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Silkroad travels: Pamir
The salt lake on the horizon, Sasyk kul, is not far from Alichur. It is a typical steppe lake, it might dry out completely when precipitation is not sufficient.

The Pamir has very little precipitation being situated very far from the Sea, the Monsoon clouds from Pakistan rarely reach over the Hindukush chain. The lake is at 3820 m alt. At this altitude the temperature during the day reaches about 20°C, ideal conditions for bicycle travel!

The road is the Pamir highway again, it is of good quallity in this part despite old age and neglect. No tanks, no landslides or falling rocks damaged it .

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