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Pamir Highway, Dushanbe

4.7
#1 of 9 in Outdoors in Tajikistan
Drive and hike along a high road, Pamir Highway, the second highest road in the world. Built by Soviet military engineers in 1931-1934, the road traverses the Roof of the World, passing through many scenic valleys, around lakes, and past ravines within rugged, snow-clad mountains. Shepherds, yurt dwellers, sellers at improvised open-air markets, yaks, and goats will be your companions. You'll need a permit from regional authorities to pass through, (often included in visa if you ask for it). Rent a four-wheel drive vehicle or hitch a ride on a Chinese truck. The road has become a popular adventure for die-hard cyclotourists. Plan your Pamir Highway visit and explore what else you can see and do in Dushanbe using our Dushanbe tour builder app .
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  • Mountains, rivers, forests. I travelled on the border between Tadjikistan and Afghanistan and could see the Afghan countryside that you can't see otherwise. There is the river Panj (Amu Darya), a narr...  more »
  • Best time to drive Pamirhighway May- September. Clear scy and fresh air. For cyclist June to September  more »
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