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Pamir Highway

Dushanbe, Tajikistan
+992 918 83 9222
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A truly unforgettable experience

The majority of people who enter Tajikistan do so to traverse the Pamirs, and for a good reason... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
stevenhshin1
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Brooklyn, New York
The Pamirs

More than worth a visit. The area is a pain to get to with lots of driving but it is more than... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Suggs2015
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot springs” (6 reviews)
“home stays” (4 reviews)
“shared taxi” (2 reviews)
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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+992 918 83 9222
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The majority of people who enter Tajikistan do so to traverse the Pamirs, and for a good reason. It's absolutely beautiful up there. Sometimes it feels like you're on the surface of the moon, then Mars, then the Sahara. If you're the adventurous type, I...More

1  Thank stevenhshin1
Reviewed 4 July 2017

More than worth a visit. The area is a pain to get to with lots of driving but it is more than worth the effort. The scenery is spectacular and there are a variety of hot springs to try out. The accommodation can be a...More

1  Thank Suggs2015
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Loving it within the first 30 minutes out of Dushanbe. The peaceful and vast land, the stunningly clean, isolated scenery was what I came for. And I got it. We had a local guide and a driver, passed through many checkpoints, drove a very long...More

1  Thank swirlwind
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

the pamir highway is an unforgettable experience. landscapes will blow you away and the lovely homestays will make the trip even more memorable. we traveled from dushanbe to osh with zaman bek, who is based in murghab, and highly recommend him as a driver! he...More

1  Thank Tabdour
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We went for adventure and were not disappointed. It is a trip of a lifetime. The people were wonderful and very helpful. We traveled in the off season so traffic was scarce. We encountered 7 mudslides, 2 flat tires, 2 vehicles that needed to be...More

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

"Highway" is a misnomer for this bumpy, dangerous mostly one-lane mountain track. You will be playing chicken with tractor-trailers plying the route to and from China. But the spectacular mountain scenery is worth every long, painful hour of the trip. The section along the Panj...More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Ask your guide as many questions as possible before you go there. What happens if a road is closed down & you have to take the same way back again for example. Your trip doesnt turn out as wanted. Money back, some money back or...More

1  Thank Niclas M
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Tourists (few in total) come here in two categories, those who hire a 4WD with driver at high cost and generally travel the Pamir Highway in a week or less. And the rest, adventurous travellers who will spend little but stay longer; cyclists are the...More

3  Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We hired a 4WD in Osh and slept in Karakol (taj.) after visiting Peak Lenin and passing through Sary Tash. Slept at Murgarb, Bulunkul, Langar and Yamchun (up by the fortress near the hot springs). Final day drove all the way to Khorog only topping...More

8  Thank S H
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Took this trip with family and friends and had a blast. The kabobs at the pass was favulous and would take the trip again and again.

1  Thank SSonar
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