Sunrise in the kyrgyz mountains, early in the morning.
The first high pass. We are still in Kyrgyzstan. There we saw a crashed truck fallen down the twisting road, which looked like a scrapped wrack.
Great panoramic view of 7000m mountains after leaving Sary-Tash, the last kyrgyz village before Tajikistan. We are close to Pik Lenin.
The same view as before but a bit darker/higher constrast.
Closer to the mountains.
Even more close to the mountains.
Heading towards Pik Lenin, the white mountain in the background. Still on kyrgyz territory.
In the Pamir highland right after crossing the Tajik border. From now on we are above 4000m for the next couple of hours. On the left you see the border fence to China.
Great view towards Karakul Lake
Stone circles at Karakul Lake. I don’t remember what my russian driver told me about those circles as my conciousness was only half left (due to stomach problems, hydrogen insufficiency and altitude sickness).
The same stone circles, but from another perspective.
After driving for hours through the desert without any water except the water for cooling the machine (which clearly wasn’t drinkable), this is the place where we recharge our driking water. From here it takes us hours to get to Murgab.
When we arrive Murgab at around 8pm we have over 14 hours behind us. The next morning I wake up with heavy headache, the result of altitude sickness, spending half a day at above 4000m and then the whole night at 3500m.
Stay tuned for Day 2, where I am on the way to the Wakhan Corridor which is only a stone’s throw away from the Afghan border.