We woke with the best view we've had so far as it was dark last night and couldn't tell where we were camping. I don't know what temperature it got to but the stream next to camp was frozen and with a quick check of my watches altimeter which is accurate to +/- 50M told us wed camped at an altitude of roughly 3800M. No wonder it was so cold!! Another quick emptying of dust from the air filters and we were ready for off.
Just before we left a local came up to us and offered us fermented Yak cheese which is properly vile. Within 5 minutes off saw our first Yaks which are strange looking creatures a cross between Horse and Cow.
We had a quick lunch in a small isolated town of Murghab and pushed on to the border with Kyrgyzstan.
The road towards the end got particularly bad and included a Monstrous 4655M climb of a mountain pass which our car almost didn't make it and just after 50km of washboard gravel, but it did get better as we got to stop at lake Qarokul which is trying to be the highest freshwater lake in the world.
The border process for leaving Tajikistan and then entering Kyrgyzstan has to be the strangest we've done so far. The border is in the middle of nowhere on a terrible road we then had to pay another bribe as apparently we didn't get a piece of paper in Murghab something that i know we don't need.
The distance between the two borders was strange again as it was 15 miles with people living in the middle. Technically living in their own country with no government ruling a concept that is odd and slightly wonderful at the same time.