In the morning we will drive to Khorog along Pamir Highway, known as M41 Pamir Tract. It is considered the second highest mountain road after highway of Tibet. The road lies over mountains and passes on the elevations of more than 4 000 meters above sea level. On the way
you will drive over Koitezak pass (4 271 m). On the bottom of Koitezak there is situated Jelondy Hot Spring Sanatorium. Have a swim and rest in Jelondy. Further down the Ghund valley, situated in Imam Dargah, is the mazar (Shrine) of Imam Boqir, the fourth Ismaili Imam and
descendant of the family of the holy prophet. Arabic text written on the granite walls of this small square structure tells a story connected to this place, a sacred spring of crystal water flows behind the shrine. The Ghund valley of Shugnan district follows the Ghund River deep into the Pamirs. 15 km to Khorogh, on a high peak in Boghef village sits the Shohi Viloyat fortress, often
called Kefir-Qala, or "fortress of infidels." The fire temple of this complex is circular, open roof structures with a quadrate alter in the center. According to some historical sources, the form of this temple is symbolic of Earth and Heaven. Though it is not preserved as well as Kefir-Qala, a temple of similar form is situated in Rivak village about 13th km from Boghef.
The almost inaccessible landscape and the rocky mountains of this corner of the world have given safe haven to a unique diversity of wildlife. Amongst the most common species of wild mammals are Turkestan rat, tiger-cat, grizzly bear, badger, stoat, fox, grey and red wolves.
Pamirs provides a large and thriving population of Marco Polo sheep, the largest sheep in the world, with all year round and a strong population of the highly endangered snow leopard.
Dinner is in a restaurant. Overnight in hotel or guesthouse.