Tajikistan, Pamir High Way

Tour summary
Duration:: 13 days
Country: Tajikistan
Start/finish: Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Total distance: 2500 км

1. Dushanbe
Arrival. Transfer. Accommodation at the hotel. Lunch in a national restaurant. City tour: Dusty square, Tajikistan National Museum. Meeting with team support. Check motorcycles. Dinner. Hotel.

2. Dushanbe - Fann Mountains
Our motorcycles are waiting for us to start our Pamir trip! We will drive on the road (M34) leading from Dushanbe to Khujand which lift us to the Anzob pass , where we will pass through Anzob 5-kilometer tunnel. The Anzob tunnel was built 1980 through Hissar ridge that would shorten the path is 5 hours, unlike the old Anzob mountain pass. The tunnel allows passing transport all year round, but 5 kilometers of darkness and cold tickle nerves even the most daring! By noon, we arrive at a Fann Mountains. A small part of the route will pass through mountain off-roads. But it's worth it to see small Tajik villages distant from civilization . Arrival at the INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAINEER TOURIST CENTER "VERTICAL - ALAUDIN". we will make a easy trekking to Allaudin Lake overlooking the entire panorama of the Fann Mountains and Mount Chimtarga (5489m). Accommodation in tent camp.

3. Fann Mountains - Dushanbe
In the morning we will continue our motorcycle tour and visit another gorge where is Iskanderkul Lake named in honor of Alexander the Great, who according to an old legend bathe in it when he went to the march on India. In the evening we return to Dushanbe. Hotel.

4. Dushanbe - Qal'ai Khumb
We continue our Pamir motorcycle adventure and heading to the southern side of Tajikistan – Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous province. Today we will get very close to Afghanistan and follow its border, where Panj river will separate us several tens of meters from Afghan villages . Local people still live there the same way they used to hundred years ago. We will perform traditional washing fun ritual under Ali mountain waterfall on motorbikes, which is falling down the rock of 40 meters height. We are going to arrive to Qal'ai Khumb kishlak by the end of the day. Guesthouse.

5. Qal'ai Khumb – Khorog
Today we will go through legendary Pamir highway (M41) on our motorbikes , which was built in the 30-s during USSR times in order to develop Pamir area. It is one of the most unique mountain roads in the world that goes through such forbidding terrain. We are going to visit several Tajikistan kishlaks, where local people, especially local kids, will welcome you gladly with heartwarming handshakes and entertain you with different fruits. Arrive Khorugh town. Guesthouse.

6. Khorog
Day off and acclimatization period. Early in the morning we will visit "afghan bazaar”, which is opened only during the weekends, when Afghanistan people are allowed to enter Tajikistan in order to sell products made in Afghanistan. Mainly it is clothes and souvenirs. You can also buy jewelries at Khorugh factory with local precious stones and visit Botanic Garden. The day will be finished with dinner at an Indian restaurant. Guesthouse.

7. Khorog– Bibi Fatima hot springs(Yamchun)
We are still on motorbikes near the border with Afghanistan. Pamir highway keeps up abrupt coast of Panj river, separating us from Afghanistan. We will climb over Yamchun fort and reach 3 200 meters altitude. Here we are going to catch an amazing view of Afghanistan valley at Wakhan Corridor and swim in the sacred waters of wonderful Bib Fatima hot spring. Guesthouse.

8. Bibi Fatima hot springs(Yamchun) – Murgab
Today we will reach kishlak Murgab – the heart of high-mountain Pamir. We won’t go down 4000 meters above sea level. Most of the way is following mountain off-roads. Hargush (4 344 m) and Nayzatash (4137 m) mountain passes, as well as endless Alichur grassing valley with a lot of yaks. By the end of the day we will reach Murgab - the highest kishlak on Pamir. Hotel

9. Murgab - Ak Baital pass (4655 m) - Murgab
We will wake up early and we will continue Pamir motorbike tour ! Be ready to go up to the highest mountain pass of ex USSR and Central Asia – Ak Baital mountain pass, 4 655 meters high. We will go over the most rugged mountains of Pamir. Ak Baital pass is the most highest point of our route. On the way back to the Murghab we will visit Rongkol lake. If there is enough time visit the meteor crater. Hotel.

10. Murgab - Khorog
Our motorbike tour is continued. But despite the fact that our path turned back toward Dushanbe we will use other roads. Today we will drive to Khorog on another part of the Pamir Highway (M41) and cross the mountain passes such as Nayzatash (4314 m), Kok-Tezek (4272 m). In the evening we arrive in Khorog. Accommodation in this Pamir guesthouse.

11. Khorog - Qal'ai Khumb
Today we will drive back to our bikes along the legendary Pamir Highway (M41), which was built during the Soviet era in the 30s for the development of the Pamirs. This is one of the most unique mountain roads in the world, built in such difficult places impassable. In the evening arrival in Qal'ai Khumb. Accommodation in a guest house.

12. Qal'ai Khumb - Dushanbe
Today we will drive to Dushanbe through the famous Tavildara road, which is part of Pamir Highway. Most of today's route will take place on the mountain off-road. But it's worth it to see the wonderful panorama Habarabad pass (3252 m). In the evening we arrive in Dushanbe. We will celebrate our successful tour in the restaurant, where you will be given certificates and presents as keepsakes of the tour. And after, let the party begin! Accommodation at the hotel.

13. Dushanbe
We will organize transfer to Dushanbe airport according to your flight time. Have a save flight! Thank you very much for being with us during this tour! You are always welcome here to take part in another fascinating motorcycling tour around Central Asia!

Prices included:

- rent motorcycle
- fuel
- 4x4 car support
- airport transfers
- accommodation including breakfast in Dushanbe city, before (1 day) and after(1day) tour
- accommodation and all meals the tour
- evening beer (1l per person)
- drinks during the trip (Coca-Cola and water)
- tickets to visit the monuments
- tickets for pass nature reserves
- welcome and farewell dinners
- TajMotoTour souvenirs

Price doesn’t included:

- damage of motorcycle
- personal insurance
- single room
- flights
- visas and visa support
- GBAO permit
- alcohol
- additional meal and accommodation

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