Kotal-e Palpi
Kotal-e Palpi

Kotal-e Palpi

Palphi Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.885m (9,465ft) above the sea level, located in Baghlan Province in north eastern Afghanistan.

The road over the pass links the small villages of Godri and Gozar-e Langar. It’s gravel, roky and very bumpy. The zone is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. 4x4 recommended. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves and dangerous dropoffs. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. 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.
The road is really steep. Starting from Gozar-e Langar, the ascent is 11.3 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.556 meters. Over this distance the average gradient is 9.74% with some sections up to 15%. The road includes 33 hairpin turns. It is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude, and the road can be impassable anytime when the access is not cleared of snow.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: TopiDoc. Több:\

 

 

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