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From Karakul to the Kyzyl-Art-Pass, which forms the border to Kyrgyzstan, it is about 60 km. After 10 days our time in Tajikistan comes to an end, but we continue our trip to explore Kyrgyzstan.
We leave the village at the Karakul, pass the cemetery and make a short stop to enjoy the panorama. Once again we see the turquoise-colored lake, with the snow-capped peaks behind, rising up to 7000 m.
After we had overcome the former crater rib, we pass a creek. Now at the latest, it becomes clear to us that this route is not suitable for large trucks.
Afterward, the road leads about 30 km along the Chinese border fence over the high plateau. At one point we can even see buildings on the Chinese side. We are not able to recognize, whether it is a village, barracks or a border fortification.
The closer we get to the border, the more intense become the colors. Rust red, sandstone and basalt grey rock layers run through the mountain slopes.
As the road leads uphill again, we know that we are very close to the border. The Kyzyl-Art-Pass is 4280 m high. It is better not to photograph or film the border posts. It could get rather unpleasant.
At the border, we meet our interlocutors of the evening before. They have to wait for a car from Kyrgyzstan because their vehicle is not allowed to leave Tajikistan. It has only one permission for the respective country.
We very much enjoyed Tajikistan, although, or because it is a wild country. But it has a unique landscape. The people are very friendly and above all hospitable.
The rugged mountains and narrow valleys with the roaring rivers shape the country. In the Pamir, the plateau dominates with its herds of animals. The country will remain in our memories.
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