The Rough and Unforgettable Pamir Highway

This documentary travels through Tajikistan, a country in Central Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Do not miss this incredible chance to catch a glimpse of one the most isolated parts of mountainous Central Asia and the astonishing area around lake Karakul.

This remarkable journey will take us to Tajikistan; the Autonomous Province of Gorno-Badakhshan.

Environmental expert, Jamshed, is travelling via the twisted and uncertain “Pamir Highway” to investigate a possible threat to the natural water supplies of the area; glaciers shrinking.

The final point for the expedition is the exceptional Karakul lake, placed high in the Ak- Baikal pass – 4655 meters above sea level – where Jamshed meets geologist Nasser Kundur Al- Fakhry.

Along the long and somewhat neglected “Pamir Highway,” the crew makes stops to the famous hot springs of Garam Chashma; the 3000 year old, pre-historic petroglyphs of Langar, and the Yamchun Fortress from 12th century overlooking the entire Wakhan valley in Afghanistan.

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  • Release date2011
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  • Director(s)Stephan Kühnrich