Khorug town

Khorog is the capital of Gorno-Badakshan oblast (since 1925). It is a comparatively small city. Before the revolution there were only two kishlaks. They were connected by mountain paths. The valley in these places is very narrow, so city consists of one street. It is surrounded by gardens. Its green costume is made of apple, apricot and mulberry trees.


It is situated on the right shore of the river Garmchashma and upper part of the valley settlement of Garmchashma district. It takes its beginning from lime rock there is the altar, connected with the origin of the source, and which is protected with wall and makes its way through earth and rocks, forming a pool. In the upper pool it reaches +600C, flows down on ledge cools of until +400C. The water of this source is effective during the treatment of skin disease, joint disease, rheumatism and ridiculed. There are small mountain caves in the Eastern part of the source.

fortress Kah-kaha

The fortress of Kakh-Kakh and sanctuary of sanctuary of Shohi Mardon - It is situated on the bank of the river Panj, on the isolated rocky height, stretched out along the river 1km east from the settlement of lower Namadgut. The length of the fortress from West to east is 675m, from South to North-220m.

The fortress Yamchun and the Holy spring of Bibi Fotima

The fortress Yamchun and the Holy spring of Bibi Fotima - The fortress and spring are situated above the village of Yamchun, on a stony inclination, in gorge and the river Yamchun. The fortress consists of two grounds, The first takes the whole part of the cliff. The distance from north to south is 450m.

Kelis and Buddhist monastery

Kelis and Buddhist monastery - Kelis are located on a perpendicular slope of the first, right terrace of the river Panj in Vrang. They were dig up in conglomerates. The arched accommodations rounded in plan, with aroched exits (3-4 diametr, hight 1,2-2,2m). Above Kelis in height on moraine is disposed Buddhist monastery and fortified the settlement.

Stone pictures of Langar Kisht and sanctuary of Shoh Qambary Oftob

The stone pictures began from north settlement of Langar and drawn intil south slopes of Shohdara range. The main part concentrated in the valley of the river Hangar-daryo (the right anflow of the river Panj on a 2700-3500mm above the feet of sea level) The quantity of the pictures are about 600 of mountain goats and other it is represented wild animals

The house-museum of Muboraki Vakhani

The house-museum of Muboraki Vakhani and his stony calendar - It is situated in the village of Yamg jamoat of Vrang. Muborake Vakhoni (1842-1902) was one the popular thinkers, well-educated and talented person. He was a philosopher, poet, musician, astronomer artificial master, religious expert, theologian-sufi.

Karakul lake

Karakul lake spread its waters in Markansu valley - one of the most driest place in Central Asia. Surrounded by high mountains which block humid air masses the valley has less than 30 mm of precipitation a year which is 3 times less than in Karakoram desert. Fluctuation of temperatures is a usual thing for desserts and in Karakul lake they are just incredible.