Adventures on the unpaved road to Kegety Pass

Pereval Kegety is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.785m (12,417ft) above the sea level, located in the Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Kegety Pass

Challenges of the Kegety Pass road

Located in the northern region of Kyrgyzstan, the route leading to the summit remains unpaved. Traversing this pass demands a high-clearance 4WD vehicle due to its rugged terrain, especially as one approaches the summit. Extra caution is necessary during the descent. Notably, the southern side's last 300m is particularly tricky as parts of the road are missing.

How long is the road to Kegety Pass?

Stretching over 56.7 km (35.23 miles), the pass extends from Kegeti in the Chüy Region to the Epkin-Suusamyr road. Travelers should be prepared for unpredictable and extreme weather conditions. The constant threat of rockslides can render the pass unnavigable at any given time, and during winter, it's consistently impassable. Regardless of the season, the high altitude combined with volatile weather poses challenges.
Pic: Димитрий Кулибин