Day 157. 57km. Murghab – Camp site

Posted: October 7, 2015 in Cycling, Tajikistan
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The highest pass of the Pamir Highway is near, and today we put ourselves near its base. A big headwind and the altitude made it a breathtaking affair. Cycling with Mark, Kim and Will, we climbed to a lovely spot at 4100m, ready for an assault on the pass tomorrow.

Exhausted

Exhausted

We are cycling along the base of old glacial valleys. Relatively flat and wide, snowy mountains rise on both sides. And on one side is a fence. A fence marking only 15km to China. Even a watchtower ensuring that one does not penetrate to within 15km of China without a visa.

The 15km from China fence

The 15km from China fence

A little snow storm with strong winds rolled over us just after we set up camp. This meant we all retired into our tents and slept from 1700 until 1830. Then dinner and an early night. We need all the energy we can muster for tomorrow.

Our campsite

Our campsite

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