The Pamir Highway runs some 1,500 km from Kyrgystan through Tajikistan and the rugged Pamir range of Central Asia. It’s the second highest highway in the world (after the Karakoram Highway in Pakistan). Actually, “highway” is a funny way to describe it. The pavement is frequently broken and riddled with potholes, flash floods cut deep gouges right through the road leaving it unpassable, and, if you’re not careful, you’re likely to plummet hundreds of meters over the unprotected edge of the road. It’s no surprise then that there are so many discarded vehicles on this (in)famous road. Here are just a few that we encountered on our week-long journey.

Bonus photo: this one isn’t from the Pamir Highway, but further west in Tajikistan’s Fann Mountains. Yep, there are plenty of interesting old vehicles to discover there too.

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One thought on “Dead Vehicles on the Pamir Highway

  1. 18 Oct.

    Hi Justin, Thanks for the photos you sent on this infamous hwy in Tajikistan. The backdrop of the mountains are beautifu How sad though the cars look rotting away. We can only wonder how the people got to their destination.

    Michael T.

    On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 1:21 AM Eating Snow Around the World wrote:

    > Justin posted: “The Pamir Highway runs some 1,500 km from Kyrgystan > through Tajikistan and the rugged Pamir range of Central Asia. It’s the > second highest highway in the world (after the Karakoram Highway in > Pakistan). Actually, “highway” is a funny way to describe it. T” >

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