Zodskij pereval

Zodskij Pereval

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

The road to the pass, also known as Zod, Zodskiy or Sotk, was asphalted in 2017. It is pretty steep with countless hairpin turns. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. The pass links the villages of Sotk (in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia) on the M11 road and Qamışlı (in the Kalbajar Rayon of Azerbaijan).

Altitude and extreme weather are always a factor at any time of year. It suffers the harsh meteorological conditions of the area every winter. 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.

 

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