Austrian Road

Austrian Road, a brutal drive in the Altai Mountains of Kazakhstan

The Austrian Road, so-called because it was built by Austrian POW's during WW1 in 1915, is a marvel of engineering located in the Altai Mountains of East Kazakhstan. Its remoteness and lack of other traffic means you should be able to take care of yourself.

Alatajsky Pass

Alatajsky Pass

Alatajsky Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.792m (5,879ft) above the sea level, located within the Katon-Karagaisky State National Nature Park, in East Kazakhstan. The pass is traversed by the Austrian Road.

Pereval Maydantal

Pereval Maydantal

Pereval Maydantal is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.544m (11,627ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The climb is a series of narrow zigzags, with some impressive drops to the valley below.

M32 (Aral-Highway)

M32 is a glorious drive through Kazakhstan

M32 is one of the main highways of Kazakhstan. The road is 2.046km (1271 miles) long and runs from the Russian border towards the border with Kyrgyzstan. It’s a good road for those who wish to undertake such a journey to the heart of the country.

A27

Road A27

A27 is a major route in Kazakhstan. An epic road trip linking the Russian border and Aktobe.

Western Europe-Western China (WE-WC) Highway

Western Europe-Western China (WE-WC) Highway

The Western Europe-Western China (WE-WC) Highway is a transcontinental expressway linking China's Yellow Sea coast with Western Europe.

A344

Road A344

A344 is a spectacular drive through Kazakhstan linking the cities of Zhezkazgan and Kyzylorda. The road is 428km long, mostly unpaved.

Underground Mosque of Sacred Beket Ata

Underground Mosque of Sacred Beket Ata

Located in the Mangystau Region of Kazakhstan the Underground Mosque of Sacred Beket Ata is a religious monument of architecture which dates back to the XVIII century.

Pereval Chunkur

Pereval Chunkur

Pereval Chunkuris an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.111m (10,206ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Pereval Ozernyy

Pereval Ozernyy

Pereval Ozernyy is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.599m (11,807ft) above the sea level, located in the Tian Shan mountains, on the Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan border.

Kosmostantsiya

Kosmostantsiya

The Tian-Shan astronomical observatory and Space Station of the Physical and Technical Institute (known as Kosmostantsiya) is an observatory at an elevation of 3.381m (11,092ft) above the sea level, located in Kazakhstan.

Pereval Chon-Kokkiya

Pereval Chon-Kokkiya

Pereval Chon-Kokkiya is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.790m (9,153ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Burkhatskiy Pass

Burkhatskiy Pass

Burkhatskiy Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.137m (7,011ft) above the sea level, located within the Katon-Karagaisky State National Nature Park, in East Kazakhstan. The pass is traversed by the Austrian Road.

Pereval Ketmen'

Pereval Ketmen'

Pereval Ketmen' is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.037m (9,963ft) above the sea level, located in Almaty Region, in south-eastern Kazakhstan, near the Chinese border.

Charyn Canyon

Charyn Canyon

Located in the Almaty region of southern Kazakhstan, Charyn Canyon has been carved by the Charyn (Sharyn) River over millions of years.