Wakhi Races – Cycling the Wakhan Pt4

The next leg of our cycling trip saw us biking alongside the River Panj for several days. The Panj is a river in a remote part of the world that undertakes a beautifully varied journey: it starts among the high glaciers of the Big Pamir, a triangle of extremely mountainous land bordering China, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It then heads south through the wide braided plains of the Wakhan corridor, before it narrows and steepens into whitewater rapids toward Khorog and beyond to Uzbekistan. For the stretch we cycled it also signifies the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. read more