Wakhi & Kyrgyz Nomadic Cultures

Wakhan Corridor is domianetd by Wakhi people with their year-round settlements from the West along Panj and Wakhan river. Predominant belief is Shia-Ismailism following the Aga Khan. Further into the eastern high plateau altitude doesnt allow permanent settlements with agriculture but forces its inhabitants to nomadic living. In the far east of Little Pamir Kyrgyz Nomads roam the valley and its pastures with their livestock. This isolation preserved their unspoilt culture and keeps centuries old traditions alive.