Blue Mountain Pass

Blue Mountain Pass: a curvy paved road to the summit

Blue Mountain Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.641m (8,664ft) above the sea level, in the central highlands of western Lesotho. Located atop a long ride over a high plateau, offers great views. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

The road over the pass, also known as Lekhalong-la-Thaba-Putsoa, is paved and pretty curvy. It’s called A3, and links the villages of Likalaneng and Nazareth. The climb is very steep (with sections up to 1:6). The pass has 95 curves (with two hairpin bends).

The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. The summit receives regular snowfalls. The area can be subject to severe electrical storms in the summer months.

 

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