Reaching a lofty 4,650 meters (15,270 feet) in elevation, the mostly unpaved Pamir highway traces through some of the world’s most remote alpine settlements. For centuries, travelers have been allured by the barren peaks and an opportunity to glimpse at life at the ‘Roof of the World’.
Voyage there yourself. Combine high alpine trekking with welcoming village life. Stay in comfortable guest-houses, finishing long days at head-dizzying altitudes with hearty meals, and plenty of butter tea.