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The historical Pamir Highway, officially called M41, is an excellent challenge for a 4x4 adventure travelers. Most of the road is paved, except for the mountain passes, and the length of the road is 2.038 km kilometers linking Termez (Uzbekistan) and Kara-Balta (Kyrgyzstan) going through the Pamir Mountains. The road is heavily damaged in places by erosion, earthquakes, landslides, and avalanches.

 
Torugart Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,752 m (12,310 ft) above the sea level, located in the Tian Shan mountain range on the border between the Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

 

Kyrgyzstan is a high mountain country located in Central Asia. Over ninety percent of the country is mountainous territory, so almost any journey, anywhere in the country involves crossing over a mountain pass.

Song Köl

Song Köl (also called Son Kul, Songköl, Song-Köl), is an alpine lake in northern Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan, at an elevation of 3.048m above sea level. It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan (18x29km wide, 13 meters deep) after Issyk Kul Lake. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.

 

Ala-Bel Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.175 m (10,416 ft) above the sea level, located in the Talas Ala-Too mountain range of Kyrgyzstan.

Kok-Airyk pass is a high mountain pass, at an elevation of 3,869 m above the sea level, located in Kungei Ala Too, on the Almaty region of Kyrgyzstan. Driving through the pass Kok-Airyk, the driver will negotiate about 15 snaking sections of uncovered road with some stony places. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

 

Dolon Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,030 metres (9,940 ft) above the sea level, located in the Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan.

Pereval Tossor is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.893 m (12,772 ft) above the sea level, located in Ysyk-Köl, in the northern Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan. The track to the pass is a 4x4 trail. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

 

Mingtur Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.707 meters (12,162 feet) above the sea level located in Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan.

 

Taldyk Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,615 m (around 11,300 ft.) above the sea level, located in the Alay Mountains of the Osh Province of eastern Tajikistan. The pass is traversed by the M41 highway (the Pamir Highway)

 

Ak-Beyit Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.280m (10,761 ft) above the sea level, located in Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan.

 

Töö Ashuu is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,180 m (10,433 ft) above the sea level, located in the Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

 

Pereval Kegety is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,832 meter above the sea level, located in the Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan. The road is closed by landslides and even it is impossible to pass on a horse in the summer. Some people drive this road on ATV’s. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

 

Irkeshtam Pass is one of the world’s most remote border crossings. Located between Kyrgyzstan and China lies at an elevation of 3.005 m above the sea level. This is a popular border crossing for travelers journeying across Central Asia. It’s located east of the Alay Valley in southern Osh Province, Kyrgyzstan.

 

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