Pamir Highway & the Ak-Baital Pass
Also known as the M41, the Pamir Highway is the second-highest highway in the world and Tajikistan’s most famous road trip. Connecting Tajikistan with neighbouring Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, the Ak-Baital Pass is the highest pass along this famous route. At an elevation of 4,655 metres, it’s also one of the most dramatic as it’s surrounded by a wild landscape of snow-covered ridges. As you drive along, look out for herds of yak in the lower approaches. Then, keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Marco Polo sheep in the upper reaches, which is famed for its long, curved horns.