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.
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.
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
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
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You will pass the second highest road in the world. Therefore you need to be physically prepared for the cycling tour!
Tour code: CyT001
Tour type: Group Tour, Multiday Tour
Duration: 20 days
Activity: Cycling Tours
Destination: Pamir Highway
Route: Dushanbe Khorog Wakhan Valley Murghab Karakul Bartang valley Rushan Dushanbe
Seasonality: June - September
Starting Point: Dushanbe
Ending Point: Dushanbe