Wildlife and tourism in Tajikistan

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What to expect

The conservancy in Zong is a possible starting point for trekking to the famous Peaks Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. There are many other trekking opportunities and from almost everywhere you can enjoy the views over the beautiful Wakhan. The local people are Wakhi and you will experience their hospitality, see their culture and learn about the live of Wakhi herders on the summer pastures.

The following picture gallery provides only a very first impression! Visit the conservancy of "Yuz Palang" and experience the upper Wakhan!

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Wakhi boy in festive dress at Nevrooz - New Year's holiday

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Wakhi girl

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Wakhi women in livestock barn

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In the hut at the summer pasture

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Corrals at the summer pasture

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Dirch Village with the confluence of Pamir and Wakhan Rivers and the Hindukush Range

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Early spring at the high fields of Zong with the Hindukush Range (Afghanistan)

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High mountain valleys in the Shohdara Range

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Asiatic ibex in front of the Hindukush Range

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Ibex in the conservancy Zong

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Turkestan lynx in Zong

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Red fox

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Pika or mouse-hare can be observed at boulder fields and talus

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Skulls of Asiatic ibex are traditionally deposited at holy sites or mazar