Safedob Bridge Construction
We are currently raising money for construction a bridge over Safedob river. This project is fully supported by our friends from all over the world and many have already donated quite generously. However, we still need to raise more to be able to build a bridge. Please find more information here and get involved if you can. More…
The protection of the mountain environment has been our long term goal and we have strived to combine conservation with sustainable tourism development. The founder of Pamir Horse Adventure was initially involved in development and wildlife conservation projects, but after becoming interested in tourism, he wanted to combine these two. Conservation activities include patrolling the mountains to stop poaching, cleaning fish ponds, installing sign-posts, monitoring the wildlife, raining awareness about the endangered species and providing training for nature guards. These projects are sometimes funded by grants from international NGOs, but PHA also wants to support members to make money from tourism and use the membership fees for its conservation goals. Here is the link to an UIAA interview with the founder of PHA: Click here.
We are hoping to improve the infrastructure for tourism and build the capacity of local service providers, train qualified guides and market community based tourism. Since 2010, we have managed to increase the number of visitors to one of the most exciting trekking destination -Bachor and Zaroshkul, through advertisement and providing services. We are also among the few organisations that developed horseback tours and provided local horse guides with training. We are continuing supporting the local homestay providers and guides with providing trainings, gear and marketing.
Here is the video about the Mountain Protection Award 2014, that PHA won. We are proud of our community of conservationists! More information about the Award.
Pamir Horse Adventure officially joined the campaign to raise money for Unveiling the Pamir documentary about adventure travel in Tajikistan.
Ryan Bastian (Producer): Ryan graduated from BYU in 2009 in economics and international development with an emphasis in Russian and the former USSR. Shortly after, he and his family moved to Dushanbe, Tajikistan where he worked on a myriad of private sector development projects, including developing a scalable agribusiness model in rural Tajikistan. He has since moved back to Utah where he has worked at several social venture startups and studied digital film production. He is currently working on his MBA at BYU.
We have also fundraised for an earthquake disaster relief in December 2015, here you can find the results. Please do get in touch with us regarding similar projects. More…