The Ultimate Guide to Traveling the 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.
The spectacular mountain road to the summit (also known as Kaldaman or Kaldamo) is totally unpaved. It’s a rocky and narrow track pretty scary. It’s a 4wd journey with little traffic. The road is passable only in summers and links Jalal Abad and Kazarman, a working gold mining town.
Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves and dangerous dropoffs. You might want to take this into consideration if you have passengers that don't like heights. Be prepared, this road is not for the faint of heart or ill prepared. One mistake can have serious consequences. A small gravel road at the summit climbs up to 3.121m (10,239ft) above the sea level. The road is very steep via 11 sharp hairpin turns.
Pic: Piotr Varadero