Road trip guide: Conquering Mount Gomshasar

Mount Gomshasar is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.542m (11,620ft) above the sea level, located in the region of Ganja-Gazakh, in Azerbaijan.

Mount Gomshasar

Set high in the Mrav range, within the Goygol National Park, the road to the summit, also known as Gomesh, Keamush, or Gyamish, is totally unpaved. The site can bereached only by four-wheel drive in summers. Located in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, atop of the mountain are Armenian frontier positions. Climbing up the mountain without a special permit is prohibited.
Tucked away in the western part of the country, the road to the summit is brutally steep, hitting a 16% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting from Haterk (or Hasanriz) in the Kalbajar District of Azerbaijan, the road to the summit is 25.2 km (15.65 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 2366 meters. The average gradient is 9.38%.
Pic: Tarzan Əsgərov