The serpentine road to Moldo-Ashuu Pass is a breathtaking mountain challenge

Moldo-Ashuu Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.346m (10,977ft) above sea level, located in the Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. It's one of the most famous hairpinned roads in the world.


How long is Moldo Ashuu Pass?

The road is 45.6 km (28.33 miles) long, running from Kara-Oi to Son-Kul lake. The drive is challenging, with unpaved terrains and tight serpentines along the Kurtka river canyon. Only 4WD vehicles are recommended.

Is Moldo Ashuu Pass open?

The pass, located in the Tian Shan mountain range, is mostly impassable from November to March. Dense fog often reduces visibility to near-zero. Even in summer, travelers can encounter snow in July. Warm clothing are essential.

Is Moldo Ashuu Pass worth it?

Moldo-Ashuu is one of Kyrgyzstan's most scenic passes. The drive features nine hairpin bends that require skill and confidence. The summit offers stunning views of the winding road and numerous photo opportunities. The landscape includes views of the Naryn Valley, mountain ranges, valleys, ice-capped peaks, and pine-covered slopes.