Well, that was the Pamir Highway allright. And the route was everything I hoped it would be. Through narrow valleys the route went, through wide valleys, mountain passes and high plateaus the route went.
Khorog proved to be a perfect place to rest my already broken body (I wasn’t really broken, I just needed an excuse to drink beers for two days). After Khorog, the Wakhan valley opened up soon and gave great views on the Hindu Kush mountain range, views that were even better when climbing out of Langar towards the m41. From the m41 it was all high plateau. The mountain passes were easy because elevation didn’t drop below 3600m.
Leaving the Pamirs, a long descent let me into Sari Tash, the views from this village were amazing, better than the views from the plateau itself. After Sari Tash, two big mountain passes needed to be conquered (not big in altitude, big in altitude to be gained). I am in Osh now, quite a comfortable place. Tomorrow i am leaving, first Dzjalalabad, then Kazarman, then Son Kul, then Bishkek, then …home. Looking forward to see my
couch girlfriend again.
Big mud streams caused for some landslides between Dushanbe and Qalai’Khum. I made it through alright, and this old man made it across.
The narrow valley of the Panj river between Qalai’Khum and Khorogh.
Between Langar and Khargush Pass
Between Alichur and Murghab