Palette of mountains, Tajikistan. The Pamir Mountains are a mountain range in Central Asia formed by the junction of the Himalayas with Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush ranges. They are among the world’s highest mountains, and since Victorian times, they have been known as the "Roof of the World."
The Hindu Kush or Paropamisadae is an 800 km (500 mi) long mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. The highest point in the Hindu Kush is Tirich Mir (7,708 m or 25,289 ft) in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Band-i-Amir is the name given to a chain of lakes that lies approximately 80 kilometres west of Bamiyan in the Hindu Kush mountains. I have been continually drawn back to this remote area of the Central Highlands of Afghanistan.