Getting There & Away
The Eastern Pamir Hwy winds up the Gunt Valley from Khorog, climbing into a less corrugated region of plateaus, dotted with occasional villages surrounded by their all-important livestock. The road is generally in better condition than along other parts of the highway (though that’s not saying much) but heavy trucks bound for China take their toll on the road surface.
There’s some transport in the form of shared taxis between Khorog and Murgab, but between Murgab and the Kyrgyzstan border at Kyzil-Art Pass, the road crosses some desolate and remote semi-desert areas with changeable weather – it’s spectacular but no place to get stranded. Arranging a set in a chartered 4WD in advance of travelling this route is therefore essential.