Leaving the Afghan boarder, we crossed the Pamir Plateau, a high altitude cycle tourist mecca, a mini Tibet. Two weeks, six 4000m + passes, desolate plains, yaks, yurts, 7000m+ snowy peaks, the Chinese boarder, a diet of noodles and apricot kernels and Snickers bars, not very much oxygen, a giant copper sulfate coloured lake, marmots, amazing space (even more amazing than Methven). Incredible. Also exhausting.
Sadly, no photos as I dropped my camera on the first day. Here’s another cyclist’s photos of the same trip:
(Blatantly stolen of the website of Ben Rowlands, http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/benrowlands )
Now we are off to explore Kyrgzstan. I have a new camera, so promise actual blog post next time.