Tajikistan

Cycling the Pamir Highway

Khorog to Alichur

Thanks to Matt for use of some of his photos in this section.

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30 Sept 09
On the flight to Khorog bikes go as hand luggage
30 Sept 09
Mountains on the flight to Khorog, 5500 m; Antonov AN-28, ceiling 4200 m
30 Sept 09
Approaching Khorog airport from the Afghan side of the Panj river
30 Sept 09
Plane landed safely at Khorog
Photo: Matt Scriven30 Sept 09
Puncture repair at Khorog Airport
30 Sept 09
Panj Valley, Nishup
Photo: Matt Scriven30 Sept 09
Homestay, Nishup
30 Sept 09
Homestay, Nishup
1 Oct 09
Panj Valley
1 Oct 09
Panj Valley
1 Oct 09
Panj Valley
1 Oct 09
Bridge between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, near Ishkashim
1 Oct 09
Approaching Ishkashim
Photo: Matt Scriven2 Oct 09
Bernard & Dao at the guesthouse in Ishkashim
Photo: Dao2 Oct 09
At the guesthouse in Ishkashim
2 Oct 09
Leaving Ishkashim
Photo: Matt Scriven2 Oct 09
Feeling sick
Photo: Matt Scriven2 Oct 09
Perhaps they can help?
Photo: Matt Scriven2 Oct 09
Aga Khan health post
Photo: Matt Scriven2 Oct 09
Nurse at the health post
Photo: Matt Scriven2 Oct 09
The patient
Photo: Matt Scriven2 Oct 09
Homestay
Photo: Matt Scriven2 Oct 09
Sick!
3 Oct 09
The Wakhan
3 Oct 09
Mazar (shrine), Wakhan
3 Oct 09
The Wakhan
Photo: Matt Scriven3 Oct 09
Wakhan
3 Oct 09
Panj river, Wakhan
3 Oct 09
Panj river, Wakhan
3 Oct 09
Unofficial Afghan-Tajik border crossing
3 Oct 09
Harvest time in the Wakhan
Photo: Matt Scriven3 Oct 09
Garmin Geko GPS
Photo: Matt Scriven4 Oct 09
Departing homestay
4 Oct 09
Wedding in the Wakhan
Photo: Matt Scriven4 Oct 09
Photo: Matt Scriven4 Oct 09
4 Oct 09
Near Langar
5 Oct 09
Bactrian camels on the climb out of Langar
5 Oct 09
Climbing the Pamir valley
5 Oct 09
Climbing the Pamir valley
5 Oct 09
Looking back to the Hindu Kush
5 Oct 09
After-lunch nap
5 Oct 09
Looking back to the Hindu Kush
6 Oct 09
After an overnight change of weather
6 Oct 09
Matt approaching the turn-off for Mats Pass
6 Oct 09
Taken by the Dutch tourist we'd met in Dushanbe
6 Oct 09
Overlooking the Pamir River
6 Oct 09
On the road to Khargush
6 Oct 09
Traveller on the Afghan side of the river
6 Oct 09
Bactrian camels at an Afghan nomad encampment
7 Oct 09
Frosty morning at Khargush
Photo: Matt Scriven7 Oct 09
Khargush Pass (4344 m)
Photo: Matt Scriven7 Oct 09
Descending the Khargush Pass (4344 m)
Photo: Matt Scriven7 Oct 09
Lunch stop
7 Oct 09
Looking back towards the Khargush Pass
7 Oct 09
Alichur
8 Oct 09
Alichur
8 Oct 09
Guesthouse, Alichur
8 Oct 09
Landlady of the guesthouse in Alichur