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Pamir Highway– First Thoughts

written by Traipsing Terra August 17, 2016

As the title suggests, I recently spent some time traveling the Pamir Highway, from Osh, Kyrgyzstan to Dushanbe, Tajikistan. It would be difficult to sum up the whole journey in one post, so here are just my first thoughts along with some of the hundreds of photos I took. First and foremost, there was no part of this trip that didn’t completely amaze me. From the people and food to the amazing landscape, I spent a good majority of the trip with my jaw opened in amazement. The eleven days of this trip brought me in contact with so many wonderful things that I find myself already planning my next journey to this part of Central Asia.

Tupar Kol outside Sary Mogul, Kyrgyzstan. The Big mountain is Lenin Peak (7,134m)

Tupar Kol outside Sary Mogul, Kyrgyzstan. The Big mountain is Lenin Peak (7,134m)

I don’t even know where to begin talking about this journey. I loved everything. Just the small taste of what I saw made me want to see more. Everything from yurt living, mountain climbing, hot springs, and strange pre-Islamic temples made everything so exciting. I was also lucky enough to have a really great driver and guide who were able to tell us about the landscapes, certain customs, different foods we were sampling, and allowed for fun times and lots of laughter, something I find incredibly important while traveling.

Zhunas and Suen our amazing driver and guide. I came to really like these guys, and hope to meet them again some day.

Zhunas and Suen our amazing driver and guide. I came to really like these guys, and hope to meet them again some day.

For now, that is about all I can really conceptualize about my journey. I think because the trip only recently ended and the next trip (and final leg of my Asian journey) is already in full swing, I haven’t had enough time to digest and process a journey that I changed my life for the better. So, until I can give you more detailed, fun information about my adventure, I will leave you with some photos to get you excited for what is to come over the next few weeks.

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Jizeu, a small town only in the Barton Valley Tajikistan.

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Amazing Mountains in Murgab District Tajikistan

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A strange temple in Langar GBAO Tajikistan.

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Somewhere between Murgab city and Wahan Valley Tajikistan.

 

Have you traveled the Pamir Highway? What was your favorite part? I would love to hear all about your experience in the comments below!

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2 comments

Mom August 17, 2016 at 11:06 am

Wow, it almost makes me want to go and see. So nice to have good guides.

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Traipsing Terra August 17, 2016 at 11:07 am

You would love it Mom!

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