I didn’t stay in Ürümqi ئۈرۈمچى 乌鲁木齐 once I arrived, i wanted travel further with the train, but did not managed to get a ticket, I went then with the sleeper bus. A tiring 1460 km long bus journey to Kashgar قەشقەر 喀什. Couldn’t sleep much really. Beside do sightseeing in Kashgar and see the famous livestock market, I went with 3 other tourist to Tashkurgan تاشقورغان بازىرى 塔什库尔干镇 on the Karakoram Highway. It was amazing to drive on the old Silk Road and see all the high mountains around, specially the Muztag Ata مۇز تاغ ئاتا which is 7509 meter above sea level high. I did not had breakfast with Osama Bin Laden in Tashkurgan, which is only 120km away from the Pakistani boarder and very close to Afghanistan. Tashkurgan which is 3090 meter above sea level had a important role earlier, as it was a stop for major caravan routes to Kashgar in the north, Yecheng in the east, Badakhshan and Wakhan to the west and Chitral and Hunza to the southwest. For me it was very special see the Pamir mountain range from the other side, as i seen it in 2006 from the Indian side, near the Siachen Glacier.
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