Khorog is situated along the Pamir Highway at the point where it leaves the Panj valley and heads east up the Gunt valley. The Pamir highway is the main road in Gorno-Badakhstan and connects the Tajik capital of Dushanbe toward the west to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan to the northeast. The highway can prove difficult to pass in both directions, especially during winter and spring. Khorog also has a small airport, which can accommodate small capacity airplanes and helicopters. Recently the Pamir Highway was connected to the Karakorum Highway of China and Pakistan, also known as KKH.