Moldo-Ashuu is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.346m (10,977ft) above the sea level, located in the Tian Shan mountains of Naryn province, in Kyrgyzstan. It’s said to be one of the most beautiful passes of the country.
The road to the summit is gravel. Only 4wd cars. The road runs along the Kurtka river canyon. It’s usually closed from November to March. The road to the pass is constantly turning into serpentine, the slope is steep enough. From the top of Moldo Ashu Pass, travelers can see almost the entire road winding up to the pass. It also affords spectacular views of the NarynValley and some stunning mountain ranges to the south.
The climb is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters.