Welcome to Little Pamir
The Little Pamir, at 100km long and 10km wide, is actually larger in area than the Big Pamir, yet the more rugged Big Pamir has a higher elevation and so earns its name. The Little Pamir or Small Pamir is called Wuch Pamir in Wakhi, and Pamir-e Khurd or Pamir-e Kochak in Persian. Its most remote valleys, no longer used for grazing, are pristine alpine grasslands. Tombs called gumbaz, with distinctive conical mud cupolas, mark Kyrgyz graves. Wildlife watchers will find the area home to Marco Polo sheep, snow leopard, and brown bear.