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Pamir Highway

Dushanbe, Tajikistan
+992 918 83 9222
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The Pamir mountains are the 'roof of the world'. Spectacular scenery. Road are rough and you need a... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
London, United Kingdom

Undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking road trips I've ever undertaken, from Bishkek to Osh to... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
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The Pamir Mountain range is part of the Western Himalaya and features several peaks over 7000m. The terrain is diverse from towering peaks to high altitude desert plains and climate conditions can vary from +35C to -40C depending upon the time of year. The Pamir Highway follows paths forged long ago by the ancient Silk routes, when that precious commodity travelled from China to European and Arabian markets and traded goods returned in its stead. Legacies of those forgotten times can still be seen with cliff top fortresses and ancient caravanserais. The highway winds over 2000km from Samarkand in Uzbekistan through Dushanbe (capital of Tajikistan) and the Pamir mountains to Osh in Kyrgyzstan and then on to Bishkek (capital of Kyrgyzstan) through the Tien Shan mountain range. The peoples of Central Asia hold hospitality as a value of great importance and travellers are warmly welcomed whether the visit is planned or otherwise!
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
+992 918 83 9222
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The Pamir mountains are the 'roof of the world'. Spectacular scenery. Road are rough and you need a good local driver and 4x4

1  Thank JNWSuisse
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking road trips I've ever undertaken, from Bishkek to Osh to Murghab, then along the Afghan border to Khorog and Dushanbe. I did it the 'easy' way - by motor vehicle, and wax not one of the many hardy cyclists...More

2  Thank dr_iggy
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Beautiful landscapes, nice people, adventure in the most peaceful place on earth! We cycled there for 3 weeks, it was the 3rd time for me to go... I am Pamir addicted!

1  Thank VeroGeoffroy
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Very good for the adventure lovers. Great scene mid of Tajik Afghan border. Few restaurants. Toilets are not up to the mark.

Thank nurul467
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We rode motorbikes across the Pamir with Silk Off Road Tours and it was simply the best ride I have ever done. Staggering scenery, lovely people and a well organised tour with great bikes, thanks Marat for the trip of a lifetime.

1  Thank Ray B
Reviewed 2 September 2017

One of my best experiences ever. I hired a driver and went along for the ride. My driver, Turat, was exceptional - going out of his way to find me accommodation with "western" toilets and vegetarian fare. Confident and safe driver along some hair raising...More

2  Thank LoisOman
Reviewed 30 August 2017

If in Tajikistan taking the mountain path along Pamir Highway a must do.. Beautiful scenery and nature and a good feel of the dangers of transversing this rugged landscape.

Thank tjwb71
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

From dramatic scenery to the nicest people - Pamir was by far one of the best road trips we have been to. If you are looking for natural beauty with a touch of culture, you got to experience Pamir. Take your time and spend 1-2...More

1  Thank ec_13243
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We traveled with a small group with tour leader Shane Dallas, The Travel Camel...check out his web site. This is adventurous travel, rugged,unspoiled beauty. If you've ever wanted to visit a place before it is over developed this is the trip you want to take....More

1  Thank binkley007
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Unless you're the true adventurous type, my recommendation would be to hire a driver and a car for a week minimum. The most common routes are from Dushanbe through to Osh via a must-do detour through the Wakhan Valley on the borders of Afghanistan. The...More

2  Thank Brogan J
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
It was during our stay. I was worried about possible terror but found the country friendly and safe. One should monitor travel advisories as situations do change. We relied upon our guides which were wonderful. Hope this... More
10 September 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Yes I did. I was worried before arrival but it turned out wonderful. Our guide was wonderful. As always you have to be attentive to your surroundings but people were helpful. I of course respected others and adapted to... More
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Response from swirlwind | Reviewed this property |
Thanks. Didn't even know about Caravanistan, will look up on it. Happy travel.