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Lahıc yolu

Located in the Ismailli Rayon of Azerbaijan, the road to Lahij is one of the most dangerous drives in the world. It follows a river with huge cliffs and some drops of 300m. Due to frequent earthquakes, it can be closed anytime. A 4 WD and an experienced driver are recommended. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point.

 

The Afurca-Tengealti road is a short mountain gravel road located in the Quba Rayon of Azerbaijan. The road follows the Velvele River.

 

Lake Göygöl is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.556 m above the sea level, located in the region of Ganja-Gazakh, in the western part of Azerbaijan.

 

Out of control bus, cars and truck negotiating a frozen street in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on 2016, January 26th. The black ice covered the road making vehicles skim.

 

The Murovdağ is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.724 metres (12,218 ft) above the sea level, located in the region of Ganja-Gazakh, in the western part of Azerbaijan.

 

Zodskij pereval is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.420m above the sea level, on the Azerbaijan and Armenia border.

 

Lake Maralgöl is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.910 m above the sea level, located in the region of Ganja-Gazakh, in the western part of Azerbaijan.

 

The Betschenagsku Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.346m (7,696ft) above the sea level, located on the Azerbaijan- Armenia border.

Khinalug yolu

Khinalug is a high mountain town at an elevation of 2,350 m (7,710 ft) above the sea level, hidden on the northern slope of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, in Azerbaijan. It’s said to be the most remote and isolated village in Northeastern Azerbaijan and among the highest in the Caucasus.

 

Laza is a high mountain village at an elevation of 1.670m (5,479ft) above the sea level, located in the Qusar Rayon of Azerbaijan. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves and dangerous dropoffs.

 

Located in Kakheti, southeast of Tbilisi near the Azerbaijan border, the David Gareja Monastery is a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex. It’s perhaps the most remarkable of all Georgia's ancient sites.

 

Kaputzhukh Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.492m (11,456ft) above the sea level, located on the Azerbaijan- Armenia border.

 

The Mount Kapaz is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,065 m (10,056 ft) above the sea level, located in the region of Ganja-Gazakh, in the western part of Azerbaijan.

 

Pavarotlar is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.132m (10,275ft) above the sea level, located on the Azerbaijan- Armenia border. The average gradient is 12.55%.

 

The Gilazi – Altiaghach road is a very scenic drive located within the Altiaghaj National Park, in the Khizi Rayon of Azerbaijan.

 

Bargooshat pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.009m (9,872ft) above the sea level, located in Syunik, the southernmost province of Armenia. The average gradient is 19,49%.

 

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