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.

The road to the summit is unpaved with lots of big rocks, difficult river crossings and steep parts. The pass is also known as Pereval Tosor, Pereval Тоссор and Pereval Tassor. 4x4 vehicles with high clearance only. The pass connects Issyk Kul and Naryn regions. It is not the easiest route: be prepared for it, or enjoy it, if you are searching for offroad. Don’t drive this trail alone.

The scenery is spectacular. The road to the pass is totally impassable between September and May. The track to reach the summit is an old road and horse's path, from 1,600m to 4,000m. The pass is quite difficult for passage. It has rather steep and rocky snow-covered trails. The last few km's to the top are pretty steep and rough (going towards Naryn).
Pic: Mikhail Nagaitsev