Uncover the Majestic Omar Pass: A Thrilling High Altitude Drive in Azerbaijan's Lesser Caucasus
Ömər Aşırımı is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.252m (10,669ft) above the sea level, connecting the Kalbajar region of Azerbaijan with Goygol.
Is the road to Omar Pass unpaved?
Set high in the Murov range of the Lesser Caucasus, within the Goygol National Park, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called R19. The battle for the Omar Pass (winter 1993-1994) is one of the most bloody episodes of the final phase of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Karabakh war.
Is the road to Omar Pass challenging?
The journey poses significant challenges. Expert navigation and guidance are essential to arrive at the location and comprehend its most captivating elements. The treacherous, rocky path presents risks due to severe weather conditions: snowstorms, forceful winds, fog, limited visibility, black ice in certain sections, and potential avalanche threats.
How long is Omar Pass?
Tucked away in the western part of the country, the pass is 75.4 km (46.85 miles) long running north-south from Goygol (the capital of the Goygol District) to Yanşaq (in the Kalbajar District). 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).