Crossing the Pamir (Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan)

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One of the highest and most spectacular mountain crossings in the world, riding along the ancient “Silk Road”. The route will pass along the Wakhan valley where we will climb the Pamir plateau, with several passes over 4000 meters.
We will admire breathtaking landscapes, icy mountains (over 7000mt), lakes and will meet local inhabitants, it will be the proper prize for all the brave participants to this challenge.

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15 Sep 2018
Photos of the last travel in Crossing the Pamir (Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan)

Day 1- Dushambe: Meeting at the hotel. Welcome dinner

Day 2- Kalaikhum (1200 metres above sea level): transfer in the morning. We start pedaling through the Panj River Canyon.
Bike ride: 80 kms. Difference in height: (+800).

Overnight: Camping.

Day 3- (1800 meters above sea level): we ride through the valley of the Panj river with sections of cliffs, appreciating the landscapes of Afghanistan, from above, towards the river
Cycling: 95 km (approximately). Difference in height: +1100.
Overnight: Camping.

Day 4 – Khorog (2100 meters above sea level): we cross the Bartang valley and other torrents that descend to the Panj river. We finish the day by stopping in a small town.
Cycling: 130 km (approximately). Difference in height: +1100.
Overnight: Guest house.

Day 5 – Ishkashim (2550 meters above sea level): we will continue, uphill, along the river, crossing several valleys to reach the village of Ishkashim.
Cycling: 105 km. Difference in height: +800.
Overnight: Guest house.

Day 6 – Langar (2900 meters above sea level): At the end of the stop, we move away from the Wakhan valley to enter the Pamir valley.
Cycling: 110 km (asphalt-dirt road). Difference in height: +1000 -600.
Overnight: Guest house.

7th day – Camping. (3800 meters above sea level): We climb through the valley of the river Pamir and start to bike in the desert.
Cycling: 50 km (dirt road). Difference in height: 1000.
Overnight: Camping.

Day 8 – Bulunkul (3850 meters above sea level): We will climb up to the Kargush Pass (4340 meters). We will pass through several lakes and we will stay close to the Yashikul lake (3750 meters)
Cycling: 70 km (dirt road). Difference in height: 1100.
Overnight: Guest house.

Day 9 – Camping (3900 meters above sea level): We pass through Alichur and the asphalt road continues up to the Neizatash Pass (4140 metres).
Cycling: 80 km (asphalt). Difference in height: 500 m
Overnight: Camping.

Day 10 – Camping (3950 meters above sea level): We pass through Murgab (km45) and continue through a wide valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains.
Cycling: 85 km (asphalt). Difference in height: +600.
Overnight: Camping.

Day 11 – Karakul (3920 meters above sea level): After 35 km we will reach the top of the Akbaital Pass (4635 meters). High glacial peaks and descent to Lake Karakul
Cycling: 95 km. Difference in height: + 900.
Overnight: Guest house.

Day 12 – Sari Tash (3200 meters): in 30 km we will reach the Uy Bulalk Pass (4250 meters) and after that, the Kisil Art pass (4285 meters), on the border with Kirguisistan
Cycling: 98 km. Difference in height: +700 -1500.
Overnight: Guest house.

Day 13 – Osh: at 15 km you reach the Taldyk pass (3600 meters) and a long descent begins through a green valley, up to Gulca (1600 meters), at km 105. At the end 85 kms transfer to Osh.
Cycling: 105 km. Difference in height: +600 – 2300.
Overnight: Guest house.

Day 14 – (24th August) Flight to Bishkek
Overnight stay in hotel

STARTING IN: Dushambe (Tajikistan)
ENDING IN: Bishkek (Kirghizistan)

1,150 km (12 stops, average daily ride 90 km)

DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT: +9,900mt

  • Guides
  • Cooks
  • Support vehicles
  • Accommodation (9 hotels or guest houses, 5 campsites)
  • All meals
  • Flight from Osh to Bishkek

  • International flights and visas