TAJIKISTAN
PAMIR HIGHWAY

MOTORCYCLE TOUR
13 DAYS

TAJIKISTAN. PAMIR HIGHWAY. MOTORCYCLE TOURDo you want to ride a motorcycle on the "Roof of the World"?
Welcome to the PAMIR motorcycle tour in Tajikistan!!!
Tajikistan is the smallest country in Central Asia but it has the most amazing high mountains and truly hospitable people.
To see the Pamir region was until recently almost impossible because most of the Pamir was a closed border zone but now the Pamir is open and you have a truly unique opportunity to touch the silent valleys and mighty mountains including many breathtaking passes along the legendary Pamir Highway (M41)!
On our reliable motorcycles you will travel along the Afghan border and see the beautiful Wakhan valley. You will climb “Ak Baital” the highest pass (4665 meters) in Central Asia.You will bathe in the Bibi Fatima Zohra holy hot springs and visit the brightly colored Fann Mountains where you will spend the night in a tent under a star filled sky in the fresh, clean air at "Alaudin International Mountaineering Tourist Center” (IMTC) and much more.Other accommodation will be varied using guesthouses and hotels but always with your comfort in mind. The pristine lakes and mountain streams within the mountains & valleys will have your cameras clicking to keep the memories of this unforgettable tour.
You will truly enjoy this unique & incredible country and its friendly people many of whom will be going about daily chores using simple equipment and donkeys.  
There is no better way to experience this beautiful pristine country than by motorcycle.

P.S. We do not describe on our website some places and roads which is commercial secret and exclusive part of our itinerary. But you will see it!

Date: 

1. 09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019 (group full)

2. 25.07.2019 - 06.08.2019 (group is open, Welcome!)

Duration: 13 travel days, 10 riding days
Country: Tajikistan
Start/Finish: Dushanbe. Capital city of Tajikistan.
Total Distance: 1800 km
Bikes: Suzuki DR650
Roads: about 60% paved roads.  40%  gravel.
Accommodation: twin room in hotel (5 nights), guesthouse (6 nights), tent (1 night).
Group size: min 6 and max 8 riders. Visa: You need Tajik visa and GBAO permit. Online visa here  

PRICE INFO

Price - USD3300
Tour price includes: bike including fuel, car support, tour-leader on the bike, all stays, all meals, water and soft drinks, evening beer, all entry fees, airport transfer, SilkOffRoad souvenirs.
Tour price excludes: damage of motorcycle, single room, flights, visas and visa support, insurance
Requirements: readiness to have unbelievable adventure with lots of surprises on the way, physical strength and pure optimism, good riding skills (especially the experience of driving on the sand), respect laws and culture of local people.

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Itinerary

1. Dushanbe

Arrival: Airport transfers to your hotel accommodation. We will join you for lunch in a national restaurant. A city tour will take in Dusty square and Tajikistan National Museum. You will meet our support team and become familiar with your motorcycles. A group dinner will complete the day then you return to your hotel.

2. Dushanbe - Fann Mountains. 160 km Motorcycle  tour and rental in Tajikistan Pamir

Your motorcycles will be waiting for you to start your Pamir trip! We will ride on the road M34 leading from Dushanbe to Khujand which lifts us up to the Anzob pass where we will pass through the Anzob 5 kilometers tunnel.  Five kilometers of this very dark tunnel and cold tickle the nerves of even the most daring riders! (Remove your sunglasses!) By noon we arrive at the Fann Mountains. A small part of the route will pass through mountain trails which will provide the opportunity to see small Tajik villages (kishlaks in local language) distant from mainstream civilization. We will arrive at the Alaudin  alpine camp where we will do some gentle trekking to Allaudin Lake overlooking the entire panorama of the Fann Mountains and Mount Chimtarga (5,489m).  Accommodation in tents.

3. Fann Mountains – Dushanbe. 

In the morning we will continue our motorcycle tour and visit another gorge where the views are truly amazing. In the evening we return to Dushanbe. Hotel accommodation.

4. Dushanbe - Qal'ai Khumb. 360 km Motorcycle  tour and rental in Tajikistan Pamir

Our Pamir motorcycle adventure will head to the southern side of Tajikistan – Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous province. We will get very close to Afghanistan and follow its border where the Panj River will separate us only by tens of meters from Afghan villages. Local people still live there the same way they used to hundreds of years ago. We will perform traditional washing fun ritual under Ali mountain waterfall on motorbikes, which is cascading 40 meters down the rock. We will arrive at Qal'ai Khumb kishlak (village) by the end of the day. Guesthouse accommodation.

5. Qal'ai Khumb – Khorog. 280 km

Today we will go through the legendary Pamir highway (M41) on our motorbikes. The highway was built in the 1930’s during USSR times in order to develop the 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 heart-warming handshakes and entertain you while offering different fruits. Arrive in Khorog town.  Guesthouse accommodation. 

6. Khorog. 
Day off and acclimatization period. Take your time. You can visit town and local bazaar.
The day will be finished with dinner at a local restaurant. Guesthouse. Overnight guesthouse.

7. Khorog– Bibi Fatima hot springs (Yamchun). 180 km

We resume riding our motorbikes along the Pamir highway with only the 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 accommodation..Motorcycle  tour and rental in Tajikistan Pamir

8. Bibi Fatima hot springs(Yamchun) – Murgab. 260 km

Today we will reach Murgab kishlak – the heart of the high-mountains in Pamir. We won’t go down below 4,000 meters above sea level. Most of the way will be following mountain trails. Hargush (4,344 m) and Nayzatash (4,137 m) mountain passes, as well as the endless Alichur grassed valley with a lot of yaks and yurts. By the end of the day we will reach Murgab - the highest kishlak on Pamir. Hotel accommodation.

9. Murgab - Ak Baital pass (4655 m) – Murgab. 350 km

Today will require an early start as we continue our 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 highest point of our route. We then return to Murgab. Hotel accommodation.Motorcycle  tour and rental in Tajikistan Pamir

10. Murgab – Khorog. 311 km

Today we turn back toward Dushanbe using different roads to those used on previous days. Our ride to Khorog will be on another section of the Pamir Highway and we will ride through mountain passes such as Nayzatash (4,314 m), Kok-Tezek (4,272 m). In the evening we arrive in Khorog. Guesthouse accommodation.

11. Khorog - Qal'ai Khumb. 280 km.

Today we will ride our bikes back along the legendary Pamir Highway taking care to ride this challenging section with loose surface.  In the evening arrival in Qal'ai Khumb staying at the riverside location that you enjoyed on day 4. Guesthouse accommodation.

12. Qal'ai Khumb – Dushanbe

Today we ride to Dushanbe through the famous Tavildra Road which is a section of the Pamir Highway. Most of the route will be on mountain trails which will provide great scenery and riding. Despite the fact that we return the same way you will discover absolutely beautiful views of nature and mountains. The panorama of Haburabad Pass at 3,252 meters is truly fantastic. In the evening we arrive in Dushanbe. We will celebrate our successful tour when you will be given certificates and presents as keepsakes of the tour! Hotel accommodation.

13. Dushanbe Motorcycle  tour and rental in Tajikistan Pamir

We will organize transfers to Dushanbe airport according to your flight time. Have a safe flight! Thank you very much for being with us during this tour! We hope to see you again for another fascinating motorcycling tour around Central Asia!