K-G Pass, everything you need to know about this famed road
Khost-Gardez Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.897m (9,504ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Paktia and Khost provinces of Afghanistan.
Is K-G Pass paved?
Set high at the southern Hindu Kush mountains, the road to the summit, also known as Seti-Kandow Pass and Satukandav Pass, was paved by construction crews as part of the international reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. The pass has been in use since antiquity, serving as one of the main routes connecting Kabul to Southern Asia.
How long is K-G Pass?
The pass (frequently abbreviated as K-G Pass) is 102km (63 miles) long, running east-west from Khōst (the capital city of Khost Province) to Gardez (the capital of the Paktia Province).
Is K-G Pass open?
Set high on the southeastern part of the country, always check the weather forecast before you start your journey: high amount of snowfall in winter months is common. During the Soviet occupation the pass was a frequent location for Mujahadeen attacks on Soviet convoys. If you do choose this route please check up to date information due to the security situation. Obviously you would have to really (!) check what is going on now. You might want to contact your embassy in Kabul as they have really the best info about terrorist attacks, ongoing armed conflict, risk of kidnapping and high crime rate.
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