Anjuman Pass

Driving the road to Anjuman Pass is not a piece of cake

Kotal-e Anjoman is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.430m (14,534ft) above the sea level, located in Badakhshan Province, in north-eastern Afghanistan. The road to the summit (or lack of) is extreme.

The pass lies in the Hindu Kush and connects the Panjshir Valley to the south and Badakhshan to the north. This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. The road is extreme. Only 4x4 vehicles. This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides.
The weather of the area is terrible. Expect heavy snowfalls often. Only the suicidal, the insane, or the paid-to-do-this should ever drive down. One mistake and it's a free fall to your death. The road is extremely narrow. It was quickly constructed during the Taliban regime in order to get food and supplies into the province from Badakshan. The view at the summit is breathtaking. The remoteness of this area is used by insurgents or drug traffickers who can travel through these high mountains passes to connect zones close to Pakistan to areas on the border with Tajikistan.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
More info&pics:: https://hassellhess.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/over-the-river-and-through-the-mountain-pass/

 

 

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