Southern neighbours of the Tian Shan are Pamir mountains. While most of their territory lies within Gorno-Badakhstan Autonomous Region in Tajikistan, its Easternmost part, separated by Karakorum Highway, lies within China. It is here where it meets Kun Lun Mountain Range that borders Tibetian plateau with border peaks like Kongur Tagh (7,649 m) and the famous Muztagh Ata (7,546 m).
Both Tian Shan and Pamir mountains range to highest mountain ranges in the world, and both form major part of continuing spectrum of mountains that starts with Himalayas in India and ends with Altay Mountains in Mongolia. Passing through them are some of the most remote and difficult roads and mountain passes, but they offer spectacular, even otherworldly views for travellers brave enough to wonder through them.