Shatu Pass

The road to Shatu Pass is recommended for drivers with strong nerves

Kotal-e Shatu is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.405m (11,171ft) above the sea level, located in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. The security situation in the country remains extremely volatile.

Tucked away on the central part of the country, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. Never travel alone. 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.
The pass is 63.2 km (39.27 miles) long, running south-north from Panjab to Yakawlang. The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 14% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson

 

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