Drank lots of water & tea, managed to clear out my system before we left at 10 but still a headache. Ten min. away we get to customs, stamped out of China, gained a few passengers who replaced those who stayed, and headed out at noon Beijing time. At 14:15 B time we crossed over Khunjerab Pass(4100-4978 m. depending on your source). Very narrow canyon – rock slide in the way, we all disembarked and cleared the road. Arrived in Sost 17:30 B. time after coming thru a most beautiful canyon. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy it as much as B & M. Yesterday the driver had the air on almost the entire trip but not so today – only a small hatch in the roof was open. It was very stuffy, cigarette smoke was omnipresent and my head was zinging from the altitude. I did see colorful gold, red, & yellow fall colors of the scant trees & bushes along the stream bed as we snaked our way down down to 2700-3000 m. in Sost. Also, glancing up once in awhile I saw the snow packed peaks but mostly just lay on my side, eyes shut waiting to get to lower elevation. B & M said they saw at least 22 glaciers and lots of great views.
We went to Asia Star Hotel – Asif the owner who guides during the summer and speaks 7-8 languages has lots of info being born & bred locally. He and his friend cooked us dinner since none of the other restaurants were open(he walked around w/ us asking) – last day of Ramadan. Very good food and reasonable price as well!