Different to Pamirs – more green, more jurts, horses and many many kilometers of gravell roads and passes with nice views. The most we have enjoyed the riding under peak Lenina and peak Kommunisma at Tadjik-Kyrgys borders.
Great atmosphere was at lake Sonk Kul – observing the batches of horses and sleeping in the jurt and just riding the green savanna. No more words, here are the pix :-)
THE CHANGE, that is the summary what we expected after flat Russia, Kazach and Uzbek. We were looking forward the mountains, green scennery, gravel and corners :-)
Tadjikistan is good combination of different quality of tarmac and many gravel roads in the mountains. The way to Pamir over the passes and following the Panj river along the Afgani borders is really nice.
Probably the less known town on the Silk route, but the most preserved. The mosques and madrases surrounded with the city-wall is just start. Small stands inside with local food and suvenirs…. a lot of nice ladies really asking to take picture of them! Sweet :-)