We woke up in Sary-Mogol several times thanks to a crying baby, kids getting ready for school and someone trying to warm up the house. But it was all good.
After a quick breakfast of yak yogurt and bread, we said our goodbyes to our host and off we went. The 30km drive along the Trans-Alay Mountains was relaxing. It was like a never-ending film strip of snow-cover mountains.
Once we got on the main highway to Osh, the terrain changed dramatically. Vegetation was able to grow in the Kyrgyz mountainside. Cherry blossoms were in full-bloom and the roads were excellent! (Ok, an occasional pothole but nothing like in Tajikistan!)
The 217km journey to Osh lasted 3 hours.
It was quite a difference once we entered the city proper. We sat in traffic for 30 minutes. Talaay said it was pretty usual. Once we changed our Tajik somonis to Kyrgyz soms and got to Osh Guesthouse, we said our final goodbyes to our drivers.
We spent the rest of the day excited to take warm showers, change into clean clothes and use somewhat stable WiFi. Creature comforts…
The Pamirs, done and dusted.