Venturing into the Pamirs of Tajikistan, also called the ‘Roof of the World’, means venturing into a landscape of ancient fortresses, natural springs, glaciers and breathtaking lakes. It’s one of highest mountain ranges in the world, with several 7000+ meter peaks and the home of snow leopards and the Siberian ibex.
The best way to explore the Pamir Tajikistan region is by 4×4 jeep, which you will need on the rough, and sometimes heavily damaged roads. In the summer of 2016, I backpacked in this region, staying in homestays along the way. Here I had the chance to meet Pamiri people, mostly Ismaili Muslims, but also “Kyrgyz’ and ‘Afghan’ people, and to learn about their history and lives. These are some of my favorite portraits of the Pamirs, all taken in the Pamir region of Tajikistan.
Portrait photos of the Pamirs of Tajikistan
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