We are not alone travelling the High Pamirs. Each day we pass one or two cyclists tracing the same route. Tonight we shared a home stay with a couple cycling from South Africa to Kyoto. Yesterday a French couple on a recumbent tandem
With the altitude they can "only" make 50km a day so they are camping out by the road between the settlements.
This is proper adventure and we feel a little ashamed of our BMWs and pre-booked hotels.