Austrian Road

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

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.

A27

Road trip guide: Conquering the A27 road

A27 is a major route in Kazakhstan. It’s an epic road trip linking the Russian border to Aktobe.

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.

Western Europe-Western China (WE-WC) Highway

Western Europe-Western China Highway, the New Silk Road

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

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.

Ozerny Pass

Ozerny Pass: this road is not for timid drivers

Pereval Ozernyy is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.514m (11,528ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. It’s said to be one of the most treacherous drives in the area.

Underground Mosque of Sacred Beket Ata

A dusty road to the 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 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.

A17 Road

Traveling the A17 Road from Jezkazgan to Kyzylorda

Located in central Kazakhstan, the road from Jezkazgan to Kyzylorda is a challenging drive.

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.

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.

Burkhatskiy Pass

Road trip guide: Conquering the 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.

Pereval Ak-Kiya

Pereval Ak-Kiya, courage is required to drive to the summit

Pereval Ak-Kiya is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.027m (9,931ft) above the sea level, located in Talgar District of Almaty Region in the southeastern part of Kazakhstan.

Alatajsky Pass

The road to Alatajsky Pass created with the help of only simple tools: shovels and picks.

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.

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