Video summary of Day 8 here. We had excellent rice porridge for breakfast then set off from Alichtur at 7. Abdi and his family came to meet us at the homestay. Today is Abdi's 34th birthday. Abdi's son Daniel sat in between the passenger and driver in the front seat and held onto Abdi's arm … Continue reading Murghab Horse Festival: Pamir Highway Day 8
Here is the video summary of Day 7. We set off from Khorog at 9. There is an Afghan Bazaar that takes place on Saturdays in Khorog. It had shut down in recent weeks due to high Taliban activity across the river but Abdi told us it was back on today. Our itinerary had us … Continue reading Shokh Dara Valley: Pamir Highway Day 7
Here is the short video summary of Day 5. We left at 6:30 to go on a hike in Langar to view the Petroglyphs. There are apparently 6,000 petroglyphs written on cliffs surrounding the town however we had heard that the view from the top of the hike was the main appeal. We realized the … Continue reading Langar to Ishkashim: Pamir Highway Day 5
You can watch the video summary of Day 4 here. We left Murgab with the goal of heading towards Wakhan Valley and our first glimpse of Afghanistan today. We started the day with some roadside cheese: Enroute to Wakhan Valley we asked Abdi to make a slight detour to a town called Bash Gumbaz, … Continue reading Wakhan Valley: Pamir Highway Day 4
The short video summary of Day 3 is here. We both woke up around 7:00 AM and had a good breakfast of 2 egg with flatbread (flatbread has been a staple on every meal we've had since entering Kyrgystan). Abdi came by around 9:00 AM to take us to exchange for Tajik money and then … Continue reading Pshart Valley Hike: Pamir Highway Day 3
While the first part of it is uphill, Horseshoe Bend hike is a relatively easy loop. We saw hikers of all ages and physical fitness. If you travel in the summer do bring water and a head covering to protect against the sun. There was an extreme heat warning in place when we arrived with temps over 100.