Courage is required to drive to the summit of Kotal-e Tamazan

Kotal-e Tamazan is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.413m (7,916ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Urozgan and Daykundi provinces of Afghanistan.

Kotal-e Tamazan

The road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called National Highway 39. It’s narrow, with steep parts and dangerous after rains. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey: adverse conditions are common. 4x4 vehicle recommended. The pass is 56km (34.79 miles) long running south-north from Gizab (the capital of Gizab District) to Nili (the capital city of Nili District). If you do choose this route please check up to date information due to the security situation: terrorist attacks, ongoing armed conflict, risk of kidnapping and high crime rate.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: R-C