After spending weeks cycling through Tajikistan, we finally made it over the Pamir Highway, which is the second highest road in the world.
This is one of the most remotest places in the world, and we spent several weeks cycling without seeing a sole.
Pictured below, we are camped at an altitude of over 15,000ft in sub zero temperatures, shortly after taking this photo, as we continued cycling the Pamir Highway, we met some local children of the Pamir, as we descended down to the country of Kyrgyzstan, and then crossing the border into China.
You’ll see a photo of something that looks like a shrine, it’s actually some of our kit we left behind for future travellers, in the bag there’s some bike spares and tooling, a thermal blanket and jacket, some dried and extra special tinned food, and a packet of boiled sweets, we also left a message for the lucky person who found them with our contact card.
A few months ago we received a message from a young lady traveler all the way from Switzerland who had found them, she particularly enjoyed the tin of horse meat, it had been frozen for over 6 months, so took a while for her to defrost it!
We’ll soon be posting one of our short stories about the time we ran into serious trouble in the deserts of Uzbekistan, it’s a very interesting read, and lots of photos! it’s also not so short, as you’ll soon see why! 😊
But whilst you wait, you can watch a short film we made whilst in Tajikistan, by clicking on the link below: