Are you ready to challenge the harshest edge of Central Asia? Are you ready to test yourself on the exhausting mountain roads overcoming passes over 4000 meters? Are you ready to drive along the border, where several tens of meters of the river separates you from gloomy Afghanistan?
If yes, then Welcome to the PAMIR motorcycle tour in Tajikistan!!!
Until recently, it was almost impossible to drive through the Pamirs, because most of the Pamirs was a closed border zone. But now the Pamir is open, and you have a truly unique opportunity to touch the endless valleys and mighty mountains, including many breathtaking passes, to get acquainted with truly hospitable Pamir people. And of course, ride a motorcycle along the legendary Pamir highway (M41)! Pamir Highway, one of the highest mountain roads in the world. National Geographic has included the Pamir Tract in the top 5 best places in Central Asia. Every motorcycle traveler considers it his duty to drive along this unique road at least once in his life, so that later he would proudly say: "I have passed the Pamirs!"
Then what are you waiting for? Let's go!
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: 20.05.2022 - 31.05.2022Date 2: 10.09.2022 - 21.09.2022 (1 place available)
Duration: 12 travel days, 9 riding days
Start/Finish: Dushanbe. Capital city of Tajikistan.
Total Distance: 1800 km
Bikes: Honda CRF250L or Suzuki DRZ400
Roads: about 60% paved roads. 40% gravel.
Accommodation: twin room in hotel (5 nights), guesthouse (6 nights), tent (1 night). Singl room +$400
Group size: min 6 and max 8 riders. Visa: You need Tajik visa and GBAO permit. Online visa and permit is here
Price - $3500
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 (+$300), 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, respect laws and culture of local people.
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 -Iskandar Kol - Dushanbe. 260 km orcycle 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 Iskandar Kol. 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 alpine lake where we have lunch and beautiful view of the mountain lake . Then we return to Dushanbe along the same route where you will see other views of mountains. Accommodation in hotel.
3. 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.
4. 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.5. Khorog.
6. 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
7. 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.
8. 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
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Dushanbe otorcycle 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!