Baroghil Valley – A Documentary

Broghil, also spelled Boroghil or Broghol and several other ways, is a high mountain pass that crosses the Pamir and connects the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan with Chitral in Pakistan. According to the National Geographic Geographic Project, Broghil Pass appears to be the route used by the ancestors of all modern Western Europeans to reach Europe. Broghil is a relatively low pass, only 3,798 meters or 12,460 feet high. It was closed for about three months each winter because of snow, but for much of the rest of the year it was passable even for cart traffic. It is located at 37°00’N 73°26’E.

The area of Broghil is inhabited by Wakhi Tajiks and by Kyrgyz.

The Broghil Pass is one of the four major mountain passes enter Chitral. The others are the Dorah Pass from Badakshan in Afghanistan, Shandur Top from Gilgit, and Lowari Top from Dir in Pakistan.