The Pamir Highway is the second-highest altitude international highway in the world and traverses the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia. It runs through Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Despite being called a highway, the road is only sparsely maintained, sometimes paved but often a dirt road, and heavily damaged in places by erosion, earthquakes, landslides, and avalanches. However, it is the only continuous route through the difficult terrain, serving as the main supply route to Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region. The route of the Pamir Highway has been in use for millennia, as there are a limited number of viable routes through the high Pamir Mountains; the road formed one link of the ancient Silk Road trade route.
The Pamir Highway and Pamir Region is an amazing venue for Hiking, Biking, White Water Rafting and Off Roading. Needless to say we are very excited about driving it, especially because we'll be doing it in a Mini with a phonebox!!