The Pamir Highway is one of the most picturesque roads in the world and the highest mountain road in the territory of the former USSR. It appeared in the 19th century.
It is a high-altitude asphalt road in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) with a length of more than 700 km. The highway runs along the border with Afghanistan and China. Every traveler dreams of driving along this attraction.
This picturesque highway is laid through plateaus, bottomless gorges, “Martian plains” and deserts, glaciers and snow-capped ridges. The word “Pamir” translates as “roof of the world”. On the Pamir Highway there are passes more than 4 thousand meters high.
The Pamir Highway, known among tourists as the best road in terms of views, located at high altitude, is part of the M41 highway. Currently, this mountain road is one of the highest asphalt roads in the world with such a length. Here you can also meet jeep, moto and bicycle tourists. In 2020, the Pamir Highway was included in the TOP-10 rating of the most beautiful roads in the world. “Many drivers prefer to spend their vacation driving through picturesque places on our planet. There are several spectacular and unforgettable roads that you want to return to after driving on them,” note the authors of the rating.