Aga Khan Portrait – Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan

Aga Khan Portrait - Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan
© October 10 2007, Uncornered Market

The religion of the Wakhan Valley in Tajikistan is Ismailism, a breakaway sect of Shia Islam. Their revered leader is the Aga Khan; you’ll see a photo of him in every Pamiri home. In addition to being a spiritual leader, the Aga Khan has invested and donated vast amounts of money in the region (both Tajikistan and Afghanistan).

Read more about our adventures in the Pamirs.

Mohd Ali
Oxoric Masha alah ********** Posted: December 18 2012