Monday, July 16, 2018

The Bartang valley

After leaving Rushon, we decided to change the itinerary of our trip and to first go up the valley of the Bartang River.

A little bit weakened we thus start the climb to the Pamir plateau in an amazing landscape. Mountains higher than 5000m stand at the side of the almost desert like valley, which only hosts some oasis like small settlings of friendly tadjik people. Their hospitality even seems to increase with every meter we go up the valley.

The street conditions gets worse and worse and the climbs steeper and steeper. Since we are not at 100% of our forces anyway, our speed reduces significantly and we are happy about any invitation for tea by the locals.