Navigating Shah Mansoor Pass, Afghanistan's Majestic Heights

Kotal-e Shah Mansoor is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.638m (11,935ft) above the sea level, located in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

Shah Mansoor Pass

Journey through the Rugged Terrain of Ghazni Province

Despite its unpaved surface, most passenger vehicles can traverse this 43.9 km (27.27 miles) stretch that connects Pashi to Sang-e-Masha. However, travelers should be prepared for an adrenaline-pumping experience. This route is characterized by countless twists, turns, and particularly challenging steep inclines.

The Road to Shah Mansoor Pass is a Test for the Faint-hearted

Brace yourself for the road's 15 sharp hairpin turns. Those with a fear of heights might find it beneficial to stay focused on the path ahead, as certain sections can be intimidating to navigate.

Weather Warnings and Precautions

Located in the eastern part of Afghanistan, the pass undergoes a transformation during winter. Snow blankets the route, making the already challenging drive even more treacherous and slippery. For safety and a smooth journey, always check the latest road conditions before embarking on this drive.

Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
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