- Public transport cannot get you where you would want to go.
- Hitchhiking is an option only for those young enough to waste precious Pamir time.
- That’s it. There is no third option.
How it works
There are only so many cars driving the Pamir Highway. The same pool of drivers is used by all agencies and ecotourism associations.
With Khudik we think we finally found the best man in Tajikistan to book Pamir Highway drivers. He knows intimately the drivers, and the many intrigues and shifting alliances within the various associations.
He is also very selective, working only with the drivers with the best cars: air-conditioning is guaranteed, and cars are relatively new compared to the pack.
He works completely independent.
Price and itineraries
Independent means cheaper than average: 0.70$/kilometer and 15$/day driver’s allowance. You are welcome to ask around – it’s the best deal on the market.
All itineraries are fully customizable. Have a look where you might want to go, then send in a request to fine-tune your trip.
The Pamir drivers are a mixed bunch of personalities: proud, grumpy, fun, worried – but they understand the tourist mindset and they know how to deliver. Drivers generally know a bit of English, but don’t expect winding conversations. Expect winding roads.
Joining a group
You are likely to be traveling solo or as a couple. Cars seat 3 to 5 passengers. To keep the price down, it would be great if you could find others who wants to do a similar trip to you, right?
Just check the form box saying “I would like to join a group”, and Khudik will try to match you with other travelers with similar dates.
Additionally, post your details on the Pamir Highway rideshare forum to increase your chances of matching with other like-minded travelers.