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Pamir Highway

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.

 

Karakul Lake is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 3,900 m (12,800 ft) above the sea level, located in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.

Anzob Pass is a high mountain pass, at an elevation of 3,372 metres above the sea level, located northwest of Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe. The pass is traversed by M34 highway.The pass is located on the main road between Dushanbe and Samarkand and there’s a weather observation station located at the pass top.

 

Pereval Nayzatash is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.134m above the sea level, located within the Badakhshan National Park, in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan.

  

Ak-Baital pass is a high mountain pass on the border of the Republic of Tajikistan (GBAO region) and Kyrgyzstan at an elevation of 4.655-meter (15,270 ft) above the sea level. The pass is a part of the Trans-Alay Range and it’s the highest road pass in the former Soviet Union.

 

Koitezyak Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.122m above the sea level, located within the Badakhshan National Park, in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan.

Kulma Pass is an international high mountain pass, at an elevation of 4,362 m (14,311 ft) above the sea level, located across the Pamir Mountains, on the China–Tajikistan border.

 

Pereval Kuruk is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.083m above the sea level, located within the Badakhshan National Park, in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan.

 

Khargush Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,344m (14,251 ft) above the sea level, located in the Pamir Mountains, in the Republic of Tajikistan.

 

Pereval Tagarkaty is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.160m above the sea level, located within the Badakhshan National Park, in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan.

 

Khaburabot Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.852m (12,637 ft) above the sea level, located on the Pamir Mountains, in Tajikistan. The pass is traversed by the Pamir Highway.

 

Located in southern Tajikistan, the Kulob - Qal'ai Khumb road is a very challenging experience following the Afghan border closely along the Panj river. This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers.

Kyzylart Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,280 m (14,042 ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

 

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