Up into the Pamir. M41 towards Murghab, which is 300 kilometers away. The road conditions include everything from good to bad until worst and even Georgia-wise.
After 100km the car suddenly stops. In the middle of nowhere. Luckily we find out that it is only the fuel filter. Lacking a spare one, we simply pierce it with a piece of wire (remember? One of the three essential bits to have in the car) and hope to get a new one in Murghab. For the first time we reach altitudes above 400 meters. 4300 this day. At the end of the day we have only 200km and find a homestay in Tavildara. Cold windy, no water, hard beds, but awesome food.