Sher's House Inn
Murghhob District (pop 1788)
Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province
Republic of Tajikistan
August 25, 2019
Alichur means “Ali's curse” and is reputed to have been spoken by the prophet's son-in-law Ali on a journey through the area, on account of the harsh climate and penetrating winds. (Above the tree line at 3991m or 2.5 mi.)
Despite the climate and the wind, I wake up early in this tiny village and walk across the plateau. I look forward to a cloudless sky and the morning sun as it illuminates the surrounding mountains.