/ wild shepherdess - afghanistan
happy to admit I was wrong though.
Very dignified people in the big Pamir living very harsh lives in very difficult conditions. A programme worth watching made even more so by the, pardon the pun, humbleness and humility, of Kate Humble.
The new Godwin law.
> The new Godwin law.
Absolutely. Gets tedious with people constantly saying Daily Mail reader, Guardian reader etc. Lazy posting.
You popshot are what the afghanis call "a complete idiot"
You're an incredibly small, closed minded individual. Yes you represent a substantial amount of the UK's population. But they must be idiots too.
Have you ever been to Afghanistan, or anywhere in the Middle East. What we see on the news isn't what these country's are really like. Every country has dangerous area's.
Open you're eyes!
Intersted in how it is possible to get there now. Do you always have to go through Kabul or are there other options?
Isolated incident agreed. Northern Afghanistan has some tremendous scenery and would be a mecca for mountaineers if the country wasnt being torn apart by corruption and influence from Pakistan.
no wonder she ditched Springwatch..
As the OP said Adab's company Adventure Wakhan http://www.adventurewakhan.com/# facilitates visits and most people come in at Ishkashem from Tajikistan (most of us can't afford our own plane from Kabul and the overland journey would be hazardous although I know a few young eastern European/Russian backpackers have been doing it quietly).
This was Kate Humble's second visit to the Wakhan I believe. I believe she went with Wild Frontiers to Lake Chaqmaqtin in 2009. Wild Frontiers http://www.wildfrontierstravel.com/us/world-regions/central-asia/afghanistan/holidays and Secret Compass http://www.secretcompass.com/expeditions-2012/afghanistan/ are both offering treks to the region.
I'd love to go back one day - Would certainly enjoy it a lot more that my last visit. Things would need to settle down considerably for me to consider it though.
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