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.

The pass links the towns of Karasaz and Ketpen. The road to the summit, located within the Ketmen mountains, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The road is usually impassable from September to June. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Expect a trail pretty steep with plenty of hairpin turns. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road.
The pass is also known as Pereval Ketpen. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves and dangerous dropoffs. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 required. Stay away if you're scared of heights.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: http://kazaktourism.com/the-ketmen-ridge.html