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 

Wakhan Valley: Pamir Highway Day 4

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

Pshart Valley Hike: Pamir Highway Day 3

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

The Pamir Highway

When we first started planning our Shabbatical, we knew we wanted to spend time in Central Asia exploring "The 'Stans." We both knew very little about the region except that it's the road less traveled and offered amazing access to nature. In our own experiences we have found that is often when we do things … Continue reading The Pamir Highway