Khorog is the capital of Gorno-Badakshan district and has around 30000 inhabitants. The only city in GBAO is a green oasis in a narrow valley between high and barren mountains. If you are interested in a cultural melting pot, it is definitely worth to visit!
Khorog Peak Hike
You start at 2000 meters and go about 1200 meters in height until you reach the top of the mountain. From there, you have a fantastic view of the mountain villages of Afghanistan which are located on the other side of the river. You walk along the peak to a viewpoint. From there you have a wonderful panoramic view over Khorog. The whole track takes about 6-8 hours.
Visit the second highest botanical garden (2300m) worldwide. You will find over 2300 different plant species. Stroll through the park, enjoy the fresh scent of the flowers and the beautiful view over Khorog.
Opening hours are from 8 am till 5 pm and the entrance fee is 15 Somoni.
Ismaili Center & Jamatkhana
Ismaili center & Jamatkhana is a community house for Ismaili Shias, who represent more than 95 % of the Pamiris. It has various areas, including social halls and a prayer room. It is possible to have a free-guided tour till 4 pm. Duration is 20-30 minutes.