Over the Taldyk pass 3620 m
23.05.2008 - 23.05.2008 10 °C
Elevation profile Taldyk pass
The pass leads to the Kyzyl-Suu drainage basin, which forms a wide east-west extending valley plain at 3000-3400 m altitude. Before entering this completely tundraic environment, you need to climb the Taldyk pass at 3620 m, both the thin air and the gradient being the main challenges. And on the top of course a very strong and chilly wind, not inviting anybody for a long stay.
After this downhill to the village of Sary-Tash at the crossroads to Tajikistan and China.
Serpentines winding up to the Taldyk pass
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