Shokh Dara Valley: Pamir Highway Day 7

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

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Ishkashim to Khorog: Pamir Highway Day 6

Here is the video summary of Day 6. In the middle of the night we were both awoken by our door getting flung open and a man entering the room. We both started screaming and the stranger promptly left. With the information about heightened Taliban activity across the river in Afghanistan fresh in our mind … Continue reading Ishkashim to Khorog: Pamir Highway Day 6

Langar to Ishkashim: Pamir Highway Day 5 

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 

Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan Border Crossing

We had an evening flight from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Osh where we would start our Pamir Highway and allocated a day for traveling from Alamaty to Bishkek.  There are several options for the Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan border crossing from Almaty. Here are those options listed from most expensive to cheapest: There is a daily flight … Continue reading Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan Border Crossing

A Day in Almaty 

After about 48 hour of travel we were exhausted upon arriving to Almaty. The layovers we had were worth it and the price was certainly right- we paid 40,000 points for a flight from Denver, CO to Almaty, Kazakhstan.  Although there are a lot of great out door options in Kazakhstan, we opted to focus … Continue reading A Day in Almaty