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Road Trip on the Pamir Highway

This winding road twists through the mountains of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan - explore arguably the most impressive stretch as it snakes through the legendary landscapes of Tajik National Park

The Pamir Mountains, including Tajik National Park, have only a very limited number of roads. Yet, an ancient road still exists, allowing you to travel through the different countries that once traced the path of the Silk Road.

One of the most stunning roads in the world
One of the most stunning roads in the world

Also called the M41, even though you can hardly see this name written on any sign on the road, the Pamir Highway is the second-highest highway in the world, which makes it an unmissable trip you should add to your bucket list. The Pamir region is, for most part, uninhabited, which leaves you with more than a thousand kilometers of road to cross on your own. The rare encounters are even more appreciable and mind-blowing.

Car crossing the Pamir highway
Car crossing the Pamir highway

Throughout your trip along the Pamir Highway, a few stops can and should be made to really enjoy your trip to the fullest. The road trip will guide you in the middle of Tajik National Park where natural wonders are waiting for you; wild deserted or snowy landscapes, rivers and lakes… Kara-kul lake is, for instance, a must-see during your trip along the Pamir Highway and in Tajik National Park.