A ride on the M41, or Pamir Highway as commonly known, is by many considered a journey of a lifetime, and widely seen as one of the worlds epic roadtrips.  In 2019 I made a two week round trip along the M41, starting in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), making a detour through the Wakhan valley towards Khorog (Tajikistan), and then back to Osh (Kyrgyzstan) on the M41. 
Among the highlights there were hikes towards the advanced basecamp of peak Lenin, driving on dusty gravel roads three days along the Afghan border, going through corrupt mad max style border crossings in remote alpine passes, meeting fellow travellers and friendly locals, and staying at homestays with local families. 
But most of the trip, however, is about being out enjoying the vast empty landscapes, wild nature and skyscraping mountains found anywhere along the road…

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