Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan
19 days (Bike: 15 days)
945 km (~63km per day)
Pamir Central Asia
Cycling tour on the "Roof Of The World" along The Pamir Highway.
Tajikistan cycling tour Along The Pamir Highway trip is an epic, high altitude cycle ride through spectacular remote mountains in two of the least visited countries in the world. At the cutting edge of adventure cycling, this journey offers a fascinating insight into ex-Soviet Central Asia.
Our cycle tour starts in Dushanbe, Tajikistan's sleepy capital; We set off east towards the Pamirs and take Kulob rout to Zigar, driving through beautiful scenery and interesting village's en route. This area is a little more conservative, and we see many men with beards, and women wearing traditional dress. A precipitous cycling descent takes us into the deep cleft of the Pyanj valley where the massive Pyanj river marks the border with Afghanistan. Cycling through small villages, we follow the river upstream to Khorog, capital of the Pamirs.From Khorog, we set out riding along the Pamir Highway, climbing the picturesque Gunt valley to the summit of the Koi Tezek Pass (4,200m). We descend onto the wide open Pamir plateau, a Tibet-like region of snow-capped peaks and eerie turquoise lakes. Threading our way through the mountains we reach the small town of Murgab, not far from the Chinese border.
Our route continues north to climb the 4,655m Ak Baital Pass, the highest point of the cycle tour. On the far side of the pass, biking through a remote valley we reach the the hauntingly beautiful lake at Kara Kul. From here, we ascend the Kyzl Art Pass and enter Kyrgyzstan. A very rough descent from the pass takes us out into the wide grassy Alay valley, studded with the Kyrgyz nomads traditional yurts. There are spectacular views of the 7,000m summits Pik Lenin and Pik Kommunizma.We transfer by vehicle to Osh, Kygygzstan's second city and take a flight to Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek where the Pamir Highway mountain bike tour ends.
US$ 1522 Guided
Discount more than 8 people in the group +1 FOC (Free Of Charge for Tour leader)
Arrival and departure transfers in Dushanbe, Osh and Bishkek
Accommodations: 3 Stars Hotels in city, tents for camping
Full board meals as listed: 18 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 18 Dinners.
Entrance fees for sites listed
Support transportation by 4WD coach (Land Cruiser with roof rack for bicycles)
Support transportation by BUS more than 7 pax in the group. (Mercedes Benz)
English speaking guide service for whole tour
Cook during the cycling tour
Clean water for whole tour.
Bicycles and spare parts
Transportation of bicycles from Osh to Bishkek 210 USD for all bicycles
Domestic flight tickets from Osh to Bishkek per person 43 USD
Any airport taxes
Tips and gratuities
Any personal expenses