Pamir Institute website presentation

Pamir has always been a remote and abandoned region of Upper Asia. Today, however, the people face rapid and shocking upheaval due to the terrorist threat, the Taliban irruption, Chinese expansion, and external interference from Pakistan in Afghanistan. This reinforces the need for a transnational vision. Therefore, the Pamir Institute is a think tank embracing all the Pamirs of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and Tajikistan. The Pamir Institute does not advertise any commercial establishment. The Pamir Institute is not part of any government propaganda or political party.

Le Grand Jeu : rencontre anglo-russe aux confins du Pamir, de l’Hindou Kouch et du Karakoram

Le dernier acte du Great Game ou Bolshaya Igra (Grand Jeu), s’est joué au point où se sont rejoints l’empire tsariste, l’empire britannique et l’empire chinois dans un des endroits les élevés et, à cette époque, les plus inaccessibles de la planète.

Pamir Serai, Chapursan Valley, quand la nuit de Zoodkhun dévoile l’univers

Eloigné de toute source de pollution, y compris lumineuse, Zoodkhun, village de haute montagne situé au bout de la vallée pakistanaise de Chapursan, aux confins afghans et chinois, est un lieu exceptionnel pour observer le ciel nocturne.

Tusion, the hidden gem of Pamir

Tusion (also spelled  Tosion, Tusiyan, Tusen, Тусен) is a wide village situated on Sharldara River a tributary of the Shakhdara (ending in Khorog, in Gunt River). It is spread in numerous settlements on a part of the Eastern slope of the Ishkashim Range.
Its average altitude is around 2 650 m. Though, upper village is closer to 2 900 m. Tusion is roughly located 25 km South-East of Khorog. The Tusion upper village is connected to the Roshtqala-Khorog « main road » with a long and strongly climbing up rough road.