Images provided by Nicolas Pernot and Tim Fedke. ©

Situated in Badakhshan in the heart of Asia, "The Pamirs" is an area of sky-scraping, snow-capped, majestic mountains, transparent clear blue waters of lakes and wide valleys and bone-dry deserts. For hundreds of years, people have called these high mountains "Poy-e-Mehr", the literal translation being, "the Foot of the Sun" or "Roof of the World".


To all Friends of the Pamir Mountains. If you are looking for a nice present or if you need something really special for yourself.     Here's the solution:

"With our own hands"

from Frederik Van Oudenhoven & Jamila Haider

A celebration of food and life in the Pamir mountains of Afghanistan and Tajikistan

Website funded by Government of Switzerland 

Website funded by Government of Switzerland 

An isolated beauty


The Pamirs are beautiful and isolated. But do not worry – there is public transport and PECTA can arrange a driver for you. 

Photos by Nicolas Pernot

One reason why travelling in the Pamirs is so impressive comes from the opportunity to stay with local Pamiri families in a homestay.  The most up-to-date listing of homestays is found here on our website.