Driving the hairpinned N6 Road to Aqabat Thirah in Yemen

Aqabat Thirah is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.283m (7,490ft) above sea level located in Yemen. It’s one of the most hairpinned roads in the world,

Road N6

Where is Aqabat Thirah?

The pass is also known as Lawdar Pass due to its proximity to Lawdar, a town and seat of Lawdar District. It is located on the boundary between Al Bayda’ and Abyan Governorates, in the southwestern part of the country.

How long is Aqabat Thirah?

The road to the summit is entirely paved. It’s called N6. The pass is 49.7 km (30.88 miles) long, running south-north from Al Ayn to Owen Al-Down.

How challenging is Aqabat Thirah?

The extremely defiant road to the summit has steep sections, countless turns and 34 sharp switchbacks. Ideal time to travel is daylight. Not adviced night drive. Remember, due to the unpredictable security conditions in the country, governments advise against all travel to the whole of the Yemen. If you’re in the country, you should leave immediately.
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