Welcome to Anderob
Just 39km south of Khorog and almost halfway along the road to Ishkashim, the village of Anderob lies at one of the narrowest points of the Pyanj River. The Afghan shore looks almost close enough to touch. The village is busier than many of its Wakhan neighbours as local visitors pass through here en route to the hot springs at Garam Chashma. In contrast, few visitors venture up the 1.7km of hairpin bends from Anderob's southernmost end to Dasht village, from where the panoramic views down across Anderob are picture-perfect and a family business makes traditional musical instruments.
South of Anderob towards Ishkashim there's a turning for the Koh-i-Lal ruby mine (closed to visitors). Marco Polo noticed gem mines here in 1274 and Badakhshani rubies remain internationally famed.