep within the Wakhan Valley of Tajikistan's Pamir mountains. Unlike most of the hot springs in this region, these are not open-air and are kept in a rock alcove, built into the rock face. Soaking in these crystal-clear mineral waters is said to have rejuvenating properties, while also bestowing fertility and granting wishes.

Yamchun Fort

Located in the same vicinity of the Hot Springs of Bibi Fatima lies Yamchun Fort. This ancient ruin dates back to the 3rd century B.C and is perched on a rock shelf 1,640 feet above the river. From the fort’s walls, visitors can see for miles in each direction, up and down the valley.

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