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Tajikistan - Bartung Valley

Has anybody ridden the Bartung Valley from Vomar (Rushan) all the way East to Karakul Lake (M41)? Any information on road conditions, especially on the east end?

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Hi

conditions are variable and it is very likely that sometime (or more) a year you cannot pass for many days.
You can see pictures of our 2010 crossing under
Kurze Sommertour durch Mittelasien: Gemeinsam durch die Flut: Bartang bei Hochwasser

Some stretches would have been hard on a motorbike, because we had to carry our bikes sometimes (light motorbike?).
But this was an extraordinary event (may happen 2-3 times a year that road is blocked)

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