An awe-inspiring drive to Ak-Beyit Pass

Pereval Akbeit (Ak-Beyit Pass) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.289m (10,790ft) above the sea level, located in Naryn Region, in the east of Kyrgyzstan.

Ak-Beyit Pass

Set high in the At-Bashi Range, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called A365 (part of the European route E125). Access to the pass is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions.

The pass road is 119km (73.94 miles) long, running from Torugart Pass to Kara-Bulun. Ideal time to travel is daylight. Not advised night drive. The pass links At-Bashi Valley and Arpa Valley.