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Radfahren auf dem Pamir Highway

20 Tage Radtouren Pamir Highway, Tadschikistan


Cycling the Pamir Highway is a 20-day fascinating cycling tour, which covers the entire Pamir region: the second highest road in the world (4655m), Wakhan valley and Bartang valley - the top destinations of the world. During this tour a car will accompany you and carry your camping tents and luggage. 


Arrival in Dushanbe. Transfer to the airport, changing money and getting ready for the tour. Accommodation in a hotel in Dushanbe
After breakfast at your hotel, your driver and your cook will come to your hotel and load your luggage and bicycles on the rack and drive you till Qalai Khumb (380 km). Lunch on the way in a café in Kulob. Overnight in a nice homestay at the river.

Today will be your first day of your cycling! You should start 30 minutes earlier - at 7:30 am, and after 150 km of driving, have lunch in open air with the nice view to Afghanistan. The food is prepared by your cook and lunch will be served at the Panj river with a nice view to Afghanistan. After entering the Rushan border, the driver will unload your bicycles and you start cycling to Rushon district (69 km). Cycling will be on Pamir Highway, along the Panj river. Dinner and overnight in a homestay in Rushan.  

Another beautiful cycling day - cycling from Rushan district to Khorog, which is 65 km long. The car will be following you. Lunch in Khuf or further at the Panj river. Accommodation in a guesthouse with shower and clean bed. Dinner in Serena restaurant in the beautiful Khorog Central Park.
Head to the next valley - the Wakhan valley. Cycling from Khorog to Garmchashma (45km). After having picnic, you can swim in the hot spring, which is healthy for skin and other diseases. Cycling around the Garmchashma village: up to narzan - natural mineral water and back. Accommodation and dinner in a tent.
Cycling from Garmchashma to Ishkashim (75 km) along the Panj river. Lunch is served in the middle near the Panj river as picnic. Camping in Ishkashim village. Dinner is served by your cook
Cycling the Wakhan valley (78 km). Apart from cycling, there are many archeological sites which you should visit today: a) Qah-qaha fortress after Namadgut village and b) Yamchun fortress in Yamchun village. Picnic on the way based on your time. Swimming in Bibi-fotima hotspring in Yamchun. Accommodation in a tent or guesthouse.
Continue discovering the Wakhan valley of Pamir, Tajikistan. In Yamg village you can visit Sufi Mubaraki Wakhani museum and solar calendar, which is used for observation of arriving new year. Cycle till Vrang village and can visit Buddha temple there. Cycling to the last village of Wakhan corridor - Langar village (49 km). Putting tent. Supper is at the camp.
Today will be a hard day, cause you will be cycling up the Khargush pass. Due to the hardness, we broke that into two days. Total the cycling distance for today will be 67 km. In the middle, we will do camping: put a tent near a spring. Food is served by the cook.

After breakfast, continue cycling the Khargush pass: the first part will be still hard till the Pamir Highway road. Turn left and cycle till Bulunkul village. Lunch in Nisso homestay. After lunch cycle towards the Yashilkul lake. On the way, from the right side of the road there might be National Park people, from which you have to get the permission. It costs around 2 USD per person. After that continue cycling till a hotspring at the lake. You can swim in it. Enjoy cycling along the road and can reach the dam. Back to the homestay in the evening and enjoy having fishes from the Bulunkul lake for the dinner  smiley

Cycling distance: 69 km     

After breaakfast at the homestay or camp, today you will cycle back to the Pamir Highway road (14 km) and then enjoy cycling the Pamir Highway. Lunch in Alichur. Overnight in Bashgumbez -  a small village with Kyrgyz inhabitants. 

Cyclling distance: 78 km

Back to the main road, continue cycling the Pamir Highway till Murghab. Lunch is on the way to Murghab as picnic. Visit Murghab Bazar, Yak house, Lenin statue. Overnight in yurt.

Cycling distance: 81 km

Today will be the hardest day of your cycling tour, because you will be cycling the highest point of the Pamir Highway road - the Akbaital pass (4655 m). Picnic on the way. Based on your preference and time, you can put a tent before the pass or after the pass. Overnight in tents.

 Cycling distance: 74 km

After Akbaital pass, continue cycling today till the Karakul lake (means "black lake" in Kyrgyz ) - a 25 km in length with 230 m depth. Put your tents and enjoy having dinner at the lake, which will be cooked by your cook. Overnight in tents.   

Cycling distance: 59 km

Today the cycling distance be longer, but it will be decending. Lunch on the way. Dinner in Kudara village of Bartang valley in a homestay. Shower is available. Overnight at the homestay.  

Cycling distance: 137 km

Höhe Punkte

  • Cycling the second highest road in the world - the Pamir Highway

  • Cycling the most beatiful destination of Pamir - Bartang Valley

  • Cycling the Wakhan Valley

  • Swimming in hot springs

  • Meeting local people

  • Breathtaking view of the mountains


  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Cook during the cycling tour
  • Kitchen tent
  • Entrance fees for sites listed as part of the itinerary
  • Support transportation by 4WD car till 4 people in the group (Toyota Landcruiser with roof rack for bicycles)
  • Cooking equipment, including gas, dishes and all necessary equipment
  • Unlimited Clean water for whole tour
  • Accommodations: hotels in city and guesthouses in few remote places
  • Full board meals an water
  • Transportation for carrying the cyclist to the starting point
  • Transportation for accompanying the tour


  • Tajik visa
  • GBAO permit
  • Bicycles and spare parts
  • International flights
  • Any airport taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary


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Wichtige Hinweise

  • You will pass the second highest road in the world. Therefore you need to be physically prepared for the cycling tour!


Tour Code: CyT001

Reiseart: Gruppentour, Mehrtägige Tour

Dauer: 20 Tage

Aktivität: Radtouren

Reiseziel: Pamir Highway

Route: Dushanbe Khorog Wakhan Valley Murghab Karakul Bartang valley Rushan Dushanbe

Saisonabhängigkeit: June - September

Startpunkt: Dushanbe

Endpunkt: Dushanbe

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