Driving the paved mountain road to the border at Sotk Pass

Sotk Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.374m (7,788ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Sotk Pass

Is the road to Pereval Zodskij unpaved?

The road through the pass, also known as Zod, Zodskiy, Zodskij or Sotk, was extremely defiant and totally unpaved. But on 2017 the road was paved and now has very good conditions, but features countless hairpin turns. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions.

How long is the road to Sotk Pass?

The pass is 36.6 km (22.74 miles) long, running west-east from Sotk (in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia) on the M11 road to Yanşaq, a village in the Kalbajar District of Azerbaijan. Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. The pass lies atop a rocky hill of debris dumped over the edge of the mountain by huge mining trucks. The border is not open for non-citizen.