The petroglyphs at Ak-Jilga

All throughout the Pamir, ancient man has made his mark by etching the shape of animals and compatriots into the landscape’s rock. See these old and ancient images and it will hit home how important the high alpine herds of Argali goats and Marco Polo sheep were to the survival of these people, and how long this seemingly inhospitable region has actually been inhabited. The earliest of the carved-rock drawings at ak-Jilga are from the Bronze Age, leaving no doubt that the Central Asian steppes and mountains were the domain of ibex and mountain goats, archers with pointed hats, two-wheeled chariots harnessed to horses, upstanding coachmen, and the odd spread-palmed skeleton. Though the petroglyphs are the last remains of an ancient civilisation, the spectacular mountain scenery has not changed over the last few millennia, and at ak-Jilga you’ll be immersed in the same epic environment and crisp air as the hunters of old. 

  • Gallery

Our Favourite Trips