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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.

Kyzylart Pass

Kyzylart Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.280m (14,042ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Pereval Tagarkaty

Pereval Tagarkaty is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.160m (13,648ft) above the sea level, located within the Badakhshan National Park, in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan.

Anzob Pass

Anzob Pass is a high mountain pass, at an elevation of 3.372m (11,062ft) above the sea level, located northwest of Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe. The pass is located between Dushanbe and Samarkand and there’s a weather observation station located at the pass top. The climb is a series of narrow zigzags, with some impressive drops to the valley below.

Karakul Lake

Karakul Lake is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 3.900m (12,800ft) above the sea level, located in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.

Anzob Tunnel

Located in the Sughd Region of Tajikistan, the Anzob Tunnel is said to be the most dangerous tunnel in the world. Called the Tunnel of Fear and the Tunnel of Death by locals, it lacks proper lighting and ventilation, breathing is hard and painful due to the thick mixture of exhaust gases.

Ak-Baital pass

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

Pereval Koitezyak

Koitezyak Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.122m (13,523ft) above the sea level, located within the Badakhshan National Park, in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan.

Pereval Shakhristan

Pereval Shakhristan is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.382m (11,095ft) above the sea level, located on the Tajikistan-Uzbekistan border. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves and dangerous dropoffs.

Pereval Khargush

Khargush Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.344m (14,251ft) above the sea level, located in the Kūhistoni Badakhshon Autonomous Region, in eastern Tajikistan. The climb sits in an isolated environment of dramatic beauty.

Pereval Nayzatash

Pereval Nayzatash is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.134m (13,562ft) above the sea level, located within the Badakhshan National Park, in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan.

Pereval Oburdon

Pereval Oburdon is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.902m (12,801ft) above the sea level located in Sughd Region, in the northwest of Tajikistan.

Kulma Pass

Kulma Pass is an international high mountain pass, at an elevation of 4.362m (14,311ft) above the sea level, located across the Pamir Mountains, on the China–Tajikistan border.

Pereval Kuruk

The Kurgush pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.083m (13,395ft) above the sea level, located within the Badakhshan National Park, in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan.

Khujand-Dushanbe road

The Khujand-Dushanbe road is an amazing journey in the mountains of Tajikistan. Part of the M-34 highway, the road links Duschanbe, the capital of the country, and Khujand, the country's second largest city.

Khaburabot Pass

Khaburabot Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.852m (12,637ft) above the sea level, located on the Pamir Mountains, in Tajikistan. The pass is traversed by the Pamir Highway. Drive with care as this is an extreme mountain road with hairpin curves and dangerous dropoffs.

Kök Jar Pass

Kök Jar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.807m (12,490ft) above the sea level, located in the Kūhistoni Badakhshon Autonomous Region, in eastern Tajikistan. The road may be impassible at times even by 4×4 vehicles.

Yashikul lake

Yashikul lake is a fresh-water alpine lake at an elevation of 3.976m (13,044ft) above the sea level, located in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, in southeast Tajikistan.

Murghab

Murghab is a high mountain town at an elevation of 3.618m (11,869ft) above the sea level, located on the Murghab Plateau in eastern Tajikistan (Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast). It’s one of thehighest towns accessible by car on Earth.

Iskanderkul

Lake Iskander-kul is an alpine lake of glacial origin at an elevation of 2.242m (7,355ft) above the sea level, located in Sughd province, in western Tajikistan.

Kulob-Qal'ai Khumb Road

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.




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