The road to Kotal-e Unak is not for the faint of heart

Kotal-e Unak is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.056m (10,026ft) above the sea level, located in Daykundi Province, in the central part of Afghanistan.

Kotal-e Unak

The road to the summit is totally unpaved but navigable by all passenger vehicles in dry conditions. The pass road is 8.8 km (5.46 miles) long, running west-east from Qawme Shirin to Chahar Sad Khaneh. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey: adverse conditions are common. The road is steep, hitting a 23.5% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. 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: D H