Welcome to Basid & Bardara
The western reach of the Bartang Valley cuts through a high-walled canyon, not much wider than the river bed and punctuated only occasionally by isolated villages. At 42km off the Pamir Hwy (one hour's drive), Khigez is one of the most delightful of these, 13km east of the Jizeu Valley bridge. Home to one of the best homestays in the area, it is also the access point to the Ravmedara Gorge. The lovely village of Basid (Басид), 85km off the highway (2½ hour's drive), boasts shrines, scenic forests, good hiking, two homestays and the possibility of joining PamirLink, a three-week live-in-Basid working holiday experience. Nearby, Bardara (Бардара) also boasts shrines, a village ice-house (khalodelnik) and trails that lead up to summer pastures and beyond.