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About US

The Pamirs Eco-Cultural Tourism Association (PECTA) was established in April 2008 with the support of the Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP), a project of the Aga Khan Foundation and is a non-commercial organization which functions in accordance with the civil code, law about non-commercial organization and with the present legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan. PECTA follows the following aims and objectives:

Nature of Pamirs

Gorno-Badakhshan is perhaps one the few areas in Central Asia, where ancient ethnic and cultural customs of the Tajik people prevail. Over the years, communities were isolated from each other by impassable mountain ranges, and developed into separate enclaves with different dialects and sometimes distinct or different languages.    The root of the languages spoken are believed to have derived from Eastern Iran unlike that of Tajik which is of Western Iranian origin.   

History of Pamirs

Situated in Badakhshan in the heart of Asia, ‘The Pamirs’ is an area of sky-scraping, snow-capped, majestic mountains, transparent clear blue waters of lakes and rivers, wide valleys and bone-dry deserts. For hundreds of years, people have called these highest mountains of the world “Poy-e Mehr”, the literal translation being, “the foot of the sun” or “the Roof of the Word”. Since Soviet times, the highlands of the Pamirs has become known as Gorno-Badakhshan.

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