The Pamirs are the place that defines Tajikistan in the imagination of riders, seeking adventure on the Silk Road. Nicknamed the ‘Roof of the World’ it is home to the world’s second highest highway, the Pamir Highway. This ancient road runs between Termez in Uzbekistan and Kara Balta in Kyrgyzstan. The majority of the road however runs through the highlands of Tajikistan, cutting through the Pamir mountains. This monster ride takes in over 2000km and climbs to a dizzying height of 4655m at the Ak-Baital pass. Read our guide to riding the Pamir Highway.