Day Hiking in Tursunzoda Tajikistan || Part 3

 Editor's note: This post was originally published on 20 March 2010 and has been updated in August 2019 for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

This is the third post in our series. Check out our previous post at Day Hiking in Tursunzoda Tajikistan Part 1 and Day Hiking in Tursunzoda Tajikistan Part 2

 After we left the village and finished viewing the dinosaur prints our group takes a lunch break on a grassy saddle that overwatches the village that we left earlier in the day. Our guides pull out hot green tea which is the Tajik National Drink. They have been carrying the tea in their packs for the group to enjoy. My small team had gone to the market the night before the hike and we loaded up on cheese and non or in Tajik (HoH) which is a flatbread found throughout Central Asia.

A trail marker?


Our group splits up with those that want to take an extended lunch break and those of us that want to push on to ascend the mountain.

The view from the saddle as one group ascends the mountain


We had to watch for falling rocks from the hikers above us.


Just follow the donkey, he knows where he's going...It is amazing that these animals just graze on the mountain.



This is right out of Indiana Jones. This was a monkey bridge that was up the river from the village that we left earlier in the day and is used by the people who live here on the river



It was awesome to have the opportunity to participate in this guided day hike. While my group didn't have hiking gear other than the patrol packs we were able to pull together the items that we needed while out for the day. Tajikistan supplies you with culture, ruggedness, and beautiful countryside,  everything you would want in an adventure.

Comments

Dan O said…
Wow - crazy bridge. Look pretty safe....

Cool reports, pictures and video.
joel said…
dude!
that place needs some singletrack! ROCK!

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