The Mount Kapaz is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.065m (10,056ft) above the sea level, located in the region of Ganja-Gazakh, in the western part of Azerbaijan.
The pass, also known as Mount Kepez, 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).
The climb is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. 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.