The holy mountain Kailash. Holy for four religions. For the Buddhists and Hindus the center of the world. A walk around the mountain is not only for the pilgrims a special and emotional experience. I am taking you with me on the hike and a moving journey.
Over 93% of Tajikistan are mountain land and about the half of the country lies above 3000m. That’s why they call Tajikistan the country of the mountains. For us it was a really adventurous trip which brought us from time to time back to the past.
On the way to India it was also planned to follow parts of the famous Silk Road. The romance and the beauty of this journey were badly influenced by the controls of the former Soviet states which cost us time, money and nerves.
The community Couchsurfing works probably in any country as good as in Iran. The Iranians are very interested to meet or to host travelers for sharing their ideas and histories. Thanks to Couchsurfing we came in contact with amazing people from Iran which probably would be possible as we would be normal travelers.