Almost to the border...
Trip Start Apr 26, 2012
54Trip End Oct 31, 2012
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The drive took about 4 hours mostly following a raging river along a beautiful valley closed in on both sides by spectacular mountain scenery. We crossed two passes of about 3600m and continued to be astounded at the efforts of the many cyclists we saw grunting up the range, fully laden with their gear.
Tiny Sary Tash isn't much to look at itself but the view of the Pamir Mountains from our guesthouse was very special. The whole horizon to the south was lined with tall snowy peaks….As rain swept in from the west the scene was quite foreboding, a warning that the weather around here can change at the drop of a hat
We met our driver at about 6pm and immediately had concerns about which route we will take. His suggestion of adding another 190km’s didn’t seem to make much sense except perhaps to earn him more cash but the lure of Marco Polo sheep and Ibex had us all in two minds. With a couple of alternatives we decided to put off making the decision until we reach Murgab tomorrow, Hopefully we can find out more information about each of them and come to a consensus about what is best for all of us..We also thanked our lucky stars that Chista spoke Farsi, which is similar to Tajik. The language barrier dealt with, we will hopefully have one less thing to worry about.