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.

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