Pamir Highway: An Epic Road Trip From Dushanbe To Osh

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  1. I am ready! I love the mountains, but this is taking it to another, much higher (yet exhilarating) level!

    The Tajiks and Kyrgyz people look very similar to Bulgarians. I wonder why :P

    • NTripping says:

      Svet, you would love this road trip and the awe-inspiring views!

      Indeed, the Tajiks are a lot like the Bulgarians. I won’t be surprised if our ancestors came from exactly this part of the world ;)


  2. Bistra says:

    When are you taking me there? Let’s hitchhike to make it even more thrilling! :-)

    • NTripping says:

      What are your travel plans for August? ;) I’ll be more than happy to drive the Pamir Highway again but hitchhiking is not really my travel style – too many uncertainties. But I’m sure we can come up with enough other thrills to make the ride even more challenging!

  3. Bistra says:

    I’m all years! Let’s put the most thrills and ride the highway in August then :-)
    How long do you imagine it would take, I mean the whole trip?

    • NTripping says:

      We did it in two weeks and the speed was fine.

      I would change a few of the stops and add more activities like hiking and yak riding. I’d also suggest to extend the Kyrgyzstan part and continue from Osh to Bishkek overland, exploring this beautiful country as well.

      Overall, 3 weeks sound perfect to me. I need to consult the local guide for all the details, of course.

  4. Wilshere says:

    This looks amazing, the way through those shady mountains looks deliberate.I haven’t thought that Tajikistan is that much beautiful.This the best road trip I have ever read about and this road trip has inspired me a lot.

    • NTripping says:

      Tajikistan is out-of-this-world beautiful! And the Pamirs are just a small part of the country’s treasures.

      I’m glad you liked the post :) Happy travels!


  5. Mollad says:

    Tajikistan is extraordinary no doubt. And Pamir Highway is more than beautiful

  6. Gillian Groom says:

    Enjoyed your writing. I am looking at this trip for the 1st week in September. I have 10 or 11 day available. You mentioned that you’d change a few stops- what would you have changed? My plan is also to start from Dushanbe and end up in Osh.

    • NTripping says:

      Hey Gill,

      glad you liked the post! I envy you for heading to the Pamirs soon :)

      We stayed for two days in Murghab. Imho, it is quite boring and not worth spending so much time there. We were lucky to experience the Chabysh Festival but without an event going on in town, there’s not much one can do. If I were to travel the Pamir Highway again, I would just stop in Murghab for lunch, spend about half an hour checking the market and stocking on snacks, then continue to Karakul.

      In Karakul we also spent 2 nights, which was too much. (One of the days was a buffer day in case we got stuck somewhere due to bad weather and closed roads. ) So these are three nights already you can skip, making the duration of the trip exactly 10 nights – 11 days.

      I would suggest reading my other two posts about the Pamir Mountains on the blog as there’s more practical advise in them. Also, I can highly recommend the guide we travelled with. He recently published his website, you can find it at He’s available via email and WhatsApp but have in mind that internet in Tajikistan is poor so he might not reply immediately.

      Let me know if you have any more questions – I’ll be happy to help you plan your trip :)


  7. rahul says:

    Interesting info about Pamir highway, thanks for sharing, I would like to visit it :)

  8. Talant says:

    The photo of Taldyck pass looks awesome. Nice itinerary.

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