The Pamir Mountains have long been known as ‘The Roof of the World’, a region of utterly breathtaking scenery and home to a fascinating melange of cultures.
Follow in the footsteps of ancient traders and pilgrims and Victorian explorers in discovering a region largerly isolated from the world beyond,a land where each village speaks its own different dialect and local traditions have been maintained for centures.
Traveling the Legendary Pamir Highway
This trip starts from Osh bigest town of South Kyrgyzstan but quickly leave the modern world behind as you mind your way along difficult mountain roads and high passes.
In the shadow of some of the highest mountains on our planet. We visit ruined forts from the days of the old Silk Road and pass gem mines mentioned by Marco Polo. Spending many nights in homestays in small communities. We are able to gain a great insight into what it means to live in this harsh but majestic region.
This trip ventures to a remote and enchanting land that has remained hidden to the rest of the world a land of towering peaks, beautiful lakes, turbulent rivers and fascinating people.
Travel with us on one of the most amazing journeys you are ever likely to make.
Day1 Osh to Sary Mogol village. Visit Achik Tash(Lenin peak7134m) 260km 6/7hours of ride.
after Osh we will take Road M-41 and drive to Mountains site.on the way we meet different villages.we will cross Taldyk pass3554m and enjoy some beautiful views.there opening amazing views to Pamir Trans Alai range.we will stop in Sary Tash village for the lunch.than continue to Achik Tash base camp there we can see more closer Peak Lenin and nice views.back to Sary Mogol village overnight in Guesthouse Abdumalik.meals BLD
Day2 Saru Mogol to Karakul. 210km 7/hours of driving.
today we cross border to Tajikistan Eastern Pamir.today we get a chance to explore the amazing landscape of this area.border formalities take place shortly.our first Pamir Highway high pass is the Kyzyl Art pass4282.having crossed to Tajikistan.stop for lanscape views near Karakul lake3915m bright blue lake providing plenty of opportunities to make our breath away.we descend to Karakul lake.the Highest lake in Central Asia.overnight in homestay.meals BLD
Day3 Karakul to Gumbez kol valley130km 5/6hours of ride
we depart today to Gumbez kol valley to Yurt Summer Pasture.today we wil cross Ak Baital pass 4655m the highest pass in our journey.om the way we will stop for several places for photo.we reach Gumbezkol valley pasture.overnight in Yurt Elebai yurt stay meals.BLD
Day4 Hiking via Gumbez kol pass 4200m to Madian valley 6/7hours of wolking.
Today we wolking towards Gumbezkol valley to pass.on the pass awesome landscape around from other site we will meet our driver then we continue to Murghab,Murghab the center of East Pamir.This small town bestrides the Murghab river at an altitude of 3600m Younghusband visited it in 1890 and wrote «it is a dreary desolate spot…with a certain amont of grassy pasture and a few scrubby bushes by the river but surrounded by barren hills and bitterly cold.how these Russian soldiers can support existence there is a marvel shut up in dreary quarters with nothing whatever to do week after week month after month passing by in dull monotony.over a centure later nothing much has changed.the road up Murghab,however,is spectacular an cross through high altitude Akbaital pass4655m which is the highest section of road in the former Soviet Union.we anticipate arriving in Murghab in lunch time.Murghab itself has few attraction.the 7546m high Chinese peak of Mustak Ata is visible to the hortheast of town.overnight in homestay.meals BLD
Day5 Murghab to Jartygumbez 120 km 4/5hours of drive
Today we will drive via insite of mountains on the way stop for Meteorite crater.and drive up to Observatory there is nice view of mountains futher we will vizit Shakhty rock paintings 4200m.there very similar figures are placed underneath the last animal.this representation has been compared to the so called clavicorn figures of Paleolithic art.it dates 8000-5000B.C.Accomodation in Gartygumbez hot spring Kuban homstay.we will take hot spring pool swiming.overnight.meals BLD
Day6 Jartygumbez to Bulungkul 148km 5/6hours drive with stop
we depart today to Bulungkul village.on the way we will vizit Bashgumbez there we will see very old China’s tomb.we will back to main road to Pamir Highway on the way we will stop for Akbalyk holy lake.we reach Alichor village 3800m here we will have lunch.after we continue to the Yashil Kul3700m and Bulugkul 3745m lakes both of lakes are Spectacular beautiful.overnight in Bulungkul homestay.meals BLD
Day7 Bulungkul to Langar 152km 6/7hours of drive
We will drive up to Khargush pass4300m direction.the terrain here is desolate but has a stark beauty to it.after cross the pass we down to Pamir valley beautiful scenary of the mountains.we will drive down to Wakhan corridor.today we will vizit wolking up to Langar petroglifs 500m up.overnight in Langar in Nigina homestay.meals BLD
Day8 Langar to Khorog 245km 8/9hours of drive with stops
Today we have to start earlyer futher meet us many places for vizit.Above the village of Vrang,on a cliff side pitted with caves,stands a Buddist complex dating from 4th-7th centures.futher at Yamg village vizit the reconstructed home of Sufi mystic Mubarak Kadam,who died in 1910.Near his house there is a stone pillar with a hole in it which he used to calculate a solar calendar after we continue up to hillside are the hot springs at Bibi Fatima minerals and very silty taking hot spring swiming drive down.on the way we will stop for Interesting Ismaili Mazar (tomb)of Shahi Mardan Hazrati Ali after that Khakha fortress dating from the third centure B.C and rising from a platform of natural rock.on the way for a scenic picnic.after we will drive along Panj river to Garm chashma hot spring.than we reach Administrativ Center of GBAO Khorog.overnight in Guesthouse.meals BLD
Day9 Khorog to Bartang Jizev valley 80km 3hours of drive
Today we will cross Bartang river bridge to beautiful famous Jizev valley 5/km wolking up easy wolking overnight in Gulsha homestay.meals BLD
Day10 Today ealyer wolking down to our driver he will meet us we continue our trip to Kalaikum 215km 7/8hours of drive
we will driving follow Panj river on the way we will weet different villages nice views to stop.in Kalot tea house we have lunch after keep driving to Kalai kulm.overnight in Roma homestay.meals BLD
Day11 Kalai kum to Dushanbe 360km 8/9hours of drive
Today we driving to the Capital of Tajikistan Dushanbe.Dushanbe is a relatively modern town that rose to prominence during the Soviet era.when it was made the capital of the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socilalist Republic and named Stalinabad.Dushanbe it means Monday in the Tajik language arising from the fact that this was the day that the market wad held when Dushanbe was still a small and fairly insignificant village.the ousted Emir of Bukhara .fleeing from the Bolsheviks stayed in Dyshanbe and coopereted with Enver Pasha Basmachis until he hadbto leavebthe region.he fledbto Afganistan in 1921.the year the town was freed from the Basmachisvas well.other site ofvthe Panj river Afganistan we can see Afgan villages.overnight in Dyshanbe in Guesthouse.meals BLD
We have three options in our itinerary according to tourists possibilities and disire.
1 Start from Osh and finish in Osh2 Start from Dushanbe and finish in Osh 3 Start from Dushanbe and finish in Dushanbe
Or change the itinerary program, number of days etc
Number of days: 11
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Car (with driver)
Domestic flight tickets
Not included:alcoholic drinks
What to bring: Warm clothes.sun cream.first aid kit