The Pamir Highway is one of the highest cyclable roads in the world and more or less just one highway — but as I mentioned above, it’s definitely one of the most spectacular paths to traverse. It’s quite strange to be cycling at a height that roars at great distance, often gasping for air while admiring everything around you and struggling up the many slopes of broken asphalt (or simply no road surface at all)… but it all pays off when you see where that road can bring you.
Pro Tip: For the ones who aren’t so eager to cycle up here, it is possible to arrange a jeep tour. You’ll see much less and will have to stop a lot, but it is a worthwhile alternative than the ultimate struggle. If your bike breaks down, the jeep tours are also most likely your only way out. Or maybe you can hitchhike with one of the many truckers that drive between Murghab, the far east of the country, and Dushanbe, the capital in the west.