How To Have The Ultimate Road Trip To Uy-Bulak Pass

Pereval Uy-Bulak is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.264m (13,989ft) above the sea level, located in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan.

Uy-Bulak Pass

Set high in the Pamir Mountains, near the Chinese border, the road to the summit is the infamous M41, known informally and more commonly as Pamir Highway. Located within the Tajik National Park, the road is paved is some areas, but mostly unpaved. It’s heavily damaged in places by erosion, earthquakes, landslides, and avalanches.

The road was built partly in the 19th century and partly in the 1930s. The pass is 111 km (68.97 miles) long running south north from Ak-Baital Pass to Kyzylart Pass.

This is a hard climb even for 4-wheel drive vehicles and it can produce headache and difficulty breathing. The dusty roads and constant wind mean that you get a bunged up nose which makes it harder to breath and the just getting in and out of the vehicle is hard work. Construction and maintenance levels vary substantially along the highway.
Pic: Александр Рогонов