Murovdağ

Dare to drive the dangerous Murovdağ pass in Azerbaijan

Murovdağ is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.724m (12,218ft) above the sea level, located in the region of Ganja-Gazakh, in the western part of Azerbaijan.

The pass, also known as Mrav or Murovdagh, lies within the Goygol National Park. The road to the summit is extreme. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. The site is reached only by four-wheel drive in good weather (the best time to visit is between mid July and the end of August). An experienced driver and guide are necessary to reach the site, and explain the most interesting designs. The road is dangerous because the extreme weather: blizzard, strong winds, fog, low visibility, black ice on some road sections and danger of avalanche are common. It’s a real challenging road and a true test of your vehicle and your stamina because the road abounds in twists and turns with wheels sometimes hanging above the precipice. 
Pic: By Ilkin Məmmədzadə - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48613352

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.