One of the people who inspired me to organize a tour to Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor and Tajikistan is my friend and fellow travel blogger Jonny Duncan, founder of Backpacking Man. He has traveled extensively in Central Asia and still claims the Wakhan Corridor to be his favorite part of the region. Here he shares some of his photos from Wakhan Corridor with us.
In September 2016 I took the plunge and went to Afghanistan, more specifically the Wakhan Corridor.
This part of Afghanistan has remained untouched by the war and was perfectly safe to visit. The only way in and out is through a very small corridor with a large police garrison stationed there. The corridor has no real strategic or mineral value to the insurgents so they have not tried to take it.
But even knowing all that the excitement of entering Afghanistan for the first time was such a thrill.
The first settlement you come to is the small town of Ishkashim which feels like going back in time. This is the most “Afghan” part of the corridor as the further you head in you begin to meet more remote tribal villagers. This is easily one of the most beautiful places I have been with over 90 countries visited. The people, the scenery, the remoteness, it’s everything you could want in an adventure.
Go now before things may change and enjoy it for what it is.
Beautiful Photos of Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor
About the Photographer: Jonny Duncan
Jonny Duncan is a travel blogger and freelance photographer. He specialises in budget travel and offbeat adventures with over 20 years of experience. He started blogging in 2013 on his blog backpackingman and has helped many travellers plan their travels since. Read his guide to Afghanistan Wakhan Corridor.