Cycling the Pamir Highway
The Pamir Highway

Connecting Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan by road through the Pamir Mountains, the M41, commonly referred to as The Pamir Highway, is the second highest highway in the world.

The area is notoriously unstable, with landslides, earthquakes and areas prone to rock falls; it attracts cyclists and motorcyclists as well as drivers for road trips through the mountains. Homestays offering traditional yurt accommodation are scattered along the road and you’ll pass villages with bazaars and plenty of opportunity to sample local cuisine as you go.

As well as the generally spectacular mountain views, there are lakes and rivers to explore as well as a plethora of ruins left over from ancient forts and more modern military remains.

The Pamirs

One of the world's best roadtrips

Known locally as “the roof of the world,” the Pamir Mountains dominate with their superlatives. From the largest glacier outside of the polar region to 7,000-plus metre (23,000ft) peaks, the landscape here is designed to awe. The Pamir Highway, the second-highest highway in the world, is one of the great adventure rides on our planet...read more

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Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan Unwrapped

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Tajikistan & Uzbekistan Adventure

The Pamir Highway and the Uzbekistan loop
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