Torugart Pass

Torugart Pass, border crossing between Kyrgyzstan and China

Torugart Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.752m (12,310ft) above the sea level, located in the Tian Shan mountain range on the border between the Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Pereval Kegety

Pereval Kegety

Pereval Kegety is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.832m (12,572ft) above the sea level, located in the Naryn Province, northern Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Seok Pass

Seok Pass

The Seok Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.024m (13,202ft) above the sea level, located in the Region Issyk-Kulin, in Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country. 

Pamir Highway

Pamir Highway, the second highest altitude international highway in the world

The historical Pamir Highway, officially called M41, is an excellent challenge for a 4x4 adventure travelers. Most of the road is paved (in very bad conditions) and the length of the road is 2.038 km kilometers linking Termez (Uzbekistan) and Kara-Balta (Kyrgyzstan) going through the Pamir Mountains. The road is heavily damaged in places by erosion, earthquakes, landslides, and avalanches.

Kyzylart Pass

Kyzylart Pass

Kyzylart Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.280m (14,042ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Naryn river bridge

Naryn river bridge

Naryn river bridge is a wooden bridge located in the Naryn Province in central Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Song Köl

The Wild Road to Song Köl

Song Köl (also called Son Kul, Songköl, Song-Köl), is an alpine lake in northern Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan, at an elevation of 3.048m (10,000ft) above sea level. It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan (18x29km wide, 13 meters deep) after Issyk Kul Lake. It’s one of the most hairpinned roads of the world.

Irkeshtam Pass

Irkeshtam Pass

Irkeshtam Pass is one of the world’s most remote border crossings. Located between Kyrgyzstan and China lies at an elevation of 3.005m (9,858ft) above the sea level. This is a popular border crossing for travelers journeying across Central Asia. It’s located east of the Alay Valley in southern Osh Province, Kyrgyzstan.

Pereval Arabel

Pereval Arabel

Pereval Arabel is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.839m (12,595ft) above the sea level, located in the Tian Shan mountains of the Region Issyk-Kulin in Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Highest roads of Kyrgyzstan

Highest roads of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a high mountain country located in Central Asia. Over ninety percent of the country is mountainous territory, so almost any journey, anywhere in the country involves crossing over a mountain pass.

Moldo-Ashuu

Moldo-Ashuu

Moldo-Ashuu is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.346m (10,977ft) above the sea level, located in the Tian Shan mountains of Naryn province, in Kyrgyzstan. It’s said to be one of the most beautiful passes of the country.

Pereval Ming-Tur

Pereval Ming-Tur

Mingtur Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.707m (12,162ft) above the sea level located in Ysyk-Köl, Kyrgyzstan.

Pereval Tossor

Tossor Pass, a thrilling (scary) off road experience in Kyrgyzstan

Pereval Tossor is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.893m (12,772ft) above the sea level, located in Ysyk-Köl, in the northern Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Pereval Barskaun

Pereval Barskaun

Pereval Barskaun is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.760m (12,335ft) above the sea level, located in the Tian Shan mountains of the Region Issyk-Kul, in Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Kyzyl-suu river bridge

Kyzyl-suu river bridge

Kyzyl-suu river bridge is an iron bridge located in the Osh Region of Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. 

Töö Ashuu

Drive to the Töö Ashuu Pass with its 9 whiplash-inducing switchbacks

Töö Ashuu is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.594m (11,791ft) above the sea level, located in the Chuy Region of Kyrgyzstan. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with dangerous dropoffs. The average gradient is 6.95% with sections up to 12%.

Dolon Pass

Dolon Pass

Dolon Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.030m (9,940ft) above the sea level, located in the Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan.

Chong Ashuu Pass

Chong Ashuu Pass

The Chong Ashuu Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.011m (13,159ft) above the sea level, located in the Tian Shan mountains of the Region Issyk-Kulin, in Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Kok-Airyk pass

Kok-Airyk Pass, passable only in July and August

Kok-Airyk pass is a high mountain pass, at an elevation of 3.869m (12,693ft) above the sea level, located in Kungei Ala Too, on the Almaty region of Kyrgyzstan. Driving through the pass Kok-Airyk, the driver will negotiate about 15 snaking sections of uncovered road with some stony places. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Tash Rabat road

Tash Rabat Road

Located in the Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan, Tash Rabat is a stone caravanserai (an extensive network of traveler’s inns along old caravan roads) in the middle of nowhere.

Ak-Beyit Pass

Ak-Beyit Pass

Ak-Beyit Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.280m (10,761ft) above the sea level, located in Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan.

Taldyk Pass

Taldyk Pass, a mountain pass on the Pamir Highway

Taldyk Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.615m (around 11,860ft) above the sea level, located in the Alai Mountain Range of the Osh Province, eastern Tajikistan. The pass is traversed by the asphalted M41 highway (Pamir Highway)

Pereval Ala-Bel

Pereval Ala-Bel

Ala-Bel Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.175m (10,416ft) above the sea level, located in the Talas Ala-Too mountain range of Kyrgyzstan.

Pereval Kaldama

Pereval Kaldama

Pereval Kaldama is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.992m (9,816ft) above the sea level, located in the Fergana valley, in southwestern Kyrgyzstan.