Welcome to Namadgut
The tiny village of Namadgut (Намадгут) comprises a string of farmsteads, wedged into the side of the valley. Most travellers pass through without stopping but it has a couple of attractions worthy of a pause while travelling along the Tajik Wakhan corridor. In particular, a hillock rises beside the road, topped by a series of mud wall fragments that belong to the ancient Khaakha Fortress. Also, amid trees facing the eastern fortress knoll, is an Ismaili mazar (tomb), one of many places in Central Asia that claims, quite unconvincingly, to be the final resting place of Ali, the Prophet’s son-in-law.