The lockdown period unlocked a dream I have had for many years. The creation of a long-distance hiking route across Tajikistan. My guidebook Trekking in Tajikistan may have made a difference in inspiring people to visit the mountains of this stunning country. The Pamir Trail, as I would like to call this route, is plotted from the northeast of the country to the Wakhan Corridor in the far south. It is designed in a way that it would benefit 30 home stays along the trail and more than a dozen local tour operators. 1022km, 67 stages, 25,000m+ altitude difference, 5000m mountain passes, glaciers, turquoise lakes and warm and welcoming people.
29 stages have been documented already. I started a fundraiser to track, map, describe, photograph and film the remaining 38 stages in the summers of 2021 and 2022. A small donation would already be a massive help in establishing this epic hiking trail that could boost Tajikistan’s rural economy. 75% of the funds will be used to finance the complex logistics. The remainder is to produce a short film and set up the page pamirtrail.org. A donation and/or sharing the fundraiser page would be much appreciated. Thanks!